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The Department of Defense FY 2000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program: Program Solicitation 00.1

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The Navy, Air Force, Chemical and Biological Defense CBD, Ballistic Missile Defense Organization BMDO, Defense Threat Reduction Agency DTRA, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA, National Imagery and Mapping Agency NIMA, and U.S. Special Operations Command SOCOM, hereafter referred to as DoD Components, invite small business firms to submit proposals under this solicitation for the Small Business Innovation Research SBIR program. Firms with the capability to conduct research and development RD in any of the defense-related topic areas described in Section 8.0, and to commercialize the results of that RD, are encouraged to participate. Objectives of the DoD SBIR Program include stimulating technological innovation, strengthening the role of small business in meeting DoD research and development needs, fostering and encouraging participation by minority and disadvantaged persons in technological innovation, and increasing the commercial application of DoD-supported research or research and development results. The Federal SBIR Program is mandated by Public Laws PL 97-219, PL 99-443, and PL 102-564. The basic design of the DoD SBIR Program is in accordance with the Small Business Administration SBA SBIR Policy Directive, January 1993. The DoD Program presented in this solicitation strives to encourage scientific and technical innovation in areas specifically identified by DoD Components. The guidelines presented in this solicitation incorporate and exploit the flexibility of the SBA Policy Directive to encourage proposals based on scientific and technical approaches most likely to yield results important to the DoD and the private sector.

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