Independent Research and Development Program
The NSA's Independent Research and Development Program (IR&DP) has been established to benefit future research development and production efforts by assisting vendors in the exploration of new IA technologies. NSA envisions the IR&DP as a means for decreasing the "learning curve" typically experienced by vendors as a result of their unfamiliarity with IA techniques and applications.
The goal of the IR&DP is to encourage independent research and development efforts in areas of mutual interest to both industry and NSA's IA Mission. A major element of an IR&DP is the Technical Addendum, the document that defines the scope of the work performed under the IR&DP project.
Vendors engaged in research and development activities intended to accomplish any of the following areas of potential interest to NSA's IA mission may be considered for IR&DP participation:
Date Posted: Jan 15, 2009 | Last Modified: Apr 23, 2012 | Last Reviewed: Apr 23, 2012