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Posting of Navy FY-19.2 SBIR & FY-19.B Selections
In order to keep small businesses informed about the Navy's 19.2 SBIR & 19.B STTR 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 SBIR & STTR selection pages 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 links below, and view earlier selctions from the Browse Phase I Selections box on the right or the links below).


USPTO to Host Intellectual Property Webinars "for Current SBIR/STTR Awardees"
Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights Just for You!
For small businesses currently participating in the federal government's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, 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, has been designed to specifically address the most common IP issues facing small businesses funded by the SBIR and STTR programs. They not only cover all aspects of IP protection, but will also help you understand your IP data rights under the SBIR/STTR grant or contract.

These webinars are open only to small businesses currently engaged in either Phase 1 or Phase 2 of the SBIR/STTR programs. Space is limited to 200 people per webinar, so early registration is advised. [read more...]


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


DoD FY-2019.2 SBIR Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
Opened May 31, 2019   Closed July 1, 2019 8:00 PM ET
ONR 11
The DoD issued its 2019.2 SBIR BAA pre-release on May 2, 2019, which opened to receive proposals on May 31, 2019, and closed July 1, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET.

This BAA was inclusive of 88 phase I topics from 6 of the Navy's SYSCOMS.

Previous Navy SBIR/STTR solicitations/BAAs are available at


DoD FY-2019.B STTR Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
Opened May 31, 2019   Closed July 1, 2019 8:00 PM ET
The DoD issued its 2019.B STTR BAA pre-release on May 2, 2019, which opened to receive proposals on May 31, 2019, and closed July 1, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET.

This BAA was inclusive of 12 phase I topics from 2 of the Navy's SYSCOMS.

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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