DIA announces Trident Spectre 2020 CSO
On September 9, the Defense Intelligence Agency announced a new Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO) for Trident Spectre 2020. White papers are due on December 4 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern.
The Defense Intelligence Agency is issuing a Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO) under DFARS Class Deviation 2018-O0016. DIA is interested in the full range and full scope of possible innovative ideas from all interested and qualified sources, to include participation by, and potentially with both traditional and non-traditional members (e.g. large businesses, small businesses, independent consultants, academic institutions, consortium participants, other) that may assist the agency in maximizing operating efficiency and effectiveness in operations, or otherwise provide preeminent technological and/or innovation capability that most capably allows the agency to support its mandated national and international mission requirements. All proposed solutions to this announcement must be commercially available and used in an innovative way, per DFARS Class Deviation 2018-O0016. Additionally, contract types awarded under this CSO will be within the Fixed-Price family to include incentives.
DIA-Trident Spectre 2020 Topics: Interested parties are to review the topics listed below and self-identify on the coversheet of their submission, the single most appropriate topic (number and title) associated with their white paper concept/idea, or where the preponderance of benefit can be realized, even if the particular concept/idea covers more than one topic area. DIA is specifically interested in technologies that focus on unique, innovative, or creative communication and sensor capabilities, as well as emerging and innovative technologies that are ready for rapid operational transition. Submissions may include modifications to existing technology to meet mission needs as well as proofs of concept that are ready for demonstration in a relevant or operational environment. Topics are as follows:
DIA-TS20-1. Secure Stand Alone Cellular Network: Frequently operations occur when local cellular infrastructure is nonexistent or of poor quality. As a result, the ability to rapidly standup a secure cellular network with minimal Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) requirements is desired. Targeted technologies may be man-packable or smaller, have a minimum range of 2 km, and be capable of supporting at least 25 mobile handsets.
DIA-TS20-2. High Data Rate, Short Range Communications: The capability to rapidly transfer large amounts of data over short distances is desired. A minimum data rate of 100 Mbps over a minimum distance of 25 m. Capability may be able to transition from one data rate (slower, Mbps, longer range, km) to another (faster, multi-Gbps, shorter range, m) automatically. Capability may be able to form mesh networks automatically, or may be point-to-point. Capability may be line-of-sight or non-line-of-sight.
DIA-TS20-3. High Data Rate, Reduced Signature, Over the Horizon (OTH) Communications: The capability to provide persistent, high bandwidth communications in a low profile package with limited electro-magnetic spectrum (EMS) signature is desired. Minimum data rate is 10 Mbps.
DIA-TS20-4. EMS Sensor Platforms: High sensitivity sensor suites capable of monitoring large bands of the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) are of interest. Offerings need not be restricted to the RF portion of the EMS.
DIA-TS20-5. Additional Innovative Solutions: It is possible that a capability provider may have game changing technology or an innovative use of existing technology DIA is not aware of as a potential solution to existing problem sets within Need 11. Submissions to this topic include innovative, emerging, or disruptive technologies that do not fit into other topics.
DIA-TS20-6. Classified Topics: For classified topics, see posting on (ACE/ARC).
Full information is available here.