Rapid Innovation Fund

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).

**Updated March 2017**

FY2017 Rapid Innovation Fund Source Selection Milestones
(FY17 FUNDS)


NLT Jan 3, 2017*

Negotiations complete, contract awards for FY16 RIF projects begin


Mar 17, 2017*

FY2017 BAA released


Mar 31, 2017*

FY2017 BAA opens for white paper submittals


NLT May 1, 2017*

FY16-funded RIF contract awards complete


May 19, 2017*

FY17 BAA Closes at 3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET)


* Actual dates may vary

 

Key Points of Contact

NAME
ACTIVITY
EMAIL
PHONE

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


Paul Frichtl

Alternate, OSD (ASD R&E)

paul.j.frichtl.ctr@mail.mil

571-372-6804


Rushawn Chambers

Alternate, OSD (OSBP)

rushawn.g.chambers.ctr@mail.mil

571-372-6307


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


Bill McCluskey

Lead, Department of the Air Force

william.j.mccluskey.civ@mail.mil

571-256-0304


Dan Jarrell

Alternate, Department of the Air Force

daniel.k.jarrell.ctr@mail.mil

571-256-0316