Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (PASCC)

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Funding Opportunity ID:302460
Opportunity Number:USAFA-PASCC-BAA-2016-CALL-0003
Opportunity Title:Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (PASCC)
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Grant
Procurement Contract
Category of Funding Activity:Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):12.800
Eligible Applicants: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, potential applicants from academia and industry are eligible to submit proposals under this BAA. USAFA particularly encourages proposals from small businesses, historically black colleges and universities, minority institutions and minority researchers. However, no portion of this BAA is set aside for a specific group. Proposals from Federal Agencies, including subcontracting/sub-recipient efforts will not be evaluated under this BAA. Federally Funded Research & Development Centers (FFRDCs), including Department of Energy National Laboratories, are not eligible to receive awards under this BAA. U.S. Government schools of higher education, military laboratories and warfare centers, as well as other DoD and civilian agency laboratories are also not eligible to receive awards under this BAA and should not directly submit either white papers or full proposals in response to this BAA. University Affiliated Research Centers (UARC) are eligible to submit proposals under this BAA unless precluded from doing so by their DoD UARC contract.
Agency Code:DOD-USAFA
Agency Name:Department of Defense
Air Force Academy
Posted Date:Apr 03, 2018
Close Date:Jun 07, 2018
Last Updated Date:Apr 03, 2018
Award Ceiling:$200,000
Award Floor:$0
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:30
Description:The USAFA is seeking unclassified research white papers and proposals (if requested) that do not contain proprietary information. If proprietary information is submitted it is the offerors responsibility to mark the relevant portions of their proposal as specified in USAFA-PASCC-BAA-2016 Amendment 0001. The United States Air Force’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), in partnership with PASCC, invites white papers and proposals (if requested) for studies in many broad areas related to countering the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has requested that USAF INSS/PASCC issue a call for papers soliciting white papers outlining studies or strategic dialogues (also referred to as Track 2 dialogues). WMD are defined as chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons. With this Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) call for papers, USAF INSS announces to academia, research institutions, and non-profit organizations it is soliciting white paper for studies and strategic dialogues that will help enable the DoD and the USG to ensure nuclear deterrence and to prepare for and combat WMD and improvised threats. The white papers should propose rigorous, innovative projects that: 1. Facilitate critical engagement between U.S. and foreign subject-matter experts (SMEs) on key WMD, CWMD, or nuclear deterrence issues; 2. Address current and emerging challenges facing CCMDs and DoD; or 3. Expand knowledge or develop new concepts relevant to the national security missions and requirements of DoD and the Armed Services.
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