To be an innovation leader, an organization must efficiently leverage ideas, practices, and capabilities created anywhere, especially outside the organization. DIA has enhanced its ability to efficiently leverage solutions from industry and academia. NeedipeDIA expands the ongoing dialogue between DIA and innovative solution providers (industry, academia, labs) to address mission critical needs, and creates a direct communication channel to the solution providers with emerging technology that enhances DIA's mission capabilities.
NeedipeDIA enables DIA to express capability needs, clearly and concisely, to a larger community of innovators and encourage participation from both establish partners and companies that have never before worked with federal agencies. The list of needs below is designed to communicate the solutions DIA is seeking, while providing an entry point into government acquisition through an Open Broad Agency Announcement (BAA).
The content on this webpage consists of a dynamic list of needs that is updated frequently. All individuals, companies, or academic institutions interested in receiving grants or contracts through the Open BAA, found on www.fbo.gov and www.grants.gov, must identify the specific need by number using the list below. Detailed instructions for expressing your solution(s) are found within the Open BAA.
PROPOSALS NOT FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE BAA WILL NOT BE EVALUATED.
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WHAT IS NEEDIPEDIA?
Needipedia is a process using a website to communicate mission needs to innovators. It is an invitation to collaborative engagement with industry and academia. Needipedia is an unclassified website communicating needs to solution providers. It is a mechanism that enables:
WHO ARE NEEDIPEDIA STAKEHOLDERS?
HOW ARE DIA NEEDS/ REQUIREMENTS DERIVED?
Needs and requirements map to DIA mission areas:
Strategic mission elements:
Other Innovative Capabilities - Not Listed Above
HOW ARE SOLUTIONS SUBMITTED TO DIA THROUGH THE NEEDIPEDIA PROCESS?
WHAT ARE THE INCENTIVES FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE NEEDIPEDIA PROCESS?
HOW IS NEEDIPEDIA DIFFERENT FROM CURRENT DIA PROCESSES AND DOES IT REPLACE EXISTING BAAS?
HOW DOES NEEDIPEDIA AFFECT THE CONTRACT PRACTICES THAT TAKE PLACE AFTER A FUNDING DECISION IS MADE?
Needipedia does not address the contract practices after a funding decision is made. It only provides a mechanism for transitioning to the next stage in the acquisition phase.
Needipedia is an external website for identifying Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) needs. It embraces the full scope of "innovative ideas" from industry and academic sources. These ideas assist in supporting agile, technological and innovative capability for DIA mission-related requirements.
HOW TO INITIATE AN IDEA
Follow the steps below to initiate and submit your proposal.
HOW TO MAXIMIZE PROPOSAL SUCCESS
Before submitting a white paper for a proposal, review these recommendations:
HOW TO CONTACT DIA
STEPS TO SUBMIT A WHITE PAPER
HINTS FOR A SUCCESSFUL REVIEW
Properly aligning your capability to a mission need (below) is essential for successful review. Specifically:
1. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)
DIA seeks new and emerging technologies that can be developed, modified to be, or are ready for rapid transition to operational environments. Submissions to this need and sub-needs include research and development, modifications to meet mission needs, and proof of concept. Technologies submitted under NeedipeDIA Need 11, may be included in unique and independent technology demonstrations or exercises such as, but not limited to Trident Spectre. Coordination in regards to technology demonstrations or exercises does not supersede established project submissions process for respective technology demonstrations or exercises.
Response Type BAA
Additional Evaluation Criteria: NONE
11.1 Advance Communications and Cyber Technologies
DIA Seeks new and innovative communications, RF, satellite, and cyber focused technologies to include, or related to: advance mobile communication, secure mobile communication, secure internet-based communications, mobile device hardening, communication obfuscation, Mobile Device exploitation, Internet of Things (IoT) exploitation, IoT Device Sensing and Simulation, Automotive Telematics Exploitation Capabilities, Electronic Surveillance and/or Tracking Detection, Threat Identification and Mitigation, Advance Cyber communication Capabilities, software defined radios and networks, advance architectures, understanding and identification of intercepted signals, geolocation and/or exploitation of signals in near real-time, PNT (positions, navigation, and timing), and waveform development.
Relevant technologies may have some or all of the following attributes or abilities: discrete, hard to detect, reliable, easy to use, device agnostic, capable of secure data transmission without linking destination and source, low profile, LPI (low probability of intercept), LPD (low probability of detection), LPE (low probability of exploitation), leverage multiple or unique transmission methods.
11.2 Advance Sensor Technologies
DIA seeks new and innovative senor technologies to include, or related to: Unattended Ground Sensors, Unattended Maritime Sensors, integrated technical surveillance, small/niche autonomous sensors, network sensors, miniaturized sensors, miniaturized tracking devices, data delivery systems and Unintended Radiated Emissions (URE) technology. Relevant technologies may have some or all of the following abilities: small size, light weight, low power consumptions, discrete, hard to detect, reliable and easy to use.
11.3 Innovative, Creative and Advance Topics
DIA seeks new innovative research and study of advanced technology applications. These technologies and application may include data gathering and analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, data dissemination and optimization, data processing “at the edge,” or other expanding fields. Proposals to these needs will be considered based on core mission functions of DIA and those we serve.
11.4 Classified Needs
Classified needs can be found on the NRO ACE or NSA ARC. Refer to the BAA for instructions to submit.