The Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) recently used the OTA process to accelerate the delivery of key technology to the nation’s warfighters.
NAVWAR awarded contracts to three companies for Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP) prototype production through an OTA. The three prototypes moving into production are the U.S. Marine Corps’ Low Altitude Range Communication System (LARCS), the Chief of Naval Operations Navy Programming Division’s (OPNAV N80) Analytic Performance Assessment Capability (APAC) and the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) Healthcare Master Data Management (MDM) software tool. These three technologies provide the warfighter with enhanced connectivity and information to quickly address their needs.
NAVWAR Commander Rear Admiral Doug Small said in a statement: “These transitions into production are a huge win for the Navy and illustrate our ability to use this unique acquisition authority to rapidly deliver solutions on behalf of our Sailors and Marines.”
This effort demonstrates IWRP’s streamlined use of OTAs to move through prototyping and directly into production, empowering NAVWAR to swiftly deliver technology to the military.
IWRP engages industry and academia to develop and mature technologies in the field of information warfare.