Next Generation Information and Identification Awareness (NGIA)

Capability Assessment Event

UPDATED: 28-29 November 2018

In Tampa, FL

Overview

SOFWERX, in collaboration with USSOCOM will host a Capability Assessment Event to identify Next Generation Identification and Information Awareness technologies available now, under development, or anticipated to be developed in the next 3-5 years.

To be considered for the event, you must submit your technology for review by 28 September. The Government will subsequently review the submissions and downselect specific capabilities of interest. UPDATED: SOFWERX will then notify those selected companies on or about 29 October. Those selected companies must RSVP by 2 November  to attend the Next Generation Identification and Information Awareness Capability Assessment Event on 28-29 November.

 

Objectives

U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) requests information from Industry, Academic, and Laboratory partners on approaches, products, and/or services to support the technology requirements of “Next Generation Identification Awareness (NGIA)” missions. NGIA is the integration of standoff biometrics, technical sensors, and advanced data architecture and analytics to complement traditional intelligence capabilities to enable identification in near-peer, sensitive, and less permissive environments. NGIA innovation will come from the ability to integrate multiple domain sensors to collectively derive high-fidelity information on identities, locations, and actions.

The focus area technologies of interest should collectively increase confidence levels, and will allow sifting of information gathered prior to transmitting/returning to requester to minimize the bandwidth required. Alternate means to achieve the same ends or effects will also be considered.

 

NGIA Technology Focus Areas

USSOCOM is seeking technologies available now, under development, or anticipated to be developed in the next 3-5 years. The NGIA technology focus areas are:

•   Standoff biometrics (face, gait, other)
•   Micro/nano technology
•   Internet-connected home devices (e.g. smart TVs and appliances)
•   Metadata analysis
•   Edge computing
•   Unattended sensors
•   Autonomous vehicles
•   Long-duration power
•   Meshed networking
•   Multi-domain sensor fusion
•   Full EM spectrum detection

Technologies and concepts should address the interrelated problems of gaining/maintaining persistent access, collecting and characterizing data, and fusing data to inform decisions. Alternate means to achieve the same ends or effects will also be considered and responses are encouraged even if you have only a part of a more comprehensive solution.

 

Methodology

Each company will participate in the following:

A. Two 1-v-1 presentations

1. 40 Minutes to Government Stakeholders

2. 20 Minutes to Other Government Users

B. Provide feedback to the Vulcan Team

The tentative schedule for the Government Stakeholders is:

28 November
7:30 AM – 8:15 AM Government Only Sessions
8:15 AM – 8:55 AM Company 1 / Company 2
9:00 AM – 9:40 AM Company 3 / Company 4
9:45 AM – 10:25 AM Company 5 / Company 6
10:30 AM – 11:10 AM Company 7 / Company 8
11:15 PM – 11:55 AM Company 9 / Company 10
12:00 PM – 1:10 PM Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 PM – 1:55 PM Company 11 / Company 12
2:00 PM – 2:40 PM Company 13 / Company 14
2:45 PM – 3:25 PM Company 15 / Company 16
3:30 PM – 4:10 PM Company 17 / Company 18
4:15 PM – 4:55 PM Company 19 / Company 20
4:55 PM – 5:30 PM Government Stakeholder Only Session

29 November
7:30 AM – 8:15 AM Government Only Session
8:15 AM – 8:55 AM Company 21 / Company 22
9:00 AM – 9:40 AM Company 23 / Company 24
9:45 AM – 10:25 AM Company 25 / Company 26
10:30 AM – 11:10 AM Company 27 / Company 28
11:15 PM – 11:55 AM Company 29 / Company 30
12:00 PM – 1:10 PM Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 PM – 1:55 PM Company 31 / Company 32
2:00 PM – 2:40 PM Company 33 / Company 34
2:45 PM – 3:25 PM Company 35 / Company 36
3:30 PM – 4:10 PM Company 37 / Company 38
4:15 PM – 4:55 PM Company 39
4:55 PM – 5:30 PM Government Stakeholder Only Session

 

Industry Collaboration Day Briefs

• Focus Area Breakouts: Click Here to Review

• NGIA Proof of Concepts A-E: Click Here to Review

• Warfighter Problem Set Overview: Click Here to Review 

• Additional Warfighter Background Information: Click Here to Review

 

How You Can Participate

Industry  

Submissions closed on 28 September

Invitations and consolations were sent 29 October for the 28-29 November event.

Government 

      Submit Capability Feedback: Click Here to Submit

Questions? 

For event related questions, please contact Keri Cline at [email protected]

 

Notice for all interested parties to SOFWERX events:  Announcement of SOFWERX events that are considered to have high potential for further efforts that may be accomplished via FAR-based contracting instruments, Other Transaction Authority (OTA) for Prototype Projects 10 USC 2371b, Prizes for advanced technology achievements 10 USC 2374a, and/or Prize Competitions 15 USC 3719, may be made at the www.sofwerx.org and/or www.teamwerx.org website(s).  All announcements made at the www.sofwerx.org and/or www.teamwerx.org website(s) are considered to satisfy the reasonable effort to obtain competition in accordance with 10 USC 2374a (b), 15 USC 3719 (e) and 10 USC 2371b (b)(2).  All FAR based actions will follow announcement procedures per FAR 5.201(b) accordingly.

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