The Defense Sciences Office (DSO) identifies and pursues high-risk, high-payoff fundamental research initiatives across a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines – sometimes reshaping existing fields or creating entirely new disciplines – and transforms these initiatives into radically new, game-changing technologies for U.S. national security.
DSO’s investment portfolio is broad. It encompasses physics, chemistry and mathematics as well as multidisciplinary topics such as materials, supervised autonomy, novel sensing and complexity. DSO’s current focus areas include:
For additional details on these focus areas and DSO’s interests, please see DSO’s office-wide Broad Agency Announcement, available at http://go.usa.gov/9cWW.
Dr. John Paschkewitz joined DSO as a Program Manager on April 1, 2015.
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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. FAQDSO Office-Wide BAA Proposers Day Materials June 19-20, 2014Doing 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