Cyber Defense

Army Cyber Command looks to build new HQ

Army cyber force Fort Gordon

Fort Gordon’s current Cyber Operations Center.

The Army’s expanding Cyber Command will be getting a new home over the next couple of years. The Army Corps of Engineers recently announced plans to issue an Invitation for Bid on the construction of a new headquarters command and control facility at Fort Gordon, Ga. The facility will also house a cyber protection team operations facility. 

The project will be performed across two fiscal years due to funding constraints. Construction for the building and its components in fiscal 2016will serve as the base contract, while an option will be awarded in fiscal year 2017, the notice said. 

The facility will have to be constructed to sensitive compartmented information facility standards given the nature of operations the command undertakes. Areas will encompass an operations center, specialized technical operations and a special access program area. 

The magnitude of the construction project is anticipated to be between $100 million and $250 million. 

Fort Gordon became the hub of the Army’s cyber operations after the service decided two years ago to consolidate its cyber command there, bringing together personnel that had been spread out among seven buildings in the Washington, D.C. area. That move came as the Army, like the other military services, also were announcing plans to expand their cyber workforces.

The first step of the solicitation, which involves evaluation of proposers’ past performance, will be issued around Feb.3, 2016 with an approximate closing date on or about March 4, 2016. The second step, which involves access to specifications and drawing necessary for proposers to provide bid prices, will be issued around May 27, 2016 with the approximate closing date on or about June 27, 2016.   

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Mark Pomerleau is a former editorial fellow with GCN and Defense Systems.

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