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IARPA Smart Collection Office Wide Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

Solicitation Number: IARPA-BAA-12-02
Agency: Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Office: Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity
Location: IARPA1
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Added: Dec 02, 2011 1:54 pm
IARPA invests in high-risk, high-payoff research that has the potential to provide our nation with an overwhelming intelligence advantage over future adversaries. This research is parsed among three Offices: Smart Collection, Incisive Analysis, and Safe & Secure Operations. This BAA solicits proposals for the Office of Smart Collection (SC).

This BAA solicits research to dramatically improve the value of collected data from all sources. Research areas of particular interest include:

• Innovative methods or tools for identifying and/or creating novel sources of new information.

• New ways of identifying and assessing collection systems for dramatically improved performance.

• Sensor technologies that dramatically improve the reach, sensitivity, size, weight, and power for collection of broad signal or signature types.

• Secure communication to and from collection points.

• Tagging, Tracking, and Location (TTL) techniques.

• Electrically small antennas and other advanced RF concepts.

• Agile architectures that intelligently distill useful information at the collector.

• Innovative means and methods to ensure the veracity of data collected from a variety of sources.

This announcement seeks research ideas for topics that are not addressed by emerging or ongoing IARPA programs or other published IARPA solicitations. It is primarily, but not solely, intended for early stage research that may lead to larger, focused programs through a separate BAA in the future, so periods of performance will generally not exceed 12 months.

Offerors should demonstrate that their proposed effort has the potential to make revolutionary, rather than incremental, improvements to intelligence capabilities. Research that primarily results in evolutionary improvement to the existing state of practice is specifically excluded.

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Posted Date:
December 2, 2011
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Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity
Washington, District of Columbia 20511
United States
Edward Baranoski,
Office Director