DoD Knowledge Base: FAQs

Submiting an Idea or Proposal to the Pentagon/DoD
Published: 05/29/2002 | Updated:  11/15/2017

How do I submit an idea or proposal useful to the Pentagon?

We have offices within the Department of Defense (DoD) that can evaluate your invention or idea and offer guidance on submitting your proposal. Each office within DoD and the Military Departments are responsible for soliciting and evaluating proposals in areas important to their particular defense mission.  

To assist you, we've listed mailing addresses and web sites of offices where information may be obtained.

U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center
10 General Greene Avenue
Natick, MA  01760
Web site:

Office of Naval Research
One Liberty Center
875 N. Randolph Street, Suite 1425
Arlington, VA  22203-1995
Web site:

Air Force Office of Scientific Research
875 N. Randolph Street, Suite 325
Arlington, VA  22203
Web site:

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
675 North Randolph Street
Arlington, VA  22203-2114
Web site: