April 29, 2016
Small businesses preferred in DoD’s search for innovative technology to support nation’s security
Source: Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center, Chuck Schadl, March 30, 2016
The Department of Defense (DoD) is accepting — until May 3, 2016 — white papers as part of a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the Fiscal Year 2016 Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF). RIF facilitates the rapid deployment of innovative technologies as a part of military systems or programs that address critical national security needs. DoD is seeking mature prototypes for final development, testing, evaluation, and integration under this program, and awards may be as much as $3 million with two years to perform the work.
RIF places a preference on technology proposals from small businesses, and small businesses may choose to collaborate with universities, large businesses, and other small businesses.
Topics of interest include areas identified by DoD as operational or national security needs, or technologies that will accelerate or enhance military capability or support a major defense acquisition program. Proposals should indicate how the proposed solution:
- stimulates innovative technologies,
- reduces acquisition or lifecycle costs, or
- addresses technical risk.
A broad range of requirements are covered. READ MORE….
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