2018 Preferred Use Memo

ABOUT US

Established in 1946, IACs are a research and analysis organization chartered by the DoD

The DoD IACs help researchers, engineers, scientists, and program managers utilize existing STI and drive innovation across DoD with technical analysis and development of material solutions to advance DoD’s warfighting capabilities.

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ABOUT US

Established in 1946, IACs are a research and analysis organization chartered by the DoD

The DoD IACs help researchers, engineers, scientists, and program managers utilize existing STI and drive innovation across DoD with technical analysis and development of material solutions to advance DoD’s warfighting capabilities.

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Thomas C. Gillespie

Director, DoD IACs

Defense Technical Information Center

DIRECTOR OF DOD INFORMATION ANALYSIS CENTERS

Thomas Gillespie is currently the Director of the Department of Defense Information Analysis Centers (IAC), under the oversight of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC). In this position, he oversees the operational management of, and policy guidance for, three IAC Basic Centers of Operations and a multiple award contract (IAC MAC) in technical research and analysis valued at $28 billion. With thousands of scientists and engineers throughout the U.S. and overseas, the IACs provide strategic studies and build communities of interest in areas of critical importance to the DoD, including cyber operations, weapon systems, and homeland defense.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Gillespie served for 25 years in the U.S. Marine Corps in the communications field as an enlisted Marine and officer, retiring in 2009. His assignments included a variety of command and staff positions in communications and Operations Research, both in the continental U.S. and overseas. Upon retirement from the Marine Corps, Mr. Gillespie served as a Senior Analyst for the Program Assessment and Evaluation division of HQ, U.S. Marine Corps, Programs & Resources. He accepted the position of Deputy Director of the IACs in 2013 and became Director in 2015.

Mr. Gillespie holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Philosophy and Classics from Santa Clara University, a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Harvard University, and a Master of Science degree in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Mr. Gillespie is the recipient of the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (w/gold star), the Navy Commendation Medal (w/ four gold stars), the Joint Achievement Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal, and the DTIC Exceptional Civilian Service Award. He is Level III certified in Program Management.

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DIRECTOR OF DOD INFORMATION ANALYSIS CENTERS

Thomas Gillespie is currently the Director of the Department of Defense Information Analysis Centers (IAC), under the oversight of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC). In this position, he oversees the operational management of, and policy guidance for, three IAC Basic Centers of Operations and a multiple award contract (IAC MAC) in technical research and analysis valued at $28 billion. With thousands of scientists and engineers throughout the U.S. and overseas, the IACs provide strategic studies and build communities of interest in areas of critical importance to the DoD, including cyber operations, weapon systems, and homeland defense.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Gillespie served for 25 years in the U.S. Marine Corps in the communications field as an enlisted Marine and officer, retiring in 2009. His assignments included a variety of command and staff positions in communications and Operations Research, both in the continental U.S. and overseas. Upon retirement from the Marine Corps, Mr. Gillespie served as a Senior Analyst for the Program Assessment and Evaluation division of HQ, U.S. Marine Corps, Programs & Resources. He accepted the position of Deputy Director of the IACs in 2013 and became Director in 2015.

Mr. Gillespie holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Philosophy and Classics from Santa Clara University, a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Harvard University, and a Master of Science degree in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Mr. Gillespie is the recipient of the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (w/gold star), the Navy Commendation Medal (w/ four gold stars), the Joint Achievement Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal, and the DTIC Exceptional Civilian Service Award. He is Level III certified in Program Management.

DOD IAC MISSION AND VISION
 
 

The mission of the IACs is to collect, analyze, synthesize, produce, and disseminate Scientific and Technical Information (STI) to DoD and Federal government users. IACs support USD(R&E) in carrying out the R&E community's three strategic guiding imperatives:

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Mitigate new and emerging adversary threats that could degrade U.S. (and allied) capabilities;

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Enable affordable new or extended capabilities in existing military systems;

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Develop technology surprise through science and engineering applications to military problems.

Our vision is to drive innovation and technological developments by anticipating and responding to the information needs of the defense and broader community, while enhancing collaboration through integrated Scientific and Technical Information (STI) development and dissemination.

DOD IAC MISSION AND VISION
 

The mission of the IACs is to collect, analyze, synthesize, produce, and disseminate Scientific and Technical Information (STI) to DoD and Federal government users. IACs support ASD(R&E) in carrying out the R&E community's three strategic guiding imperatives:

  • Mitigate new and emerging adversary threats that could degrade U.S. (and allied) capabilities;
  • Enable affordable new or extended capabilities in existing military systems;
  • Develop technology surprise through science and engineering applications to military problems.

Our vision is to drive innovation and technological developments by anticipating and responding to the information needs of the defense and broader community, while enhancing collaboration through integrated Scientific and Technical Information (STI) development and dissemination.

ABOUT THE DOD IAC

Established the Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP) to ensure that STI is appropriately managed to enable scientific knowledge and technological innovations to be fully accessible to the research community, industry, the military operational community, and the general public within the boundaries of law, regulation, other directives and executive requirements.

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Implements a systematic interchange of scientific data and technological findings developed under DoD programs.

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Promotes communication and collaboration among DoD scientists, engineers, acquisition professionals, other federal agencies, and academic, private sector, and international partners.

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Maximizes resources and eliminates duplication of effort by thorough reuse of DoD RDT&E and assets.

