What is a Technical Inquiry?

The IAC BCOs provide up to four free hours of information services, including literature searches, product/document requests and analysis within their focus areas. The information services are provided through their extensive database collections and subject matter expert (SME) networks which includes retired senior military leaders, leading academic researchers, and industry executives.

Examples of Technical Inquiries

Examples of technical inquires may include (but are not limited to):

    • Analytical research in any of the IAC BCO focus areas. For example, request analytical research on a particular weapon system, biological agent, method of alternative energy, etc.
    • Information on current technologies, industry standards and/or testing on advanced materials, sensing capabilities, modeling and simulation, or any of the IAC BCO focus areas.
    • Analysis to identify potential capability gaps in any of the IAC BCO focus areas.

How to Get Started

Click on begin a technical inquiry with the desired IAC in the table below. The first 4 hours of research is free!

csiac Cyber Security & Information Systems Information Analysis Center (CSIAC) -Software Data & Analysis, Information Assurance (IA), Modeling and Simulation (M&S) and Knowledge Management & Information Systems. Begin a technical inquiry
dsiac Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) - Weapons Systems; Autonomous Systems; Survivability and Vulnerability; Reliability, Maintainability, Quality, Supportability, and Interoperability (RMQSI); Advanced Materials; Military Sensing; Energetics; Directed Energy; Non-lethal Weapons. Begin a technical inquiry
hdiac Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) - Homeland Defense and Security; Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP); Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD); Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense; Biometrics; Medical; Cultural Studies; Alternative Energy. Begin a technical inquiry