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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: 11/12/2018
ACT-IV PUCK APERTURE Request for Information (RFI)
MTO
This Request for Information from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) seeks information on phased array aperture design and fabrication methods that reduce Non-recurring Engineering (NRE) costs and enable the DoD to realize the full impact and performance of reconfigurable, programmable, and software defined functionality of hardware assets.
Response date: 11/13/2018
Young Faculty Award
DSO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award (YFA) program aims to identify and engage rising stars in junior faculty positions in academia and equivalent positions at non-profit research institutions and expose them to Department of Defense (DoD) and National Security challenges and needs. In particular, this YFA will provide high-impact funding to elite researchers early in their careers to develop innovative new research directions in the context of enabling transformative DoD capabilities.
Response date: 11/13/2018
Assembly and Integration of Secure SoCs Request for Information (RFI)
MTO
This Request for Information (RFI) from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) seeks information on technology, concepts, and approaches to support the integration of security capabilities directly into System on Chip (SoC) system design and to enable the autonomous integration and assembly of SoCs.
Response date: 11/13/2018
OFFensive Swarm Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) Amendment 3
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 topics of interest for this amendment are (1) the design, development, and demonstration of new approaches for human-swarm interactions and/or new human-swarm interface technologies; and (2) the innovation and integration of novel swarm tactics relevant to OFFSET Vignette 2.

OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) (Video)
Response date: 11/19/2018
THEIA Planar Optics Demonstration - Request for Information
TTO
This Request for Information from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Tactical Technology Office seeks ideas, methodologies, and approaches solely for information and planning purposes. Responses to this RFI may be used to support potential new DARPA programs seeking novel materials and/or optics approaches to demonstrate large, planar optical systems.
Response date: 11/27/2018
Request for Information - Highly-Networked Dissemination of Relevant Data (3HNDRED)
TTO
This Request for Information from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Tactical Technology Office seeks technologies, methodologies, and approaches solely for information and planning purposes. Responses to this RFI may be used to support a potential new DARPA program focused on demonstration of collaborative autonomy, including processing and disseminating actionable information to ground troops to enable efficient assembly, coordination, movement, and maneuver on enemy forces.
Response date: 12/12/2018
Strategic Technologies (STO) OFFICE-WIDE
STO
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.
Response date: 12/18/2018
Machine Common Sense (MCS)
I2O
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of machine common sense to enable Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications to understand new situations, monitor the reasonableness of their actions, communicate more effectively with people, and transfer learning to new domains.
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