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DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)

DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is a segment of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Its focus is research and development, and it is responsible for developing emerging technologies for use by the armed forces. The agency has existed since the 1950s. Today’s DARPA research has helped create vaccines, weather satellites, PCs, and GPS technology, for example.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)

DARPA works directly with small businesses, as it sees them as a source of innovation and inspiration. It is particularly intererested in the challenges or obstructions small businesses face every day. The Small Business Programs Office (SBPO) actively encourages relationships and partnerships between small businesses and the DoD. Benefits include potential federal funding and access to new technologies.

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