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The White Paper and Proposal submission and Government management web portal for the U. S. Department of Defense (DoD) Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) Program.
  • 2019: Contract negotiations with selected proposal offerors
  • FY 2019 Rapid Innovation Fund Program BAA publication January 14, 2018 (tentative)
  • Need assistance? contact rifteam@dodrif.us
  • More info at: https://defenseinnovationmarketplace.dtic.mil/
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The Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) provides a collaborative vehicle for small businesses to provide the Department of Defense 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)

To learn more about RIF visit the Defense Innovation Marketplace website.


CURRENT OPERATIONS: White Paper submission period ended March 8, 2019 3:00 PM Eastern time  Note: Currency rounded to nearest thousand.
Total White Papers submitted: 2207   ||   Total cost: $4,603,187,000.00   ||   2019 RIF budget: $250,000,000.00
289 of the total 298 requirements received White Papers.
Army Navy Air Force Unified Commands/DoD/OSD
• White papers submitted:  436
• Total cost: $867,398,100.00;
• Evaluations started: 315
• Evaluations complete: 295
• White papers submitted:  543
• Total cost: $1,154,740,000.00;
• Evaluations started: 492
• Evaluations complete: 472
• White papers submitted:  692
• Total cost: $1,446,425,000.00;
• Evaluations started: 675
• Evaluations complete: 674
• White papers submitted:  536
• Total cost: $1,134,623,900.00;
• Evaluations started: 372
• Evaluations complete: 367
The OSD RIF Timeline predicts notifications to White Paper submitters will be issued between June 3 and June 21, 2019.