DIA is committed to leveraging the full range and scope of forward leaning ideas from all qualified and interested sources, to include both traditional and non-traditional partners, inside or outside of our organization, to include, but not necessarily limited to, the intelligence community, other government agencies, coalition partners, industry, and academia.

Read the 2015-2016 DIA Innovation Implementation Plan (PDF, 3.7MB)

Information provided below is intended to be a quick primer for how to engage DIA with innovative ideas. Interested parties are free to check back for updates, or follow us on Twitter @DefenseIntel.

Engagement Opportunities

Innovation engagement opportunities, mechanisms, and initiatives include the following:

NeedipeDIA and
 Innovation Industry Days

In conjunction with the DIA Innovation BAA (DIA-BAA-14-01), NeedipeDIA is a unique acquisition mechanism that links mission needs to innovative solutions by directly engaging communities throughout industry and academia. NeedipeDIA streamlines the acquisition process by communicating a dynamic list of mission needs to solution providers in a clear and timely manner. DIA is looking for both traditional and non-traditional partners to present innovations to some of our toughest technology, process, and policy needs. If you are interested in helping us advance our national security join us at http://www.dia.mil/Needipedia.

Other Government Entities

DIA continually seeks partnerships with all federal, state, and local agencies to share ideas, share costs, and maximize value to the U.S. taxpayer. If you are a government agency interested in partnering with DIA, email: ~I2A-oge@dodiis.mil for more information.

External Engagements

DIA seeks partnerships with creators from industry and academia to leverage the full range and scope of the latest technological advances for the Intelligence Community. If you are interested in speaking with a member of the innovation staff, please click on the link below which will provide you with a request form.  Please fill the form in with the requested information and email it to: ~I2A-partnering@dodiis.mil (reference External Engagement – Company Name in the subject line).

Click here to access the Innovation Meeting Request Form.

Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) partnering

If you are conducting an externally funded Phase 2 or 3 SBIR that aligns with the Defense Intelligence Enterprise mission, we would like to hear from you. Learn more about the DIA Office of Small Business Programs.