AFRL posts cyber, SIGINT BAA
On December 4, the Air Force Research Laboratory posted a broad agency announcement for Cyber/SIGINT Collection, Processing Techniques and Enablers (BAA NUMBER: FA8750-19-S-7002). For best consideration for FY19 funding, AFRL recommends that white papers be submitted by January 29, 2019.
Seeking innovative research to further increase AFRL’s knowledge and understanding of the broad range of capabilities required to
(1) research and develop advanced Cyber and SIGnals INTelligence (SIGINT) communication collection techniques and support the development of systems that perform these operations,
(2) to research and develop technologies to intercept, acquire, access, exploit, process and locate both covert and overt (network) data and signals in the cyberspace domain in support of the development of real-time processing technology to improve the extraction, identification, analysis and reporting of tactical information, and
(3) to research and develop unique and innovative techniques and algorithms that support the identification, collection, processing, exploitation, geolocation and/or manipulation of electronic communication signals in a moderate to dense co-channel environment.
This work is in support of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission to protect “blue” coalition forces with command, control, computer and intelligence applications, and to support technologies that will enable SIGINT systems and/or platforms with an improved ability to automatically detect, identify, sort, track, prioritize and reliably classify and more importantly geolocate signals of interest.
Total funding for this BAA is approximately $99.9M. Individual awards will not normally exceed 48 months with dollar amounts normally ranging from $250K to $4.5M. There is also the potential to make awards up to any dollar value as long as the value does not exceed the available BAA ceiling amount.
Full information is available here.