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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.

6/26/2017
Tactical Exploitation of the Acoustic Channel (TEAC)
STO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative proposals in the area of underwater acoustics. 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.
6/27/2017
SIGMA Network Request for Information (RFI)
DSO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is requesting information on existing products and capabilities to enable strengthening and extending the capabilities for detection of weapons of mass destruction using networked sensors.
6/28/2017
Cyber Assured Systems Engineering (CASE)
I2O
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of advanced design and analysis tools that can establish cyber resiliency as an explicit system property. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems.
6/29/2017
Ground Truth (GT)
DSO
The Defense Sciences Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of new simulation capabilities to test the accuracy and robustness of causal modeling methods for understanding human social systems and behaviors. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in social science modeling, simulation, and causal inference.
6/30/2017
Lifelong Learning Machines (L2M)
MTO
DARPA is soliciting highly innovative research proposals for the development of fundamentally new machine learning approaches that enable systems to learn continually as they operate and apply previous knowledge to novel situations. Current artificial intelligence (AI) systems only compute with what they have been programmed or trained for in advance; they have no ability to learn from data input during execution time, and cannot adapt on-line to changes they encounter in real environments.
7/10/2017
Cyberspace Operations Research and Development
I2O
The DARPA Information Innovation Office (I2O) requests information on potential performers for classified CSO R&D. Specifically, this RFI seeks information on potential performers who have the capability to rapidly develop state-of-the-art CSO technologies responsive to current and emerging cyber threats, and who have either of the following:
| Cyber |
7/17/2017
Sync with STO Event Announcement
STO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Strategic Technology Office (STO) is hosting a "Sync with STO" event on August 2 - 3, 2017. The purpose of the event is to (1) familiarize attendees with STO's vision, problem spaces, Program Managers (PMs), and technology interests; and (2) facilitate technical discussion between STO PMs and attendees that explore innovative and impactful solution ideas for strategic national security challenges.
8/14/2017
Prototype Resilient Operations Testbed for Expeditionary Urban Scenarios (PROTEUS)
STO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative proposals in the areas of development and application of novel integrated decision-making and system assessment platforms for the interactive exploration and testing of expeditionary, urban warfare concepts leveraging nascent capabilities for the dynamic, adaptive composition of human capabilities, systems and plans.