Federal contract opportunity DARPA-SN-13-31 for research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences (except biotechnology) at Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Contracts Management Office.
WIRELESS NETWORK DEFENSE PROPOSERS' DAY CONFERENCEDARPA will host a Proposers' Day Workshop in support of the BAA-13-30, Wireless Network Defense program on April 1, 2013 at the Executive Conference Center (ECC) located at 4075 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 350, Arlington, VA 22203 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. The purpose of this conference is to provide information on the Wireless Network Defense program; promote additional discussion on this topic; address questions from potential proposers; provide a forum for potential proposers to present their capabilities for teaming opportunities; and following the conference, conduct pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with the Program Manager as described below. A finalized agenda will be sent to those who register. PROGRAM OBJECTIVE AND DESCRIPTION: DARPA anticipates releasing the BAA for the Wireless Network Defense program with the objective of developing and demonstrating technologies enabling robustness to misinformation in the control plane of wireless networks. The Wireless Network Defense program will develop techniques to quantify the reliability of information sources in the network and resilient control protocols to enable network operation despite inadvertent or malicious compromise of individual nodes. REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Participants must register no later than close of business (5:00 PM ET) March 26, 2013, by sending an email to DARPA-BAAfirstname.lastname@example.org with "PROPOSERS' DAY REGISTRATION" in the subject line. Please include the following: Full name: Organization: Email Address:Mail address:Telephone number: There is no registration fee for attending this conference. Due to space limitations of the conference facility, attendance will be limited to the first 125 registrants, and no more than 3 representatives per organization. The Proposers' Day will be unclassified and open to the general public. All attendees will be required to present government issued photo identification upon entry to the event. Additionally, all US Citizens are required to submit a US Citizenship Verification form in order to attend this conference. Non-US citizens are required to submit a DARPA Form 60 "Foreign National Visit Request". The completed Citizenship Form or DARPA Form 60 must be emailed to DARPA-BAAemail@example.com, no later than March 26, 2013. Both documents will be sent out via email upon registration. The Proposers' Day does not constitute a formal solicitation for proposals. Attendance is voluntary and is not required to propose to any potential related Broad Agency Announcements or potential research solicitations on this topic. DARPA will not provide reimbursement for any costs incurred to participate in this Proposers' Day. ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS WITH THE PROGRAM MANAGER: One-on-one meetings with the DARPA Program Manager will be held beginning at 1:00pm. The one-on-one meetings with the DARPA Program Manager can be scheduled by sending an email to DARPA-BAAfirstname.lastname@example.org no later than close of business March 26, 2013. The words "ONE-ON-ONE MEETING" must appear in the subject line of the email. The time available for one-on-one meetings is limited and meetings will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis.