Department of Defense

Sponsor: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Title: Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-wide BAA
Announcement No. DARPA-BAA-13-32
Program Summary:
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative researchproposals of interest to the Information Innovation Office (I2O). I2O develops high‐payoffinformation science and technology to provide a decisive information advantage for the U.S.and its allies. For further details, see attached “DARPA-BAA-15-54 (I2O Office Wide)” Amendment 0001: The purpose of amendment 0001 is to update the dollar threshold for the requirement of certified cost or pricing data and subcontracting plan.
Sponsor Due Date: Aug 02, 2016  BAA Closing Date and Time: August 2, 2016, 12:00 noon ET
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Sponsor: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Title: Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) Office Wide Grant
Announcement No. DARPA-BAA-12-64
Program Summary: The Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) supports DARPA’s mission of maintainin technological superiority and preventing technological surprise by investing in areas such as microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), electronics, system architecture, photonics, and biotechnology. In recent years, the proliferation of commercial components and manufacturing processes has allowed our adversaries to achieve capabilities that were previously not possible. In response, DARPA/MTO is dedicated to pursuing avenues that leverage, counter, and transcend these commercial-off-the-shelf approaches (COTS). MTO aims to leverage and multiply the power of COTS by aggregating, adapting, and integrating components into networks and systems for the benefit of the warfighter. We create methods for countering threats that emerge from sustained advancements in cheap and readily available technologies that our adversaries may employ. Lastly, MTO develops high-risk, high-reward technologies outside and beyond the scope of the commercial industry to secure the DoD’s technological superiority. By continuing to drive revolutionary capabilities, we seek to “un-level” the playing field.MTO regularly publishes Broad Agency Announcements requesting responses to specific program topics. This announcement seeks revolutionary research ideas for topics not being addressed by ongoing MTO programs or other published BAA solicitations. This BAA is primarily, but not solely, intended for early stage research (studies) that may lead to larger, focused, MTO programs in the future. Studies are defined as single phase efforts of short duration (< 12 months) costing less than $1,000,000. Whereas proposers are strongly encouraged to submit studies to this BAA, multi-phase efforts will also be considered. Multiphase efforts are defined as efforts with more than one phase that may span longer than 12 months and that may cost more than $1,000,000. Multi-phase efforts must also cover clearly identifiable research topic areas with quantitative technical metrics. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice, or that commercial industry is likely to develop on its own. 
Submission Window: September 2, 2012 – September 1, 2014
Sponsor URL: be3f667bbe&tab=core&cview=0