Military intelligence researchers want new SIGINT approaches to measure electromagnetic signatures

PATRICK AFB, Fla., 26 Nov. 2009. The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in Washington is asking industry for new ways to collect military intelligence information -- particularly from measurement and signatures intelligence (MASINT), which detects, locates, and identifies the electromagnetic signatures of stationary and moving targets.

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PATRICK AFB, Fla., 26 Nov. 2009. The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in Washington is asking industry for new ways to collect military intelligence information -- particularly from measurement and signatures intelligence (MASINT), which detects, locates, and identifies the electromagnetic signature of stationary and moving targets.

The Virginia Contracting Activity (VACA) at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., is issuing a broad agency announcement (BAA 01-10-VACA) on behalf of the DIA for new approaches for MASINT and signal processing, with the goal of developing and fielding new capabilities for intelligence gathering and signals intelligence (SIGINT).

DIA leaders are asking for demonstrations of first- or next-generation MASINT prototypes that can be developed within one to two years. DIA is interested in new systems and approaches, as well as new ways to use existing systems and data, to fill gaps in intelligence collection.

For this program, DIA officials are particularly interested in using MASINT approaches to provide persistent, undetected, and difficult-to-counter surveillance.

The DIA budget for this program is about $6 million per year through 2014. The BAA is open for the five-year period from now to 30 Nov. 2014. Much of the work will be classified secret or above.

For questions or concerns, contact any of five people for this program:

-- contracting officer Matthew Brown by phone at 321-494-7697, or e-mail at matthew.brown2@patrick.af.mil;

-- program manager Ron Rozzo by phone at 321-494-8030, or by e-mail at ron.rozzo@patrick.af.mil;

-- chief scientist Robert Richardson by phone at 321-494-8029, or by e-mail at Robert.richardson@patrick.af.mil

-- classified expert Miguel Guerra by phone at 321-494-4359, or by e-mail at miguel.guerra@patrick.af.mil; and

-- security officer David Sorter by phone at 321-494-6701.

More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/ODA/DIA/DIAFL/BAA-01-10-VACA/listing.html

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