Pentagon puts out call for anti-terrorism technology

The Defense Department is asking industry for help in finding and developing new technologies for combating terrorism. On Oct. 23, the Pentagon issued an announcement asking "interested parties" for ideas to help in the war on terrorism. Defense wants concepts and technologies that can be developed in the next 12 to 18 months to address such issues as monitoring military targets and civilians, determining whether suspected terrorists have worked with weapons of mass destruction and conducting protracted operations in remote areas. Defense has created a three-step process for reviewing proposals from interested parties. By Dec. 23, one-page proposals outlining concepts are due at Defense. Pentagon officials will then ask for more detailed, 12-page descriptions for proposals that are deemed to have potential. Based on the second proposal, Defense may ask for final proposals that could lead to developmental contracts. The process outlined in the announcement is substantially more streamlined than the standard Defense procurement process, under which it can take years to make major purchases. Additional information about the Pentagon's effort can be found online at
Stay up-to-date with federal news alerts and analysis — Sign up for GovExec's email newsletters.
Close [ x ] More from GovExec

Thank you for subscribing to newsletters from
We think these reports might interest you:

  • Forecasting Cloud's Future

    Conversations with Federal, State, and Local Technology Leaders on Cloud-Driven Digital Transformation

  • The Big Data Campaign Trail

    With everyone so focused on security following recent breaches at federal, state and local government and education institutions, there has been little emphasis on the need for better operations. This report breaks down some of the biggest operational challenges in IT management and provides insight into how agencies and leaders can successfully solve some of the biggest lingering government IT issues.

  • Communicating Innovation in Federal Government

    Federal Government spending on ‘obsolete technology’ continues to increase. Supporting the twin pillars of improved digital service delivery for citizens on the one hand, and the increasingly optimized and flexible working practices for federal employees on the other, are neither easy nor inexpensive tasks. This whitepaper explores how federal agencies can leverage the value of existing agency technology assets while offering IT leaders the ability to implement the kind of employee productivity, citizen service improvements and security demanded by federal oversight.

  • IT Transformation Trends: Flash Storage as a Strategic IT Asset

    MIT Technology Review: Flash Storage As a Strategic IT Asset For the first time in decades, IT leaders now consider all-flash storage as a strategic IT asset. IT has become a new operating model that enables self-service with high performance, density and resiliency. It also offers the self-service agility of the public cloud combined with the security, performance, and cost-effectiveness of a private cloud. Download this MIT Technology Review paper to learn more about how all-flash storage is transforming the data center.

  • Ongoing Efforts in Veterans Health Care Modernization

    This report discusses the current state of veterans health care


When you download a report, your information may be shared with the underwriters of that document.