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.

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U.S. Government Other Transaction Authorities and Department of Defense Other Transaction Agreements

Is there a comprehensive list of Other Transaction Authorities (OTAs) and the Other Transaction (OT) agreements associated with them? DSIAC was tasked with compiling a list of U.S. Government (USG) organizations with OTA and any OT agreements issued by the U.S. Department...

Department of Defense COVID-19 Initiatives to Address the Shortage of Medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Respirators

What U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) efforts are ongoing to address the shortages of critical medical equipment due to the COVID-19 pandemic? DSIAC staff collected information and the proper contacts related to several DoD initiatives addressing the production of PPE, respirators, ventilators, and other medical...

Technologies Capable of Optimizing and Fusing Intelligence Data to Support Decision Making

What recent advances in automatic target recognition and tracking are enabled via deep neural networks?  How can these techniques be applied to measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT) radar and other sensor data? DSIAC was asked for information on technologies capable of optimizing and fusing intelligence data to support decision making. DSIAC staff provided information on artificial intelligence and machine...