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Established in 1958 as part of the U.S. Department of Defense, DARPA pursues opportunities for transformational change rather than incremental advances. It does so collaboratively as part of a robust innovation ecosystem that includes academic, corporate, and governmental partners. To fulfill its mission, the Agency relies on diverse performers from throughout this ecosystem to apply multi-disciplinary approaches to both advance knowledge through basic research and create innovative technologies that address current and predicted practical problems through applied research. The list of selected opportunities displayed below is provided for convenience. For a complete listing of DARPA opportunities please visit the FedBizOpps website. More

In addition to program-specific opportunities, each DARPA technical office maintains an “office-wide” Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) that covers a range of technical areas of interest to each particular office. The office-wide BAAs are refreshed on an annual basis and offer a mechanism for researchers to reach DARPA with ideas that they feel could be valuable to national security.

12/2/2016
In Vivo Nucleic Acid Sequencing and Synthesis, RFI
BTO
The Biological Technologies Office (BTO) of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) seeks innovative ideas to support advances in synthetic biology and engineering biology broadly, through in vivo nucleic acid sequencing and/or synthesis. Real-time reading and writing of nucleic acid in living cells would enable continuous monitoring of gene expression and dynamic reprogramming of cell function, offering the potential to expand applications of engineered living systems to address real-world challenges.
12/2/2016
Synthetic Organelles: Assembly and Applications, RFI
BTO
The Biological Technologies Office (BTO) of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) seeks innovative ideas to support development and application of engineered compartmentalization in cells and/or cell-free systems. The ability to engineer compartmentalization should enable advances in synthetic biology and engineering biology. For the purposes of this RFI, such compartmentalization includes, for example, protein- or membrane-bound organelles, biomolecular scaffolding, DNA origami, or other biological strategies to achieve localized function in space and/or time in cells and/or cell-free systems.
12/5/2016
Agile Teams (A-Teams) Proposers Day
DSO
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 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the Agile Teams program.
12/9/2016
Proposers Day for Consortium for Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (CONFERS)
TTO
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 Consortium for Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (CONFERS) program in advance of a planned Broad Agency Announcement (BAA).
12/15/2016
Modeling Adversarial Activity
I2O
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of modeling adversarial activity for the purpose of producing high confidence indications and warnings of efforts to acquire, fabricate, proliferate, and/or deploy weapons of mass terrorism (WMT).
| Cyber | Data | Math |
12/21/2016
Strategic Technologies
STO
DARPA is seeking innovative ideas and disruptive technologies that offer the potential for significant capability improvement across the Strategic Technology Office focus areas. This includes technology development related to Battle Management, Command and Control (BMC2), Communications and Networks, Electronic Warfare, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT), Maritime, and Foundational Strategic Technologies and Systems.
1/12/2017
Mobile Force Protection (MFP)
TTO
DARPA is soliciting proposals for award of an other transaction (OT) agreement for the Mobile Force Protection (MFP) program under DARPA's authority to award other transactions for prototype projects under 10 U.S.C. Sec. 2371b. The MFP program is an advanced technology prototype development program that will develop and demonstrate an integrated prototype system capable of defeating a raid of self-guided, small Unmanned Aircraft Systems attacking a high value asset on the move.
1/13/2017
Common Heterogeneous Integration and IP Reuse Strategies (CHIPS)
MTO
The Common Heterogeneous Integration and Intellectual Property (IP) Reuse Strategies (CHIPS) program will develop the design tools and integration standards required to demonstrate modular integrated circuit (IC) designs that leverage the best of DoD and commercial designs and technology.