Work With Us
Collaboration is the heart of LAS, and we are always looking for new partners. We strive to bring together multidisciplinary teams that incorporate the best of government, industry, and academia to develop tools that are informed by mission needs and advance the state of the art in analytics. We do this by validating new tools and methodologies against practical mission challenges. We work by using unclassified mission-driven exemplars that also have applicability to academic and commercial partners and link these mission exemplars to IC corporate goals, strategies, and requirements. We augment these project teams with IC researchers and analysts, who work full time on-campus at NC State, to work hand-in-hand with team members to deliver mission-relevant solutions to better support today’s intelligence analysts.
If you want to work with us, we invite you to participate in our yearly Call for Projects. In early June, we plan to release our Description of 2018 Projects and Process detailing the proposed projects for the following year. On June 20th, we will host our annual Collaborators Day from 1:00 – 4:00 at Hunt Library on NC State’s Centennial Campus, where we will give an overview of LAS and the white paper solicitation process. During this event, we will brief our candidate projects for 2018 and each technical lead will each give a short presentation on the upcoming projects and the focus areas within them. Technical leads and LAS leadership will also be available for you to ask specific questions. Space for the event is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to be notified when this goes out, please fill out the information under Connect With Us below.
White papers for the 2018 Call for Projects will be due no later than July 21st, and additional information will be included in the Description of 2018 Projects and Process on how and where to submit white papers. Your white paper should be no more than two pages long. As mentioned above, we intend to pursue these projects as integrated teams. There are no restrictions on who you may propose with. Also, there is no limit to the number of white papers you may submit; you may submit the same one to multiple projects and you may submit white papers on multiple topics. For each submission, please include the following information:
- Principal Investigator for the work proposed, with name, affiliation, e-mail, phone number, and website. (If you do not have a current web site, please submit a paragraph long description of the capabilities of the organization and/or team members.)
- Name, affiliation, e-mail, phone number, and website for additional team members. (If you do not have a current web site, please submit a paragraph-long description of the capabilities of the team members.)
- Primary point of contact for the work proposed, if different from the principal investigator
- Total budget requested. A bottom line number will suffice; we do not need a detailed budget as part of the white paper.
- List of project(s) where your work would be relevant
- Description of proposed effort, approach, how it supports key project areas of interest, and the specific deliverables you expect from your work.
All information submitted with the white paper must be UNCLASSIFIED; however, if there is a desire for classified discussions as part of the presentation, please note this on the cover page. There is no requirement that your company be cleared or that you have personnel with an NSA security clearance to work with LAS.
If you would like to send an unsolicited white paper ahead of the upcoming Call for Projects, please feel free to submit directly to Trey Overman, Director of Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org, however there should be no expectation that you will receive feedback.