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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..]


DoD FY-20.3 SBIR Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
Opens September 23, 2020   Closes October 22, 2020
Now in Pre-release
Total 5
The DoD issued its 20.3 SBIR BAA pre-release on August 25, 2020, which opens to receive proposals on September 23, and closes October 22, 2020.

This BAA is inclusive of 5 Phase I Topics from 2 of the Navy's SYSCOMS.

Navy BAA Topics & Instructions:

DoD BAA Submission & Instructions (DSIP):
Direct Contact with Topic Authors:
Previous Navy SBIR/STTR solicitations/BAAs are available at
* Note: There are no Navy STTR topics in the DoD 20.C BAA.


New Navy 2020 Transitions Newsletter is Here!
The Summer 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 program's progress and status in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.   [Read more..]


SBA Hosting Virtual SBIR/STTR Road Tours
A series of 4 Virtual SBIR Road Tours are replacing the 2020 physical SBIR Road/Bus tours that had to be cancelled due to Covid-19.

Partnering with State and Local SBIR Outreach Organizations, these virtual sessions are designed to provide you with an opportunity to hear directly from the participating SBIR/STTR federal agency program managers that administer over 5,500 new awards annually, and to meet one-on-one with program decision makers.   [more..]


Posting of Navy FY-20.2 SBIR & FY-20.B STTR Selections
In order to keep small businesses informed about the Navy's current SBIR & STTR 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.

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


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.   [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


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."


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

Next BAA
DoD 2020.3 /C
Subject to change
Release: 25-Aug-20
Opens:   23-Sep-20
Closes:   22-Oct-20

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