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.