Human Systems Technology Interchange

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Have solutions to some of the toughest Human Systems Technology problems?

The Defense Department’s Human Systems Community of Interest (CoI), is looking for Industry’s (large, medium, small businesses’ & academia’s) game-changing, revolutionary innovations. To that end, the Human Systems Joint Service team  is conducting a Joint Service/Industry Human Systems Technology interchange online. The goal of this effort is to:

  • Stimulate collaboration between Human Systems experts
  • Gain insight into and leverage industry's corporate Human Systems Research & Development (R&D) investments to include Independent Research & Development (IR&D)
  • Identify areas for more effective Department of Defense (DoD) investments in Human Systems
    related S&T programs

Sharing your Human Systems Projects

Step 1: Share your R&D projects in the IR&D database
The Human Systems CoI is no longer accepting HS project data for consideration for attendance to the Technology Interchange. You are still able to submit your projects into the IR&D database.

Step 2: DoD Review of IR&D Projects.
Although the initial HS Interchange has already occurred, it is our intent to continue to leverage the IR&D  database. Please continue to utilize the database to enter your HS IR&D projects throughout the course of the year.

After Action Overview from June 2013 Technology Interchange

19 companies were invited to attend a June Technology Interchange. Since this time, many of the government-industry teams have been in contact on technologies presented at our June Human Systems Technical Interchange. We will continue to document and status all follow-up actions identified at the event to continue the collaboration discussions.

We were very pleased to have so many excellent projects to discuss, and hope solid collaboration opportunities result from our June workshop.

DoD Presentations from June 2013 Interchange

Human Systems Four Areas of Focus

The Human Systems (HS) Defense Technology Area (DTA) is the focus of this technology interchange. To provide an overview of HS, we have provided a short summary of its four sub-DTAs. The overviews include definitions and specific technical areas of CoI interest (All sub-DTAs); and problems, technical challenges/gaps and roadmaps (SICP/PTLD only).

Personnel Training and Leader Development
Protection, Sustainment, and Physical Performance

Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Understanding

Additional Human Systems Information.

Human Systems Q&A

Who makes up the HS CoI?

The CoI has senior leaders in Human Systems from the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (ASD(R&E)), Army, Navy/Marine Corps, Air Force, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs ASD(HA) and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

What are the next steps?

The Human Systems COI has designed this as a year-round process to use the Defense Innovation Marketplace as a data exchange forum to stimulate collaboration with industry. Periodically we will call special sessions to give the COI an opportunity to drill down into specific areas as we attempt to match our priority Human Systems related needs with your IR&D efforts. Based on responses to the Technical Interchange, we expect to hold other forums and have the option to speak to any and all companies who provide insight into their technologies. Our process, using the Defense Innovation Marketplace, also allows opportunity for engagement with our technical experts throughout the year and we look forward to those exchanges.

When are future meetings planned?

We will use the Marketplace to keep you informed of our plans as we continue to seek leading edge technology solutions for the Warfighter.



This new way of exchanging information on the Marketplace is more dynamic, informative and will lead to more promising technology collaborations in the future.

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Updated 10/7/14