Below are some additional resources that could be helpful to new entrants trying to navigate the Defense Market.


    • National Technology Alliance (NTA) is the leading innovation-focused association accelerating the success of America’s diverse and distributed innovators in alignment with national priorities. Connecting early-stage, dual-use innovations with curated funding opportunities, NTA provides an inclusive ecosystem and sustainable infrastructure for expediting the economic and societal impacts of government and commercial investments in innovative technologies. For more information, visit

    • Site managed by the head of DOD Research & Engineering, in partnership with the head of DOD Small Business programs; intended as a one-stop shop to make it easy for partners to connect to the right DOD programs, offices, etc.
    • Includes a resource to be matched to potential programs/offices based on answers to a few simple questions about your company/technology and interests (

    • Defense Innovation Funding Opportunities – curated by the National Security Innovation Network.

    • Innovation Ecosystem – Mitre summary of various innovation offices, programs, and relevant resources for companies trying to get a top level understanding of the various DOD resources focused on “innovation” and potentially relevant to companies new to working with DOD.

    • Project on Innovation in National Security – Defense Entrepreneurs Forum effort that seeks to increase understanding of the national security innovation ecosystem. Composed of four elements to help discover and extract value from the innovation ecosystem.
    • Data: fundamental info on the ecosystem
    • Graph: how the data is connected
    • Map: geographic visualization
    • Timeline: how national security innovation has evolved over time