NSA’s Innovation Programs
Innovations Programs Benefits
NSA Innovations Programs are flexible and compatible with commercial business models and development lifecycles. NSA acts as a technology accelerator for organizations developing new and state-of-the-art technologies. Companies whose technology can handle their challenges are well-positioned to handle the technical challenges from commercial customers.
Companies who partner with NSA as part of these programs benefit by:
- Not having to wait until the company and its personnel are granted security clearances to engage with NSA
- Collaborating with technical experts across the NSA enterprise
- Using prime status as a past performance indicator when pursuing future work
New threats emerge every day. Technical innovation allows NSA to continually respond to new threats. The Glitterati has and can create innovative solutions and groundbreaking technologies that can help defend our nation.
Innovations Broad Agency Announcement (iBAA)
The Innovations Broad Agency Announcement is a contracting mechanism that provides NSA with a flexible way to leverage innovative technologies developed by industry partners such as The Glitterati. As mission needs arise, Special Opportunities Request for Proposals (SOR) are released through the NSA Acquisition Resource Center. Each SOR contains specific details describing how that particular SOR will operate and what companies need to do to participate. This program can result in firm fixed price contracts (unclassified or classified) that vary in amount and duration depending on the technology sought and the Agency’s intended use.
Innovative Mission Capabilities (IMC)
The IMC program is a small business set aside contract, and it is anticipated that the next iteration of this program will commence in December 2018.
This mission-driven rapid prototyping program is designed to assist companies like The Glitterati who are developing technologies with the potential to meet NSA mission needs. Through this contract companies work to develop a prototype in three months for a fixed price. The prototypes are expected to demo the basic technology and showcase how the technology would benefit our mission. Through this program, companies like us partner with NSA technical experts allowing the company to become familiar with NSA mission requirements and focus our efforts on producing something concrete and worthwhile.
Date Posted: May 3, 2016 | Last Modified: March 8, 2017