• The official proposal submission website for the Department of Defense (DoD). Proposers are required to register and submit proposals via DSIP.

Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA): Facility and Personnel Clearance Procedures and Requirements

  • Entities (including companies and academic institutions) engaged in providing goods or services to the U.S. government involving access to or creation of classified information may be granted a Facility Clearance (FCL). Any facility awarded a classified contract, as the prime or subcontractor, must hold an active FCL in order to perform on the classified requirements.

Defense Contract Audit Agency: Audit Process Overview

  • Provides an overview of the types of audits DCAA conducts, links to checklists, and what to expect in a DCAA audit.

Technical Reporting

  • Awardees are required to submit a final report at the end of each project phase, which must contain in detail project objectives, work performed, results obtained, and estimates of technical feasibility.
  • “America’s SEED Fund” Small Business Administration (SBA)’s website for the SBIR/STTR program, providing information and resources such as program overviews, lists of participating agencies, information on how to apply, frequently asked questions, upcoming SBIR/STTR events, and company stories.

System for Award Management (SAM): Registration

  • In order to participate in the SBIR/STTR program, all Small Business Concerns (SBCs) must be registered with  By registering, firms will need to provide basic information on their company’s business structure and capabilities as well as financial and payment information.

Export Control

  • The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 22 CFR Parts 120 through 130, and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), 15 CFR Parts 730 through 799, will apply to all projects with military or dual-use applications that develop beyond fundamental research, which is basic and applied research ordinarily published and shared broadly within the scientific community.

Invention Reporting

  • As part of SBIR/STTR policy, awardees must report inventions to the Component and the reporting of these inventions may be accomplished by submitting documentation through the Edison Invention Reporting System (iEdison).

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers

  • Mostly free of charge, PTACs provide technical assistance to businesses that want to sell products or services to federal, state, and/or local governments. Administered by the DoD’s Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the program provides a wide range of services including classes and seminars, individual counseling and easy access to bid opportunities, contract specifications, procurement histories, and other information necessary to successfully compete for government contracts (or in the SBIR/STTR program).

Lab Partnering Services

  • The US Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transitions (OTT)’s flagship platform for discovering, connecting, and partnering with the DOE’s world class R&D portfolio. LPS enables fast discovery of expertise and serves as a conduit between the investor and the innovator, by providing multi-faceted search capabilities across numerous technology areas and the national laboratories.

National Institutes of Health Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules

  • Any recipient performing research involving recombinant DNA molecules and/or organisms and viruses containing recombinant DNA molecules shall comply with the National Institutes of Health Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules, dated January 2011, as amended.
  • Listing of Post-Secondary Institutions enrolling populations with significant percentages of undergraduate minority students… The SBIR/STTR program encourages innovation through a variety of technologies and educational institutions including HBCUs/MIs.

Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs)

  • Not-for-profit, private-sector organizations that are established and funded to meet special long-term engineering, research, development, or other analytic needs that cannot be met as effectively by government or other private-sector resources.