Securing Compartmented Information with Smart Radio Systems (SCISRS)

The Intelligence Community (IC) and the Department of Defense (DoD) missions require that information and data be generated, stored, used, transmitted, and received in secure facilities and “in the wild.” Vigilance regarding the security of data is important regardless of where the data are being utilized. Significant investments in infrastructure by the U.S. Government and the private sector have provided a high level of confidence in the security of data in facilities under the control of the data owner. In environments such as those illustrated in Figure 3, where there is potentially much less control, data security becomes more challenging.

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Figure 3: Examples of environments where RF anomalies may indicate compromise of secure data. 

One possible indicator of attempted data breach is unexpected RF Transmissions. The goal of the SCISRS program is to develop smart radio techniques to automatically detect and characterize these suspicious Signals and other RF Anomalies in complex RF environments. The specific types of Anomalies include LPI Signals, Altered or Mimicked Signals, and abnormal, unintended Emanations. Offerors should bear in mind that the techniques need to be scalable, computationally efficient, and adaptable to a range of radio hardware.

Contracting Office Address

Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity
Washington, DC 20511
United States

Primary Point of Contact

Paul Kolb
Program Manager

Solicitation Status: OPEN


Proposers' Day Date: August 20, 2020
Registration Deadline: August 17, 2020
BAA Release Date: September 28, 2020
BAA Question Period: September 28 - October 9, 2020
Proposal Due Date: November 13, 2020

Additional Information

Proposers' Day Briefings

Teaming Information

Teaming Information Spreadsheet

Capabilities Documents