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Wednesday, 15 April 2015 15:17

April 1, 2015

By Robert K. Ackerman
Signal Magazine

The U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence is matching the technology needs of the intelligence community to the capabilities of the private sector with the goal of speeding innovation to the user community as well as introducing community specialists to new technologies.

This program eschews individual matchmaking between separate intelligence disciplines in favor of a broad effort that encompasses all the technological needs of the intelligence community. The idea is to cast a net across the intelligence research community to collect ideas and innovations that might be applied to areas where they are not even known.

And this matchmaking is not limited to private sector technologies. Federal research facilities that traditionally are not connected to the intelligence community also are part of the potential solution mix.
This partnership is at the core of the Intelligence Science and Technology Partnership, or In-STeP. It is based in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) science and technology division, which is under the Office of Acquisition, Technology and Facilities.


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