Solicitations - OFFICE OF SMART COLLECTION
Office of Smart Collection Office Wide - Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
Solicitation Status: Open
BAA Release Date: January 14, 2013
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 abstracts/proposals for the Office of Smart Collection (SC).
In general, this BAA solicits research to dramatically improve the value of collected data from all sources. Research areas of particular interest to SC (in no particular order) include:
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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