NGA releases MUSE topic of BIG-ST BAA

On March 21, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) released topic 2 of the The Boosting Innovative GEOINT-Science and Technology (BIG-ST) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA): Magnifying University Science Expertise (MUSE). Questions are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on April 2, and abstracts are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on April 23. Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on June 7.

Intent of this Topic Call is the award of academic grants only.

This Topic Call seeks to increase the breadth and depth of knowledge to key science and technology areas of need to the geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) community and advance the state of practice in two subject areas:

  1. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
  2. Geodesy


Due Dates:

Questions: Due on 04/02/2024 @ 05:00pm ET

Abstracts: Due on 04/23/2024 @ 5:00pm ET

Proposals: Due on 06/07/2024 @ 5:00pm ET (Note: Proposers who do not submit an abstract are ineligible to submit a proposal.)

Contact Email for Topic 02: Unclassified: (Email Subject: ‘TOPIC 02 – MUSE’)


The BIG-ST BAA invites proposers to submit innovative concepts to address hard GEOINT problems that align to one or more of the following technical domains:

(1) Foundational GEOINT

(2) Advanced Phenomenologies

(3) Analytic Technologies


About the BIG-ST BAA: The BIG-ST BAA is a general announcement of NGA’s research interest, including criteria for selecting proposals and soliciting the participation of all offerors capable of satisfying the Government’s needs. The requests for abstracts and/or proposals are transmitted via Topic Calls that are published separately under the BIG-ST BAA general solicitation at various times during the open period of the general solicitation.

Review the NGA MUSE information.

Source: SAM

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