DIUx Commercial Solutions Openings


A U.S. Army Green Beret takes one knee during a noncombatant evacuation exercise, as part of Southern Strike 16, on Meridian Naval Air Station, Miss.The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUX) launched a new tool last year to connect small businesses with opportunities to offer the military solutions to challenges. We’re going to post those challenges here to keep the TandemNSI community alerted to these opportunities because they rotate fast.

UPDATED: 5:00 p.m. EST February 19, 2018

How it works

Called the Commercial Solutions Opening, the rapid contracting process starts with DIUx posting a military challenge on DIUx’s website. The challenges can vary across a wide range of technology challenges such as 3D printing micro drones or solving cyber vulnerabilities.

Interested companies then submit a solution brief on ways to use their technology to solve the challenge directly to the website. Certain companies will be invited to pitch their solutions to DIUx partners “using the same pitch deck and short concept papers they use to pitch their venture capital firms or their private sector customers,” said former Defense Secretary Ash Carter. It’s a merit based competition open to any startup or commercial firm.

“From there, things can move very, very quickly,” the former defense secretary said.

Once a solution is identified, “DIUx can then negotiate and execute fast, flexible, and collaborative awards with the goal to issue funding within 60 days of a first meeting with the company,” Carter said.

DIUx posted its first set of opportunities since the administration transition on Feb. 13. At the end of 2016, the innovation cell also posted a how-to guide to help other agencies adopt the process. You can find it here.


NEW: Hardware to Software Transformation: DoD is seeking commercial solutions to transform legacy, hardware-based systems into modern, software-defined systems that can be rapidly integrated with existing and emerging DoD and commercial technologies. Areas of Interest include software-defined radios, software-defined radar signal processing, hardware emulation for virtual testing of physical devices, and rebuilding of VAX/VMS systems and applications into x86-based open architectures using modern software development best practices. Companies should have demonstrated technical expertise in one or more of these areas. The government may facilitate teaming arrangements among submissions offering complementary capabilities to achieve desired effect. Companies are also encouraged to present their own teaming arrangements in their solution briefs Desired solutions should have commercial viability, prospective companies should have experience with advanced commercial radars and/or real-time systems for commercial vehicles (aircraft, automobiles, or ships). A successful prototype will demonstrate the ability to migrate a complex hardware-based military system into a modern, software-defined architecture. Technologies and methodologies used in this prototype should be applicable to a wide range of legacy DoD systems, to include radars, aircraft, ships, etc.

Key Performance Criteria:
Performance Criteria:
– Prospective companies must be US-owned
– Prospective companies should be capable of holding a clearance (desired)
– Radio Frequency (RF) components must be able to generate, transmit, receive, and process GHz-class RF signals
– RF components must support bandwidths from 50-1000 MHz
– User Experience (UX) for Command and Control, System Monitoring, and Operations must be highly intuitive and user-friendly

  • Submissions accepted from 02/12/2018 11:00 to 02/21/2018 17:00 PT

EXPIRED: Big​ ​Data​ ​Migration​ ​&​ ​Analytics: DoD customer is seeking innovative solutions to establish a single, centralized data-lake platform within a government-authorized, commercial cloud environment. Acceptable proposals must provide a secure, scalable, consolidated, and standardized data environment that delivers a data pipeline flexible enough to provide analytical sandboxes and data integration capabilities that enable the ease of discovery and correlation of data for use by developers, operators, analysts, and decision makers. The platform should provide a robust analytics engine to demonstrate its ability to aggregate and integrate disparate data sources. The analytics engine must provide intuitive and customizable dashboards to visualize and interpret the data and demonstrate the ability to support advanced capability delivery, agile development & operations, prescriptive & predictive analytics, and machine learning. The solution must be built on open standards and prove the ability to scale data aggregation to thousands of legacy data sources and millions of data points (both structured and unstructured), and be able to secure data at the packet level and authenticate by system and user. Finally, the vendor must demonstrate commercial viability and the solution must be ready for data ingestion within 30 days of award. DIUx encourages vendor partnerships in the event that your company cannot satisfy each component of the solicitation. Please include proposed teaming arrangements in your solution brief and whether they are prospective or defined

