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DoD FY-23.2 SBIR and 23.B STTR Broad Agency Announcements (BAA)
Pre-released 4/19/23   Opens 5/17/23   Closes 6/14/23 12:00pm ET
Now Open
ONR 10
DIR-P2 3
Total 5

The DoD issued its pre-release of their 23.2 SBIR and 23.B STTR BAAs on April 19, 2023, which opened to receive proposals on May 17, 2023, and closes June 14, 2023 at 12:00pm ET.

Important Updates/Amendments - On May 17, 2023 the DoD opened the 23.2 SBIR and 23.B STTR BAAs which includes new and important amendments that are critical for those wanting to submit a proposal. These amendments were updated on May 25, 2023 in Amendment 2   [view synopsis..]

These BAAs are inclusive of 38 standard Navy SBIR topics, 3 Direct to Phase II topics, and 5 STTR topics from 5 of the Navy's SYSCOMs. Topics are subject to change during the pre-release period.   [more..]

Complete requirements and detailed proposal submission guidelines are available on the DoD's Defense SBIR/STTR Innovation Portal (DSIP). Quick and streamlined access to the Navy's SBIR and STTR topics are listed below.


NAVY Open Topics Coming Soon . . .
This summer the Navy will feature an SBIR "Open Topic" opportunity! Details are currently being worked out. Click HERE to learn more...


New SBA Requirement for Disclosures of Foreign Affiliations or Relationships to Foreign Countries
As part of the recent SBIR/STTR reauthorization (SBIR/STTR Extension Act of 2022 PL 117-183) the SBA is developing a template to require small businesses applying for SBIR or STTR awards to disclose information about the applicant's investment and foreign ties. The template will be part of the new revisions to the SBIR/STTR Policy Directive that took effect on May 3, 2023.

The DoD is now requiring this information from applicants for the current DoD SBIR BAAs. Information is provided in Amendment 2 of the 23.2 SBIR preface and 23.B STTR preface.

You can currently review the template information from the Federal Register listing. There is also a Sample of some of the information required for DoD 23.2 SBIR Attachment 2.

Links to the new template will be available here soon.


Navy’s Policy on Selectable, Not Funded Proposals from other Agencies:
It is the policy of the Department of the Navy (DON) SBIR/STTR programs to only accept and evaluate proposals received in accordance with the SBIR/STTR Policy Directive (PD):
  • In response to stated Agency topics contained in a Phase I [PD §4(a)] or direct to Phase II [PD §4(b)(1)(ii)] solicitation issued by DON
  • In response to DON Phase I contract deliverable requirements for merit-based Phase II evaluation [PD §4(b)(4)]
  • In response to a Request for Proposal for a sequential Phase II as a follow-on award to a current DON award [PD §4(b)(5)]
  • In response to a Request for Proposal for a subsequent Phase II from a firm that has a Phase I award from another agency. [PD §4(b)(7)]
A Selectable, Not Funded proposal from another Agency is not a proposal in response to a DON solicitation nor is it an award that can be leveraged as a sequential or subsequent Phase II.


Navy Spring 2023 Transitions Newsletter is Here!
In this edition Bob Smith, Navy SBIR/STTR Director, discusses:
  • What are we doing in FY23?
  • Continuing on Course, on Speed.
  • SBIR/STTR Due Diligence Program.
  • Navy STP Showcase Events.
This edition also highlights important Transitions news such as:   [more..]


NAVY SBIR/STTR Innovation Center to be Featured at the 2023 Navy Gold Coast Event
Last year, the Department of the Navy SBIR/STTR Programs hosted an SBIR/STTR Innovation Center at the 2022 NAVY Gold Coast Event in San Diego, CA. The project was a great success and included a group of 20 NAVY SBIR/STTR Phase II awardees showcasing their technologies.

The Navy SBIR/STTR Innovation Center will be featured at this year's 2023 NAVY Gold Coast Event, July 26 - 28, 2023 in San Diego, CA.

You can view more information as well as the companies and technologies presented at the 2022 event at


How Small American Businesses are Driving Defense Innovations
The Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) has just released an important article describing the role of small business and the SBIR program to the defense infrastructure and national economy of the United States.

The article is available on the MCSC website at:


Posting of Navy 23.1 SBIR and 23.A "Selections"
In order to keep small businesses informed about the Navy's 23.1/A SBIR/STTR proposal selection status, the Navy posts a list of SBIR/STTR "Selectees" as they are chosen.   [more..]


DoD and Navy FY-23 SBIR/STTR BAA Calendar
The DoD FY-23 SBIR/STTR BAA calendar is listed below. The Navy usually has topics in the 23.1/A, 23.2/B and 23.3 BAAs. This summer the Navy will also feature an SBIR "Open Topic" opportunity! Details will be available here as the date approaches. Complete DoD SBIR/STTR BAA information can be found on their Funding Opportunities Website.

Joint DoD FY-23 SBIR/STTR BAA Schedule
Dates subject to change
DoD SBIR 23.1
DoD SBIR 23.2
Navy 2023
Open Topics
DoD SBIR 23.3
DoD SBIR 23.4
Annual BAAs have DoD topics released throughout the year with varying open and close dates. View DoD BAAs


Cybersecurity Information, Resources & Opportunities
Cybersecurity is a complex, critical and rapidly changing field of major importance to all, including small SBIR businesses. Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) awareness and conformance is mandatory for firms doing business with the DoD under contracts with CUI requirements.


DoD Releases 2023 Small Business Strategy

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The Department of Defense (DoD) recently released its Small Business Strategy for 2023. The strategy promotes a strong, dynamic, and robust small business industrial base by focusing on reducing barriers to entry, increasing set-aside competitions, and leveraging programs to grow the industrial base.

As part of DoD's efforts to strengthen support of small businesses, this strategy focuses on stepping up engagement with industry, including providing more tools and resources. This engagement and training effort will be facilitated by the Department's ninety-six APEX Accelerators located across the country, formerly known as the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, which serve as a resource for small businesses to increase their readiness, help them find opportunities to do business with the Department and accelerate their insertion into the defense marketplace.

Visit for more DoD Small Business Contracting Opportunities.


SBTC Champion of Small Business Innovation Award

SBTC Director Jere Glover presents award to Bob Smith, Director of DON SBIR/STTR
Each year since 2015, the Small Business Technology Council (SBTC) has highlighted and honored some of the best Program Managers, Contracting Officials, PEOs, and Government officials for their work in helping SBIR/STTR companies commercialize their technologies. And 2022 is no exception!

At the 14 November SBTC meeting, Bob Smith, Director of DON SBIR/STTR Programs, was selected as a Champion of Small Business Innovation by the members of the SBTC.

Mr. Smith has led DON’s SBIR/STTR programs since December 2014. His stewardship has led the programs to unparalleled success and phenomenal growth in commercialization. Congratulations to a well-deserving leader!

Visit for details on the awards.


NAVY SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Updates - SBIR/STTR is Reauthorized!!!
The SBIR and STTR programs have just been Congressionally reauthorized, and will continue to run through September 30, 2025. The program was set to expire on Friday, September 30, 2022 and the agencies were prepared for a shutdown if necessary.

In this reauthorization, Congress has brought about some important programmatic changes, and the agencies will soon be announcing what those changes are, and how they will be implemented. The SBIR and STTR programs will remain strong and vital to our country and the small business community.

For the present time, we will be utilizing our Navy SBIR/STTR Reauthorization News Page to provide news and resources to keep our community informed of these changes. You can reach it using the link below:


Navy Technology Transfer Opportunities Website
Although not a funding mechanism such as SBIR, Navy Technology Transfer (TT) is a powerful resource by which small businesses and entrepreneurs can collaborate with the Navy in unique ways to advance their research and technology development.   [more..]

Learn more about Navy TT from their newly redesigned website at


Doing Business with the NAVY: Steps to Becoming Procurement Ready
This video from the Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) helps small business owners understand the procurement process by providing vital insight and answers to key questions and concerns, and expert guidance to help you navigate each step and prepare to compete for opportunities with the NAVY.


Navy SBIR/STTR Conquering the Challenge
This Navy 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.

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Next BAA
Pre-release:   19-Apr-23
Opens:   17-May-23
Closes:   14-Jun-23
Dates subject to change
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