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 Defense Innovation Marketplace 

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ASD (R&E) joins the Agile for Government Summit to discuss and demonstrate the Defense Innovation Marketplace.  This is a portal where industry can upload reports on IRAD developments that can be viewed by DoD Acquisition and Science and Technology professionals from across the Department.



Independent Research & Development (IR&D) is a key source of innovation for the department. In 2010, under the Better Buying Power 1.0 initiative , DoD staff engaged with industry and government to learn about what we could to improve IR&D effectiveness.

The key challenge identified was communication—industry wanted information about Department investment priorities to better help them plan their IR&D investment projects and DoD planning was hampered by limited insight into industry IR&D projects.

Defense Innovation Marketplace

The Defense Innovation Marketplace website was created to be a one-stop-resource for the Department's Acquisition and Science and Technology professionals on information about industry's corporate funded research and development activities.

For nearly 80 years, firms have been allowed to recover some research and development (R&D) costs as part of the general and administrative expenses charged to existing contracts. Firms have the independence to decide which technologies to pursue with these funds, as long as these efforts are of potential interest to the Department.

On January 30th, 2012 the Federal Register published an update to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Rule* revising requirements for reporting IR&D project data. The new DFARS rule is intended to improve communication of technology investments between industry and DoD.

*Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 231.205-18, Independent research and development and bid and proposal costs, January 30, 2012.

Visit the Defense Innovation Marketplace here

IR&D FAQ here