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NSWC Dahlgren’s OTA Opens the Door to New Business Opportunities

November 20, 2019 •

Seeking to find faster routes to emergent, urgent, and innovative naval surface and maritime capabilities, the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) recently established a new Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) allowing increased collaboration with a larger industry base generating faster, flexible, and more innovative solutions for the warfighter. The NSWCDD Naval Surface Technology and Innovation OTA was awarded to the Naval Surface Technology and Innovation Consortium (NSTIC) on June 12 and was showcased at an industry day three months later, at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center in Fredericksburg, VA., attended by more than 300 attendees.

MTEC pays homage to service members at Veterans Day luncheon

November 19, 2019 •

The lunch highlighted the history of Veterans Day, including its origin as Armistice Day, as well as more modern examples of valor on the battlefield. Attendees shared stories of surviving Medal of Honor recipients whose feats of courage and fortitude exemplify the fighting and, in some cases lifesaving capabilities of military service members.

Army Consortium Wants Cutting-Edge Hemorrhage Detection Technology

October 30, 2019 •

The Army’s Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium aims to accelerate the advancement of noninvasive hemorrhage detection technology. According to the MTEC, hemorrhage, or life-threatening blood loss, has accounted for more than 33% of prehospital deaths and 50% of deaths occurring within 24 hours after a traumatic injury.

Next-Gen SMC Launch Study Targets Satellite Maneuver

October 28, 2019 •

On-orbit transfer and maneuvering capabilities also could potentially enable future national security satellites to avoid debris or anti-satellite weapons, or underpin space weapons development.

5G: Pentagon Asks Tech Sector For Help

October 23, 2019 •

Four military installations, yet to be named, will host experiments in VR training, tracking supplies in “smart warehouses,” and – most importantly – sharing scarce spectrum.

Aviation, Missile Technology Consortium wraps up successful first year

October 3, 2019 •

The Aviation & Missile Technology Consortium, an entity hosted by the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center, has had a resoundingly successful first year.

Is rapid prototyping the key to space?

September 30, 2019 •

Perhaps the best example of SMC’s rapid prototyping approach is the Space Enterprise Consortium, or SpEC. Established in 2017 through an other transaction authority, or OTA, SpEC is comprised of 325 members who can apply to build space-related prototypes.

Quick, Collaborative Medicine

September 30, 2019 •

“It’s been exciting to watch the use of OTAs grow and expand at USAMRDC over the past few years,” said Sara Langdon, the command’s program manager (PM) for other-transactions with the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium. “The flexibility has allowed for awards that involve complex collaborations with multiple companies and government laboratories, in addition to several acquisition programs.”

Mettle Ops Awarded Army Contract for Vehicle Equipment Support

September 10, 2019 •

“Focused efforts on safety provide soldiers with equipment that better protects them, meaning more soldiers come home with less long-term health problems.”

Army issues solicitation for FLRAA, expects first unit equipped in 2030

September 4, 2019 •

The Army, by way of an Aviation and Missile Technology Consortium Other Transaction Authority, recently issued a request for proposals for the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft Competitive Demonstration and Risk Reduction effort.