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Rapid Civil Affairs Capability Development Opportunity

In support of the Civil Affairs Force Modernization Assessment (FMA) Functional Solutions Analysis (FSA) Report, the US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) Force Modernization Center and 95th CA BDE (Special Operations) (Airborne) submitted multiple requirements to the Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (formerly the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office), a rapid research and development office under the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations / Low-Intensity Conflict (ASD SO/LIC). IWTSD identifies and develops capabilities for DoD to conduct Irregular Warfare against all adversaries, including Great Power competitors and non-state actors. We are pleased to announce that these requirements were selected for sponsorship by IWTSD for FY 2022 by the Indirect Influence and Competition (I2C) Subgroup.

The two requirements supporting the SOF CA community are:

R4604: Civil Knowledge Integration Tactical Assault Kit (CKI-TAK)

R4605: Civil Affairs in Irregular Warfare and Governance Support Courses

The IWTSD Industry Week, March 8-12, 2021 is an opportunity for industry, academia, and government labs -- any entity that can conduct business with the U.S. Government and has an interest in submitting bids -- to virtually ask questions about draft requirements that will form IWTSD’s FY 2022 research and development portfolio. The Q&A for the two CA requirements will occur on 09 March, 2021. Please register for the I2C brief if you wish to ask questions on either of these specific requirements.

This event is the only opportunity for participants to virtually interact with IWTSD program staff about requirements that will be executed in FY 2022. Feedback received from the discussion and exchange of information during this event will help IWTSD clarify and refine requirements for the final broad agency announcements.

View the requirements at (CA requirements pages 63 to 71:

Register for the Industry Day Here

Guest SMEs and end-user representatives will be on hand to discuss technical issues and receive feedback. **No contact may occur between the government and its representatives, and potential vendors, under any circumstances outside of the Industry Day unless directed through IWTSD Contracting Office.**

Please visit the requirements site above for further information.

If you have any questions, please direct them to IWTSD in accordance with the web links listed above.

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