KST awarded CTF 75 NECCPAC ITS Contract
Updated: Apr 8, 2021
Ka’ala Systems Technology Corp. Awarded Commander, Task Force (CTF) 75 Navy Expeditionary Combat Command Pacific Information Technology Services Contract. POP 1 Jun 2019 – 31 May 2024
Commander, Task Force 75 (CTF 75), Navy Expeditionary Forces Command Pacific (NEFCPAC) is a US Navy task force of the United States Seventh Fleet and is7th Fleet's primary expeditionary task force composed of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), Coastal Riverine, Navy Cargo Handling, and Seabee detachments. CTF 75 is responsible for the planning and execution of coastal riverine operations, explosive ordnance disposal, diving, engineering and construction, and underwater construction. Additionally, it provides direct support to diving and salvage operations and expeditionary intelligence throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region as directed by 7th Fleet. CTF 75 is permanently headquartered at Camp Covington, located at Naval Base Guam (NBG).
Ka’ala Systems Technology (KST) Corp. was awarded Navy Support Fleet Logistics Center, Pearl Harbor CTF-75 Information Technology Services contract. Award was competitive on STARS II. Services include on-site information technology (IT) system administration support, telecommunication services, and cyber security administration support services. These services include controlled cryptographic item tactical radio maintenance, video teleconference (VTC) support services, IT technical expertise to the CTF 75 organization for their Non-Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPR), Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPR), Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System (CENTRIX), Navy Expeditionary Combat Command Enterprise Tactical Command Control (NETC2), and Expeditionary Warfare Network (EWN) tactical enclaves. CTF 75 includes CTF 75 Headquarters, Commander, 30th Naval Construction Regiment (30 NCR), and EOD Mobile Unit 5 (EODMU5). Each of these three (3) sites operates its own NETC2 system supporting approximately 75 personnel per site. The EWN is physically located at CTF 75 HQ.
KST provides technical management of CTF 75’s NETC2 and EWN computer network systems to ensure 24x7 network availability. KST administers NETC2 and EWN systems by operating privileged access (PA) consoles to install, configure, and analyze VMware, Cisco, Microsoft, Network Appliance (NETAPP), and Network Operating System (NOS) products, to monitor connected systems performance, and to manage computer network access. KST is a non-voting member of the IT Change Configuration Board (CCB)
Telecommunications: KST performs procedures to configure and/or restore radio frequency (RF) satellite communication (SATCOM) to support operational and/or training mission requirements. KST coordinates with global distant support Technical Control Facilities (TCF) and shall ensure that connections to satellite resources are established as authorized by service period. KST coordinates with DISA, Pacific Command, Pacific Region Network Operations Center (PRNOC), MSC, and global DOD telecommunications facilities to establish service authorization(s), troubleshoot, and/or restore satellite circuits.
KST serves as Frequency Spectrum Manager and liaisons with Navy and Marine Corps Spectrum Office (NMCSO) for frequency management.
KST performs non-hazardous environmental site surveys to identify optimal satellite antenna placement within CTF 75 defined operating areas. This include sites located in Guam, Palau, Japan, or South Korea.
Cyber Security Administration: review, analyze, and mitigate adverse security events for Host-Based Security System (HBSS) managed assets and administer HBSS IAW DISA cyber security Tactics, Techniques, & Procedures (TTP), NETC2 HBSS administration guidance, and local SOP. KST performs an Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) system scans twice a month IAW DON Policy, JRAD, and Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) Large Scale Communication Asset (LSCA) vulnerability scan guidance. KST ensures scan results are uploaded to Vulnerability Remediation Asset Tool (VRAM) no later than the 15th of each month. KST provides a monthly VRAM report to the Communications Officer. VRAM is a Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) hosted web-based portal designed that reads ACAS vulnerability scans, generate reports, and display Information Assurance Vulnerability (IAV) compliance.