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The U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command (CECOM) Responsive  Strategic Sourcing for Services (RS3) is a multiple award,  performance-based indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ)  contract providing customized best value solutions to a diverse group of  organizations that span the spectrum of command, control,  communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance  (C4ISR) mission requirements throughout the world. 

Customers may  include various Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground  (ACC-APG) customers as well as other program executive offices (PEOs),  Department of Defense (DoD) agencies and federal agencies with  C4ISR-related requirements within scope of the RS3 performance work  statement.

Contract Information

Keith Blake
Program Manager
p 703-707-6900 | Ext. 10056

Marianne Strathman

Vice President of Contracts Administration

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Points of Contact


The contract was established to provide best-value solutions customized for a diverse group of organizations and a wide range of C4ISR mission requirements throughout the world. RS3 has a $37.4 billion ceiling with a 10-year ordering period (five-year base ordering period and five-year optional ordering period). RS3 replaces five expiring/expired contracts — Warrior Enabling Broad Sensor (WEBS); Technical Information Engineering Services (TIES); Technical, Administrative, Operations Support Services (TAOSS); Rapid Response-Third Generation (R2-3G); and Strategic Services Sourcing (S3). RS3 primary service areas include, but are not limited to: engineering; research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E); logistics; acquisition and strategic planning; and education and training services.

Key benefits of the contract

  • Best-value solutions

  • On-ramping and off-ramping capabilities

  • No restrictive labor categories

  • Flexibility, contract type and evaluation criteria determined by customer requirements

  • Extensive ordering period

  • Streamlined processes and procedures that meet full compliance with all acquisition regulations and requirements

  • Support for worldwide government C4ISR requirements

  • Low-administrative contract service rates to customers (program office processes facilitate minimal support cost structure)

  • Pre-award through post-award support from RS3 program office

  • Quarterly prime contractor meetings to ensure all opportunities and concerns are discussed in an open forum

  • Periodic program management reviews

As the previous contract vehicles — such as the Rapid Response Third Generation (R2-3G) contract held by Empower AI — close and reach their legal spending level limit, RS3 expands the execution timeframe, revalidates capabilities and performance by vetting the community of contract companies, and resets size and socioeconomic designation demarcations.

About Empower AI

For more than 30 years, Empower AI has been a leading provider of digital transformation solutions and services to U.S. government agencies. With its Empower Platform®, Empower AI is at the forefront of implementing artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to solve the government’s most complex mission challenges. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Empower AI is accelerating public sector AI adoption to create a government workforce that is exponentially more creative and productive. For more information, visit

Contract Information

Empower AI RS3 Contract #: W15P7T-17-D-D0150
Unique Entity ID (UEI): HC6QJAM2F4E3
Business Size: Large

Empower AI is registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) System, and our company information can be obtained by searching under our CAGE Code (0MX49).

Period of Performance: May 15, 2017 – May 14, 2022 with a five-year base ordering period, plus 5-year option periods. Task order performance may continue up to five years beyond the expiration of the ordering period.

Maximum Total Contract (Ceiling) Value: $37.4 billion

Authorized Users: Customers may include various Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG) customers, as well as other program executive offices (PEOs), Department of Defense (DoD) agencies, and federal agencies with C4ISR-related requirements within scope of the RS3 performance work statement (PWS). ­

Registration: Customer registration is required to initiate all task orders through the RS3 SharePoint site. Separate registration required for each task order requirement.

Scope: Requirements MUST be in support of a C4ISR-related mission in order to be within scope of the RS3 base contract PWS. The RS3 scope of work will provide knowledge based professional engineering support services for programs with command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) related requirements to include but not limited to:

  • Engineering

  • Research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E)

  • Logistics

  • Acquisition and strategic planning

  • Education and training services

Quality Assurance


Empower AI’s quality assurance program is largely based on practices conducted under our ISO* 9001:2015 Quality Management System certification:

  • Customer focus

  • Risk Management

  • Quality policy and objectives

  • Employee competence and training

  • Requirements review and analysis

  • Design and development of customer solutions

  • Internal audits

  • Continuous improvement

Through implementation of ISO 9001 practices, and our Quality Policy and Quality Objectives, Empower AI personnel focus on customer satisfaction, fulfillment of customer requirements, and continuous improvement.

