many DARPA programs are for “special access” secure R&D, meaning they are classified, and only those individuals (not companies) with a “need to know” and an appropriate security clearance are informed of the problem and need for a solution. Secrecy restrictions prevent openly posting the specific need to a public forum, so a PM must identify potential innovators in some other way. The PM may invite companies to a classified “Industry Day”
So think of the various redacted ideas I theorize about- they probably have a theory-sector and “Industry Days” that uni departments attend that seek to solve problems they won’t post on public forums, academic journals, etc.
oh vhat is zis
cough cough Hackerman cough cough. Just kidding, I’d never imply that, I can just sense the prison time emanating off that “mere suggestion”.