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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: 10/19/2017
Assured Autonomy
I2O
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
STO
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.
Response date: 11/3/2017
DARPA 60th Anniversary Historical Artifacts Request
DIRO
On the occasion of its 60th Anniversary in 2018, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is developing plans for events that will recognize the six decades of DARPA's technological achievements. As a part of these plans, DARPA is seeking to identify historical artifacts related to or derived from DARPA-funded work for use as a part of a temporary exhibit highlighting the development of advanced technologies across diverse technical areas and the broader impact those technologies have had across the military and society.
Response date: 11/6/2017
Page 3 Materials and Integration
MTO
The overall goal of the Three Dimensional Monolithic System-on-a-Chip (3DSoC) program is to develop 3D monolithic technology that will enable > 50X improvement in SOC digital performance at power. 3DSOC aims to drive research in process, design tools, and new compute architectures for future designs while utilizing U.S. fabrication capabilities.
Response date: 11/14/2017
Page 3 Design
MTO
The Design thrust of the Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI): Page 3 Investments will address today’s System-On-Chip (SoC) design complexity and cost barriers, creating the environment needed for the next wave of US semiconductor innovation
Response date: 11/21/2017
Biological Technologies EZ
BTO
This announcement seeks revolutionary research ideas for topics not being addressed by ongoing BTO programs or other published solicitations. Of particular interest are those proposals from entities (both small and large business) that have never received Government funding, or who do not normally propose to Government solicitations.
Response date: 11/28/2017
Active Social Engineering Defense (ASED)
I2O
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of automated defense against social engineering attacks.
Response date: 11/29/2017
OFFensive Swarm Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) Amendment 1 - Swarm Sprints
TTO

The goal of OFFSET Swarm Sprints is to create focused breakthroughs in swarm technologies to be integrated into the OFFSET Swarm Systems Architecture. The specific topic of interest for this amendment is the design and development of Swarm Tactics relevant to OFFSET Vignette 1, in the thrust area of Swarm Autonomy.
OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) (Video)