Opportunities

Due Date: Feb 24, 2022 11:55 pm EST
Government Organization: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)
Description: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) released a Request for Information (RFI) encouraging chemical and biological defense companies to bring their innovative technologies for test and evaluation in the Chemical and Biological Advanced Capability Testbed (CBT) in the New York City subway system. The deadline for submitting applications to the RFI is 5:00 p.m. Eastern on February 24.

Due Date: Mar 15, 2022 05:00 pm EDT
Government Organization: The Army Research Laboratory (ARL)
Description: The U.S. Army posted a special notice for AI/ML Research for Expeditionary Maneuver and Air/Ground Reconnaissance research and development. Responses are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on March 15.
The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is planning to consider proposed research and development solutions submitted under the ARL Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Basic and Applied Scientific Research topic Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) (section II.A.4.k.) in support of new technologies and translational research-based approaches in two (2) areas: (1) Expeditionary Maneuver and (2) Air/Ground Reconnaissance.

Due Date: Rolling Through 30 Sep 2022
Government Organization: Air Force Research Lab (AFRL)
Description: The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) posted the Multi-Source Exploitation Assistant for the Digital Enterprise (MEADE) broad agency announcement. This announcement is for an Open, Two (2) Step BAA, which is open and effective until September 30, 2022.
AFRL seeks innovative research to develop a vetted digital assistant that provides analytical answers within operator-driven timelines. The software must perform constrained analytical tasks specified by the user in the form of a question and include software agents that perform tasks independently (question answering).

Subject: Request for Information - Carbon Pollution-Free Electricity (CFE)
Due Date: Mar 07, 2022 03:00 pm EST
Government Organization: Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Energy and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
Description: This Request for Information (RFI) is for market research purposes. This joint announcement by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Energy and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) constitutes a request to obtain market information and capabilities for planning purposes from vendors and other interested parties in supplying carbon pollution-free electricity (CFE) to the United States Government (USG) in locations with competitive retail electric markets. Executive Order 14057 (EO 14057), Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability (Dec. 8, 2021), directs the USG to “lead by example in order to achieve a carbon pollution-free electricity sector by 2035 and net-zero emissions economy-wide by no later than 2050.”

The objectives of this RFI are:
•            Demonstrate intent to achieve targets set by EO 14057 using a whole-of-government approach
•            Understand ability of industry to supply the scale of CFE needed, and gather indicative pricing information based on increments of scale
•            Gather information from industry on potential approaches to and key considerations for meeting the targets set by EO 14057

Due Date: White papers will be accepted until 1700 EST, 24 January 2022
Government Organization: U.S. Army, Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconn
Description: On January 5, the U.S. Army posted an updated invitation to the U.S. Army C5ISR Research and Technology Integration Industry Day 23/24 February 2022. Registration closes on January 24.
Background Information: Event Title: U.S. Army, Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Center

Due Date: Jan 31, 2022 05:00 pm EST
Government Organization: Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)
Description: On January 4, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) posted a request for information (RFI) for Smart Electrically Powered and Networked Textile Systems (SMART e-PANTS). Responses are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on January 31.
IARPA seeks information regarding innovative approaches to enhance the performance of Advanced Smart Textile (AST) systems, emphasizing individual component integration.

Due Date: 30 April 2022 5:00 PM ET on
Government Organization: BARDA
Description: Office of Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Division of Research, Innovation & Ventures (DRIVe)
Special Instructions 015 Issuance for Easy Broad Agency Announcement (EZ-BAA) BAA-20-100-SOL-0002
Opportunity at BARDA DRIVe. If you have companies that you think are of interest, please send them directly to the HostTx team.
Area of Interest #12: Mitigating Long-term Effects (MILE) of respiratory distress

Due Date: Jan 21, 2022 05:00 pm CST
Government Organization: U.S. Army PEO AVN/PdO SUAS
Description: On January 7, the U.S. Army posted a request for information (RFI) for a Long Range Reconnaissance (LRR) Group 1/2 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Responses are due by 5:00 p.m. Central on January 21.
The PEO AVN/PdO SUAS seeks industry information to identify potential solutions for a Long Range Reconnaissance (LRR) Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) for use by the United States Army to execute Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition (RSTA) missions during day and night operations in all environmental conditions.

