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Originally posted by Bedlam
This is sort of like an RFQ fair, I suppose.
In truth, though, DARPA does all its work through bids on projects, and they publish the bid specs every quarter. If you wanted 'to work for DARPA' from a project standpoint, you just bid on one.
If you want to work for DARPA from an agency standpoint, it's also pretty straightforward.
You guys seriously don't know how this works?
ETA: Anyone want a thread on how to bid a project to DARPA, the process in some detail, what they're looking for now, what the various steps are in going from a winning phase I bid to production and so forth? I'm getting the idea that ATS folks don't know how this works.edit on 26-3-2013 by Bedlam because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by sefhinny
I don't understand how it works. I get the idea, but as with anything, if you personally work with it you probably have insights others wouldn't. Do you work in purchasing or in a department that writes contracts for the government? Or possibly a contractor that deals with the government? Or have you researched the process a lot? Please elaborate.
Just to play devil's advocate, how do you know DARPA doesn't get non patented tech's presented to them and turn around and swipe them?
Originally posted by ufokingdom
CAN SOMEONE HELP ME UNDERSTAND WHAT DARPA ACTUALLY IS PLEASE ?? CONFUSED HERE