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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.

Response date: 7/11/2019
ReVector
BTO
The ReVector program aims to develop methods to use human skin microbiomes to modulate chemical production in order to avoid mosquito attraction and feeding and reduce the threat of mosquito-borne disease to Warfighters. Human skin associated microbes interact with metabolites from the body and influence the volatile molecules of each individual, making some individuals more attractive to mosquitoes. This program seeks to develop advanced data analytics and microbiome modulation tools for engineering skin microbiomes and provide new options for the readiness and resiliency of military personnel.
Response date: 7/15/2019
Virtual Intelligence Processing (VIP)
DSO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is issuing an Artificial Intelligence Exploration (AIE) Opportunity inviting submissions of innovative basic or applied research concepts in the technical domain of third wave AI exploring radically new and heretofore under-explored, brain-inspired and massively-scalable computing methodologies for novel machine learning approaches that have the potential to support solutions to real-world problems impacting the Department of Defense.
| AI | Algorithms | Math |
Response date: 7/15/2019
Polyplexus Pilot 3 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 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the Polyplexus Pilot 3 effort under the Gamification of the Search for Strategic Surprise (GS3) program.
Response date: 7/19/2019
STO Industry Day
STO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Strategic Technology Office (STO) is hosting a "STO Industry Day" event on August 7 - 8, 2019. 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.
Response date: 7/20/2019
Program Announcement for Artificial Intelligence Exploration (AIE)
DSO
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. In support of this mission, DARPA has pioneered groundbreaking research and development (R&D) in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for more than five decades.
Response date: 7/22/2019
Air Combat Evolution (ACE)
STO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative proposals for the Air Combat Evolution (ACE) program. The ACE program will increase warfighter trust in combat autonomy by automating aerial within-visual-range (WVR) maneuvering, colloquially known as a dogfight, using progressively realistic platforms (following demonstrations in modeling and simulation, the program will graduate to small-scale unmanned aerial vehicles, and culminate on operationally representative aircraft).
Response date: 7/23/2019
Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS)
TTO
The objective of the RSGS program is to create a dexterous robotic operational capability in Geosynchronous Orbit (GEO) that can both provide increased resilience for the current U.S. space infrastructure and be the first concrete step toward a transformed space architecture with revolutionary capabilities. The long-term vision of the RSGS program is to enable persistent robotic servicing capabilities in GEO, beginning with the robotic servicer developed under the RSGS program and operated by a commercial entity, with the goal of achieving an enduring, reliable, cost effective GEO satellite servicing presence.
Response date: 7/26/2019
Blackjack Satellite Integration
TTO
Blackjack will develop and demonstrate a low earth orbit constellation that provides global persistent coverage. This opportunity focuses on development of satellite integration approaches.