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SBIR/STTR 201: Department of Defense

In this SBIR/STTR 201 session, we will cover the objectives of the DoD SBIR/STTR programs, the diverse landscape of DoD components (each with its own budget, funding levels, and specific mission requirements) and share insights into the proposal development process and criteria for a successful submission.

Topics covered in this session:

  • Program Description
  • Broad Agency Announcement Analysis
  • Cost accounting/Budgeting
  • Proposal Requirements
  • Market Opportunity
  • Phase I Proposal and Evaluation
  • Phase II Proposal and Evaluation
  • Phase II Enhancement
  • Commercialization Readiness Program
  • Contractual Requirements


The DOD’s SBIR/STTR budget is about ~$1.8B each fiscal year, and they focus this budget on technological solutions to support the warfighter and national security needs all over the globe. 

The objectives of the DoD SBIR/STTR programs include stimulating technological innovation, strengthening the role of small business in meeting DoD research and development needs, fostering and encouraging participation by minority and disadvantaged persons in technological innovation, and increasing the commercial application of DoD-supported research or research and development results.

The DOD seeks small high technology firms with the R&D capabilities, internal and external, to deliver a technologically advanced solution for their expressed need.  It is vitally important to understand this landscape before investing time and money to seek funding. The DOD is the customer.

The Navy, the Marines, the Air Force, the Army, DARPA, and several other sub-components participate in their programs by engaging small R&D firms to respond to their research topics. The DOD issues contracts rather than grants.

  • Department of Army (Army)
  • Department of Navy (Navy)
  • Chemical and Biological Defense (CBD)
  • Defense Health Agency (DHA)
  • Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
  • Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
  • Office of the Secretary of Defense – Joint Service Small Arms Program (OSD – JSSAP)
  • Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO)
  • United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)


January 10
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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