FBI extends deadline for interrogation intelligence research funding opportunity
On June 26, the Federal Bureau of Investigation amended its broad agency announcement for intelligence interviewing interrogation research (Solicitation Number: BAA-201520). The proposal submission deadline has been extended to July 20 at 4:00pm.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) hereby announces the posting of the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)-201520 for behavioral science research to advance the science and practice of intelligence interviewing and interrogation. This research will support the mission of the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG). This notice constitutes a BAA as authorized by FAR 6.102(d)(2)(i).
Chartered by the National Security Council, the mission of the HIG is to deploy the nation’s best available interrogation resources against detainees identified as having information regarding terrorist attacks against the United States and its allies. In order to accomplish its mission, the HIG is tasked “to study and evaluate whether the interrogation practices and techniques in Army Field Manual 2-22.3, when employed by departments and agencies outside the military, provide an appropriate means of acquiring the intelligence necessary to protect the Nation and, if warranted, to recommend any additional or different guidance for other departments or agencies” (Executive Order 13491).
In order to support this requirement, the HIG will conduct research in intelligence interviewing and interrogations. To support this acquisition of information necessary to develop these best practices, the HIG needs to collect and analyze available research on intelligence interviewing and interrogations. In order to maximize its limited resources, the HIG is seeking contract support for these research activities.
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