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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.

8/16/2017
Topological Excitations in Electronics
DSO

The Defense Sciences Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals exploring approaches to exploit topological excitations in electronics. The program aims to explore topological excitations that have recently been engineered in solid-state systems that have the potential to overcome fundamental limits faced by present electronic memory, digital logic, sensors and quantum bits (qubits) as well as other potential applications.

HR001117S0038: Proposers Day Slides

8/22/2017
Cyber-Hunting at Scale (CHASE)
I2O
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of data-driven cyber-hunting tools for real-time cyber threat detection, characterization, and protection within enterprise scale networks.
8/24/2017
Request for Information (RFI) DARPA-SN-17-57 Confidence Levels for the Social and Behavioral Sciences
DSO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is requesting information on new ideas and approaches for creating (semi)automated capabilities to assign "Confidence Levels" to specific studies, claims, hypotheses, conclusions, models, and/or theories found in social and behavioral science research. These social and behavioral science Confidence Levels should rapidly enable a non-expert to understand and quantify the confidence they can have in a specific research result or claim's reliability, reproducibility, and robustness.
8/24/2017
Young Faculty Award (YFA) Proposers Day
DSO
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.
8/25/2017
Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-wide
I2O
The Information Innovation Office (I2O) develops game-changing information science and technology to ensure information advantage for the U.S. and its allies. To accomplish this, I2O sponsors basic and applied research in three thrust areas: Cyber, Analytics, and Symbiosis. I2O seeks unconventional approaches that are outside the mainstream, challenge accepted assumptions, and have the potential to radically change established practice.
8/30/2017
Lagrange
DSO

The Defense Sciences Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals to develop novel mathematical methods, on both the theoretical and algorithmic fronts, which will solve high-dimensional dynamic data-driven optimization and decision-making problems. Proposed research should fully address challenges that arise from the nonlinear, nonconvex, hybrid (continuous, discrete) nature of underlying modeling and optimization of realistic complex application problems. Specifically excluded is research that offers existing solutions and optimization methods for application areas.

HR001117S0039: Proposers Day Slides

9/7/2017
All-Signal Tactical Real-Time Analyzer (ASTRAL)
STO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative proposals in the following technical areas: (1) development and demonstration of a hybrid analog/digital photonic/electronic processor demonstrating real-time nonlinear cyclostationary and convolutional processing and low-probability-of-intercept (LPI) signal processing gain over input EM signals filling a bandwidth of 1 to 10 GHz, and (2) identification of architectures and algorithms for military applications that are well-suited to real-time wideband hybrid analog/digital photonic/electronic implementation.
9/11/2017
Disruption Opportunity Special Notice: Fundamental Design (FUN DESIGN)
DSO
The design of complex mechanical systems such as aircraft, ground vehicles, or submarines is a multi-stage process where the majority of the asset’s risk and life cycle cost is locked in at the initial conceptual stage of the three-stage design process.