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    Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) are an important mechanism for DARPA to solicit innovative solutions and ideas from industry, academia, and other organizations. Throughout this module, we will delve into the purpose and structure of BAAs, the key components of a BAA, the difference between Office-Wide and Program-Specific BAAs, and the process of responding to a BAA.

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    In this lesson, you’ll learn how to leverage opportunities for feedback through the abstract process, avoid common proposal-writing pitfalls, and maximize best practices to set yourself and your team up for success.

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    DARPA Proposers' Days are a valuable opportunity to learn more about DARPA programs and initiatives and to network with other potential performers. In this module, you'll discover essential strategies for preparation, goal setting, networking, and post-event follow-up to maximize your Proposers' Day experience.

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    The Heilmeier Catechism, developed by former DARPA Director George H. Heilmeier, is a series of questions used to evaluate proposed research programs at DARPA. This module will provide an overview of these questions, which can be employed to develop stronger, more competitive proposals by providing a framework for proposal organization that works for nearly all research areas and disciplines. Additionally, we'll explore strategies to share your ideas with DARPA program managers by leveraging the Heilmeier Catechism.

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    Small businesses are critical to DARPA’s success. In this module, we will explore how DARPA’s small business programs provide funding opportunities for these entities to develop innovative technologies while promoting economic growth and scientific advancement.

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    Since its inception, DARPA has played a significant role in driving technological advancement, having been the vehicle by which American scientists have introduced innovations like stealth technologies, flat-screens, GPS, and the internet. In this module, you will learn more about DARPA, its organizational structure, and its role in advancing national security.

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    DARPA utilizes several acquisition pathways to facilitate the Agency’s cutting-edge research. In this module, you’ll learn more about where to find the solicitations for DARPA opportunities, as well as the acquisition vehicles that may support your work with DARPA.