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The Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) is located in Bavaria, Germany at the Hohenfels Training Area (HTA), Grafenwohr Training Area (GTA), Amberg Training Area (ATA) and when directed by the government, other Country Training Areas (OCTA) in the US European Command (EUCOM) area of responsibility has a critical requirement for mission-support services to enhance and facilitate rotational unit training. This effort is for a non-commercial contract that consists of a 12-month period-of-performance and four additional option periods. JMRC is one of three Combat Training Centers (CTCs) in the U.S. Army, and the only one located outside the United States. JMRC plans and conducts maneuver training exercises for brigade‐size units preparing to conduct high‐intensity, counter‐insurgency, peacekeeping, and other military operations. The Training Center provides a myriad of indispensable capabilities to the U.S. Army, our European allies and other partners. Unique to this CTC is that JMRC integrates multinational participation into every rotation.
The Field Software Engineer (FSE) shall provide technical support for the integration of the Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) to ensure the full range of DCGS-A capabilities is integrated into scenario design to achieve desired training outcomes. The FSE-SME is responsible for providing DCGS-A support up to 24 hours a day seven (7) days a week during rotational training periods. Outside of rotation training support, the contractor will conduct business eight hours (8) per day, five (5) days per week. The FSE-SME Integrator shall support Operations Group at the JMRC, Hohenfels (HTA), Germany during scheduled rotational training cycles. The FSE-SME shall support planning, coordination, and technical integration of into JMRC’s battle command systems architecture to support HICON, EXCON, After Action Review (AAR) data retrieval, and Combat Trainer (CT) situational awareness functions. They shall provide technical coordination required to ensure that DCGS-A is properly configured to support Brigade Combat Team (BCT) training events including development and integration of the required associated scenario and data environment necessary to support rotational intelligence and intelligence operations training of the BCT in a collective training environment including live, virtual, and constructive training data. They shall support external organizations that are identified and implement the architectural and network solutions relating to the use of doctrinally appropriate DCGS-A applications including real world and/or simulated data sources and systems that provide input to the DCGS-A during training events. They shall coordinate with the Project Foundry and JIEDDO to integrate and train DCGS-A theater provided intelligence systems and capabilities as part of JMRC training events. They shall provide current and accurate DCGS-A SME to JMRC and assist in integration related to the functions and capabilities of other Army and Joint ISR organizations, capabilities and functions. They shall provide SME for integration of Intelligence capabilities (specifically DCGS-A) into the Army Battle Command System (ABCS) network used to support training of BCTs. They shall support pre-rotation planning and coordination with BCTs related to the technical integration of their Intelligence capabilities into the JMRC architecture to facilitate real world like exchange of data among systems during training events. They shall support planning and development of rotation scenarios for DCGSA to enable rotational training units (RTUs) to employ their DCGS-A capabilities during training as they will in actual operations. They shall review RTU reporting against actual attacks conducted by the OPFOR to capture missing events to ensure the SIGACTS paint a clear picture for subsequent rotations. Assist with the development of brigade level intelligence products using DCGS-A to ensure they are an accurate reflection of OPFOR activity. They shall support pre-rotational coordination and planning with each RTU to identify their unique requirements and maximize training on the JIEDDO/DA G2 Intelligence Theater Provided Equipment that Project Foundry will maintain at GTA. Manage training on this equipment so they are prepared to coach and mentor their counterparts. They shall maintain a current understanding and knowledge of theater best practices and trends by incorporating new data bases, tools or methods within DCGS-A to enhance rotational unit training. In coordination with a DCGS-A integrator and FSE identify and prioritize implementation of architectural and network.