Scientists and engineers in DARPA’s Defense Sciences Office (DSO) promote and exploit new discoveries across the frontiers of physics, chemistry, and mathematics to identify and accelerate potentially game-changing technologies for U.S. national security. After recently spinning off biological technologies into a new office, DSO’s investment portfolio, which continues to create new materials and explore the boundaries of physical phenomena, is expanding to include novel approaches to understanding, predicting, designing, and developing engineered complex systems.
DARPA’s 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) solicitation. The event will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 21-22, 2015, at the DARPA Conference Center (675 North Randolph Street, Arlington, VA 22203) and will be webcast for potential proposers who would like to participate remotely.
August 29, 2017,
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is sponsoring a Proposers Day webcast to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of an anticipated Research Announcement (RA) for the Young Faculty Award (YFA) program.
The Measuring Biological Aptitude (MBA) program aims to address the need for
a more capable fighting force by improving how an individual warfighter
identifies, measures, and tracks personalized biomarkers to help achieve new
levels of performance for specialized roles throughout their career. The MBA
program will give warfighters the ability to understand, in real-time, the
underlying biological processes that govern their own performance by
elucidating the internal expression circuits (e.g., genetic, epigenetic,
metabolomic, etc.) that shape military-relevant cognitive, behavioral, and
physical traits. Simultaneously, the program will create new technologies
for tracking these expression circuits in real time, providing instantaneous
user feedback to aid the warfighter to be successful throughout training,
assessment and selection, and mission execution for their desired military
The mission of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is to make strategic, early investments in science and technology that will have long-term positive impact on our nation's national security. As part of this mission, DARPA makes high-risk, high-reward investments in science and technology that have the potential to disrupt current understanding and/or approaches. The pace of discovery in both science and technology is accelerating worldwide, resulting in new fields of study and the identification of scientific areas ripe for disruption.