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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

Targeted Neuroplasticity Training
DARPA seeks innovative proposals to develop technology for enhancing cognitive skill learning in healthy adults by using noninvasive peripheral neurostimulation to promote synaptic plasticity in the brain. The Targeted Neuroplasticity Training (TNT) program will elucidate the anatomical and functional map of the underlying neural circuity involved in regulating synaptic plasticity. The program seeks to demonstrate peripheral modulation of the neural circuit, connect neuroplasticity with cognitive improvements, and optimize intervention protocols for long term retention with no side effects.
Enhanced Attribution
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of cyber attribution. The goal of the Enhanced Attribution (EA) program is to develop technologies for generating operationally and tactically relevant information about multiple concurrent independent malicious cyber campaigns, each involving several operators; and the means to share such information with any of a number of interested parties without putting at risk the sources and methods used for collection. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems.
Fundamental Limits of Learning (Fun LoL) Request for Information (RFI)
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is requesting information on research related to the investigation and characterization of fundamental limits of machine learning with supportive theoretical foundations. Although the main focus is on machine learning, extensions and implications for human-machine systems are also of interest.
Defense Sciences Office Proposers Day
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is sponsoring a two-day Proposers Day event to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of an anticipated DSO Office-wide Broad Agency Announcement (BAA).
Nanoweaving (RFI)
This request for information (RFI) from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is seeking data on the state of the art in nanoscale weaving and braiding. For the purposes of this RFI, the definition of "thread" is a fiber, wire, yarn, filament, long chain molecule, or similar structure with diameter less than 500 nanometers. "Nanoweaving" is interlacing long threads in a repeated pattern to form two-dimensional fabric. "Nanobraiding" is interlacing three or more threads in a repeated pattern to produce a rope. Characterization approaches and modeling methods for nanowoven or nanobraided products are also of interest.
CONverged Collaborative Elements for RF Task Operations (CONCERTO)
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals for the design, realization, programming, and control of a new converged RF architecture supporting all critical uses of the RF spectrum over a tactically useful performance range. System prototypes will be designed and developed for compact unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
Accelerated Computation for Efficient Scientific Simulation (ACCESS)
The Defense Sciences Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting research proposals in technologies for the acceleration of scientific simulations of physical systems characterized by coupled partial differential equations (PDEs). The Accelerated Computation for Efficient Scientific Simulation (ACCESS) Program seeks innovative ideas for computational architectures that will achieve the equivalent of petaflops performance in a benchtop form-factor and be capable of what traditional architectures would define as strong scaling for predictive scientific simulations of interest.
Defense Sciences Research and Technology
The mission of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is to identify and pursue high-risk, high-payoff research initiatives across a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines and to transform these initiatives into important, radically new, game-changing technologies for U.S. national security.