Army issues RFI ahead of TSOA 19-3 event

On March 4, the U.S. Army posted a request for information for Technical Support and Operational Analysis (TSOA). Responses are due by April 1.

This is a Request for Information (RFI). This is NOT a solicitation for proposals, proposal abstracts, or quotations. The purpose of this RFI is to gain information leading to Government/Industry partnering at TSOA 19-3 to accelerate the development of technologies that will enable the Warfighter to be more effective, efficient and lethal.

The Technical Support and Operational Analysis (TSOA) invites industry, academia, individuals, and laboratories to submit technology white papers addressing innovative technologies and capabilities that can be used in challenging environments:

Physical (Terrain -Natural & Urban) 
Electronic (Frequency Congestion & Overload) 
Contested (Electronic Interference, Cyber Attacks, & CBRNE)
Low Visibility (Tactical Effects without the Overt Tactical Signature)

TSOA 19-3 vulnerability analysis event is sponsored by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering (USD (R&E)), Rapid Reaction Technology Office (RRTO) to improve operational security, force protection and survivability. The TSOA team identifies potential vulnerabilities in emerging technologies including performance degradation in contested environments, interoperability, adaptability and training/ease of use through live experiment venues. 19-3 will focus on challenges by the Intelligence Community (IC) and other deployed Military organizations based on the internet of things revolution and persistent video devices.

After reviewing the technology submissions, the Government may invite select candidates to participate in a TSOA field experiment/assessment venue in which we evaluate the capability as applied to the Warfighter, its technical limitations and vulnerabilities through an enemy perspective.

These assessments will provide the submitter an opportunity to interact with the Warfighter, the DoD Science and Technology community, academia, Combatant Commands (COCOMS), Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOCs) and other federal agencies for the purpose of assessing potential impact of emerging technology solutions on missions and capabilities.

Full information is available here.

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