US: According to an announcement posted by US Special Operations Command (USSCOM) on 23 March, the Command is seeking geospatial data on countries of interest for which there is a critical need but non-existent data. The announcement names 12 critical countries of interest—Jordan, Djibouti, Burma, Honduras, Iran, Morocco, Nigeria, Trinidad & Tobago, Burkina Faso, S. Sudan, N. Korea, and China (Guangdong)— of which data is being solicited.
Contractor would be required to provide geospatially referenced, rectified, socio-cultural data on a number of countries for which there is a critical need but non-existent data. Research will include, but is not limited to, data that informs customers of the countries’ ethnography, language, education, politics, religion, and economy.
In addition, the statement of work mentions that the contractor would be required to furnish locational data on infrastructure points of interest, socio-demographic/economic statistical data, refugee data, polling data, data on foreign investment projects, etc.