FY14 MASINT EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH PROGRAM

Quick Facts

Due DateSeptember 30, 2014 (Tuesday)
Award AmountUn-Known
Category of Funding ActivityScience and Technology and other Research and Development
Eligible Applicants
  • Others - All responsible sources from U.S. academia may submit proposals under this BAA. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Institutions (MIs) are encouraged to submit proposals and join others in submitting proposals. However, no portion of this BAA will be set aside for HBCU and MI participation, due to the impracticality of reserving discrete or severable items of this research for exclusive competition among the entities. Federally Funded Research & Development Centers (FFRDCs), including Department of Energy National Laboratories, are not eligible to receive awards under this BAA. However, teaming arrangements between FFRDCs and eligible principal bidders are allowed so long as they are permitted under the sponsoring agreement between the government and the specific FFRDC. Navy laboratories and warfare centers as well as other Department of Defense and civilian agency laboratories are also not eligible to receive awards under this BAA and should not directly submit either white papers or full proposals in response to this BAA. If any such organization is interested in one or more of the programs described herein, the organization should contact an appropriate NPS POC to discuss its area of interest. As with FFRDCs, these types of federal organizations may team with other responsible sources from academia that are submitting proposals under this BAA. University Affiliated Research Centers (UARC) are eligible to submit proposals under this BAA unless precluded from doing so by their Department of Defense UARC contract. Teams are encouraged and may submit proposals in any and all areas. However, Offerors must be willing to cooperate and exchange software, data and other information in an integrated program with other grantees, as well as with system integrators. Some topic areas cover export-controlled technologies. Research in these areas is limited to ?U.S. persons? as defined in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) -22 CFR ? 120.1 et seq.

Program Description

Research Areas: Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) is an intelligence discipline that employs a broad range of scientific developments to gather foreign intelligence. In our efforts to enhance this intelligence competency we are interested in stimulating and supporting research that creates new knowledge and capabilities, or the transition of current capabilities, that have the potential to enhance the following areas: ? Remote assessment and detection of weapons of mass destruction, specifically nuclear and radiological weapons, as well as chemical and biological weapons. ? Remote assessment and detection of directed energy weapons. This would include all lasers that are primarily designed as weapons as well as high-powered microwave (HPM) and electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapons. ? Bioinformatics, the science of collecting and analyzing complex biological data such as genetic codes, has become an important part of many areas of biology. Research should focus on how this science promotes the extraction of useful results from large amounts of raw data as well as how its intrinsic characteristics are applicable to many related research topics. ? Telematics typically is any integrated use of telecommunications and informatics, also known as ICT (Information and Communications Technology). Possible telematics applications can track vehicles, trailers, and shipping containers. Telematics is also used for relaying environmental conditions within vehicles, trailers or shipping containers, fleet management, mobile data and mobile television, wireless vehicle safety communications allowing vehicles to communicate with those around it and emergency warning system for vehicles. Navy seeks White Papers only from the most knowledgeable experts and universities in the field, with submissions briefly describing expertise. Note: Proposals for workshops, conferences, and symposia, or for acquisition of technical, engineering and other types of support services will not be considered.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberNPS-BAA-14-001
Funding Opportunity TitleFY14 MASINT EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH PROGRAM
Opportunity CategoryScience and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of AwardsNot Available
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateFebruary 24, 2014 (Monday)
Application Due DateSeptember 30, 2014 (Tuesday)
Application Archive DateOctober 30, 2014 (Thursday)
Total Program Funding$ 0
Award AmountUn-Known
CFDA Number
  • 12.300 - Basic and Applied Scientific Research

Eligible Applicants

  • Others - All responsible sources from U.S. academia may submit proposals under this BAA. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Institutions (MIs) are encouraged to submit proposals and join others in submitting proposals. However, no portion of this BAA will be set aside for HBCU and MI participation, due to the impracticality of reserving discrete or severable items of this research for exclusive competition among the entities. Federally Funded Research & Development Centers (FFRDCs), including Department of Energy National Laboratories, are not eligible to receive awards under this BAA. However, teaming arrangements between FFRDCs and eligible principal bidders are allowed so long as they are permitted under the sponsoring agreement between the government and the specific FFRDC. Navy laboratories and warfare centers as well as other Department of Defense and civilian agency laboratories are also not eligible to receive awards under this BAA and should not directly submit either white papers or full proposals in response to this BAA. If any such organization is interested in one or more of the programs described herein, the organization should contact an appropriate NPS POC to discuss its area of interest. As with FFRDCs, these types of federal organizations may team with other responsible sources from academia that are submitting proposals under this BAA. University Affiliated Research Centers (UARC) are eligible to submit proposals under this BAA unless precluded from doing so by their Department of Defense UARC contract. Teams are encouraged and may submit proposals in any and all areas. However, Offerors must be willing to cooperate and exchange software, data and other information in an integrated program with other grantees, as well as with system integrators. Some topic areas cover export-controlled technologies. Research in these areas is limited to ?U.S. persons? as defined in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) -22 CFR ? 120.1 et seq.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Defense
Program Information WebsiteLink to all NPS BAA's
ContactOffice: Office of Naval Research
Address: Naval Supply Systems Command
Janet Norton
Contract and Grant Officer

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