NGA announces Proposers Day
On April 30, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) issued a Proposers Day invitation.
NGA’s Research Directorate will conduct a Proposers Day webcast to provide information to potential proposers about the objectives of the Boosting Innovative GEOINT Research Broad Agency Announcement (BIG-R BAA) Topic Three, NGA Research Innovative Seedlings. The Proposers Day will be held via WebEx Events on May 21, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Advance registration is required. Note, all times listed in this announcement and on the registration website are Eastern Daylight Time.
The goals of the Topic Three Proposers Day are to introduce the research community (proposers, academia, and government) to the NGA Research Directorate vision and goals; explain the mechanics and milestones of the BIG-R BAA; and provide insight into the technical areas of interest.
The BIG-R BAA Topic Three was published February 17, 2021. NGA will accept abstracts until 4:30 PM ET on July 31, 2021, and accept proposals until 4:30 PM ET on September 30, 2021. Abstracts and proposals may be submitted at any time until the associated due date.
To maximize the pool of innovative proposal concepts, NGA strongly encourages non‐traditional proposers (including small businesses, academic and research institutions, and first‐time government contractors) to participate in events such as this and related solicitation.
TOPIC OBJECTIVE AND DESCRIPTION
Topic Three of the BIG-R BAA seeks innovative ideas and concepts in the NGA Research technical domain application areas. These technical domain application areas include foundation, geophysics, geospatial cyber, image and video, predictive analytics, radar, space, spectral science, and cross-cutting programs. The purpose of a seedling project is to advance innovative concepts toward maturity by mitigating one or more early stage risks during the seedling period of performance.
The ultimate goal is for these seedlings to inform and/or be developed into technologies that can directly contribute to one or more of the NGA mission imperatives: assured positioning, navigation, timing and targeting; accelerated tasking orchestration; data access/integrity; and analytic workflow modernization.
The NGA Research Innovative Seedlings Proposers Day will be webcast via WebEx Events on May 21, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Note, all times listed in this announcement and on the registration website are Eastern Daylight Time. There is no registration fee for the Proposers Day webcast.
Registration opens: As of publication of this announcement.
Registration website: https://nga.webex.com/nga/onstage/g.php?MTID=ebb29fcc2170e5d62bddc8927a305c2c1
Registration closes: May 14, 2021 at 04:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time or when capacity is reached, whichever comes first.
Full information is available here.