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DIA Future Capabilities and Innovation Office
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.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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: