Rapid Innovation Fund

**Updated February 2018**

The Rapid Innovation Fund provides a collaborative vehicle for small businesses to provide the department with innovative technologies that can be rapidly inserted into acquisition programs that meet specific defense needs. RIF is administered by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (ASD R&E) and Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP).

FY2018 Rapid Innovation Fund Source Selection Milestones

RIF Awards/Project Descriptions

Rapid Innovation Fund Awards, FY11 through FY16
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Dates Information
Nov, 2017 - Jan 2018 * Requirements call for FY 2018 RIF BAA
Jan, 2018 * FY17 RIF Full Proposal Evaluations Begin
Feb, 2018 * FY18 RIF BAA Released
Apr, 2018 * FY18 RIF BAA Closes
Jun, 2018 * FY17 RIF Awards Made
Apr-Jun, 2018 * FY18 White Paper Evaluations
Jul, 2018 * Notification to all White Paper Offerors
Sep, 2018 * Invitation for Full Proposals
*Actual dates may vary

Key Points of contact

Ellen Purdy Lead, OSD (ASD R&E) ellen.m.purdy.civ@mail.mil 571-372-7545
Ted Bujewski Lead, OSD (OSBP) theodore.j.bujewski.civ@mail.mil 571-372-6256
Mark Morgan Alternate, OSD (ASD R&E) mark.j.morgan26.ctr@mail.mil 571-372-6819
Gina Tyrrell Alternate, OSD (ASD R&E) regina.a.tyrrell.ctr@mail.mil 571-372-6821
Brian Pearson Alternate, OSD (OSBP) brian.a.pearson20.ctr@mail.mil 571-372-6197
Rob Saunders Lead, Department of the Army robert.m.saunders14.civ@mail.mil 703-697-0502
Scott Bartlett Lead, Department of Navy scott.bartlett@navy.mil 301-227-2388
Brad Pantuck Alternate, Department of Navy bradford.pantuck.ctr@navy.mil 703-862-5307
Neville Thompson Lead, Department of the Air Force Neville.a.thompson.civ@mail.mil 571-256-0319
Dan Jarrell Alternate, Department of the Air Force daniel.k.jarrell.ctr@mail.mil 571-256-0316