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OSD Comparative Technology Office

Mission - Rapidly Find, Assess and Field World-Class Products to Enhance Military Capabilities.


Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) Program

The purpose of the FCT program is to test items and technologies of our allies and other friendly nations that have a high Technology Readiness Level (TRL) in order to satisfy valid defense requirements more quickly and economically.

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Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) Program

The Rapid Innovation Fund provides a 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 jointly 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). DoD will issue solicitations annually, titled Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) Broad Agency Announcements (BAA). Additional information regarding BAA's and the RIF program can be found at:

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Defense Acquisition Challenge (DAC) Program

Please Note: The Defense Acquisition Challenge (DAC) Program is unfunded and in the process of finishing projects that are still under contract. In this austere budget environment, we do NOT anticipate DAC being funded in the future. We would like to thank all who participated and supported this program, you made DAC the success it was.


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