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.
As part of the consortium’s management of IWRP 2 activities, ATI will provide the mechanism for Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) to reach out to a broad range of traditional and non-traditional defense contractors in various areas of information warfare technology to address specific information technology challenges through prototyping (i.e. the creation of a prototype, the first example of a product that a company intends to subsequently develop).
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES)has been awarded an $18 million contract from the Department of Defense (DoD) to deploy a standalone, 5G network at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington state. The Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) was issued through the Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP) consortium, a collaboration to engage industry and academia to develop and mature technologies in the field of information warfare that enhance Navy and Marine Corps mission effectiveness.
RPED harnesses the Navy’s industry consortiums, such as the Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP), which is pursuing its second round of transitioning technology. “NAVWAR’s IWRP was the first prototyping OTA for the Navy,” he says. “But now there’s five other consortiums across the Navy in other technology areas.”
“The IWRP concept has proven to be an effective way to rapidly prototype information warfare solutions and get capabilities into our warfighters' hands,” said Peter Reddy, Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic (NIWC Atlantic) executive director. “Technology is continually evolving, and to stay ahead of the adversary, we need to be agile and fast. Using IWRP 2 to collaborate with traditional and nontraditional industry partners will ensure we can continue to empower innovation and the advancement of technology at the speed of relevance. The possibilities will be endless.”
Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic awarded an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) for its Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP) 2 to ATI for consortium management on Nov. 9 with a ceiling limit of $500 million and a five-year period of performance.
CORAS, an enterprise decision management software company in Tysons, Virginia, has won a prototype project agreement under the other transaction authority with the U.S. Navy’s Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic for the Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP). The combined efforts of the IWRP team, Advanced Technology International, the manager of the IWRP consortium, and CORAS staff were critical in the speed of awarding the PPA.
ECS, a leader in advanced technology, science, and digital transformation solutions, has been awarded the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic Legacy Data Consolidation Solution (LDCS) Other Transaction Agreement (OTA). This program was awarded via the Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP) to support its work for the Defense Health Agency (DHA) Program Executive Office (PEO) Defense Healthcare Management Systems (DHMS), Enterprise Intelligence and Data Solutions (EIDS) Program Management Office (PMO).
Viasat will research how 5G networks could support warfighters on the battlefield under two contracts the Department of Defense awarded through the Information Warfare Research Project.
At the event, NAVWAR Commander Rear Adm. Doug Small talked about how NAVWAR is working to lower the barrier of entry to increase the competitive landscape for small business, pointing out programs like the Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP).