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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: 5/31/2018
SIGMA+ Sensors
DSO
The Defense Sciences Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of advanced chemical and biological detector technologies to support a networked system of sensors for the detection, interdiction, and deterrence of clandestine weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
Response date: 6/1/2018
RFMLS Applications Request for Information
MTO
DARPA’s RFMLS (RF Machine Learning Systems) Program is developing the foundations for applying modern data-driven machine learning to the RF spectrum domain. The RFMLS Program uses commercially relevant focus problems to guide development of a core set of foundational unclassified algorithms. This RFI seeks information on how those algorithms might be applied to improve the performance and capabilities of existing DoD systems and processes.
Response date: 6/1/2018
Systematizing Confidence in Open Research and Evidence (SCORE) Proposers Day
DSO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is sponsoring a Proposers Day to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of an anticipated Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the Systematizing Confidence in Open Research and Evidence (SCORE) program.
Response date: 6/4/2018
Collection and Monitoring via Planning for Active Situational Scenarios (COMPASS)
STO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative proposals for the Collection and Monitoring via Planning for Active Situational Scenarios (COMPASS) program. COMPASS develops decision aids that drive probing actions designed to improve situational awareness and reduce the ambiguity of actors and objectives in gray zone environments.
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Response date: 6/6/2018
Blackjack
TTO

The Blackjack program will develop and demonstrate the critical technical elements for building a global high-speed network backbone in low earth orbit (LEO) that enables highly networked, resilient, and persistent DoD payloads that provide over-the-horizon sensing, signals, and communications to hold the ground, surface, and air domains in global constant custody. The program is an architecture demonstration intending to show the high military utility of global LEO constellations and mesh networks of low size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C) payloads and commoditized satellite buses.

Blackjack will develop and demonstrate a low earth orbit constellation that provides global persistent coverage. The response to Q&A #10 indicated a flight article delivery in Q1FY21 but it should have stated a delivery in Q3FY21. Amendment 01 to the BAA reflects the correct delivery of Q3FY21

Response date: 6/11/2018
Defense Sciences Office (DSO) Office-wide
DSO
The mission of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is to identify and pursue high-risk, high-payoff research initiatives across a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines and to transform these initiatives into disruptive technologies for U.S. national security
Response date: 6/12/2018
TTO Office-Wide Broad Agency Announcement (BAA): Innovative Systems for Military Missions
TTO

The Tactical Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is soliciting executive summaries, white papers and proposals for advanced research, development and demonstration of innovative systems for military missions.

Please see the below videos produced for and released as part of the 2017 TTO Virtual Proposers Day for the HR001117S0014 BAA (Click on the YouTube logo for a larger version of the video):