Rapid Innovation Fund

**Updated January 25, 2019**

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).

FY2019 Rapid Innovation Fund

RIF Awards/Project Descriptions

Rapid Innovation Fund Awards, FY11 through FY16
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Dates Event
14 Jan 2019 FY19 BAA Released
25 Feb 2019 Start of White Paper submissions to RIF Portal
8 Mar 2019 FY19 BAA Closes
Mar-May 2019 White Paper Reviews
Feb-June 2019 FY18 RIF Contract Awards
May-Jun 2019 Notification of FY19 White Paper Status
Jun 2019 Invitations for FY19 Full Proposals
*Actual dates may vary

Key Points of Contact

Ted Bujewski USD (R&E), Director, RIF Program theodore.j.bujewski.civ@mail.mil 571-372-6256
Gina Tyrrell Alternate, USD (R&E) regina.a.tyrrell.ctr@mail.mil 571-372-6821
Darius Watts Alternate, USD (R&E) darius.y.watts.ctr@mail.mil 571-372-6405
Rob Saunders Lead, Department of the Army robert.m.saunders14.civ@mail.mil 703-697-0502
Scott Bartlett Lead, Department of the Navy scott.bartlett@navy.mil 703-696-0340
Calvin Reddick Alternate, Department of the Navy calvin.reddick3.ctr@navy.mil 856-905-1936
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
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