  • Submissions accepted from 11/27/2017 17:00 to 12/08/2017 17:00 PT

NEW: Open Architecture Data Management and Advanced Analytics: DIUx, on behalf of the Department of Defense (DoD), seeks innovative methods, capabilities and processes based on an open architecture approach for processing (e.g. mining, wrangling) large amounts of structured and unstructured engineering data such as written reports, sensor data, and simulation results to facilitate various computational engineering analyses. These capabilities will be demonstrated as a prototype using one of the engineering disciplines (aircraft aerodynamic “flutter” modeling) as the example application. The prototype sought will need to demonstrate the ability to determine correct data content, data associations, and historical trends required to perform a robust analysis. The prototype will also demonstrate the capability for future incorporation of advanced analytics for developing partial solutions based on past test cases, thus accelerating a typically laborious and expensive process while establishing the potential of achieving results based on analogy. The government may facilitate teaming arrangements among submissions offering complementary capabilities to achieve desired effect.

  • Submissions accepted from 11/27/2017 17:00 to 12/11/2017 17:00 PT

EXPIRED: Space Situational Awareness: DIUx is seeking mature commercial solutions from U.S. companies to address the ability to view, characterize, and predict the changing physical location of natural and manmade objects in orbit around the Earth. This initiative will explore augmenting the U.S. Air Force’s current Space Situational Awareness/Battle Management, Command, & Control (SSA/BMC2) architecture with a commercial layer. Areas of interest include catalog maintenance; routine and/or dynamic sensor tasking; conjunction assessment; processing of events such as launches, maneuvers, anomalies, and breakups; and any other SSA/BMC2 mission. Proposed solutions should be offered in the form of a commercial business model (e.g., commercial services, subscription, or software license) and be capable of a functional demonstration within 90 days of award. Proposals should address the use of, and requirements for, any commercial or other data, describe any additional network access requirements, and include an initial high-level operational concept and a construct for prototype demonstration.

  • Submissions accepted from 11/7/2017 09:00 to 11/21/2017 17:00 PT

EXPIRED: Scorecard 2.0

DoD seeks solutions to provide senior leaders near real-time, reliable cyber risk scores. Solutions must be able to fuse vulnerability data with cyber threat, likelihood, and impact feeds to automatically generate risk scores. Output should provide senior leaders an intuitive, dashboard-style interface to quickly assess cyber risk scores at multiple levels of granularity, from a composite score of the entire enterprise to assessing risk on individual devices. The underlying algorithms must be transparent and modifiable by the user through the graphical user interface. The solution and risk model must efficiently scale to millions of assets. The solution should be capable of ingesting XML, CSV and STIX inputs and outputting in XML. Must be able to demonstrate solution within 30 days of award.

  • Submissions accepted from 10/17/2017 17:00 to 10/26/2017 17:00 PT

EXPIRED: Autonomous Airborne Teaming Sensor Network

The Department of Defense is seeking partners to integrate commercial/military platforms, systems, sensors, and software with military hardware and software for use in a tactical air environment. Solutions should be able to operate at tactically-relevant airspeeds (nominally > .75M), loads (nominally > 6g), payloads (nominally > 200 lbs) and endurance (nominally > 1 hr flight time).

The focus of the effort is on innovative frameworks and architectures that permit quick and effective hardware and software integration between various platforms and payloads. Individual platforms, sensors, autonomy features, and control systems are welcome if they can integrate into the larger ecosystem. The expected outcome is working demonstrations of multiple UAVs cooperating semi-autonomously in actual flights to achieve mission objectives consistent with human-machine teaming.

Prospective partners should have expertise or technology in one or more of the following areas: Systems integration of payloads from multiple vendors into multiple platforms; Control systems hardware and/or software design; Open autonomy and software architectures design; Original equipment manufacturing for unmanned systems; Airborne RF and IR passive sensor design; Decision-level sensor data information fusion; Communications technologies to share data among multiple airborne platforms for improved geolocation accuracy and information fusion.

Companies that wish to submit a classified solution brief should state that intention in their unclassified submission. Once this unclassified submission is received, you will be provided a classified email address to send your classified submission to. Upon receipt of this classified email address, you will have 24 hours to send your classified solution brief.

  • Submissions accepted from 9/22/2017 15:30 to 10/10/2017 12:00 PT

EXPIRED: Big Data Approaches to Host-Based Pre-Symptomatic Biomarker Discovery:

The state of development of tools for infectious-disease detection and identification has been steadily improving, such that many diseases of relevance to Department of Defense operations can be rapidly, effectively and cheaply diagnosed. However, most diagnoses follow the presentation of overt symptoms, by which time treatments may be less effective, contagious diseases have spread, and fitness and recovery may be compromised.

There is a strong need for effective technologies that can cue the use of these diagnostic tools, providing both early warning of exposure and facilitating rapid and effective use of countermeasures. In order to provide a pre-symptomatic trigger for subsequent diagnostics, we must understand how the human body reacts, both generally and specifically, to infectious disease. This “host response” (in contrast to direct detection of pathogens) includes biomarkers and metrics that could, in theory, be monitored.

This solicitation focuses on identifying the optimal number and type of physiological, biochemical, neurological, etc. metrics and pathways that could be monitored and act as sentinels for threat exposure or pending illness. The DoD customer posits that existing data could be mined to help define the sentinel marker, or suite of markers, that provide the best predictive power. Many relevant historical datasets are available from toxicology, immunology, supportive care, vaccine development, and public-health studies. The customer will make a number of these datasets available to the selected team(s), with a corresponding data dictionary to facilitate interpretation.

Note that some of the provided data are unstructured, data fields across studies are not consistent, and metadata is not contiguous across the full variety of provided datasets. Any relevant clinical or laboratory data that bidders have already secured or have access to would supplement these training sets and we encourage bidders to include them in their response, if applicable.

The anticipated deliverables are two-fold: a trade-space analysis that defines the optimum suite of metrics necessary to provide the health/exposure/sickness warnings described above, and the predictive-analytic algorithms (derived, at a minimum, from the supplied data) that could continually ingest those metrics at an operationally practical tempo. Both the analyses and algorithms are sought.

  • Submissions accepted from 09/15/2017 10:00 to 10/06/2017 10:00 PT

EXPIRED: Cyber Threat Intelligence

DoD lacks visibility into the vast amount of public, private, and open source data associated with cyber intrusions. Combined, this data is necessary for maintaining situational awareness and understanding threat actors. DoD seeks a solution that incorporates commercial cyber threat data into intelligence analysis and production, training, and operations. Additional information regarding threat data source, data timeliness, global insights, and access to subject matter experts for further analysis is desirable. Solutions will only be accepted from companies who directly provide the product or solution​. Companies​ must demonstrate commercial viability.

Key Performance Criteria:
Threat intelligence reports
Threat intelligence feeds/Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
Confidence levels
Threat severity assessments

  • Submissions accepted from 07/11/2017 21:00 to 07/21/2017 21:00 PT

EXPIRED: Small, Responsive Launch

The Department of Defense seeks low cost modular solutions capable of launching spacecraft up to 450 kg total mass to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) upon demand. Solutions capable of sustaining launch to LEO within 12 to 18 months are desired; however, novel approaches requiring more time to significantly increase flexibility, resiliency, and affordability will also be considered. This will be a competitive solicitation limited to U.S. companies only.

Key Performance Criteria:
Accommodate timely and flexible launch of small payloads (to include spacecraft) from air, land, or sea
Enable precision delivery of these payloads to prescribed orbits based on mission design and space traffic management requirements with minimal delay
Provide a viable commercialization path to achieve increased cadence and capacity to ensure responsive access to space.

