Today’s societies are increasingly experiencing events where a recognized member of a group commits a violent act against other members of that group. Whether insider attacks occur at school, in the workplace, or in the community at large, prescreening processes have generally been ineffective at screening out individuals predisposed to violence. The Seeker desires a method to identify indicators of violent behavior.
This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.
As violent events initiated by a “trusted insider” continue to take center stage in the media, at-risk organizations in local communities and worldwide are spending more and more capital for better ways to identify and address pre-event indicators. To date, most efforts have been relatively unsuccessful. For example, whether using improved pre-screening criteria or using entry-exit screening criteria, pre-event indicators are being missed or are not present at the time of screening. The Seeker desires a non-invasive approach that will accurately predict when an individual is primed to commit a hostile act.
ABOUT THE SEEKER
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.
This is an Ideation Challenge, which has the following unique features:
Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on August 31, 2014. Late submissions will not be considered.
After the Challenge deadline, the Seeker will complete the review process and make a decision with regards to the Winning Solution(s). All Solvers that submit a proposal will be notified on the status of their submissions; however, no detailed evaluation of individual submissions will be provided.
What is an InnoCentive Ideation™ Challenge?
An InnoCentive Ideation™ Challenge is a broad question formulated to obtain access to new ideas, similar to a global brainstorm for producing a breakthrough idea or market survey which may include ideas for a new product line, a new commercial application for a current product, or even a viral marketing idea to recruit new customers. Ideation™ Challenge submissions are typically about two written pages, and Seekers receive a non-exclusive, perpetual license to use all submissions.
In an Ideation™ Challenge, Solvers may:
Solvers should not reveal any confidential information in their submissions. Often the Ideation™ Challenge will be followed by one or more of the other three Challenge types to further develop the ideas and gain Intellectual Property protection when the concept has been well-defined.