Technical Inquiries

The core function of the DSIAC is to answer technical questions using our in-house technical personnel, vast DoD information resources, and our extensive network of subject matter experts (SMEs). DSIAC has technical staff available to conduct technical research in order to give you a head start on your analysis or study in any of our chartered scope areas. We offer a free 4-hour technical inquiry (TI) research service or, for slightly larger research efforts, we offer an extended technical inquiry (ETI) service.

Free Technical Inquiry Services

DSIAC’s free technical inquiry research service offers 4 hours of free research per inquiry on any topic within our chartered scope areas. Typical TI efforts may include answering technical questions, literature searches, document requests, or referrals to SMEs. Completed responses are compiled and delivered to the inquirer in less than 10 business days. Registered users can submit TIs online through the provided form or by phone.

Extended Technical Inquiry Services

ETIs are externally-funded research efforts that go slightly beyond 4 research hours. ETIs require between 5 and 160 technical hours of research with a $50K maximum ceiling and period of performance up to 2 months.

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Recent Inquiries

Notable Technical Inquiries are summaries of the most recent and impactful work done by DSIAC in response to technical inquiries that were submitted by defense community members. These summaries are intended to give the defense community a sampling of the wide range of questions presented and responses produced by DSIAC under the free 4-hours of information research support.