This BAA seeks research efforts that advance the state-of-the-art in the following area: Collaboration and Services.
Collaboration's focus is on developing information technology needed by teams of analysts and operations and policy personnel to anticipate and preempt threats to U.S. interests. The goal is to make such teams faster, smarter, and more joint in their day-to-day operations. It will apply automation to team processes so that more information can be exploited, more hypotheses created and examined, more models built and populated with evidence, and overall, more crises dealt with simultaneously.
Services' focus is on developing information technology needed by senior analysts and policy and decision makers to anticipate and preempt threats against the U.S., its persons and interests. The goal is to increase the speed and decisiveness of analyses, to decrease time to decision and dissemination and foster a truly joint collaborative analysis environment among all IC (Intelligence Communities) and DOD (Department of Defense) entities. It will apply background-running, service-automated environments to gather vast amounts of joint information and data, rapidly draw down to viable intelligence, and allow analysts and decision makers to decisively deal with more crises in shorter amounts of time. It will create knowledge bases to assist in collaboration and decision-making.
Who can apply:
Eligible functional categories:
Air Force Defense Research Sciences Program
Full Announcement of BAA-04-10-IFKA
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