Space Development Agency Systems, Technologies, and Emerging Capabilities (STEC) Broad Agency Announcement 

Posted On: January 16, 2024

Original Date Offers Due: January 15, 2025

Through this updated Systems, Technologies, and Emerging Capabilities (STEC) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), SDA is soliciting executive summaries, invited proposal abstracts, and invited proposals for novel architecture concepts, systems, technologies, and capabilities that enable leap-ahead improvements for future tranches of the agency’s Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture (PWSA), capability layers, or, that enable new capability layers and missions areas to address other emerging or evolving warfighter needs.

SDA is seeking architecture studies, concepts of operations (CONOPS), modeling and simulation, system designs, key technologies, and/or risk reduction prototypes that are responsive to the following focus areas:

  • Efficient Beyond Line-of-Sight Data Transport and Warfighter Communications
  • Advanced/Alternate Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT)
  • Advanced Target Custody, Warning, Tracking and Defeat
  • Global Battle Management

Although not required, SDA strongly encourages submitting an executive summary in advance of a full proposal to ensure interest and potential funding availability. SDA releases an updated STEC BAA on an annual basis. Because SDA strives to always maintain an active BAA with similar focus areas, proposers are discouraged from submitting uninvited full proposals shortly before the BAA proposal due date simply to meet the submission deadline. They should consider instead submitting an executive summary to the subsequent BAA.

For a detailed description and submission instructions, check out the full BAA.