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DoD FY-2020.2 SBIR Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
Opens June 3, 2020   Closes July 2, 2020
ONR 10
DIR-P2 1
The DoD issued its 2020.2 SBIR BAA pre-release on May 6, 2020, which opens to receive proposals on June 3, and closes July 2, 2020.

This BAA is inclusive of 55 Standard Phase I Topics from 6 of the Navy's SYSCOMS, and 1 Direct to Phase II Topic.

     Navy BAA Topics & Instructions:                 

DoD BAA Submission & Instructions:

       DoD BAA Topics - Q&As (SITIS):

Previous Navy SBIR/STTR solicitations/BAAs are available at


DoD FY-2020.B STTR Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
Opens June 3, 2020   Closes July 2, 2020
Total 5
The DoD issued its 2020.B STTR BAA pre-release on May 6, 2020, which opens to receive proposals on June 3, and closes July 2, 2020.

This BAA is inclusive of 5 Phase I Topics from 1 of the Navy's SYSCOMS.

Navy BAA Topics & Instructions:

DoD BAA Submission & Instructions (DSIP):
Previous Navy SBIR/STTR solicitations/BAAs are available at


Posting of Navy FY-20.4 SBIR Selections Begins
In order to keep small businesses informed about the Navy's 20.4 SBIR proposal selection status, the Navy posts a list of SBIR/STTR "Selectees" as they are chosen.   [more..]   


New Video: Navy SBIR/STTR Conquering the Challenge
The Navy's new video "Navy SBIR/STTR Conquering the Challenge" highlights how the Navy's SBIR/STTR programs are evolving to more rapidly meet the challenges to maintain our decisive edge.

UPDATE: Guidance for Small Business Impacted by Coronavirus
The impacts on small business and the country from Coronavirus, is far reaching and very dynamic. Frequent changes are being made to policies and programs to address these challenges, and these include SBIR/STTR and doing business with the federal government.   [more..]


June IP Webinars for SBIR/STTR Awardees
For SBIR/STTR Awardees, understanding intellectual property (IP), including patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights, is necessary to protect your ideas, products, and product names in today's knowledge economy.

This series of seven 90-minute webinars, organized by the USPTO and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), has been designed to specifically address the most common IP issues facing small businesses funded by the SBIR and STTR programs. [more..]

Complete details and registration is available at


Navy SBIR/STTR Webinar Recording - 5-8-20
As part of the Navy League's Small Business Opportunities Webinar Week, a one hour webinar on the Navy's SBIR/STTR program was presented on May 8, featuring BoB Smith, Director of Navy SBIR/STTR, Steve Sullivan, Program Manager, Navy STTR and STP Programs, and Brian Shipley, Navy SBIR Support Contractor.

The webinar recording (courtesy of the Navy League) is available at

All five webinar presentations from the Navy League's Small Business Opportunities Series Week, held May 4 - 8, are available at


Spring 2020 Navy Transitions Newsletter is Here!
The Spring 2020 Edition of the Navy's SBIR/STTR Transitions newsletter has just been released.

In this edition Bob Smith, Navy SBIR/STTR Director, discusses the Navy Technology Accelerator, as well as the reengineered SBIR/STTR Transition Program (STP) and its companion Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition (Navy FST).

Also included are articles on Navy SBIR/STTR outreach events and a list of Phase III winners comprising $489,384,003.98 in awards.


Navy Strengthens Defense Industrial Base
with New Small Business Funding Opportunity

To support the national response to the corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Department of the Navy (DoN) must leverage and sustain its research-and-development industrial base and attract new small business partners.

The Navy and Marine Corps are doing so by harnessing the DoN's agile Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs both located at the Office of Naval Research (ONR). The programs announced today $30 million in rapid-funding opportunities through a new Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), which is a request for scientific or research proposals.   [Read More]


Navy FST Event Goes Virtual
The Navy Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition (Navy FST) event that was scheduled to take place at the now canceled Sea Air Space (SAS) 2020 conference, has gone virtual and is available for you starting Monday, April 6, 2020 at:

Navy FST offers opportunities to connect and learn more about the Phase II technologies ready for transition. The global theater of tech advancement hasn't stopped, and the Navy FST is committed to continuing to facilitate connections between small businesses and warfighters-safely!   [more..]


FY2020 BAA Schedule
Dates subject to change
DoD SBIR 2020.110-Dec-1914-Jan-2012-Feb-20
DoD STTR 2020.A10-Dec-1914-Jan-2012-Feb-20
DON SBIR 2020.413-Apr-2027-Apr-2028-May-20
DoD SBIR 2020.26-May-203-June-202-July-20
DoD STTR 2020.B6-May-203-June-202-July-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


Changes to the DoD SBIR/STTR Website
Starting with the DoD 20.1 SBIR and 20.A STTR BAAs, the DoD's new SBIR/STTR website is located at:

DoD SITIS, Topics Search, and BAA Instructions are located at:

The DoD's old legacy SBIR/STTR website has been closed. This does not affect the various DoD agency component's SBIR/STTR websites such as

Previous Navy SBIR/STTR Topic information and search is available here at


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.


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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Release: 6-May-20
Opens:   3-June-20
Closes:   2-July-20

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