Follow the link below to create an account and apply to the DII as well as other ways of doing business with the NRO.
Acquisition Center of Excellence, Acquisition Research Center (ARC)
Questions? Contact: DII@nro.mil
Who can apply? DII funding is open to U.S. persons, U.S. domestic education institutions, government agencies, non-profit and not-for-profit organizations, and private industry.
Are DII projects classified? The DII funds both unclassified and classified projects; however, the majority of the projects are at the unclassified level.
When are submissions open? This year the DII is accepting applications via the ARC (acq.westfields.net) in spring 2024
Where can I learn more information? You can contact us at DII@nro.mil and read the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) or the Government Sources Sought Announcement (GSSA) posted on the ARC website (acq.westfields.net).
Are there follow-on opportunities? Yes, projects that continue to be of interest to the NRO have the possibility of receiving follow-on funding.
Can I publish results funded by the DII? Publication decisions are made on a case-by-case basis based on classification, and publication is perceived to benefit to the US Government. Foundational research with universities are eligible for publication without further government approval.