  • Submissions accepted from 07/13/2017 23:59 to 07/21/2017 23:59 PT

EXPIRED: Digital Manufacturing

Increasing the speed at which we design, build, and deploy critical systems and components, including improving the methods we use to identify and solve problems, is critical to our nation’s defense. DIUx seeks to design, prototype, and manufacture the systems our warriors need faster than ever before, and we’re looking for novel ideas for realizing that goal, including ways to crowdsource robust technical data packages for prototypes, both within the DoD and from commercial and civilian experts. We also want to demonstrate the production, testing, and evaluation of solutions leveraging a deployable micro-factory.

DIUx is seeking commercial partners that are ready to deliver prototypes for:

• Crowd-sourcing/collaborative development of part and systems designs, and
• Digital manufacturing using portable factories in environmentally-challenging environments.

We asking for two specific deliverables:

• A prototype platform and process for soliciting and incentivizing designs for specific parts, systems, or solutions to materiel problems
• A prototype portable digital manufacturing factory capable of producing the items designed in Part A in an austere, environmentally-challenging environment.

The platform and process for soliciting designs should produce viable designs for all of the following: an infantry load reduction device, a drone capable of 50lb cargo payloads, and a very light tactical vehicle. The solicited designs must include robust technical data packages and be producible by the digital manufacturing factory which is second objective of this CSO. The platform should be capable of enabling evaluation of the viability of the design. The platform and process must be capable of selecting or ranking designs based on project specific criteria such as performance characteristics, cost, speed of manufacture, ease of manufacture.

The digital factory should be able to produce all of the aforementioned systems designed through the platform described above. In addition to the prototype production factory, DIUx is also asking for specifications for a variety of portable, ruggedized digital micro-factories for use in austere, environmentally-challenging environments that can be customized based on criteria such as production levels (volume), types of items to be produced (metals, plastics, ceramics), and environmental-factors. The customized factory designs must, at a minimum, be capable of producing some or all of the above types of items.

  • Submissions accepted from 07/14/2017 10:30 to 07/23/2017 22:30 PT

EXPIRED: Predictive Maintenance

The Department of Defense is seeking software for predictive or condition-based maintenance. Solution must be capable of integrating both historical structured (e.g. sensor reports) and unstructured (e.g. maintenance logs) datasets. Solution will need to apply machine learning to optimize maintenance schedules, and provide analysis and recommendations at both a component and system level. Companies must have previously delivered predictive maintenance platforms to commercial customers, preferably in the aviation sector.

  • Submissions accepted from 07/07/2017 08:00 to 07/14/2017 12:00 PT

EXPIRED: Mobile Endpoint Security Solution

The Department of Defense (DoD) is seeking a mobile endpoint security solution to protect against threats to iOS and Android mobile devices. The solution must actively vet applications to standards on DoD mobile devices, limiting downloads of certain applications, and stopping malicious activities. Trends and signatures of cutting edge ransomware or other kinds of malicious activities shall be proactively updated. Abnormalities and unusual account behavior shall be automatically detected prior to granting users access to sensitive information. The network shall be protected by monitoring and detecting communication through all mobile device interfaces against known malicious sites or servers. Appropriate DoD security organizations must have the necessary feedback to identify vulnerabilities and take an appropriate action. DoD must have the flexibility to isolate, wipe, blacklist, patch, and perform other security actions when responding to an identified threat. Integration with the existing mobile device management software, MobileIron, is critical. The solution must scale to millions of users globally, and have an intuitive interface for users and administrators. The solution must hold a commercial security standard and be willing to work toward Federal compliance standards. The product must be commercially available and demonstrable. Selected solutions of interest will be invited to participate in a PlugTest between July 24 and August 11, 2017. Vendors must be able to provide a fully operational version of their software, and appropriate support, during this PlugTest. The results of this PlugTest will be used in the Phase 2 evaluation (see CSO guide) to determine which vendor (or vendors) will be awarded an contract for an initial prototype pilot. DoD is considering the possibility of awarding more than one contract should multiple solutions meet the evaluation criteria.

