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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.

5/24/2017
Dynamic Range-enhanced Electronics and Materials (DREaM)
MTO
The Dynamic Range-enhanced Electronics and Materials (DREaM) program will exploit new materials and novel device structures to create radio frequency (RF) transistors that enable asymmetric operations in a complex electromagnetic spectrum.
5/25/2017
Cyber-Hunting at Scale (CHASE)
I2O
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Information Innovation Office (I2O) is sponsoring a Proposers Day, to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of the anticipated Cyber-Hunting at Scale Broad Agency Accouncement (BAA)
6/1/2017
Atomic Magnetometer for Biological Imaging In Earth's Native Terrain (AMBIIENT)
MTO
The DARPA Microsystems Technology Office is soliciting research proposals for the development of magnetic gradiometers with sufficient resolution to enable imaging of biological activity in unshielded environments.
6/5/2017
System Security Integrated Through Hardware and firmware (SSITH)
MTO
The overall goal of the SSITH program is to develop hardware design tools to provide inherent security against hardware vulnerabilities that are exploited through software in DoD and commercial electronic systems. SSITH aims to drive research required to develop secure hardware that constrains the hardware attack surface and protects against classes of software attacks that exploit hardware vulnerabilities.
6/6/2017
Active Interpretation of Disparate Alternatives (AIDA)
I2O
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of creating a multi-hypothesis semantic engine that generates explicit alternative interpretations of events, situations, or trends from a variety of unstructured sources, by mapping structured knowledge into a common semantic space, for use in an environment where there are noisy, conflicting, and potentially deceptive information.
6/6/2017
BRICS Part 2
BTO
DARPA seeks innovative approaches to the development of engineered Forensic Microbial Systems (FMS) that may be deployed in complex environments to create unique microbial signatures for environmental forensics operations.
6/7/2017
Workshop on Application of N-ZERO Nanowatt Wakeup Sensors in Wireless Sensor Networks
MTO
The N-ZERO technology aims to enable new missions that apply unattended sensors by extending sensor operation life before battery depletion. The Workshop seeks to identify innovative ideas and concepts for implementing N-ZERO-equipped unattended sensors and sensor networks in national security and civilian applications. The Workshop also aims to facilitate a collaborative exchange between N-ZERO performers and potential users of the technology.
6/8/2017
Discover DSO Day (D3)
DSO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is sponsoring an event (D3) to (1) familiarize attendees with DSO's mission and the nature of the efforts we support; (2) promote understanding of how to do business with DSO and (3) facilitate discussions with potential performers.