ONR has released the Expeditionary Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Science and Technology BAA. The BAA is seeking “research that enables improvement to expeditionary Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities that are applicable to both amphibious and irregular warfare.” The BAA is seeking proposals for “basic research, applied research, or advanced technology development.”
Research is being sought in the following areas:
- Advanced query capabilities against NoSQL data stores
- Network statistics on rich graphs
- Conventional analysis of open source data including complex event recognition
- Transform and opportunistic learning from open source
- Actionable empirical models of factional dynamics
- Level 1 and level 2 fusion applied to complex graphs
- Calculations of cost functions for predictions from embedded data
- Complex event detection conditioned by entity pedigree
- Knowledge based workflow management
- Civil Information Exploitation
White papers are due 7/10/2015 and full proposals are due 8/28/2015. Estimated funding is $4.0M for each of fiscal year 2016, 2017 and 2018. The Program Manager is Martin Kruger.
IARPA released the Mercury Program BAA on Jun2 12, 2015. This program will be developing “methods for continuous, automated analysis of SIGINT in order to anticipate and/or detect political crises, disease outbreaks, terrorist activity, and military actions. Anticipated innovations include: development of empirically driven sociological models for population-level behavior change in anticipation of, and response to, these events; processing and analysis of streaming data that represent those population behavior changes; development of data extraction techniques that focus on volume, rather than depth, by identifying shallow features of streaming SIGINT data that correlate with events; and development of models to generate probabilistic forecasts of future events.”
The proposal due date for the initial round is August 11, 2015 with the closing date of the BAA on September 30, 2015. The program manager is Dr. Kristen Jordan and the program web site can be found here.
IARPA released the Scientific Advances to Continuous Insider Threat Evaluation (SCITE) BAA on June 18, 2015. The BAA number is IARPA-BAA-15-09 and Paul Lehner is the program manager.
The program “seeks to develop and test methods to detect insider threats, through two separate research thrusts. The first research thrust will develop a new class of insider threat indicators, called active indicators, where indicative responses are evoked from potential insider threats. The second research thrust will develop Inference Enterprise Models (IEMs) that forecast the accuracy of existing and proposed systems for detecting potential insider threats.”
IARPA will take questions until July 20, 2015. The due date for the initial rounds of proposals is August 10, 2015. The closing date for the BAA is June 17, 2016. The program web site has more information about the program, as well as links to briefings from the Proposers’ Day on April 16, 2015.
AFRL – Rome has released the Capabilities for Cyber Resiliency BAA, number BAA-AFRL-RIK-2015-0016. This BAA “seeks to procure capabilities for survivability, cloud architectures/security, secure computer/processor architectures, virtualization security, next generation BIOS Security, and cyber visualization. These capabilities may include but are not limited to novel protocols, cyber technology evaluation techniques, cyber data mining/understanding, and cyber modeling, simulation, and measurement.”
A specific focus area for fiscal years 2016-2018 includes “Autonomous Defense Cyber Operations” and for fiscal years 2017-2019 Embedded Systems Resiliency and Agility.
Funding for this BAA is anticipated to be the following: $49M total funding with fiscal year break out of the following: FY16 – $11M; FY17 – $11M; FY18 – $11M; FY19 – $8M; and FY20 – $7M.
White papers can be submitted at anytime during the life of the BAA.