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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: 12/14/2017
Geospatial Cloud Analytics (GCA)
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative proposals in the area of global scale, multimodal geospatial data cloud platform and analytics development. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice.
Response date: 12/15/2017
Request For Information (RFI) - Dynamic Terrains
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 will be used to determine attendees for a workshop in Arlington, Va. In addition, the information may potentially support the development of new DARPA programs that could enable breakthrough capabilities for conducting exploration, maneuver, and search operations in challenging subterranean environments.
Response date: 12/27/2017
Ocean of Things Proposers Day
The purpose of this meeting is to provide information on the Ocean of Things program, promote additional discussion on this topic, address questions from potential proposers, and provide an opportunity for potential proposers to share their capabilities and ideas for teaming arrangements. DARPA BAA HR001118S0013 is expected to be released prior to the Proposers Day.
Response date: 1/12/2018
Gamma Request for Information (RFI)
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is requesting information on proposed and current research and techniques supporting the production of monoenergetic or quasi-monoenergetic photons in the range of 3 to 15 MeV with very high intensity.
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.