NGA posts RFI for pilot project for monitoring CoH in Syria
On April 15, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency released a request for information for a pilot project for monitoring cessation of hostilities in Syria (Solicitation Number: HM0476-16-OCSC-PPCOHM). Responses must be submitted via email no later than 3:00pm EST on April 22.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is interested in exploring existing or new capabilities, technologies and methodologies to enable enhanced monitoring of cessation of hostilities (CoH) or ceasefires throughout the world. NGA is issuing this Request for Information to determine the marketplace’s interest and ability to satisfy this monitoring requirement, starting with a two (2) month Pilot Project focused on the CoH in Syria.
To enable enhanced cease-fire monitoring, the NGA underscores the importance of collecting information that can identify: 1) territorial expansion violations; 2) kinetic action violations; and 3) the impact of kinetic action violations. This information should be unclassified and shareable with the general public, to include a wide range of international actors, in order to inform and to seek improved compliance with the CoH. Ideally, the information will be available for dissemination within minutes or hours of collection. Methods may include, but are not limited to, micro-tasking, imagery, crowd-sourced processing, and social media scrapping or analysis. Please see attached Draft Statement of Work entitled, “Pilot Project Cessation of Hostilities Monitoring: Syrian Cease-Fire.”
Full information is available here.