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  • Biological Technologies Office Solicitations

    DARPA-SN-14-27: HAND PROPRIOCEPTION & TOUCH INTERFACES (HAPTIX) Proposer's Day, Response Date 4/18/2014 

    The Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is sponsoring a Proposer’s Day for the potential proposer community, in advance of a planned Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the Hand Proprioception & Touch Interfaces (HAPTIX) Program, DARPA-BAA-14-30.   

  • Defense Sciences Office Solicitations

    DARPA-BAA-13-20: Defense Sciences Research and Technology, Response Date 6/5/2014 

    DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the Defense Sciences Office. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science and technology. Specifically excluded is research that results primarily in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of the art.
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    DARPA-SN-14-33: Directed Assembly Manufacturing Request for Information, Response Date 4/24/2014 

    This request for information (RFI) from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) seeks to assess the state of the art in directed assembly manufacturing systems by gathering descriptions of systems used for directed assembly and descriptions of features, components, or products created (at least in part) using directed assembly. Research systems and the capabilities they demonstrate are relevant to this RFI. Particular emphasis is placed on features, components, or products that cannot be created through more conventional methods or where directed assembly provides a competitive advantage such as lower cost, higher performance, shorter manufacturing time, etc. Responses to this RFI may be used to define a future DARPA program. 

  • Information Innovation Office Solicitations 

    DARPA-BAA-13-32: Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-Wide BAA, Response Date 06/25/2014  

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the Information Innovation Office (I2O). Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of the art. I2O seeks unconventional approaches that are outside the mainstream, undertaking directions that challenge assumptions and have the potential to radically change established practice.

    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. 

    DARPA-BAA-14-03: Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC): Competition Architecture, Response Date 04/25/2014  

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will host the Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC), an unmanned cyber defense tournament. Innovative approaches are required to support the development and operation of a Competition Framework for automated cybersecurity competition events within the CGC. 

  • 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-14-20: Laser UV Sources for Tactical Efficient Raman (LUSTER), Response Date 6/25/2014 

    DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the field of UV laser technology that will enable enhanced detection and discrimination of specific biological and chemical compounds using Raman spectroscopy. 
    Introduction to LUSTER    CMUVT History    ARL Testing Capabilities   Contracting with DARPA  FAQ  Introduction to LUSTER Video  CMUVT History Video  ARL Testing Capabilities Video  LUSTER Q&A Closing  BAA Info Video  Contracting with DARPA Video 

    DARPA-BAA-14-16: Supply Chain Hardware Integrity for Electronics Defense (SHIELD), Response Date 5/30/2014 

    DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of supply chain protection of electronic components. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems.
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    DARPA-SN-14-31: DIRECT ON-CHIP DIGITAL OPTICAL SYNTHESIZER (DODOS) Proposers' Day, Response Date 4/21/2014 

    The Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is sponsoring a Proposers’ Day for the potential proposer community in support of Broad Agency Announcement DARPA-BAA-14-31, the Direct On-chip Digital Optical Synthesizer (DODOS) Program. The Proposers’ Day will be held on Monday, April 28, 2014 at the Capital Conference Center in Arlington, VA. Advanced registration is required. DARPA-BAA-14-31 is expected to be released prior to the Proposers' Day.

  • Strategic Technology Office Solicitations

    DARPA-BAA-13-29: DARPA Strategic Technology Office (STO) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), Response Date 6/18/2014 

    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-14-17, 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-14-27: Upward Falling Payloads Phase 2 and Phase 3, Response Date 5/21/2014 

    DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of distributed unmanned sensors and systems for maritime applications. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice.

  • Tactical Technology Office Solicitations

    DARPA-BAA-13-22: Innovative Systems for Military Missions - DARPA Tactical Technology Office (TTO), Response Date 4/23/2014 

    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. Proposals may be submitted at any time while this solicitation is open. TTO may publish groups of special topics as modifications to this BAA throughout the year.

    The materials posted below were briefed at the TTO Office Wide BAA Proposers' Day on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the DARPA Conference Center in Arlington, VA. They are provided for informational purposes only. In the event of any inconsistency with the DARPA/TTO Office Wide BAA (DARPA-BAA-13-22: Innovative Systems for Military Missions), the BAA takes precedence.

    DARPA-SN-14-30: Proposers' Day for DARPA-BAA-14-25 (Innovative Systems for Military Missions), Response Date 4/11/2014 

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Tactical Technology Office (TTO) is sponsoring a Proposers' Day to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of the Innovative Systems for Military Missions Broad Agency Announcement (DARPA-BAA‐14-25).

    DARPA-BAA-14-24 Tactical Boost Glide, Response Date 5/9/2014 

    DARPA is seeking innovative solutions that will expand the knowledge base of hypersonics and design capabilities for the TBG program. The use of a BAA allows a wide range of innovative ideas and concepts, and proposer(s) will have the flexibility to develop a tailored program plan that best advances the TBG state-of-the-art in accordance with program objectives.

  • 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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