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NAVWAR Transitions First Wave of IWRP Prototypes to Production

October 19, 2020 •

“This process provides a unique opportunity to leverage an OTA to not only rapidly prototype – which we are actively and successfully doing through IWRP – but also to rapidly produce technology and place it in the hands of our Sailors and Marines faster,” said Don Sallee, Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic acquisition planning services manager.

Applications Now Open – Advancing Treatment Of Repeated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

September 16, 2020 •

BrightFocus Foundation and MTEC have come together to address a critical need in TBI research. Repeated mTBIs – which are common in contact sports and military settings – have been indicated as a risk factor in developing various neurodegenerative diseases. This research has the potential to impact service members on the front line, as well as our mothers, fathers, sons and daughters.

Algorithm Predicts Onset of COVID-19 Symptoms from Data Collected by Wearable Smart Ring

September 1, 2020 •

The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine (San Francisco, CA, USA) has been awarded USD 5.1 million by the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium in partnership with the Department of Defense to expand a study called TemPredict. The research study aims to observe associations between dermal body temperature, heart rate and related metrics, and onset of symptoms such as fever, cough, and fatigue, which can characterize COVID-19.

Consortium Members Receive $230 Million for Prototype Technology for Navy

June 30, 2020 •

“UTIC is an important resource for innovative undersea and maritime technology solutions,” said Molly Donohue Magee, UTIC’s executive director. “The Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) allows for streamlined contracting, ensuring the government can expeditiously get needed technology prototype solutions. We are extremely proud to have accomplished so much in just two years and we look forward to continuing to support the technology needs of the Department of Navy.

The Navy has 10 new information warfare projects

June 2, 2020 •

The Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic and Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific will host a virtual industry day in early June to announce 10 new projects through the Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP) Consortium.

USAMRDC Pivots, Attacks in Evolving Virus Response Role

May 6, 2020 •

“MTEC is proud to be a partner with USAMRDC to accelerate the development of solutions for COVID-19 and to protect and heal those who serve,” said Kathy Zolman, MTEC Director of Program Operations.

Opportunities to Innovate

April 24, 2020 •

Impressed by the rapid innovation of the commercial sector, defense officials are adapting to secure more participation from tech-focused firms. To do this, they are using a special contracting capability called Other Transaction Authority (OTA) to streamline the partnering process and cut costs to a level where small entrepreneurial outfits can participate.

Medical Consortium Aims to Create Network of Virtual Critical Care Wards

April 17, 2020 •

Through an RPP, the MTEC aims to create the virtual wards, or “cohorts of patients that are managed together and with continuity by the tele-critical care teams.” The hope is that they can be deployed in traditional health care facilities such as hospitals and clinics, as well as non-traditional and temporary health care facilities like field hospitals and gymnasiums.

SwRI gets $9.9M to develop battlefield antidote

March 25, 2020 •

San Antonio-based Southwest Research Institute received funding from the Medical CBRN Defense Consortium to develop a nerve agent antidote for use on the battlefield or to protect the public.

NAVWAR Leads Discussion on Advancing Commercial Technologies for the Warfighter at Quarterly Industry Day

March 24, 2020 •

Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) tapped into the minds of industry and academia professionals to discuss opportunities and address challenges related to rapidly developing and delivering advanced warfighting capabilities to the fleet at the Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP) Consortium Quarterly Industry Day, March 5, at the San Diego Convention Center.