Solicitations - Office of Safe and Secure Operations
Office of Safe and Secure Operations Office Wide Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
Solicitation Status: Open
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 Safe and Secure Operations (SSO).
SSO focuses on threats to the Intelligence Community's ability to operate freely and effectively in an increasingly interdependent and networked world. While some of our challenges emanate from adversary actors, others emerge coincidentally with changes in technology or business practices. This BAA solicits research that explores or demonstrates the feasibility of revolutionary concepts in computation, trust establishment and maintenance, and detecting and deflecting hostile intent. Examples include:
• Approaches to operating securely with imperfect equipment, error-prone users and/or a compromised network. Constructing systems that can perform reliable and secure computations when some fraction of their components is unreliable or insecure.
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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