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Fall Edition of The Navy Transitions Newsletter is Here!
The Fall Edition of the Navy's SBIR/STTR Transitions newsletter has been released. In this edition you will find valuable articles about:
  • New Directions, New Pilot Programs
  • Required Cyber Security Certification: What You Need To Know
  • Marines Buy A Lot Of Little Things, and That Means Big Opportunities to Transition Technology
  • Small Company’s keep-it-simple Approach Solves Problem for Marine Corps
  • and Much More!


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...]


Schedule of DoD SBIR/STTR BAAs for FY-2018
The DoD's 2017.3 and 2017.C SBIR/STTR Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) closed on October 25, 2017. These were the last of the DoD's SBIR/STTR BAAs for fiscal year 2017.

The DoD SBIR/STTR BAAs for FY 2018 will begin November 29, 2017 with the pre-release of the 2018.1 SBIR and 2018.A STTR. Below is the DoD schedule for FY 2018.

Information on previous Navy SBIR/STTR BAAs can be found at

FY2018 BAA Schedule
DoD SBIR 2018.129-Nov-178-Jan-187-Feb-18
DoD STTR 2018.A29-Nov-178-Jan-187-Feb-18
DoD SBIR 2018.220-Apr-1822-May-1820-Jun-18
DoD STTR 2018.B20-Apr-1822-May-1820-Jun-18
DoD SBIR 2018.324-Aug-1824-Sep-1824-Oct-18
DoD STTR 2018.C24-Aug-1824-Sep-1824-Oct-18

Previous Navy SBIR/STTR BAAs are available at


The Future Navy
On May 17, 2017 Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson threw down a gauntlet before the Dept. of the Navy, challenging the Department "to get to work now to both build more ships, and to think forward - innovate - as we go. To remain competitive, we must start today and we must improve faster … The pace at which potential competitors are moving demands that we in turn increase the speed at which we act."
[read more...]


NOTICE: Change In Terminology From Solicitation to BAA
A major change in terminology (not practice) took place starting August 26, 2016 with the DoD's 16.3 SBIR and 16.C STTR. What was previously known as a "Solicitation" is now a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) or simply "Announcement".

This change DOES NOT denote any change in the competitive SBIR/STTR process. [read more...]


Authorities to Transform SBIR Opportunities
Three major authorities have been issued that should transform SBIR/STTR opportunities for entrepreneurs, industry, and the government acquisition community. They are:
  1. Better Buying Power 3.0 (BBP 3.0) – a fundamental DoD acquisition policy statement that creates important new on-ramps for small business in general and SBIR/STTR in particular. Procedures and processes to implement this broad policy statement are forthcoming. More information is on the BBP 3.0 web site at
  2. DoD Instruction 5000.02 (DoDI 5000.02) – a formal prescription, for the first time, of DoD acquisition goals and tracking/reporting requirements for SBIR/STTR in alignment with BBP 3.0.
  3. Tapping Into Small Business in a Big Way – a memo from Assistant Secretary of the Navy Sean Stackley that provides SBIR/STTR implementation guidance to the DON’s acquisition community, with a focus on increased use of Phase III contracts to improve SBIR/STTR commercialization (i.e., deployment) outcomes and help acquisition management meet cost, schedule and performance goals.


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:


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Current BAA
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FY2018.1 / A
Release: 29 Nov 2017
Opens:     8 Jan 2018
Closes:     7 Feb 2018

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