Industry, Academia and Laboratory partners, don't miss your chance to collaborate with Warfighters regarding Next Generation Information and Identification Awareness technologies and concepts!
On 5-6 September, SOFWERX will host an Industry Day Collaboration Event focused on Next Generation Information and Identification Awareness (NGIA). For complete information regarding objectives, focus areas, and next steps, please visit the link below.
RSVP by 15 Aug 2018
28 Sep 2018: Participants must submit their respective technologies no later than this date for review and consideration to attend Government 1-on-1 sessions during the Capability Assessment Event on 31 Oct-1 Nov. Only selected capabilities will be invited to attend the Capability Assessment Event.
31 Oct - 1 Nov: The Capability Assessment Event will take place to further determine their potential inclusion in the NGIA initiative.
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.
For more information, visit SOFWERX Next Generation Information and Identification Awareness (NGIA)