  • Submissions accepted from 07/06/2017 08:00 to 07/19/2017 12:00 PT

EXPIRED: Supply Visualization and Analytics

The Department of Defense (DoD) lacks visibility into the vast amount of public, private, and open source data associated with and that has the potential to impact DoD supply chain pipelines. A broad and immediate awareness of actual or predicted perturbations in the supply chain is necessary and will enable the DoD to contain, mitigate, and repair the consequences. The DoD requires a customizable solution that integrates, analyzes, and visualizes information from multiple disparate data sources, both privately and publicly available to include data from suppliers, shippers, and receivers that can track tens of thousands of shipments and provide real-time awareness to multiple locations and echelons simultaneously. The solution must present information in ways that is immediately understandable and actionable to those other than data scientists. Inclusion of a mobile solution is preferred. Solution must account for and include all required integration to ensure end-solution is deliverable. Minimum viable product must be commercially available now or demonstrable no later than four months from contract award.

  • Submissions accepted from 06/12/2017 17:00 to 06/27/2017 12:00 PT

EXPIRED: Automated Vulnerability Detection and Remediation

The Department of Defense (DoD) is interested in systems to automatically find previously unreported vulnerabilities in software without source code and automatically generate patches to remediate vulnerabilities with minimal false positives.

  • Submissions accepted from 06/12/2017 17:00 to 06/20/2017 12:00 PT

EXPIRED: Supply Visualization and Analytics

The Department of Defense (DoD) lacks visibility into the vast amount of public, private, and open source data associated with and that has the potential to impact DoD supply chain pipelines. A broad and immediate awareness of actual or predicted perturbations in the supply chain is necessary and will enable the DoD to contain, mitigate, and repair the consequences. The DoD requires a customizable solution that integrates, analyzes, and visualizes information from multiple disparate data sources, both privately and publicly available to include data from suppliers, shippers, and receivers that can track tens of thousands of shipments and provide real-time awareness to multiple locations and echelons simultaneously. The solution must present information in ways that is immediately understandable and actionable to those other than data scientists. Inclusion of a mobile solution is preferred. Solution must account for and include all required integration to ensure end-solution is deliverable. Minimum viable product must be commercially available now or demonstrable no later than four months from contract award.

  • Submissions accepted from 06/12/2017 17:00 to 06/27/2017 12:00 PT

EXPIRED: Naval Aviation Mission Planning Tool

DoD is seeking flight visualization technologies to provide an immersive virtual environment, enabling the development, presentation, rehearsal, and replay of multi-aircraft missions. Solution should use realistic modeling for both weather, terrain, and aircraft simulation. Solution must include current, commercially used software, and must be capable of supporting multiple users and multiple viewpoints, to include cockpit perspective, over-the-shoulder, and “God’s-eye view” of planned missions. In addition, solution should be scalable to allow for the future inclusion of algorithms that can predict and model the effectiveness of sensors and weapons.

  • Submissions accepted from 1130 PT April 24, 2017 to 1000 PT May 1, 2017

EXPIRED: Kinetic Drone Defense

The Department of Defense (DoD) is seeking a system capable of finding and defeating adversarial Group 1 & 2 UAS, utilizing an open, extensible associated control system that can exchange targeting data with a variety of other DoD systems. The system will support a layered approach of various detection, track, identification and alternative defeat systems. The system must be a prototype with planned initial field capability and requisite testing within 8 months. The system will consist of several components, and DIUx encourages respondents to submit ideas for any or all of the components of the system.

