Current Status: Air Force SBIR/STTR topics (18.1/18.A) are now in pre-release and available for viewing at https://sbir.defensebusiness.org/ .
During the pre-release period, small businesses are allowed to communicate directly with technical points of contact (TPOCs) to ask questions about the topics. Questions should be limited to specific information related to improving the understanding of a particular topic's requirements. Questions and answers deemed to be useful to all proposing firms will also be posted to the SBIR/STTR Interactive Topic Information System (SITIS) at https://sbir.defensebusiness.org/topics.
No discussions may be held with TPOCs once the BAA opens on January 8, 2018. At that time all questions must be submitted through SITIS. The deadline to submit proposals is February 7, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
The Air Force follows the Department of Defense BAA schedule below: