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DIA Moving Forward in Core Intelligence Database Project

Work continues within the Defense Intelligence Agency to build a new database to store intelligence data from across the globe for the U.S. defense intelligence enterprise, C4ISRnet reported Monday

DIA is building the Machine-Assisted Analysis Rapid-Repository System to replace the agency’s legacy Modernized Intelligence Database.  

The core database modernization will use agile acquisition with three to five pilots running concurrently to speed up the process, said Terry Busch, DIA MARS program manager. 

The agency uses a three-pronged approach to build the new database, which focuses on government use cases, industry feedback and utilizing a test-bed environment to see how a data model appears on MARS. 

DIA issued a broad agency announcement to industry this fall and will accept responses until December. 

Busch said contracts may be released in 2019 to begin the pilots. 

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