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Establishes requirements and responsibilities to ensure that:
 
(a) STI is a key outcome and record of the R&E work conducted.
(b) DoD STI is appropriately identified, disseminated, preserved, and accessible within the boundaries of laws, regulations, Executive orders, other requirements, and program needs and resources.

Describes the principles, concepts, and procedural functions to ensure that DoD scientific and technical information (STI) is appropriately managed to enable scientific knowledge and technological innovations to be fully accessible to authorized recipients while applying appropriate safeguards to assure that the information is protected as necessary.
 
The Administrator, DTIC:

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Collects, indexes, catalogs, and provides storage for STI obtained from DoD and non-DoD domestic and foreign sources.

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Operates a preservation program to ensure availability of legacy STI.

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Maintains and operates centralized databases of technical and management-related information.

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Maintains information management systems and web-based databases to enable full use of DoD-funded STI.

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Distributes DoD STI to government contractors, grantees, and other governments (local, State, or foreign).

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Provides coordination, planning, and integration of DoD-funded IACs.

Establishes IACs to acquire, digest, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, store, publish, and distribute scientific and technical information (STI) and engineering data in a clearly defined specialized field or subject area of significant DoD interest or concern. Additionally IACs provide advisory and other user services to their authorized user community.
 
Describes the DoD IAC Program and implements its policy, principles, and concepts for procedural functions.
 
IACs are an integral part of the DoD STIP.

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IACs are distinguished from technical information centers or libraries. Center or library functions are concerned with providing reference to or access to technical documents themselves or technical information databases. IACs use a technically expert staff to assess and provide relevant technical information to meet a specific user need.

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Although an IAC normally maintains document or database collections, a significant differentiating aspect of an IAC is the use of scientists and engineers in an IAC-defined field or subject area to perform many of the IAC functions.

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IACs are established to support the DoD Acquisition Enterprise.

FUNCTIONS OF THE DoD IAC
DoDM 3200.14 Vol II implemented the following two procedural functions of the DoD IAC Program.

The DoD IAC Basic Centers of Operation (BCO) perform the basic or core activities necessary to fulfill the mission and objectives of the DoD and greater S&T communities’ needs. These activities focus on the collection, analysis, synthesizing/processing and dissemination of scientific and technical information (STI). 

The BCOs are staffed by scientists, engineers, and information specialists who provide users with focused expert assistance and unbiased STI.  They:

(a) Establish and maintain comprehensive knowledge databases that include technical, scientific, and other data and information collected on a worldwide basis in their fields of interest.

(b) Identify sources and assess the relevance of data held by others.

(c) Coordinate closely with their sponsoring DoD technical communities and the DoD user community in general as a means to focus their efforts on topics of interest or concern to the DoD.  

(d) Collect, maintain, and develop analytical tools and techniques, including databases, models, and simulations.

BCOs are staffed with subject experts to provide in-depth analysis services and create specialized technical information products.  BCO products are made to be reused to perform additional or special activities or tasks.  BCO products and services include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Abstracts and indexes.
  • Technical and bibliographic inquiry services.
  • Technical assessments.
  • Support and promotion of exchanges of information among scientists, engineers, and practitioners of disciplines in the scope of the IAC field of interest.
  • Preparation of state-of-the-art reports.
  • Handbooks.
  • Data books.
  • Data sets.
  • Critical reviews.
  • Standards and technology benchmarks.
  • Problem definitions.
  • Alternative technology analyses.
  • Current awareness activities.

DoD IAC VALUE

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS

OVERALL VALUE

AGILE & SCALABLE CONTRACTING

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DOD IAC HISTORY

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DOD IAC CONTRACT VEHICLES

Information Analysis Center (IAC MAC)

IAC MAC Pool 1-Full and Open

15 Contracts: FA8075-18-D-0001-0015

Awarded: 14 Large Businesses + 1 Small Business

NAICS Code: 541715

PCS: AZ12

Object Class: 25.5

Award Date: 30 SEPT 2018

PoP/Ordering Period: 9 yrs + 6 Months Extension (30 SEPT 2018 - 29 SEPT 2027. 30 MAR 2028 with extension)

A TO period of performance, including any options periods, may not extend more than 60 months past the end date of the of the IDIQ ordering period.

IAC MAC Pool 2-Small Business

10 Contracts: FA8075-18-D-0019-0028

Awarded: 10 Small Businesses

NAICS Code: 541715

PCS: AZ12

Object Class: 25.5

Award Date: 1 MAR 2019

PoP/Ordering Period: 8 yrs and 7 Months + 6 Month Extension ( 1 March 2019 - 1 October 2027. 1 APR 2028 with extension)

A TO period of performance, including any options periods, may not extend more than 60 months past the end date of the of the IDIQ ordering period.

IAC MAC Pool 3-CBRN Lab

3 Contracts: FA8075-18-D-0016-0018

Awarded: 3 Small Businesses

NAICS Code: 541715

PCS: AZ12

Object Class: 25.5

Award Date: 30 SEPT 2018

PoP/Ordering Period: 9 yrs + 6 Months Extension (30 SEPT 2018 - 29 SEPT 2027. 30 MAR 2028 with extension)

A TO period of performance, including any options periods, may not extend more than 60 months past the end date of the of the IDIQ ordering period.

TATs Technical Area Tasks
BCOs Basic Center of Operations