Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO) Areas of Interest
Child Development Center
Technology Area(s): video analytics; data visualization; facial recognition; biometrics; quality of life; child safety, health, and welfare; smart and resilient installations
Description: Army Child and Youth Services constantly strives to innovate and improve services. Army Child Development Centers (CDC) were among the first to implement centrally monitored security cameras to increase the safety of students. This program is intended to ensure that Army CDCs provide the most modern options for ensuring the health and welfare of the children served. The use of close-circuit television video-recording (CCTV) is common in CDCs for security purposes (per AR 190-13: The Army Physical Security Program), however these data feeds are not maximized to their full potential. Opportunities exist to utilize video surveillance programs in support of broader health and wellbeing attributes including metrics monitored for CDC statutory accreditation requirements (per AR 608-10: Child Development Services). The Army wishes to stay at the cutting edge of various functions and technologies and is looking to partner with innovative small businesses that may have solutions to CDC challenges. The areas listed below are general monitoring functions that the Army is interested in leveraging novel solutions in support of.
The Army is interested in exploring innovative technology domains that may not be covered in the list above, so this topic is intended to also be a call for open ideas and technologies that cover other related areas not currently listed (i.e. the unknown-unknown). This topic is meant for innovative solutions to be adapted in innovative ways to meet DoD stakeholders’ needs in a short timeframe and at a low cost.