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Intelligence Value

REASON aims to develop novel technologies that will enable intelligence analysts to substantially improve the evidence and reasoning in draft analytic reports. Intelligence analysts sort through huge amounts of often uncertain and conflicting information as they strive to answer intelligence questions. REASON will assist and enhance analysts’ work by pointing them to key pieces of evidence beyond what they have already considered and by helping them determine which alternative explanations have the strongest support. It will do this automatically and on demand by providing evidence and reasoning suggestions as the analyst works on a report. The program will exploit recent advances in artificial intelligence, not to perform the analysis or write the report, but to help analysts do it even better. As a result, decision-makers will receive analytic reports with the highest accuracy, clarity and timeliness.


Decision makers rely on the Intelligence Community to help them understand a wide variety of complex issues. Intelligence analysts face numerous challenges in their efforts to produce high-quality analytic reports. One major challenge is finding all relevant evidence from an ever-growing collection of often uncertain and conflicting information drawn from classified and unclassified sources. A second challenge is making well-reasoned judgments in the face of uncertainty. REASON will develop technology that analysts can use to discover additional relevant evidence (including contrary evidence) and to identify strengths and weaknesses in reasoning.  

REASON is not designed to replace analysts, write complete reports, or to increase their workload. The technology will work within the analyst’s current workflow.  It will function in the same manner as an automated grammar checker but with a focus on evidence and reasoning.

Performer teams will conduct research and development to build systems that will be evaluated by an independent testing and evaluation (T&E) team. Independent T&E will ensure that REASON is effective in helping analysts discover valuable evidence, identify strengths and weaknesses in reasoning, and produce higher quality reports. 


Sam.Gov Reference

REASON Teaming Form

REASON Technical Description 


REASON Teaming Summary

Proposers' Day Briefings

Accenture Lightning Talk

Avramov and Adair Lightning Talk

ARA Lightning Talk

ARG-tech Capabilities Statement

ARG-tech Lightning Talk

Blue Ridge Dynamics, Inc. Capabilities Statement

Blue Ridge Dynamics, Inc. Lightning Talk

City University of New York Lightning Talk

C3AI Capabilities Statement

C3 AI Lightning Talk

Datyra Capabilities Statement

Descartes Labs Capabilities Statement

DiBella Lightning Talk

Duke University Capabilities Statement

Gruetzemacher Capabilities Statement

Guidehouse Inc. Lightning Talk

Jacobs Lightning Talk

KRC Research Capabilities Statement

Language Computer Lightning Talk

Logic Intelligence Capabilities Statement

Logic Intelligence Lightning Talk

Mali Lightning Talk

Matellio Capabilities Statement

MORSE Corp Lightning Talk 

New Jersey Institute of Technology Lightning Talk

Old Dominion University Lightning Talk

Ox Capabilities Statement

Ox Lightning Talk

Parallax Advanced Research Lightning Talk

Penn State University Lightning Talk

Peraton Labs Lightning Talk

Protagonist Technologies, LLC Capabilities Statement

Pyrik Capabilities Statement

Pytho Lightning Talk

Safe-esteem Capabilities Statement

Safe-esteem Lightning Talk

Scale, Inc.Lightning Talk

Sentimetrix, Inc. Capabilities Statement

SRI Lightning Talk

Stevens Institute of Technology Lightning Talk

Storage Strategies, Inc. Capabilities Statement

Synthetic Decision Group Capabilities Statement

Tecuci Lightning Talk

Topologe, LLC Lightning Talk

University of Colorado Boulder Lightning Talk

University of Notre Dame Lightning Talk

Whysaurus Lightning Talk


Contact Information

Program Manager

Dr. Steven Rieber

Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

Link(s) to BAA


Solicitation Status


Proposers' Day Date

January 11, 2023

BAA Release Date

March 20, 2023

Proposal Due Date

May 8, 2023

Program Summary

Additional Information