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  • Biological Technologies Office Solicitations

    DARPA-BAA-14-38: Biological Technologies, Response Date 4/30/2015 

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the Biological Technologies Office (BTO). Proposed research should investigate leading edge approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, technologies, or systems at the intersection of biology with engineering and the physical and computer sciences. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of the art. BTO seeks unconventional approaches that are outside the mainstream, challenge assumptions, and have the potential to radically change established practice, lead to extraordinary outcomes, and create entirely new fields.

    DARPA-BAA-13-37: Living Foundries: 1000 Molecules, Response Date 2/2/15 

    DARPA’s Living Foundries: 1000 Molecules program seeks to build a scalable, integrated, rapid design and prototyping infrastructure for the facile engineering of biology. This infrastructure will enable transformative and currently inaccessible projects to develop advanced chemicals, materials, sensing capabilities, and therapeutics. Furthermore, the infrastructure will provide a flexible, efficient, and continuously improving capability to Department of Defense (DoD) and the engineering biology community. A final proof-of-principle demonstration of capabilities will require rapid design and prototyping centers to generate 1000 novel molecules and chemical building blocks, thus enabling access to radical new materials.

    DARPA-BAA-14-30: Hand Proprioception & Touch Interfaces (HAPTIX), Response Date 9/10/2014 

    The HAPTIX program will develop new science and technology to achieve closed-loop control of dexterous mechatronic prostheses that will provide amputees with prosthetic limb systems that feel and function like natural limbs. HAPTIX will focus on development of implantable peripheral interfaces for volitional motor recording and sensory feedback signals; implantable electronic systems to transferport information between these interface(s) and the prosthesis; and sophisticated encoding and decoding algorithms to transform recorded volitional motor control signals into limb movements and patterned stimulation into naturalistic touch and proprioceptive sensations. System performance and the ultimate benefit to prosthetic users will be determined in a year-long, take-home trial before the end of the HAPTIX program.

    DARPA-BAA-14-51: Pathogen Predators, Response Date 9/23/2014 

    DARPA is soliciting proposals for research supporting the potential use of Bdellovibrio and/or Micavibrio bacterial predators as therapeutics against infections caused by Gram-negative antibiotic-resistant and priority threat pathogens.

    DARPA-BAA-14-54: Biological Technologies EZ, Response Date 7/23/2015 

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the Biological Technologies Office (BTO). Of particular interest are those proposals from entities (both small and large business) that have never received Government funding, or who do not normally propose to Government solicitations. Proposed research should investigate leading edge approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, technologies, or systems at the intersection of biology with engineering and the physical and computer sciences. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of the art. BTO seeks unconventional approaches that are outside the mainstream, challenge assumptions, and have the potential to radically change established practice, lead to extraordinary outcomes, and create entirely new fields.

  • Defense Sciences Office Solicitations

    DARPA-BAA-14-46: DSO Office-Wide, Response Date 6/16/2015 

    The mission of DSO is to identify and pursue high-risk/high-payoff research initiatives throughout a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines and to transform these initiatives into important, radically new military capabilities. In support of this mission, DSO is soliciting innovative research concepts of interest to defense and national security. 
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    DSO Office-Wide BAA Proposers' Day Materials June 19-20, 2014
    Doing Business with DARPA    Security Rules of the Road    DSO Overview     Program Manager Introductions    Q&A and Interacting with DSO   Questions from the DSO Proposers’ Day 

    DARPA-SN-14-47: Materials Development for Platforms (MDP) Proposers’ Day, Response Date 7/24/2014 

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is sponsoring a Proposers' Day to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of an anticipated DSO program. 

  • Information Innovation Office Solicitations 

    DARPA-BAA-14-39: Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office Wide, Response Date 07/15/2015  

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the Information Innovation Office (I2O). I2O explores game-changing technologies in the fields of information science and technology to anticipate and create rapid shifts in the complex national security landscape. Conflict can occur in traditional domains such as land, sea, air, and space, and in emerging domains such as cyber and other types of irregular warfare. I2O's research portfolio is focused on anticipating new modes of warfare in these emerging areas and developing the concepts and tools necessary to provide a decisive information advantage for the U.S. and its allies.

    DARPA-SN-14-17: Cyberspace Operations Research and Development, Response Date 03/12/2015  

    Cyberspace is a global domain within the information environment consisting of the interdependent network of information technology infrastructures and resident data, including the Internet, telecommunications networks, computer systems, and embedded processors and controllers. Cyberspace operations (CSO) are the employment of cyberspace capabilities where the primary purpose is to achieve objectives in or through cyberspace. Cyberspace superiority is the degree of dominance in cyberspace by one force that permits the secure, reliable conduct of operations by that force, and its related land, air, maritime, and space forces at a given time and place without prohibitive interference by an adversary. 

