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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: 1/10/2018
DARPA Subterranean Challenge Proposers Day

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Tactical Technology Office (TTO) is sponsoring a Proposers Day to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of the DARPA Subterranean Challenge in advance of a planned Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). (Click on the YouTube logo for a larger version of the video):

Response date: 1/23/2018
Millimeter-Wave Digital Arrays (MIDAS) Proposers Day
The objective of the MIDAS program isto explore the extent to which multi-beam systems can be employed at millimeter wave over extremely wide ranges of frequencies, which necessitates digitization within the array itself. A reduction in size and power of digital transceivers at millimeter wave is expected to and will likely involve innovative sampling and frequency conversion schemes to meet the linearity requirements.
Response date: 1/29/2018
Driven and Nonequilibrium Quantum Systems (DRINQS) Proposers Day
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 Driven and Nonequilibrium Quantum Systems (DRINQS) program.
Response date: 2/7/2018
Nascent Light-Matter Interactions (NLM)

The Defense Sciences Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals that advance our knowledge and understanding of light-matter interactions. In particular, DARPA seeks to develop new and systematic approaches to the design of engineered structures and materials that change how we manipulate electromagnetic waves and capitalize on nascent wave-matter interactions.
Nascent Light-Matter Interactions (NLM) Proposers Day Webinar

Response date: 2/8/2018
Configuration Security (ConSec)
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals to develop technologies for automatically utilizing the configuration of complex composed systems to reduce the attack surface while assuring expected behavior.
Response date: 2/21/2018
Advanced Plant Technologies (APT)
The goal of the DARPA Advanced Plant Technologies (APT) program is to create the foundations for engineering plant varieties able to receive a variety of stimuli and produce measurable signals as output ("stimulus-response"). APT will rigorously explore the feasibility of using engineered plant varieties as independent biosensors.
Response date: 2/21/2018
Hallmark Tools and Capabilities 2 (Hallmark-TC2)
The objective of the Tools and Capabilities 2 portion of the Hallmark program is to develop and validate additional technologies for enabling the full spectrum of military space enterprise command and control capabilities.
Response date: 3/18/2018
Strategic Technologies (STO) OFFICE-WIDE
DARPA is seeking innovative ideas and disruptive technologies that provide the U.S. military significant capability improvement to dominate across all scales of conflict intensity. These span highly contested force-on-force conflicts to ambiguous, complex 'Gray Zone' conflicts. Technologies should support conflicts that may take place in a range of environments from austere, remote locations to dense megacities.