The National Reconnaissance Office Director’s
Innovation Initiative (DII) Program funds cutting-edge scientific research in a high-risk, high-payoff
environment to discover innovative concepts and
creative ideas that transform overhead intelligence
capabilities and systems for future national security
intelligence needs. The program seeks out the
brightest minds and breakthrough technologies
from industry, academia, national laboratories, and
U.S. government agencies.
Visit the DII website for program history, frequently
asked questions, proposal guidance, and Broad
Agency Announcement and Government Sources
Sought Announcement requirements.
R&D FUNDING PROGRAM