New Army SBIR Topics: Machine Learning, AI, Language Processing

Aaron McElweeUtah Innovation Center

The DoD Small Business and Technology Partnerships Office announces the pre-release of the following Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) topics:

Army SBIR 21.4


  • November 16, 2021: Topics pre-release
  • November 16, 2021: Topic Q&A opens to questions
  • November 30, 2021: Topics open, begin submitted proposals in DSIP
  • December 21, 2021: Topic Q&A closes to new questions at 10:00 a.m. MT
  • January 4, 2022: Topics close, full proposals must be submitted in DSIP no later than 10:00 a.m. MT

Full topics and instructions are available at the links provided above.

Customer Support Guide

To ensure your firm is best prepared throughout the lifecycle of the DoD SBIR/STTR proposal process, we have compiled some notable do’s and don’ts for your convenience:

Topic Q&A

During pre-release, proposers can contact TPOCs directly. Once DoD begins accepting proposals on November 30, 2021, no further direct contact between proposers and topic authors is allowed. Topic Q&A is available for proposers to submit technical questions at beginning November 16, 2021. All questions and answers are posted electronically for general viewing. Topic Q&A will close to new questions on December 21, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. ET but will remain active to view questions and answers related to the topics until the BAA close.

DSIP Help Desk Contact Info

Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. MT

If your Utah small business intends to apply or you have questions about this funding opportunity, please contact the Utah Innovation Center at