DARPA seeks online news provider

email

WHAT: The defense tech researcher plans an e-newsletter. 

WHY: Email newsletters aren't dead, despite the proliferation of news apps, social media and other online news products. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which funds research into futuristic weaponry, robotics, biological-machine interfaces and other cutting edge topics wants a daily electronic news product to help keep up with innovations and trends.

The product will cover breaking news in IT, biologics, engineering, cybersecurity, big data, electronic warfare, advanced communications, space system, weapons platforms and other topics on a daily basis for an audience of about 120 DARPA personnel. DARPA's newsletter will have about 35 to 50 stories in each edition, with a headline, link, and summary, will be viewable across a range of online delivery platforms, and contain stories from U.S. and English-language international media.

The vendor will have to provide DARPA with metrics on open rates and clicks, with an eye to making sure the content is resonating with its audience.

Click here for the proposal


Posted by Adam Mazmanian on Jul 03, 2014 at 8:51 AM


Featured

  • Comment
    Pilot Class. The author and Barbie Flowers are first row third and second from right, respectively.

    How VA is disrupting tech delivery

    A former Digital Service specialist at the Department of Veterans Affairs explains efforts to transition government from a legacy "project" approach to a more user-centered "product" method.

  • Cloud
    cloud migration

    DHS cloud push comes with complications

    A pressing data center closure schedule and an ensuing scramble to move applications means that some Homeland Security components might need more than one hop to get to the cloud.

  • Comment
    Blue Signage and logo of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    Doing digital differently at VA

    The Department of Veterans Affairs CIO explains why digital transformation is not optional.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.