Empower AI Quality Policy

Empower AI is committed to ensuring customer satisfaction and to meeting all requirements contained in our contracts as well as any requirements that are integral to the nature and scope of the work. In addition, Empower AI is dedicated to continually improving our quality management system which provides the framework and the structure for ensuring the quality of the work we do and the services we provide.

Quality Objectives
Measurable objectives and targets are set for projects, including ~100% on-time deliverables, achievement of all key performance targets, and high customer satisfaction.

*International Standard Organization

Our Team

The Empower AI CI RS3 team is made up of more than 50 best-in-class companies, with award-winning expertise encompassing all areas critical to RS3 mission objectives. With an exceptional workforce of professional personnel deployed to numerous overseas and domestic locations, the RS3 team provides support to Army, Navy, Air Force, Reserves, National Guard, DoD, and other federal and state agencies.

Empower AI has developed a partnership with this diverse team of large and small businesses, each selected for their unique capabilities to support the broad scope of RS3 requirements and meet Empower AI’s commitment to small business. Small business participation is proposed, evaluated and incorporated as a contractual requirement at the task order level.

Ordering Guide

Federal buyers who wish to use the RS3 contracts must submit a registration request to ACC-APG RS3 customer support. Ordering procedures are described by ACC-APG on their RS3 SharePoint site and RS3 Customer home page, as well as explained below.

Federal buyers also may contact with any contract or ordering questions.

Customer Registration
Customer registration is required to initiate all task orders. Customers can register through the RS3 SharePoint site and once registered, customers can then submit their requirements to the RS3 Customer home page.

Separate registration is required for each task order requirement.

Registration provides a RS3 tracking number, RS3-FY-XXXX, example:  RS3-17-0005

Customer will need to identify internal (RS3 KO) or external (KO with DPA) requirements on their registration form. Customers may choose to work with the RS3 Program Office to develop their requirements package, or they may work primarily with a KO with a DPA.

Package Development Service Rate ($20K) pays for any initial support services associated with package development (deducted from reimbursement of administrative costs paid at task order award).

A reimbursement of administrative costs will also be determined by the RS3 program manager based on the extent of services provided, ranging from .10% to 1% of the awarded value of the task order.

Requirements MUST be in support of a C4ISR-related mission in order to be within scope of the RS3 base contract PWS.

For customers with a Common Access Card (CAC):
If you have previously logged into the ACC-APG SharePoint Home Page, skip step 1.

  1. To initiate a requirement, register at the ACC-APG home page.

  2. Once registered at the ACC-APG home page, click on the following link to submit your customer requirement: RS3 Customer home page.

  3. Once a requirement is submitted, customers will be assigned a tracking number for each task order.

  4. The RS3 team will work with each customer to develop pre-award documentation. A pre-acquisition package checklist and templates are available on the RS3 Customer page to utilize for your effort and package development.

For customers without a CAC, please submit a registration request through email to:

An ACC-APG RS3 team member will contact you within two business days.

The following links provide additional information regarding reimbursement of administration costs, ordering guide/procedures, contract documents, templates, checklists and resources for drafting PWS, IGCE, market research, etc.

Public Website and RS3 App

For Customers and Contracting Officers
Program Office SharePoint site (CAC-enabled)
RS3 Customer home page

RS3 Program Manager

Tom Stocks

RS3 Program Manager


RS3 Contracting Officers

Katie Thompson

Contract Officer/RS3 Team Lead
(Army Contracting Command-APG)443-861-4924

Ed Horn

Contract Officer,
U.S. Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground Division

RS3 Contract Specialists

Keiana Clarke

Contract Specialist


Dena Drye

RS3 Contract Specialist


Shawntil Eure

RS3 Contract Specialist


Bridgette Graham

RS3 Contract Specialist


Sharon Joyner

RS3 Contract Specialist


Kris Tress

RS3 Contract Specialist


Adriana Underdue

RS3 Contract Specialist


Amelia Zyski

RS3 Contract Specialist


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