IARPA Launches COVID-19 Seedling BAA

IARPA Launches COVID-19 Seedling BAA

Friday, 29 May 2020 10:33




ODNI News Release No. 22-20

May 29, 2020

IARPA Launches COVID-19 Seedling BAA

Advanced Technology Solutions to Help US Address Pandemic Events


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, today issued the COVID-19 Seedling Broad Agency Announcement (BAA).


The BAA solicits proposals for developing new tools and technologies that provide rapid capabilities against the current COVID-19 pandemic, as well as enhanced warning and response capacity for future similar events. The solicitation focuses on technologies that can support: detection and sensing; supply chain management and integrity; geo-spatio-temporal monitoring and mapping with privacy protection; information reliability and collaboration tools; and modeling, simulation and predictive analytics.


“Technology solutions for COVID-19 will require creative, multidisciplinary methods, paradigm changing thinking, and transformative approaches,” said IARPA Deputy Director for Research Dr. Catherine Cotell. “Our goal is to advance ground-breaking technologies that will help the Intelligence Community and the country prepare for and recover from pandemic events.”


IARPA anticipates granting multiple seedling awards to explore and develop novel technology solutions. To learn more about the BAA, including submission deadline, eligibility and proposal requirements, visit: IARPA-BAA-20-01


IARPA invests in high-risk, high-payoff research programs to tackle some of the most difficult challenges of the agencies and disciplines in the Intelligence Community. Additional information on IARPA and its research may be found on www.iarpa.gov.