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Air Force Issues Draft Solicitation for $4.5B Special Access Programs Support Contract

Jeff Brody

The U.S. Air Force released a draft request for proposals for a potential $4.5B contract for cybersecurity and physical security services in support of the service’s Special Access Programs, Bloomberg Government reported Wednesday.

The SAP Security Support Services program may require 1K or more full-time employees and serves as a follow-on to a security services contract with ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT).

SAPs, also known as “black programs,” could be in the form of classified acquisition initiatives or covert intelligence or military operations.

The chosen contractor will help implement security protocols to safeguard advanced technology programs, provide logistics and communications security support for SAP activities and facilities, conduct information security operations and perform counterintelligence training, analysis and investigations, among other responsibilities.

The Air Force will accept comments on the draft RFP through June 12 and host an industry day for the SAP SSS program from June 24 to 26.

The service intends to issue the final solicitation on Aug. 8 and award the contract by December 2020 and expects work to commence by March 2021.

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