Information Exploitation Technology

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Information Exploitation Technology: DESCRIPTION: Information Exploitation Technology, SOL BAA 05-45, Abstracts and Proposals Due: Anytime between 19 September 2005 and 19 September 2006; Technical POC: Dr. Robert Tenney, Deputy Director, DARPA/IXO; Phone (703) 696-2298. BACKGROUND: DARPA's Information Exploitation Office (DARPA/IXO) is soliciting proposals for advanced research and development of enabling technology, critical subsystems, and full system concepts that will provide revolutionary improvement to the efficiency and effectiveness of military Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, strike and stability operations in complex battlespaces. The goal of this procurement is to identify and develop novel ideas for sensing, signal processing, target characterization, data fusion, target tracking, predictive awareness, battle management, collaborative planning, and visualization that can contribute to future conflict mitigation, warfighting and peacekeeping effectiveness. Ideas can address 1) ways to employ new scientific/technical developments to achieve significant increases in component performance; 2) novel combinations of existing technologies into systems that create new warfighting capabilities; or 3) combinations of both. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES/DESCRIPTION: As a DARPA systems-oriented office, IXO is interested in both system applications and enabling technologies. IXOs application areas span the full range of anticipated DoD missions, from 1) influencing of potential adversary actions to avoid conflict to 2) shaping the battlespace before conflict to 3) improving the effectiveness of major combat operations to 4) providing force multipliers for post-conflict reconstruction and stability operations. In each of these mission areas, IXO focuses on automating and accelerating the processes necessary to lift the fog of war, understand the adversary, and increase the pace of battle. Meeting these objectives requires a diverse set of technologies, that when placed in a system context, can provide significant advances in DoD capability. IXO is interested in proposals that combine emerging technologies with high-payoff system applications. Proposals that address any combination of technology and application that fall within IXOs broad mission objectives may be submitted under this BAA. TECHNOLOGIES OF INTEREST: Technologies that interest IXO include but are not limited to: 1) Sensors, 2) Sensor Processing, 3) Environmental Discovery, 4) Target Discrimination, 5) Tracking, 6) Information Fusion, 7) Signature Discovery, 8) Context Analysis, 9) Network Analysis, 10) Game Theory, 11) Modeling, 12) Computational Social Science, 13) Emergent Behavior Exploitation, 14) Ad Hoc Networking, 15) Control Methods, (16) Planning, 17) Autonomy, 18) Platforms, 19) Robotics, 20) Observables Management, 21) Very Large Databases, 22) Processors, 23) Displays, 24) Mission-specific Communication Links, and 25) Human-computer Interaction. SYSTEM APPLICATIONS OF INTEREST: High payoff system applications that interest IXO include but are not limited to: 1) Rapidly Defeating Elusive Surface Targets, 2) Understanding of the Urban Battlespace, 3) Understanding the 21st Century Battlespace, 4) Managing the Scale and Complexity of the Network-centric Battlespace, 5) Combat ID of Individuals, 6) Getting Situation Data Into the Head of the Busy Warfighter, 7) Obtaining Reliable Forensics in Cluttered Environments, and 8) Knowing What is Over the Hill / Around the Corner / Behind the Wall. Further details on specific technology and application interest, program phases, selection criteria, and submission instructions may be found in the Proposers Information Package (PIP) which can be accessed at AND ADMINISTRATIVE INQUIRIES: DARPA intends to use electronic mail for correspondence regarding BAA 05-45. Technical, contractual, or administrative questions must be sent to BAA05-45 Answers to all questions generally relevant to the technical, contractual, and administrative aspects of the solicitation will be posted at under Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for public access. In order to minimize unnecessary effort in proposal preparation and review, proposers are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts in advance of full proposals. DARPA will employ an electronic upload process for abstract/proposal submissions for BAA 05-45. Performers may find guidance for abstract/proposal submission at: This BAA will remain open from 19 September 2005 through 19 September 2006. Throughout this period, DARPA will receive and review abstracts and/or proposals on a continuous basis and proposers are encouraged to submit innovative abstracts and/or proposals at any time during this period. Please reference for complete submission instructions. OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The Government reserves the right to select for award all, some, or none of the proposals received in response to this announcement and to award without discussions. All responsible sources may submit a proposal that shall be considered by DARPA. Small Disadvantaged Businesses and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Institutions (MIs) are encouraged to submit proposals and team with others in submitting proposals. However, no portion of this BAA will be set aside for HBCUs and MIs participation, due to the impracticality of reserving discrete or severable areas of technology for exclusive competition among these entities. Government contractors are required to register at the Governments Central Contractor Registration site in order to negotiate contracts with most government agencies. This URL is provided as a reference: Since this FedBizOpps Announcement, along with the PIP, constitutes a Broad Agency Announcement as contemplated in the FAR 6.102 (d)(2)(i), all prospective Proposers MUST also refer to the PIP before submitting a proposal. Proposals MUST NOT be submitted by fax or e-mail; any so sent will be disregarded. Original Point of Contact: Michael Blackstone, Contracting Officer, email:
Federal Grant Title: Information Exploitation Technology
Federal Agency Name: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: BAA05-45
Type of Funding: Grant Other Cooperative Agreement Procurement Contract
CFDA Numbers: 12.910
CFDA Descriptions: Research and Technology Development
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Sep 19, 2006 Proposals submitted against BAA05-45
Posted Date: Sep 19, 2005
Creation Date: Jun 01, 2006
Archive Date: Sep 20, 2006
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Category Explanation
Funding Instrument Type Explanation: All available funding instruments (Cooperative Agreement, Other Transaction, Procurement Contract, Grant, etc.) are available under this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA).
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Michael Blackstone, Contracting Officer Email address for Contracting Officer
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