This question is two-folds, technical and logistical.
Would you have any information about which datasets are most likely to be federated in phase-2?
Obviously, the decentralizedd/federated systems need to send some information back to the centralized system to ultimately make a decision. Is there an idea for how much data is acceptable (if we want to do some architectures such as data dimensionality reduction thru PCA/autoencoders, this would provide a good idea for how many dimensions we want to reduce).
How many “finalist” teams will you be sending to phase 2? This gives us an idea for our cost-benefit analysis in terms of how much we want to design our system for federate system to set us up to compete in phase-2, as compared to focusing on making a good model
Also, how much support can we expect in phase-2 in terms of help from NASA (are they just giving us their tools to use for federated training, or should we expect subject matter expert support)?