DARPA Invests Big in Software R&D
Updated: Apr 7
The U.S. Federal Government is by far America's biggest investor in R&D projects in both the private and public sectors. And it's not even close. DARPA alone invests $3.4B+ ANNUALLY without taking back any equity or making a claim to the IP.
DARPA Software Opportunities:
1. Direct2PhaseII: Composable Embedded Software
DARPA's Small Business Programs Office (SBPO) is issuing an SBIR/STTR Opportunity inviting submissions of innovative research concepts in the technical domain(s) of:
In particular, DARPA is interested in understanding the feasibility of Composable Embedded Software.
DP2 proposals up to: $1,750,000
This includes a 9-month base period not to exceed a cost of $750,000 and a 9-month option period not to exceed a cost of $750,000.
A separately priced option of up to $250,000 must also be proposed for contractors who would like to be considered for participation in the DARPA Entrepreneurial Investigator Initiative.
Due Date: August 23, 2019
2. Intent-Defined Adaptive Software (IDAS)
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of automating the evaluation of software assurance evidence to enable certifiers to rapidly determine that the system risk is acceptable.
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.
Funding: No fixed limit Due Date: September 10, 2019
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