Learn more about the opportunity to support a critical need to generate synthetic training data for computer vision (CV) algorithms.

NSIN, in partnership with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) seeks solutions for the generation of synthetic training data for computer vision (CV) algorithms. Join an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session to learn more.

Join Us

Who: Eligible innovators specializing in generation of synthetic training data for computer vision (CV) algorithms. Review the complete soliciation here.

What: Short presentation and Q&A session.

When: Two options to attend this Ask Me Anything Session (AMA). Each session will be hosted on Webex.

  • Dec. 16, 2022 AMA - 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Jan. 26, 2023 AMA - 2:00 p.m. ET

Where: Webex Webinar

Why: Increase your understanding of the opportunities and experiences associated with the NSIN presents: SynGen Challenge.

Registration Information

Register on the Eventbrite platform for your preferred Ask Me Anything Session on Webex by clicking on the respective registration link below. Registraton is required.

NSIN will provide informational links and conference details to all registered participants before the event.


  • U.S. Owned and Operated Companies (to include those with non-U.S. citizens)
  • Mid- to early-stage ventures OR non-traditional defense contractors with the ability to demonstrate the solution’s capabilities by May 2023
  • Registration in SAM.gov is not a requirement for initial submission to the challenge but failure to register in SAM.gov before the Round 2 submission date (see schedule) will result in elimination from the challenge.

Background Information

The 2025 NGA Strategy calls for action to deliver trusted GEOINT where and when needed to meet mission needs today, while simultaneously looking to the future to ensure we maintain comparative advantage over competitors and adversaries. Navy Vice Admiral Robert D. Sharp, former NGA Director, released the strategy with specified goals. Goal 4 focuses on translating actionable intelligence into opportunities to ensure our national security and reduce strategic surprise by elevating our understanding of the world and anticipating future events. In support of the NGA Strategy and goal 4, NGA is conducting this challenge to answer critical questions about the generation and efficacy of synthetic training data. “We face significant changes in the domestic and global environment: we must be ready to meet the 21st century challenges and to recognize emerging threats and opportunities.” Daniel R. Coats, Director of National Intelligence, National Intelligence Strategy of the United States of America 2019.

About National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, military service members, intelligence professionals and first responders. Anyone who sails a U.S. ship, flies a U.S. aircraft, makes national policy decisions, fights wars, locates targets, responds to natural disasters, or even navigates with a cellphone relies on NGA. NGA enables all of these critical actions and shapes decisions that impact our world through the indispensable discipline of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT). NGA receives guidance and oversight from DOD, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and Congress. NGA is headquartered in Springfield, Virginia, and has two major locations in St. Louis and Arnold, Missouri. Approximately 14,500 civilian, military and contractor employees work across more than 100 locations in the U.S. and 20 international locations. Hundreds of NGA employees also serve on support teams at U.S. military, diplomatic and allied locations around the world.

About Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Our diverse workforce is skilled in military history and doctrine, economics, physics, chemistry, world history, political science, bio-sciences and computer sciences. We travel the world, meeting and working closely with professionals from foreign countries. At DIA, we provide military intelligence to warfighters, defense policymakers and force planners in the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community, in support of U.S. military planning and operations and weapon systems acquisition. We plan, manage and execute intelligence operations during peacetime, crisis and war.

About Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) strengthens our national security by accelerating the adoption of commercial technology throughout the military and strengthening our allied and national security innovation bases. DIU partners with organizations across the Department of Defense (DoD), from the services and components to combatant commands and defense agencies, to rapidly prototype and field advanced commercial solutions that address national security challenges. With offices in Silicon Valley, Boston, Austin, Chicago and the Pentagon, DIU connects its DoD partners with leading technology companies across the country.

About NSIN The National Security Innovation Network is a program of the U.S. Department of Defense that collaborates with major universities and the venture community to develop solutions that drive national security innovation. We operate two portfolios of programs and services: Venture and Talent. Together, these portfolios form a pipeline of activities and solutions that accelerate the pace of defense innovation.