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Technical Inquiries (TIs)
The core function of CSIAC is to answer technical questions using our in-house technical personnel, vast DoD information resources, and our extensive network of subject matter experts (SMEs). CSIAC has technical staff available to conduct technical research in order to give you a head start on your analysis or study in any of our technical focus areas. We offer a free 4-hour TI research service or, for slightly larger research efforts, we offer an extended technical inquiry (ETI) service.
Technical Inquiry Features
Our TIs include the following to help you with your research:
Free Technical Inquiry Services
CSIAC’s free TI service offers 4 hours of free research per inquiry on any topic within our technical focus areas. Typical TI efforts may include answering technical questions, literature searches, document requests, or referrals to SMEs. Completed responses are compiled and delivered to the inquirer in less than 10 business days. Registered users can submit TIs online through the provided form or by phone.
Extended Technical Inquiry (ETI) Services
ETIs are externally funded research efforts that go slightly beyond 4 research hours. ETIs require between 5 and 160 technical hours of research, with a $50K maximum ceiling and period of performance up to 2 months.
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Notable Technical Inquiries
Notable TIs are findings and/or summaries of responses to the most recent and impactful technical inquiries submitted by CSIAC members under our 4 free hours of information research support.
Is there an overarching Wi-Fi program for the U.S. Air Force?
How fast do artificial intelligence (AI)/machine-learning (ML) technologies transition from paper to fielded capability for the People’s Republic of China (PRC)?
What is the current state of the art in microelectronics and its impact on the DoD?
What is the state of 5G technology (and beyond) as it applies to the U.S. Department of Defense and military?
Example Technical Inquiries
Example TIs are samples of the wide range of technical inquiries submitted by CSIAC members under our 4 free hours of information research support.
What common data models exist that allow merging and generating data from different information repositories?
Can you provide a checklist of requirements that DoD agencies use to set up an Authority to Connect (ATC), Authority to Test (ATT), or Authority to Proceed (ATP)?
What is the state of cyber technical ranges, and what current software tools are used at each range?
Can you provide an overview to inform leadership on what IPv6 really is, its implications, and where tactical/strategic issues might arise?
What are the latest advances and applications of newer microelectronics architectures and applications in industry, DoD, and academia with specific focus on Chiplet-based architectures?