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NAVY 19.3 Technology Acceleration Topics

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The Department of the Navy is building its advantage through SBIR with a novel program that is simpler, faster, and more impactful. The NAVY Technology Acceleration effort will leverage small business to enable technology adoption at the pace of innovation.

NAVY Technology Acceleration topics feature:
  • Simpler: Cuts proposal requirements 75% - from twenty pages to five
  • Faster: Accelerates evaluation, selection, and payments - trims processing time by 2/3
  • Impactful: Enables wider range of concepts from more innovators through broader topics
  • Flexible: Matches pace of development using new contracting tools - awards in 30 days
  • Decisive: In-person demonstration of Phase I feasibility for same-day Phase II award
ACT NOW!Be the next great high-tech company to partner with the U.S. Navy. The 19.3 SBIR BAA is open with NAVY Technology Acceleration topics in artificial intelligence/machine learning, autonomy, and training technologies.


New Important Study on DoD SBIR/STTR
National Economic Study

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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.


DoD FY-2019.3 SBIR Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Opened September 24, 2019   Closes October 23, 2019 8:00 PM ET
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The DoD issued its 2019.3 SBIR BAA pre-release on August 23 2019, which opened to receive proposals on September 24, 2019, and closes October 23, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET.

This BAA is 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.

Complete BAA instructions and forms are available at:

Previous Navy SBIR/STTR solicitations/BAAs are available at


FY2019 BAA Schedule
DoD SBIR 2019.128-Nov-188-Jan-196-Feb-19
DoD STTR 2019.A28-Nov-188-Jan-196-Feb-19
Navy SBIR NX19.1
Direct to Phase II
DoD SBIR 2019.22-May-1931-May-191-July-19
DoD STTR 2019.B2-May-1931-May-191-July-19
DoD SBIR 2019.323-Aug-1924-Sep-1923-Oct-19
DoD STTR 2019.C23-Aug-1924-Sep-1923-Oct-19
Previous Navy SBIR/STTR solicitations/BAAs are available at


Summer 2019 Navy Transitions Newsletter is Here!
The Summer 2019 Edition of the Navy's SBIR/STTR Transitions newsletter has just been released.

In this edition Bob Smith, Navy SBIR/STTR Director, gives you a heads up on major changes and new opportunities coming to you from the Navy's SBIR program.   [Read Excerpt..]
  • Navy SBIR/STTR Director Discusses:
    • Reengineering the Whole Program
    • Simplifying & Speeding up the Process
    • Inclusion of Out-of-Cycle Solicitations
    • Evolution of STP & FST
  • Other Articles include:
    • Coverage of the 2019 Partnering Summit & FST
    • Windlift's Renewable Energy Platform
    • Virtual Transition Marketplace (VTM)
  • and much more!


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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