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This announcement will remain open until 30 September 2011 or until replaced by a successor BAA. Proposals may be submitted at any time during this period.
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Funding Opportunity Number:
Apr 08, 2010
Mar 15, 2011
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Apr 10, 2011
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Sep 30, 2011
Oct 30, 2011
Funding Instrument Type:
Category of Funding Activity:
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
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Basic and Applied Scientific Research
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Additional Information on Eligibility:
All responsible sources from academia and industry may submit proposals under this BAA. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Institutions (MIs) are encouraged to submit proposals and join others in submitting proposals. However, no portion of this BAA will be set aside for HBCU and MI participation.
U. S. government schools of higher education, Navy laboratories as well as other Department of Defense agencies are not eligible to receive awards under this BAA and should not directly submit white papers or full proposals in response to this BAA. If any such organization is interested in the program described herein, the organization should contact the NPS Technical POC to discuss its area of interest.
Some topics may cover export controlled technologies. Research in these areas is limited to “U.S. persons” as defined in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) 22 CFR § 120.1 et seq.
Naval Supply Systems Command
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) has established and currently manages the Center for Edge Power to conduct research and educational activities proposed on behalf of the OASD (NII)/DoD CIO. The Edge Center focuses on research pertaining to Defense command, control and organization in general and on Edge Organizations in the context of Network Centric Operations in particular. The research will be performed by faculty and students at NPS and other top-tier research institutions, and it will be integrated into a coherent research stream. This research opportunity description outlines six research areas of interest in FY10/11.- Research Area A – Edge Organizations. Research in this area seeks to understand how to conceptualize, develop, deploy and sustain Edge organizations. Building upon an accumulating stream of research along these lines, various conceptual models of alternate organizational forms (e.g., Hierarchy, Edge) have been evaluated and critiqued in the contemporary C2 domain. Performance metrics are being developed and used to test Edge Organization hypotheses via computational models, laboratory experiments and fieldwork. Hypotheses of particular interest include those pertaining to the comparative appropriateness of Edge versus other organizational forms for different mission-environmental contexts. - Research Area B – C2 Agility and Maturity. Research in this area seeks to understand how command and control (C2) organizations and approaches can be enhanced to increase agility and how such organizations can be tailored to achieve the requisite level of maturity. Agility pertains to accomplishing a diversity of sometimes unfamiliar missions well, and it may require rapid re-organization as well as quick acculturation to work with sometimes novel and goal-incongruent coalition partners. Maturity pertains to the range of alternate approaches to C2 that an organization enjoys, and it ranges from conflicted operations—through de-conflicted, coordinated and collaborative—to Edge. Theoretical work is acceptable, but empirical research is emphasized, particularly to understand and achieve requisite C2 maturity.- Research Area C – Infrastructure Enhancement. Research in this area seeks to develop appropriate tools to create virtual environments and to explore flows of knowledge, trust and power through diverse organizations in a variety of mission-environmental contexts. Tools for modeling and simulation, laboratory experimentation, immersive game play and enhanced tacit knowledge flow are encouraged. Additional infrastructure developments and enhancements to support Edge research and development are welcome.- Research Area D – Accelerating Intercultural Knowledge Flows. Research in this area seeks to understand how the deep tacit knowledge associated with cultural differences (e.g., national, religious, ethnic, professional, organizational) can be induced to flow quickly between people and particularly organizations from disparate cultures who need to work together. The relationships between knowledge flows (and transfers) and conditions related to the enablers or impediments of these flows (including trust) require investigation also. Theoretical work is acceptable, but empirical research is emphasized, particularly to understand and accelerate acculturation.- Research Area E – C2 in Virtual Environments. Research in this area seeks to understand what aspects of C2 can be accomplished better through virtual environments—particularly immersive ones—than their physical or media-poor (e.g., textual) counterparts. Emphasis on training applications is encouraged, but the serious focus on supporting combat and other operations is of prime interest. Research in this area should include prototyping but must go farther to incorporate empirical assessment through modeling, simulation, experimentation or like methods.- Research Area F – Emerging Research. Research in this area seeks to promote emerging C2 research that may not be described well within the five areas above and to catalyze innovation further beyond the innovative areas under investigation currently.
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