The CSIAC provides up to four hours of Free Technical Inquiry research to answer users’ most pressing technical questions. To do so, the CSIAC relies on its extensive Subject Matter Expert (SME) network, which includes retired senior military leaders, leading academic researchers, and industry executives. Our SMEs can help find answers to even your most difficult questions.
Technical inquiries submitted online are sent directly to an analyst who identifies the staff member, CSIAC team member, or SME that is best suited to answer the question. The completed response will be sent to the user, and can take up to 10 working days; though they are typically delivered sooner.
Inquiries may also be submitted by email, phone or fax using the contact information in the footer of the page.
If necessary, the CSIAC can provide additional information for clarification. If the amount of research is expected to exceed the CSIAC’s four free hours of staff time, discussions can begin with the user to determine whether a more extensive, funded analysis is needed. This type of effort, known as a Core Analysis Task (CAT) is described here.