Joe Kochan is taking the job as executive director of the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC) at a time when building bridges between spectrum stakeholders is of utmost concern – and the Department of Defense (DoD) in a lot of ways is in the middle of it all.
How exactly the ReHeal Glove got to where it is now—flush with funding and undergoing various rounds of testing—is largely due to the role of the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC), a nonprofit corporation that operates as the premier facilitator and collaborator across the entire DOD. Indeed, if it weren’t for MTEC, the near decade-long effort to develop the ReHeal Glove may have withered on the vine. Instead, it provides a promising medical option for millions.
Apheresis services firm Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies has entered into a contract with the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC), which is an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with the US Army Medical Research and Development Command.
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.
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.
Former Army Ammunition Chief Al Abramson joins National Armaments Consortium as Customer Engagement VP
Al Abramson, former head of the U.S. Army’s armaments and ammunition joint program office, has been appointed as vice president of customer engagement by the National Armaments Consortium.
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.”
Recently, NSTIC awarded a project for a Containerized Littoral Launch System, which provides surface-to-surface missile capability to littoral combat ships. This launcher technology supports the Navy’s efforts to help increase survivability and lethality of its ships, and help protect and defend against enemy warships.
When the Maritime Sustainment Technology and Innovation Consortium (MSTIC) award was announced in June 2021, the collaboration already had a head start atypical of other new consortia.
Across the country, the organizations are relieving stressed-out critical-care teams and filling in where necessary to fight COVID-19. The telehealth system is ready for other disasters, as well.