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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.

Common Heterogeneous Integration and IP Reuse Strategies (CHIPS) Request for Information (RFI)
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) seeks information on the necessary framework to enable modular design and fabrication of Department of Defense (DoD) relevant electronics using reusable chiplets at the semiconductor die level. This RFI specifically requests feedback on interface standards that would enable modular design and identification of functional circuit blocks that would most benefit from this framework.
Magnetic Miniaturized and Monolithically Integrated Components (M3IC)
The DARPA Microsystems Technology Office is soliciting innovative research proposals to develop integrated magnetic components on semiconductor substrates that will reduce size and enable new functionality for DoD electromagnetic (EM) systems.
Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-wide
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the Information Innovation Office (I2O). I2O develops high-payoff information science and technology to provide a decisive information advantage for the U.S. and its allies.
The Prometheus program aims to develop a molecular host prognostic assay to determine infectious disease contagiousness, ready for validation and ultimately regulatory approval. Prometheus will focus specifically on the early prognosis of pathogen transmission potential, which can be approximated by the amount of virus that is detected during infection. By the end of the program, the goal is a minimal set of early host biomarkers in humans that predict contagiousness within 24 hours after infection.
Workshop on Electromechanical Transmitters for Very Low Frequency (EMT-VLF)
DARPA Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) will hold a day-long workshop on Friday, August 12, 2016, to discuss innovative approaches for creating electrically-small transmit antennas enabled through mechanical-electromagnetic coupling. Radio frequencies (RF) of interest to DARPA include 0.3 - 30 kHz (ULF and VLF) and below in which free-space electromagnetic (EM) wavelengths, measured in tens of kilometers, are too large for portable systems using conventional antenna approaches.
Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2): Competitor Information Day & Competition Architecture Proposers Day
DARPA will host an Information Day for potential competitors in the Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) in support of DARPA-BAA-16-47, Spectrum Collaboration Challenge – Collaborative Intelligent Radio Networks on August 10th, 2016, at DARPA from 0800 to 1700 EDT.
Data-Driven Discovery of Models (D3M)
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of semi-automated discovery of machine learning and statistical models and processing pipelines. 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.
Hallmark Software Testbed (Hallmark-ST)
The objective of the Software Testbed portion of the Hallmark program (Hallmark-ST) is to design, develop, and maintain a state-of-the-art enterprise software architecture for the integration of multiple tools and capabilities for supporting space enterprise command and control. This testbed must be flexible, scalable, and secure and capable of supporting tools and data sources at multiple levels of security classification.