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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: 7/26/2019
Blackjack Satellite Integration
TTO
Blackjack will develop and demonstrate a low earth orbit constellation that provides global persistent coverage. This opportunity focuses on development of satellite integration approaches.
Response date: 7/30/2019
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STO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative proposals in logistics and supply chain automated reasoning and information fusion, real-time demand forecasting, and system resilience assessment. 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: 8/5/2019
Operational Fires (OpFires) Integrated Weapon System
TTO
The OpFires Integrated Weapon System task will be a three-phased effort to design, develop and flight test an end-to-end demonstration system enabling a novel ground-launched system for tactical weapons deployment.
Response date: 8/6/2019
SBIR/STTR Opportunity: Extreme Environment Sensors
TTO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Small Business Programs Office (SBPO) is issuing an SBIR/STTR Opportunity (SBO) inviting submissions of innovative research concepts in the technical domain(s) of Air Platforms and Weapons. In particular, DARPA is interested in understanding the feasibility of Extreme Environment Sensors.
Response date: 8/6/2019
SBIR/STTR Opportunity: Medical Implants from Molecular Assembly
DSO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Small Business Programs Office (SBPO) is issuing an SBIR/STTR Opportunity (SBO) inviting submissions of innovative research concepts in the technical domain of nanoscale assembly. In particular, DARPA is interested in understanding the feasibility of medical implants from molecular assembly.
Response date: 8/6/2019
SBIR/STTR Opportunity: Robust Transceiver Modules for Femtosecond-Level, Free-Space Optical Time and Frequency Transfer to Mobile Platforms
DSO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Small Business Programs Office (SBPO) is issuing an SBIR/STTR Opportunity (SBO) inviting submissions of innovative research concepts in the technical domain of precision free-space time and frequency transfer compatible with optical atomic clocks. In particular, DARPA is interested in understanding the feasibility of robust transceiver modules for femtosecond-level, free-space optical, time and frequency transfer to mobile platforms.
Response date: 8/6/2019
SBIR/STTR Opportunity: Side Channel Attack Testbench Estimator (SCATE)
MTO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Small Business Programs Office (SBPO) is issuing an SBIR/STTR Opportunity (SBO) inviting submissions of innovative research concepts in the technical domain of side channel security. In particular, DARPA is interested in the feasibility of effective pre-silicon side channel and fault injection estimation. These vulnerabilities are of interest to this program only in the context of emissions from the parts of the design that perform on-chip cryptographic functions. This would permit these vulnerabilities to be identified and reduced to acceptable constraints at design time rather than with a costly chip re-spin after fabrication and test.
Response date: 8/6/2019
SBIR/STTR Opportunity: CHAracterization of Intrinsic Novelty (CHAIN)
DSO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Small Business Programs Office (SBPO) is issuing an SBIR/STTR Opportunity (SBO) inviting submissions of innovative research concepts in the technical domains of Human Systems and Information Systems Technology. In particular, DARPA is interested in understanding the feasibility of CHAracterization of Intrinsic Novelty (CHAIN) and its use as the basis for evaluating the robustness to novelty of AI applications.