  • Microsystems Technology Office Solicitations

    DARPA-BAA-12-64: Microsystems Technology Office-wide, Response Date 9/1/2014 

    This announcement seeks revolutionary research ideas for topics not being addressed by ongoing MTO programs or other published BAA solicitations. 

    DARPA-BAA-14-34: Hyper-wideband Enabled RF Messaging (HERMES), Response Date 8/13/2014 

    DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals to explore the feasibility of a wideband spread-spectrum RF communications system with greater than 10 GHz of instantaneous bandwidth. The system will operate below 20 GHz to mitigate atmospheric absorption and employ coding gain and spectral filtering for resistance to jamming. 

  • Strategic Technology Office Solicitations

    DARPA-BAA-13-29: DARPA Strategic Technology Office (STO) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), Response Date 9/18/2014 

    DARPA is seeking innovative ideas and disruptive technologies that offer the potential for significant capability improvement across the Strategic Technology Office (STO) focus areas. This includes system and technology development related to Battle Management (BM), Command and Control (C2), Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), Electronic Warfare (EW), and Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT). Technologies of particular interest would address challenges of operating in contested, denied, and/or austere environments.   

    DARPA-BAA-14-40, System of Systems Integration Technology and Experimentation (SoSITE), Response Date 10/27/2014 

    DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals to demonstrate that a system of systems (SoS) approach can provide increased military effectiveness, cost leverage (i.e., the cost of the opponent to counter relative to the cost of the US to deploy), and adaptability necessary to maintain U.S. air superiority in contested environments. This broad agency announcement covers Phase 1 of the SoSITE program only. The objective of Phase 1 is to develop architectures for distributing functionality across networks of manned and unmanned platforms for future experimentation, and to develop tools to enable this distribution to be done quickly and reliably. See attached file for the complete solicitation. Industry Day  Attendee List 

    DARPA-BAA-14-17: Distributed Battle Management Program, Response Date 8/20/2014 

    DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of Distributed Battle Management (DBM), i.e., the development and demonstration of software decision aids (decision support tools and advanced automation) to assist airborne battle managers and pilots manage air-to-air and air-to-ground combat. Tools are needed in order manage emerging complex systems of systems (which may include multi-platform capabilities and unmanned systems) in a complex high tempo environment in which communication is not assured.

    DARPA-BAA-14-44: Wireless Network Defense Phases 2 and 3, Response Date 12/20/2014 

    The Wireless Network Defense (WND) program is developing and demonstrating new technology to protect the control protocols of wireless networks from the effects of advanced attacks or other forms of compromise. The program focuses on the protocols at the network and medium access control (MAC) layers of the network stack with the goal of protecting those protocols that coordinate among the distributed devices' management of resources such as spectrum, time, and power, and delivery of information. The development of this technology will both improve the robustness of the class of wireless networks that are being procured and fielded in the near future, and also provide a reliable foundation on which to build the next generation of wireless systems. These new defenses will minimize the impact of attacks on network control and will force attacks to be observable and attributable in order to be effective.

  • Tactical Technology Office Solicitations

    DARPA-BAA-14-25: Innovative Systems for Military Missions - Tactical Technology Office (TTO), Response Date 4/24/2015 

    The Tactical Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is soliciting executive summaries, white papers and proposals for advanced research and development of Innovative Systems for Military Missions. This solicitation seeks system and subsystem level technologies that enable revolutionary improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of the military. Novel concepts are sought in the following focus areas: Ground Systems, Maritime Systems, Air Systems, and Space Systems.

    DARPA-SN-14-40: Squad X Infrastructure Study, Response Date 10/3/2014 

    The purpose of this announcement is (1) to focus the attention of the scientific community on the areas to be studied, (2) to initiate dialogue amongst those interested in these areas, and (3) to share the planned timetable for the submission of white papers. DARPA is interested in receiving white papers and proposals on the following research topic: "Squad X Infrastructure." The objective of this research is to help define the state-of-the-art and future research directions in the area of dismounted squad operations.

    DARPA-BAA-14-28: Blue Wolf, Response Date 9/4/2014 

    DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals supporting the Blue Wolf program. The Blue Wolf program will develop and demonstrate integrated underwater vehicle prototypes capable of operating at speed-range combinations previously unachievable in fixed-size platforms, while retaining traditional volume and weight fractions for payloads and electronics. Proposals are sought for novel concept designs, dynamic lift and drag reduction systems, and innovative energy sources.

  • DARPA has issued the following announcements. This list in no way replaces the official notifications which have appeared on FedBizOpps.

    FedBizOpps is the single government-wide point-of-entry for federal government procurement opportunities worth more than $25,000. DARPA has issued the following announcements. This list in no way replaces the official notifications which have appeared on FedBizOpps. FedBizOpps notices take precedence over the following information.

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