Key Performance Criteria:

Kinetic Drone Defense:

  • The system must be small enough (nominally < 20 lbs / < 42”) to support both mobile and fixed site launch platforms
  • The system must be able to complete successful intercept against maneuvering target up to 2,500’ AGL & 150 kts. Optimally, the system can engage multiple threats up to 3,500’ AGL & 250 kts
  • The system must achieve at least 85% neutralization success on adversarial drones against a single target up to 55 lbs at relevant ranges. Optimally, the system can defend against multiple threat drones weighing up to 65 lbs each with greater than 95% neutralization success

Control System:

  • Communications should support secure, continuous link to drone for updated target cues and control through a common standard, open, fire control software (Counter Rocket, Artillery & Mortar [CRAM] — provided), to include mid-flight termination
  • User interface should be intuitive, and enable minimally-trained personnel to operate system safely and effectively
  • System autonomy is encouraged, but must include human in the loop

Detection & Navigation System:

  • Launch and navigation should feed from layered systems through CRAM, to include remote launch
  • Should ingest tracks from other external systems via common data formats to include geotemporal data and metadata from tracks

Submissions accepted from 1000 PT March 30, 2017 to 1200 PT April 19, 2017

EXPIRED: Multi Drone Defeat System

DIUx seeks a Counter Unmanned Aerial System (CUAS) to detect and intercept drones using omni and directional transmitting antennas. In order to be effective in combat environments, the system must counter five or more drones simultaneously in the 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequency ranges, as well as the 420-480 MHz range in order to provide protection from aircraft utilizing Ultra High Frequency (UHF) long range extenders. The system, including its antenna power, must be portable, weighing under 25 pounds. Operating temperature must be between -40 and 125 degrees Fahrenheit. Default detection range needs to be 0.5 miles with at least a 0.4 mile intercept range. Power options should include 120-220V AC, 12V DC external power or battery, 12V socket, BA5590 connector or an internal rechargeable battery with at least one hour of life. The system must automatically generate, catalogue and provide notifications for system status, to include power, interference, and fault condition. System must feature an intuitive UI, and maintain a log of detection and interception events for follow-on analysis. System must be deliverable within 60 days of contract award.

  • Submissions accepted from 0800 PT March 22, 2017 to 1600 PT March 29, 2017

EXPIRED: Agile Systems Development Environment

Seeking the prototyping of a robust and scalable software development environment to enable the modernization of Department of Defense (DoD) command and control systems in a cloud infrastructure. Environment must include a scalable software development and production platform to enable continuous integration, continuous delivery, and operation of new applications, as well as the containerization, rehosting, and refactoring of existing DoD applications. Additionally, ideal solutions will consist of an ecosystem of software and platforms to rapidly deploy advanced commercial capabilities, to include, but not limited to, workflow, geospatial services, data analytics and visualization, and data management. Prototype will be deployed to a government cloud and/or an on premise cloud infrastructure, and the effectiveness of the solutions will be demonstrated though the migration and modernization of a collection of current DoD applications. Solutions must be commercially viable and ready to support the application migration within 30 days of award.

  • Submissions accepted from 10:30am PT March 10, 2017 to 4:00pm PT March 20, 2017

EXPIRED: Quantitative Augmentation of Enterprise-level Decision Processes

DIUx is seeking a partner or partners that possess a set of validated enterprise-level machine learning software products to quantitatively augment a decision process. The partner(s) should be able to prepare (clean, normalize, error mitigate, etc.) at least six structured and unstructured enterprise-level data sets. The partner(s) should be able to apply their products to these data sets and demonstrate predictive analytics and portfolio optimization at a minimum. Partner(s) should provide a user-friendly interface to leverage these capabilities into a pertinent decision process. The partner(s) must demonstrate: the validity and maturity of their methodologies and algorithms respectively during program evaluation; prove commercial viability within 30 days of contract award; and be able to demonstrate the application of its tools and techniques within 60 days of contract award. The initial prototype must be completed within 6 months of contract award. DIUx encourages teaming in the event that your company cannot satisfy each component of the solicitation. Please include proposed teaming arrangements in your solution brief and whether they are prospective or defined.

