Computation innovators, do you get a kick out of digital modernization, moving, integrating and analyzing big data? There is still time to enter the second heat of the Defense Data Grand Prix. Competition winners can earn $10K – 40K for their solutions to real world defense challenges. Competitors will demonstrate scalable access and sharing of real, transformed, or synthetic defense acquisition data. See registration, eligibility and rules.
In Heat 2, competitors will implement an approach to making data accessible for analyses. These could include extractions, transformations, loading or synthesis as deemed appropriate for one of the following problems:
- Aviation Supplier Predictions
- Deployed Forces Sustainment
- Sustainment Lead-Time Optimization
- Purchase-Request Database Optimization
- Industrial Capability Program Material Identification
Within each heat, competition divisions will be established that align with government data owners/sponsors priorities. Competitors will self-select the division in which they intend to compete. Judging will be conducted, and awards administered between the divisions.
Unlike other data competitions in which problems are well defined and sample data are provided, this competition will begin with problem identification and data inspection. Teams will be encouraged to work with government sponsors to understand their problems, data, and constraints. This collaboration will begin with an informational seminar arranged by AIRC at the beginning of each heat. Subsequent interactions between government sponsors and competitors will be determined and coordinated by the sponsors. Teams will be expected to address ethics, leadership, and project management.
Each submission will be judged based on the following criteria with each judge independently scoring each solution on a scale of 1–5 for each category. Rankings for each division will be selected by adding all judges’ scores to determine the highest scoring solution. Impact: To what degree will the approach positively impact the sponsor’s mission? Acceptability: How broadly can this approach be implemented? Is the approach aligned with DoD and Federal equities? Suitability: To what degree does the approach suit the needs of the sponsor? Feasibility: To what degree do technical or workforce hurdles to scaled implementation exist? Are associated costs affordable and commensurate with the expected benefits?