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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 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

Circuit Realization At Faster Timescales (CRAFT)
DARPA seeks to develop a custom integrated circuit design flow and methodology that will: 1) sharply reduce the amount of effort required to design a high performance custom integrated circuit, 2) greatly facilitate porting of integrated circuit designs to secondary foundries and/or more advanced technology nodes, and 3) strongly increase reuse of integrated circuit elements (IP).
Extreme DDoS Defense (XD3)
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of resilient defenses against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on computer networks. The XD3 program aims to thwart DDoS attacks by dispersing cyber assets (physically and/or logically), disguising the characteristics and behaviors of those assets, and mitigating the attacks (especially low-volume attacks) that still penetrate the targeted environment.
Distributed Battle Management (DBM) Phase 2
The goal of the Distributed Battle Management program is to develop and demonstrate software decision aids to assist airborne battle managers and pilots with managing air-to-air and air-to-ground combat.
New Capabilities for Experimental Falsifiability in Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (RFI)
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is requesting information on and suggestions for research to develop novel methods, including new tools, platforms, techniques, and/or approaches, that could contribute to the development of unprecedented capabilities for testing the experimental falsifiability of (i.e., disconfirming) models, theories, and hypotheses in social, behavioral and economic (SBE) sciences.
Innovative Vacuum Electronics Science and Technology (INVEST)
The DARPA Microsystems Technology Office is soliciting fundamental research proposals in the area of vacuum electronics science and technology. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches to modeling, advanced manufacturing, theory and design of components, and other focus areas that enable revolutionary advances in vacuum electron devices at millimeter wave (mm-wave) frequencies above 75 GHz.
Biological Technologies EZ BAA
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the Biological Technologies Office (BTO). Of particular interest are those proposals from entities (both small and large business) that have never received Government funding, or who do not normally propose to Government solicitations
High power Amplifier using Vacuum electronics for Overmatch Capability (HAVOC)
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of vacuum electronics. Proposed research should investigate revolutionary approaches that result in the development and demonstration of a new class of compact, high power, and wide bandwidth millimeter wave vacuum electron devices capable of linear amplification. Program metrics will be provided to qualified organizations in a classified addendum. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in incremental or evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice.
Tailorable Feedstock and Forming (TFF)
The Defense Sciences Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals that will allow the manufacturing of small (20 pounds or under) Department of Defense (DoD) composite parts at costs competitive to metal using a new composite material format and novel reconfigurable forming/molding process(es) that enable fabrication of multiple part configurations.