Army posts Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate BAA
On February 3, the U.S. Army posted the following broad agency announcement. White papers and outlines are encouraged before full proposals are prepared.
This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), formally Solicitation Number W56KGU-14-R-0003, New Solicitation Number: W56KGU-16-R-A330 sponsored by the U.S. Army Research-Development Electronics Command (RDECOM), Communications-Electronics, Research Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD) shall be open five years from Initial Date of Issue.
The U.S. Army I2WD BAA program is organized by Army application discipline. The research areas described may have short or long-range impact on Army Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Electronic Intelligence (ELINT), Measurement & Signature Intelligence (MASINT), Electronic Warfare (EW), Information Operations (IO), Information Warfare (IW), Language Translation, Command, Control, Communication, Computers Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4-ISR) Integrity, Automatic Target Recognition (ATR), Combat Identification (CID), Radio Detecting and Ranging (RADAR), Aircraft and Ground Vehicle Survivability Equipment (ASE & GSE), Electro-Optics (EO), or Infrared (IR) requirements advancement.
The CERDEC encourages industry interested in conducting scientific research, including educational institutions, small businesses, small disadvantaged business concerns, historically black colleges, university and minority business enterprises, and institutions to submit proposals. Eligible prospective offerors also include Canadian firms participating in the Defense Development Sharing Program (DDSP).
Funds are not presently available for the research interests represented in this Broad Agency Announcement. No contract award will be made unless appropriated funds are available for research and development. Prospective offerors are reminded that only a duly warranted Contracting Officer may obligate the Government to an agreement involving expenditure of Government funds.
Full information is available here.