Due Date: Rolling Through Sep 30, 2024
Government Organization: Air Force Research Laboratory – Information Directorate (AFRL/RI)
Description: On January 6, the Air Force Research Laboratory posted an updated broad agency announcement (BAA) for Quantum Information Sciences. For best funding consideration in FY23, white papers should be submitted by 2:00 p.m. Eastern on September 29, 2022.
The Air Force Research Laboratory – Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) is soliciting white papers under this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for research, design, development, concept testing, evaluation, experimentation, integration, and delivery of Quantum Information Sciences supporting the implementation and use of Command, Control, Communications, Computers & Intelligence (C4I)-related information and communications technologies and techniques. In particular, this effort seeks to advance and assess advanced algorithm designs and technologies harnessing emerging quantum computing techniques to support AFRL/RI’s C4I mission.

Due Date: 29 July 2022 12:00pm ET
Government Organization: BARDA
Description: Office of Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Division of Research, Innovation & Ventures (DRIVe)
Special Instructions 018 Issuance for Easy Broad Agency Announcement (EZ-BAA) BAA-20-100-SOL-0002
Please find summaries a funding opportunity at BARDA DRIVe. If you have companies that you think are of interest, please send them directly to the HostTx team.
Area of Interest #13: Endotyping for Host-Directed Therapeutics

Due Date: Feb 03, 2022 04:00 pm EST
Government Organization: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Description: On January 5, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) issued an Artificial Intelligence Exploration (AIE) Opportunity inviting submissions of innovative basic or applied research concepts in the technical domain of high-dimensional geometric analysis of deep neural networks (DNNs) applied to image data. Responses are due by 4:00 p.m. Eastern on February 3.
The Geometries of Learning (GoL) AIE Opportunity aims to advance the theory of Deep Learning (DL) by better understanding the geometry of natural images in image space, the geometry of functions that map from image space to feature and label space, and the geometry of how these mapping functions evolve during training.

Due Date: White Papers Due March 7, 2022
Government Organization: Semiconductor Research Corporation
Description: Joint University Microelectronics Program 2.0 (JUMP 2.0) Research Announcement
JUMP 2.0, a consortium of industrial participants (the “Consortium”) in cooperation with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (“DARPA”), solicits white papers from U.S. universities for collaborative, multidisciplinary, multi-university research in selected areas of principal interest. 
The goal of this collaborative effort between the Department of Defense and the industrial participants is to substantially increase the performance, efficiency, and capabilities of broad classes of electronics systems for both commercial and military applications.

Due Date: 2022-01-17 23:59:59
Government Organization: Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)
Description: Autonomous Amphibious Response Vehicle (A2RV)
The Department of Defense (DoD) seeks a state-of-the-art amphibious unmanned system capable of detecting, identifying, localizing, navigating to, inspecting, and neutralizing explosive hazards from very shallow water (40 feet or less) through the surf zone to the beach exit. DIU is seeking both, complete solutions and/or relevant partial solutions or subsystems, as detailed below. DIU will consider underwater, surface, and airborne solutions, as well as various forms of locomotion.

Due Date: July 31, 2022
Government Organization: U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
Description: Data Ingestion and Management
Technology Area(s): data ingestion; conversion; inferencing; infrastructure; utilities; facilities; modeling; simulation; analysis; data fusion.
​​​​​​​​Description:  ERDC seeks to improve capabilities and methodologies for enabling users of an installation operations and planning tool to efficiently provide, transform and fuse legacy data sources (e.g., local standard data, non-standardized CAD or GIS files, map scans in PDF, legacy spreadsheets with numeric and text data, etc.)

Due Date: 1:00 p.m. ET on January 19, 2022
Government Organization: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Description: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) 22.1 Solicitation is now open for U.S. small businesses to submit research proposals for a broad range of 11 homeland security technology needs, DHS announced December 21.
“A strength of the DHS SBIR program is that each year we can partner with innovative small businesses from diverse backgrounds that specialize in a variety of technological interests that can help DHS execute its mission,” said Dusty Lang, director, DHS SBIR Program. “I encourage all small businesses, including those that do not have prior DHS or federal government contract experience, to consider submitting proposals for this year’s topics to help expand the Homeland Security Enterprise market and capabilities.”