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Major Changes Coming Soon to DoD SBIR/STTR Website
The DoD has announced a new DoD SBIR/STTR Website Portal that will soon replace the current DoD SBIR website. The new site, known as the Defense SBIR/STTR Innovation Portal (DSIP) will come on-line December 10, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. and the old DoD submissions website will be decommissioned November 22, 2019. The new web address will be released soon.

Major website changes can initially be challenging but the DoD will be hosting two training webinar sessions and posting help materials to guide you through the new process. DoD encourages you to participate in the training webinars for an opportunity to become familiar with DSIP, learn about the changes to the process, and ask questions. Details for participation will be forthcoming.

The official DoD DSIP guidance document can be viewed/downloaded here docs/DoD-DSIP.pdf


Navy Transitions Spotlight is Here!
The new Navy Transitions Spotlight Newsletter has just been released.

In this edition you will learn how the Navy's SBIR program helped Hydronalix, a small business, launch and mature EMILY (Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard), a life saving technology developed by Hydronalix.

This Navy Transitions Spotlight issue shows how SBIR investments to Hydronalix led to the development and refinement of the EMILY system, which is actively used as a lifesaving device around the world. With the help of SBIR, the EMILY technology continues to evolve and serve many additional needs and markets.


Posting of Navy FY-19.3 SBIR Selections Begins
In order to keep small businesses informed about the Navy's 19.3 SBIR proposal selection status, the Navy posts a list of SBIR/STTR "Selectees" as they are chosen.

A selectee is a company selected for further consideration, meaning that the proposal is of interest, but the final decision and contract negotiation is not complete. Being listed as a selectee on this web site is NOT a notification of contract award.

The list of selections is an ongoing process that may take a few months to complete. You can register your email address on the 19.3 SBIR selection page to receive email notifications of updates to the lists. Your email address is not shared with anyone, and is deleted after the selection process is complete.

You can browse the Phase I Selections using the link below, and view earlier selections from the Browse Phase I Selections box on the right.


DoD Revises Dates for 20.1 SBIR and 20.A STTR BAAs
The DoD has revised the dates for their upcoming 20.1 SBIR and 20.A STTR BAAs. The new dates are, Pre-Release: December 10, 2019, Opening: January 14, 2020, and Closing: February 12, 2020.


DoD FY-2019.3 SBIR Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
(for historical reference only)
Opened September 24, 2019   Closed October 23, 2019 8:00 PM ET
DIR-P2 3
The DoD issued its 2019.3 SBIR BAA pre-release on August 23 2019, which opened to receive proposals on September 24, 2019, and closed October 23, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET.

This BAA was inclusive of 3 Technology Acceleration Topics, 12 Standard Topics phase I topics from 6 of the Navy's SYSCOMS, and 3 Direct to Phase II Topics.

Previous Navy SBIR/STTR solicitations/BAAs are available at


New Important Study on DoD SBIR/STTR
National Economic Study

View / Download PDF Report (8mb 50 page file)
This new and important study quantifies the DoD SBIR/STTR Program's overall contribution to the nation's economy and defense mission.

It examines the economic outcomes and impacts up to 2018 from DoD SBIR/STTR Phase II contracts initiated during the 1995-2012 fiscal year (FY) period, providing definitive answers to the question:
What resulted from the DoD's investment of $14.4 billion in small business R&D funding provided to companies nationwide via 16,959 separate SBIR/STTR Phase II contracts?

In all, this study presents the economic outcomes of 16,516 of the 16,959 DoD SBIR/STTR contracts--over 97 percent.


FY2020 BAA Schedule
DoD SBIR 2020.110-Dec-1914-Jan-2012-Feb-20
DoD STTR 2020.A10-Dec-1914-Jan-2012-Feb-20
DoD SBIR 2020.222-Apr-2020-May-2017-June-20
DoD STTR 2020.B22-Apr-2020-May-2017-June-20
DoD SBIR 2020.325-Aug-2023-Sep-2022-Oct-20
DoD STTR 2020.C25-Aug-2023-Sep-2022-Oct-20
Previous Navy SBIR/STTR solicitations/BAAs are available at


NavalX Seaside Chat, Big Opportunities for Small Business
Bob Smith, Director, Navy SBIR/STTR programs, Emily Harman, Director of the Navy's Office of Small Business Programs, and Scott Bartlett, Director of the Navy's Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) spoke at the recent NavalX Seaside Chat May 23, 2019.

The topic of the "chat" was Big Opportunities for Small Business, which aligns NavalX opportunities with SBIR/STTR companies looking to provide innovative solutions to the Navy's needs.   [Read more about NavyX... ]


ASN (RD&A) Geurts Issues Memo on Small Business Utilization for a Strategic Advantage
James Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition (ASN (RD&A)) brings to Naval warfighters his rich SOCOM experience in delivering innovation, faster, through new collaborations and inventive practices.

Mr. Geurts' most recent guidance to DoN acquisition teams on small business and SBIR/STTR conveys the imperative role Small Business play as DoN team members and their contribution to DoN's success in meeting the National Defense Strategy (NDS). As such, the instruction calls for Acquisition Commands and Program Executive Officers (PEOs) to prioritize utilization of Small Business and includes these critical SBIR/STTR points:
  • DoN acquisition teams focus on reviewing and assessing SBIR/STTR capabilities in developing acquisition strategies - and such strategies should address incentives for SBIR/STTR use.
  • Acquisition Commands and PEOs should leverage "agile, time-saving authorities" of the Phase III award process - without further competition - where this action meets performance and affordability mandates.
  • The memo concludes with an emphatic challenge: "Enhanced implementation of the Small Business Program will require .changing the way we do acquisition."


National Economic Impact Report of the Navy
SBIR/STTR Program FY-2000-2013

The Department of the Navy (DON) SBIR/STTR leadership commissioned a study to measure commercialization and related economic impacts of nearly $2.3 billion in DON SBIR/STTR Phase II contractual investment over FY2000 - 2013.

During that period, DON SBIR/STTR made 2,734 separate Phase II awards to 1,199 small businesses in virtually every U.S. state. Some of the findings include: [read more...]

The 6 page brochure can be downloaded below:


Required Cyber Security Certification:
What You Need To Know

On November 4, 2010, the President signed Executive Order 13556, Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). This established a government-wide CUI Program to standardize the way the Government (and Government contractors) will handle unclassified information that requires protection. The guiding document for this endeavor is NIST Special Publication 800-171.

Full compliance of NIST SP 800-171 is required no later than December 31, 2017. [read more...]



Navy Office of Small Business Programs
The Department of the Navy's (DON) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) promotes acquisition opportunities where small business can best support the needs and mission of the U.S. Navy.

The OSBP strives to support our Sailors and Marines by providing them with the systems, innovation, products and tools necessary to enable them to accomplish their mission and return home safely.

The Navy OSBP web site will provide you with information and links to find opportunities for small businesses to compete for providing products and services to the Navy and Marine Corps.

The OSBP web site is located at:


March 2018 - SBIR Fraud Case
San Diego Communications Company Pays More Than $12 Million to Settle False Claim Act Allegations Regarding Eligibility for SBIR Contracts - Learn More:


To report Fraud, Waste or Abuse please visit

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