Seeks Ideas on Combating Terrorism
October 25, 2001
The Department of Defense announced today that the Under Secretary of Defense
for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics and the Combating Terrorism Technology
Support Office Technical Support Working Group are jointly sponsoring a Broad
Agency Announcement (BAA) asking for help in fighting terrorism.
The BAA, issued Oct. 23 (No. 02-Q-4655), specifically seeks help in combating
terrorism, defeating difficult targets, conducting protracted operations in
remote areas, and developing countermeasures to weapons of mass destruction.
Its objective is to find concepts that can be developed and fielded within 12
to 18 months.
The BAA provides for a three-phase process in which interested parties initially
submit a one-page description of their concept. Initial responses are due by
Dec. 23, 2001. After a review of a submission and if DoD is interested in further
information, the submitter will then be asked to provide a more detailed description
of up to 12 pages of the idea. Submitters of concepts that the department is
not interested in pursuing further will be so notified.
DoD will evaluate phase two submissions and ask those who have offered the most
promising ideas to submit full proposals in a third phase that may form the
basis for a contract. Phase two submitters who are not asked to submit full
proposals will be so notified. Submitters of a full phase three proposal that
is not accepted by the department may request a formal debriefing. Debriefings
will not be provided to phase one and phase two submitters whose concepts were