IARPA to hold BRIAR Proposers’ Day

On September 25, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) announced a virtual Proposers’ Day for the Biometric Recognition and Identification at Altitude and Range (BRIAR) program. Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. Eastern on October 2 for the October 7 event.


IARPA will hold a virtual Proposers’ Day meeting on October 7, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT to introduce the BRIAR program to potential proposers, provide information on its objectives, and collect feedback on the BRIAR draft Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) technical section to be posted on https://beta.sam.gov/ prior to the Proposers’ Day, in anticipation of publication of a program BAA. The BRIAR program aims to develop software algorithm-based systems capable of performing whole-body biometric identification at long-range and from elevated platforms.


IARPA holds Proposers’ Days to provide information to assist potential performers to evaluate whether and how they might respond to the Government’s research and development solicitations and to increase efficiency in proposal preparation and evaluation. The BRIAR Proposers’ Day is open only to registered potential proposers, and not to the media or the general public. 


The meeting will be held entirely on the WebEx video conference platform, and a recorded video of the meeting will be made available to the public on the IARPA website at https://www.iarpa.gov/index.php/research-programs/briar.


This announcement serves as a notice of intent to fund scientific research and is issued solely for information and planning purposes. The Proposers’ Day meeting does not constitute a formal solicitation for proposals. Meeting attendance is voluntary and is not required to propose to this, or any other solicitations (if any) associated with the BRIAR program. IARPA will not provide reimbursement for any costs incurred to participate in this Proposers’ Day.




Pre-registration is required and closes on October 2, 2020 at 5:00 pm EDT.  To register, visit https://www.client-meeting.net/briar-conference. Following registration acceptance, applicants will receive an agenda and instructions on how to participate in this virtual WebEx meeting.


As an option to facilitate teaming, potential proposers may submit a Capabilities Statement (5 pages maximum) and a completed Teaming Information Form (posted with this notice) to IARPA for possible posting on our website at https://www.iarpa.gov/index.php/research-programs/briar.  Deadline for these submissions is October 16, 2020 at 5:00pm EDT.  This information will not be reviewed or considered by the government for any purpose other than review for appropriate content.

Full information is available here.

Source: SAM