A critical resource for reliably protecting and equipping the Warfighter for the future.

The mission of the Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) is to perform the functions of a DoD Information Analysis Center (IAC) in support of the following vital technical areas:

  • Weapon Systems
  • Survivability/ Vulnerability
  • Energetics
  • Advanced Materials
  • Military Sensing
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Directed Energy
  • Non-lethal Weapons

IACs are operated by contractors from industry and academia. This DSIAC contract is a consolidation of six predecessor "legacy" IAC contracts:  the Weapons Systems Technology Information Analysis Center (WSTIAC) contract, the Survivability/Vulnerability Information Assurance Technology Information Analysis Center (SURVIAC) contract, the Reliability Information Analysis Center (RIAC) contract, the Advanced Materials, Manufacturing, and Testing Information Analysis Center (AMMTIAC) contract, the Chemical Propulsion Information Analysis Center (CPIAC) contract, and the Military Sensing Information Analysis Center (MSIAC) contract.  These legacy contracts covered: Weapon Systems; Survivability/Vulnerability; Reliability, Maintainability, Quality, Supportability, and Interoperability (RMQSI); Advanced Materials; and Military Sensing. Now four new scope areas have been added including Energetics, Autonomous Systems, Directed Energy, and Non-lethal Weapons to complete the DSIAC contract.

The purpose of the DSIAC contract is to leverage the best expertise from industry, other Government agencies, and academia to solve the government’s toughest scientific and technical problems.  The IAC shall serve as a ready tool for strategic, operational and tactical organizations within DoD and the broader community.  The IAC shall build a community of subject matter experts (SMEs) and provide long-term Scientific and Technical Information (STI) for the DoD and enable DoD to avoid the creation of duplicate holdings of STI, as well as avoid duplication in analytical capabilities in various R&D support components.

IACs provide tactical relevance through direct connection to the Warfighter, and strategic value through long term trend analysis and recommendations. Products such as State-of-the-Art Reports (SOARs) provide a detailed analysis of critical challenges, while technical inquiry services offer a direct connection to a vast network of subject matter experts from across government, industry, and academia.
IACs also work directly with customers on Core Analysis Tasks (CATs) and Technical Area Tasks (TATs), both of which yield new STI. They also collect, maintain and develop analytical tools and techniques including databases, models and simulations and provide research and analysis services to customers with diverse, complex, and challenging requirements.

The DSIAC will be one of three new Basic Centers of Operation (BCOs) for the IACs, sponsored by the Defense Technical Information Center, along with CSIAC and HDIAC.

In 2008, the IAC program announced changes to our contract structure, in response to changes in legislation requiring enhanced competition. These changes will enhance and expand IAC capabilities, while achieving the efficiencies identified by the SECDEF. To assist customers in navigating these changes, we have provided the following transition chart.

DSIAC is scheduled to start in Spring 2014!