Tools for Recognizing Useful Signals of Trustworthiness


The Tools for Recognizing Useful Signals of Trustworthiness (TRUST) Program seeks to significantly advance the IC's capabilities to assess who can be trusted under certain conditions and in contexts relevant to the IC, potentially even in the presence of stress and/or deception. The TRUST Program seeks to bring together sensing AND validated protocols to develop tools for assessing trustworthiness by using one's own ("Self") signals to assess another's ("Other") trustworthiness under certain conditions and in specific contexts, which can be measured in ecologically-valid, scientifically-credible experimental protocols.

Proposers' Day Briefings

Related Publications

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Contact Information

Program Manager

Main Office

Related Program(s)

Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

Link(s) to BAA


Solicitation Status


Proposers' Day Date

December 16, 2009

BAA Release Date

February 15, 2010

BAA Question Period

February 15, 2010 — April 28, 2010

Proposal Due Date

May 12, 2010

Prime Performers

  • Ball Aerospace
  • InnoCentive, Inc.
  • SRI International