  • Submissions accepted from 10:00am PT March 14, 2017 to 12:00pm PT March 21, 2017

EXPIRED: Acoustic Counter-UAS System

The Department of Defense seeks a solution capable of acoustically detecting, classifying, and/or localizing small unmanned aerial systems (groups 1 and 2). Solutions should have the ability to detect and identify a drone within 300m of the sensor. Must be able to operate in noisy environments; use acoustic signature of unmanned aerial systems to identify as common commercial systems and/or components; survive common field weather conditions; alert and notify operator of drone presence; and prove, within 60 days, the ability to integrate with a command and control system via software APIs over a common network. Company must prove technical viability of their approach during a field test within 90 days.

  • Submissions accepted from 1600 PT, 13 Feb 2017 to 1600 PT 21 Feb 2017

EXPIRED: Passive, Optical Counter-UAS Detection System

The Department of Defense seeks an optical sensor able to passively detect, identify, classify, and track multiple Unmanned Aerial Systems during day, night, and all-weather operations. The sensor should generate high resolution, real-time three-dimensional volumetric representation of target objects and track a target’s motion in three-dimensions at distances greater than one kilometer. Additionally, the sensor should be able to easily integrate with other solutions as well as command and control systems, require minimal power, both computationally and mechanically/electronically, and be deployable on a mobile platform. This solicitation is limited to U.S. companies and requires a practical demonstration.

  • Submissions accepted from 1500 PT, 14 Feb 2017 to 1600 PT 21 Feb 2017

EXPIRED: On-Demand Prototype Design, Development and Fabrication

Provide digital design, development and rapid fabrication services in support of advanced prototype creation and bridge-to-production low volume manufacturing. Manufacturing processes should be highly automated and capable of producing high-quality end-use parts or full prototype solutions, and be optimized for low-volume and on-demand production. Techniques should include, but not be limited to, advanced injection molding, CNC machining and 3D printing services using a variety of materials such as engineering plastics, metal, wood, rubber, fabrics and silicone. In addition to manufacturing, solutions should include design, concept validation and engineering for mechanical and electrical components. Integration should include system assembly, design optimization, environmental and functional testing, certification support, and production techniques. Vendor must be International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) compliant and registered with the Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). Initial manufacturing samples or proofs should be ready for inspection in 3-5 weeks from submission of design files.

  • Submissions accepted from 7 p.m. EST Oct. 31, 2016 to 7 p.m. EST Nov. 9, 2016

EXPIRED: Command, Control, and Situational Awareness

Web-based software platform supporting defense contributions to the US Government’s shaping and influence efforts. Must provide defense users the ability to visualize relevant activities and operational metrics, collaboratively plan and approve defense activities, and monitor/manage subsequent execution. Platform must be capable of processing and displaying relevant US government and publicly available information on accredited networks at various classification levels in order to support decision making. Platform must support various analytics and visualizations suitable for operations centers, individual workstations, and tablets/smart phones. Platform must provide a “plug and play” architecture so that individual data sources and/or analytics can be added or replaced based on cost, performance, and other factors.

Key performance criteria include:
• A functional prototype or higher level of maturity, with demonstrated real-world use
• A demonstrated ability to deploy to multiple networks
• Support for federated deployments / communications between deployed instances
• Fine-grained user access controls, with support for PKI certificates
• Ability to store, process, and display organizational plans, objectives, and activities
• Ability to store, process, and display news, social media, and broadcast television content
• Semantic-reasoning capabilities that leverage access to organizational knowledge (plans, objectives, activities, etc.) to identify additional information of interest to system users.

  • Submissions accepted from 4:00 p.m. EST November 2, 2016 to 4 p.m. EST Nov. 23, 2016

EXPIRED: Cyber Incident Response Toolkit

Software solutions for a cyber incident response tool kit that offer the following capabilities: discovery, identification, containment, eradication, recovery, information sharing, and capturing lessons learned. Software will be looked at independently as well as within the context of the other coordinating tools. Any training necessary to operate tools should be included in submission for consideration.

  • Submissions accepted from 6:30 p.m. EST Aug. 16, 2016 to 7 p.m. EST Sept. 21, 2016

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