Innovation Exchange challenge: Advanced Data Querying

The UK Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) seeks solutions to access, query and federate data across a disparate number of databases.

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The challenge holder has a range of commercial arrangements (including flexibility around IP).

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In order to take advantage of a thriving science and technology ecosystem, and the opportunities this presents for national security, the UK Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), also known as MI6, are looking for creative, interesting and novel solutions to some current technology challenges.

This experiment is the first of its kind for SIS, starting with a selection of challenges. It is designed to encourage non-traditional suppliers to work in the national security space – especially start-ups and SMEs.

The UK Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), needs to be able to access, query and federate data across a disparate number of databases. These databases often sit in different network domains, are implemented in different technologies, have different query syntax and different security and access models.
SIS are looking for modern and/or novel query federation solutions to use small seed queries (sinlge strings) across these environments. These could be both computationally, and user-initiated queries to retrieve information that matches the seed query and store inline.

The challenge holder is keen to hear from a range of sole traders, small and medium size businesses (start-ups, SMEs) and academia.


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