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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.

Structural, Power and Data Port (SPDP)
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has established the Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program within the Tactical Technology Office (TTO). The DARPA-PS-16-01 solicitation, released on May 18th, 2016, had solicited Other Transaction (OT) proposals for a U.S. space industry builder-owner-operator commercial team that will partner with DARPA to jointly develop and demonstrate a prototype robotic servicing vehicle (RSV) for servicing in Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO).
Harnessing Autonomy for Countering Cyberadversary Systems (HACCS)
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Information Innovation Office (I2O) is sponsoring a Proposers Day, to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of the anticipated Harnessing Autonomy for Countering Cyberadversary Systems Broad Agency Announcement (BAA).
Prototype Resilient Operations Testbed for Expeditionary Urban Scenarios (PROTEUS)
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.
Topological Excitations in Electronics

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

Cyber-Hunting at Scale (CHASE)
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.
Request for Information (RFI) DARPA-SN-17-57 Confidence Levels for the Social and Behavioral Sciences
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.
Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-wide
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.

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