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CINC Mobile Alternate Headquarters (CMAH)
Cheyenne Mountain Alternate Headquarters (CMAH)

Cheyenne Mountain and CINC Mobile Alternate Headquarters (CMAH) are the USSPACECOM and USSTRATCOM Mobile Consolidated Command Centers (MCCCs) which provide contingency reconstitution and continuity of command capabilities to accomplish directed JCS and CINC missions in the event primary command and control facilities are incapacitated.

These systems are configured as mobile survivable back-up Command, Control, and Communications centers for fixed primary facilities employed by Commanders- in-Chief (CINCs) of US Strategic Command and US Space Command. The MCCC's mission is to provide an enduring mobile command center from which to operate during the tran-and post-attack phases of a nuclear attack agains the continental United States.

The MCCC systems consist of a series of EMP hardened shelters mounted on semi-trailers. Depending on the site configuration, these shelters may be joined in pairs to provide functional workspaces for the command element, war planning, intelligence, and communications capabilities. An RF cable distribution system provides the internal communications capability for voice (telephone and radio), serial data, and Ehernet local area networks (LANs). Communications systems include various land line connections, HF radio, VHF/UHF radio, AFSATCOM, and MILSTAR terminals. Finally, a group of trailers and vehicles support the system. These include supply trailers, fuel and water tankers, HVAC systems, and Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Units.

The Space Command and Control Architectural Infrastructure (SCAI) Air Force/STARS Demonstration Project applied Software Technology for Adaptable, Reliable Systems (STARS) megaprogramming technologies to implement an operational space control capability for the Commander in Chief (CINC) Mobile Alternate Headquarters (CMAH).

The CMAH Program Office is responsible for management and support of the Mobile Consolidated Command Center (MCCC) systems. The CMAH program office acquires, evolves and sustains survivable mobile command centers in support of the combatant CINCs.

The Air Force intends to award a contract in the 3rd qtr of FY98 for operation of a Government Owned, Contractor Operated (GOCO) Logistics Support Facility (LSF) which is located in Albuquerque NM, and supports the CMAH program. This contract will establish a long term relationship between the Government and the prime contractor. Under this contract, the contractor will assume reponsibility for operating the LSF. The LSF provides a broad range of support for CMAH program activities. The core services include: System Engineering Software Engineering and Maintenance Configuration Audits, Accounting and Reporting Engineering Data Service Center Management R&M Modification Development/Integration Operational Test Support Integrated Logistics Support Planning/Development Technical Order Development and Maintenance Component Repair/Procurement Wholesale Distribution and Storage Programmed Depot Maintenance of Systems and Subsystems Security Management Facility Management.

During any annual performance period there are unpredicted tasks which generate contract support requirements. These tasks generally include system upgrades and integration to add or improve MCCC mission effectiveness. These tasks are generated and ordered under the contract separately from the core work on an "as needed" basis.

Additionally, during the term of this contract planned modifications and upgrades which could involve a major restructuring to the MCCC platforms. These include replacement of the existing digital communications backbone, communications antenna signature reduction, power generation and distribution system replacement, and an EMP vehicle replacement program. These tasks, if approved and funded, will require the full range of system development, testing, and integration services; including system security accreditation and full scale operational test and evaluation.

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