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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: 9/19/2017
No Gimbal Internet Nodes in Space (NoGINS) Study Breadboard Prototype
No Gimbal Internet Nodes in Space (NoGINS) Study Breadboard Prototype
Response date: 9/20/2017
Living Sensors
The Biological Technologies Office (BTO) of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) requests innovative ideas and approaches to support development of new sensing capabilities in the surface and subsurface marine environment through observation and interpretation of organismal behavior.
Response date: 10/1/2017
Harnessing Autonomy for Countering Cyberadversary Systems (HACCS)
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of automated techniques and software tools for neutralizing cyberadversary infrastructure. The goal of the Harnessing Autonomy for Countering Cyberadversary Systems program is to develop technologies for accurately identifying malicious cyberadversary infiltrated networks, generating software exploits for large numbers of known (n-day) vulnerabilities, and creating safe, reliable, and non-disruptive autonomous software agents that can be inserted in the compromised networks via the n-day exploits to safely and reliably neutralize cyberadversary software agents.
Response date: 10/2/2017
RFI - Detection and Negation Ideas for Protecting Against Small Unmanned Air Systems
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Tactical Technology Office (TTO) requests information on innovative technologies for countering adversary small unmanned air systems (sUAS). Based on the response to this RFI, an invitation to attend a one-day Technology Day may be extended to respondents with relevant sensing and/or neutralizing technology.
Response date: 10/4/2017
Microsystems Technology Office Commercial Performer Program Announcement
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) is seeking to support innovative ideas relevant both to the commercial sector and to Department of Defense (DoD) applications.
Response date: 10/10/2017
Radio Frequency Machine Learning Systems (RFMLS)
The goal of the RF Machine Learning Systems (RFMLS) program is to develop the foundations for applying modern data-driven Machine Learning to the RF Spectrum domain as well as to develop practical applications in emerging spectrum problems which demand vastly improved discrimination performance over today's hand-engineered RF systems.
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Response date: 10/19/2017
Assured Autonomy
The DARPA Information Innovation Office (I2O) is soliciting innovative research proposals to substantially improve the design, integration and verification/testing technology for continual assurance of autonomous learning-enabled cyber-physical systems to guarantee their safety and performance.
Response date: 11/1/2017
Cross Domain Maritime Surveillance and Targeting (CDMaST) Phase 2
The DARPA CDMaST program seeks to demonstrate a new approach to naval warfare consisting of highly distributed manned and unmanned Systems of Systems (SoS) acting collaboratively to control the seas. Specifically, the goal is to demonstrate the ability to conduct third-party, cross-domain (i.e., above, on, and under the ocean) targeting to hold enemy ships and submarines at risk over wide, contested areas while showing significantly increased military effectiveness, adaptability, and cost imposition to opponents.