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Challenge CTTSO Challenge: Designing a Performance Support App for User-Generated Content
CTTSO Challenge: Designing a Performance Support App for User-Generated Content
STATUS: Awarded
Active Solvers: 189
Posted: Jul 11 2014
Challenge ID: 9933545
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Mobile devices are a powerful and personal tool. They are not only communication devices, but also high resolution cameras, video and audio recorders, GPSs, information repositories, and sensors. Operational users lack a performance support tool that allows them to quickly, easily, and effectively capture and organize information from existing training, documents and reference guides; supplement it with information gathered in the field; and share it with others. The Seeker desires a mobile app that facilitates the collection and creation of content that can be easily organized, accessed, and shared in innovative ways on a smart phone and/or a tablet to improve mission critical performance.

This Challenge requires only a written proposal.


Military and law enforcement working in operational environments are required to complete many hours of general and specialized training, read countless documents and books, and carry numerous reference guides. Memorizing or carrying necessary information along with other gear is simply not practical or feasible. However, much of the information they need could easily be personalized, organized, saved, and shared using a mobile device. The Seeker desires a mobile app that allows operational users to quickly & easily collect, create, and organize content and access & share the information anytime/anywhere. With the flexibility of user-generated materials, operators could access and share information to enhance their performance and that of their team.



The Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) provides a forum for interagency and international users to discuss mission requirements to combat terrorism, prioritize those requirements, fund and manage solutions, and deliver capabilities. The CTTSO accomplishes these objectives through rapid prototyping of novel solutions developed and field-tested before the traditional acquisition systems are fully engaged. This low-risk approach encourages interdepartmental and interagency collaboration, thereby reducing duplication, eliminating capability gaps, and stretching development dollars.

Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on August 10, 2014. Late submissions will not be considered.

This is a Theoretical Challenge that requires only a written proposal to be submitted. The Challenge award will be contingent upon theoretical evaluation of the proposal by the Seeker.

To receive an award, Solvers will not be required to transfer their exclusive IP rights to the Seeker. Instead, Solvers will grant to the Seeker a non-exclusive license to practice their solutions.  The solution(s) may be shared with other government and international agencies.

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This Challenge is a Theoretical-Licensing Challenge, meaning that the Seeker is requesting non-exclusive rights to use the winning solution. By contrast, Theoretical-IP Transfer means that Solvers must relinquish all rights to the Intellectual Property (IP) for which they are awarded. For these forms of a Theoretical Challenge, Solvers that do not win retain the rights to their solution after the evaluation period is complete. The Seeker retains no rights to any IP not awarded.

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