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Multi-INT Research Initiatives at The Naval Postgraduate School -- Deadline Changed
The Naval Postgraduate School Center for Multi-INT Studies (CMIS) has a bold vision to transform the field of intelligence and seeks to vastly improve the current state of the art in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). To this end, CMIS supports innovative, independent research that has the potential to expand knowledge in related areas.
As real-time, accurate and actionable intelligence products are demanded by analysts, warfighters, and decision makers, linear, human-intensive processes are no longer sufficient. The capabilities of current and future adversaries, and the dynamism and complexity of the environments in which they operate, necessitate vast improvements in the timeliness and execution of intelligence-cycle processes.
Humans do not have the cognitive ability or the time to analyze the vast quantities of multi-source, multidimensional data that are now available. Revolutionary decision support, situational awareness, sensemaking, inferencing, reasoning, and visualization capabilities must be employed to expediently unlock the information contained in these myriad streams of data.
CMIS envisions a future where cognitive technologies can anticipate strategic and tactical information needs, perceptively orchestrate distributed sensors across every domain (cyber, human, terrestrial, air, sea, space, etc.), and deliver timely and accurate recommendations to kinetic and/or non-kinetic agents (human and/or machine) to employ required actions.
This announcement will remain open until 4:00 p.m. (PDT), 29 June 2016 (was Jun. 30, 2016). Proposals may be submitted at any time during this period.
Areas of Interest
The following technology areas are of interest:
- Automated derivation of target information from multiple, diverse sources
- Representing hypothesized targets behaviors in a dynamic model
- Efficient methods to transform Multi-INT information into evidentiary support of target behaviors
- Methods to calculate the inferential value of new information
- Scalable algorithms for orchestrating the employment of a diverse set of sensors
- Human interactions with the automated collection and processing loop
- Automated discovery of inter-domain entity relationships
- New approaches for establishing/addressing the scientific underpinnings of Multi-INT
- Maritime Domain Awareness/Anomaly Detection
All responsible sources from U.S. academia, U.S. research institutions, U.S. laboratories outside the Federal Government, U.S. industry, and accredited foreign universities may submit proposals under this BAA.
Anticipated Range of Individual Award Amounts: The estimated amount of funding is expected to be between $50,000 and $150,000 for a base period of twelve (12) months.