IARPA to host SMART Proposers’ Day
On April 22, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity posted a Proposers’ Day invitation for the SMART program.
The Intelligence Advance Research Projects Activity (IARPA) will host a Proposers’ Day Conference for the SMART Program on 29 May 2019, in anticipation of the release of a new solicitation in support of the program. The Conference will be held from 9:00AM to 5:00PM EDT in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The purpose of the conference will be to provide information on SMART, the research problems the program aims to address, answer questions from potential proposers, and to provide a forum for potential proposers to present their capabilities for teaming opportunities.
This announcement serves as a pre-solicitation notice and is issued solely for information and planning purposes. The Proposers’ Day Conference does not constitute a formal solicitation for proposals or proposal abstracts. Conference attendance is voluntary and is not required to propose to future solicitations (if any) associated with this program. IARPA will not provide reimbursement for any costs incurred to participate in this Proposers’ Day.
The SMART program’s primary objective is to develop tools and techniques to automatically and dynamically execute broad-area search (BAS) over diverse environments to detect construction and other anthropogenic activities (e.g., heavy building and highway construction) using time-series spectral imagery. The geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) community requires technologies that support end-to-end flow and provenance of the 5V Big data dimensions (i.e., volume, velocity, veracity, value, and variety) enabling decision makers the ability to understand the context and evaluate courses of action based on the veracity and value of data.
Over the coming decades, U.S. and foreign governments, and the commercial sector will continue to pioneer the use of space-based remote sensing to characterize, understand, and predict variability and trends on Earth’s surface for both research and applications. To date, the volume of GEOINT continues to grow, while analysts struggle with the volume, variety, and velocity of space-based data to support local, regional, and national decision-making.
Full information is available here.