As part of the SCOUT Experimentation Campaign, ATI’s Demonstration and Assessment Team (DAT) supported the JIATF-South’s efforts to detect and monitor suspected illicit drug trafficking vessels off the coast of Virginia in July.
The Maritime Sustainment Technology and Innovation Consortium (MSTIC) launched in June 2021 with more than 120 signed member organizations. Today, MSTIC has more than doubled its membership since the award, serving the Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) with over 285 active members made up of traditional and nontraditional federal contractors, small and large businesses, for-profit and nonprofit entities, and academia.
In FY21, NIWC Atlantic transitioned 9 successful Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP) Consortium OTA prototypes into production awards with nontraditional IWRP Consortium members leading five of those efforts. Since September 2020, NIWC Atlantic has transitioned a total of 13 prototypes into production awards with a ceiling value over $636M, capitalizing on the streamlined process of OTAs to move through prototyping directly into production.
Before the Casting Alloy Data Search (CADS) tool, casting suppliers lacked a way to efficiently identify casting design options that would meet requirements. The American Foundry Society (AFS), through the American Metalcasting Consortium's Innovative Casting Technologies (ICT) program, has continued to improve CADS by adding a mechanical property slide bar search.
Forging furnace fuel consumption, constant refractory maintenance and unscheduled downtime are significant cost drivers for the forging process. A Forging Defense Manufacturing Consortium project led by Thermal Coating Solutions in partnership with ITC Coatings, installed ITC Coating on two partner forging furnaces, resulting in reductions in fuel consumption from both plants.
Starting in 2021, the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC) launched working groups that serve as a collaborative platform between industry, academia, and government, to leverage expertise to inform national policy and commercial standards.
The American Metalcasting Consortium's (AMC) Integrated Casting Ordering Network (ICON) won the 2020 Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award, announced at the Defense Manufacturing Conference in Colorado in December!
ATI established the Resilient Infrastructure + Secure Energy (RISE) Consortium™ based on a recognized need to address climate and energy security crises. ATI assumed a leadership position and partnered with industry expert Converge Strategies, LLC to establish RISE and to help align industry and stakeholder efforts to accelerate energy and infrastructure modernization.