DIA posts MASINT R&D call
On December 13, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) posted the NeedipeDIA Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), Call BAA -0024-0001, FY25 Measurement & Signature Intelligence Research and Development Initiative. The DIA will hold an industry day in January, and white papers will be due by 11:59 p.m. on March 29.
The Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) Research and Development Initiative (RDI) is a joint effort between the National MASINT Committee (MASCOM) and the National MASINT Office (NMO). The MASINT RDI seeks revolutionary or innovative R&D focusing on the next generation of capabilities and platforms to advance the MASINT enterprise.
Competitive submissions will develop new MASINT capabilities currently not resident in legacy systems, but may significantly improve existing MASINT capabilities, and/or will apply techniques developed for commercial or non-intelligence applications to current intelligence gaps in an ingenious manner (i.e., innovation).
Potential projects will be considered if the benefits clearly outweigh the cost and time involved to mature innovative ideas into functioning MASINT capabilities. Successful projects are those that transition into an operational capability.
Fiscal Year 2025 Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) Research and Development Initiative (RDI-25). The following is overview for timelines:
RDI-25 White Paper Submission and Evaluation:
11 December 2023: RFI Period Opens
24-25 January2024: MASINT Industry Day Presentation Sessions with Offerors
01 March 2024: Window opens for White Paper Submissions
29 March 2024: Window closes at 11:59pm ET for White Paper Submissions
Summer 2024: Offerors receive Government intent to proceed or not-to-proceed
01 October 2024: MASINT RDI begins project awards, subject to funds availability
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