Human Systems Q&A

We anticipate having updates on this Marketplace webpage through the next several months, leading up to the event dates.  We encourage you to follow-up weekly for updates.
 

Again, please feel free to ask questions as you navigate your way through the Marketplace and this webpage.  We are confident using the Marketplace will enable our IR&D dialogue to be more dynamic, informative and hopefully lead to more promising technology collaborations in the future and will help expand your understanding of DoD’s Weapons Technology needs.  Your feedback is important to us. Email our Weapons COI team of experts with your queries to our team. We look forward to your feedback and rest assured your questions or concerns will be addressed in a timely manner.

Input your Information

Industry input should be submitted to the Defense Innovation Marketplace using the "Submit your Weapons Technology IR&D project data here" link at the right-hand-column of the Weapons Technology page. Follow the input format, and submit your project summaries, with any attachments, by February 18, 2015.  Each project summary will generate a Record Number as a unique identifier - please email the Record Number(s) of your submission(s) to dtic.belvoir.ecm.list.weapons-marketplace@mail.mil.in order to be considered to attend the face-to-face meeting, April 20-24, 2015.

If your company already has entered IR&D Projects that you would like to have considered for the face-to-face meetings, there is no need to re-enter this data. Simply email the Record Number(s) of these submissions to the same dtic.belvoir.ecm.list.weapons-marketplace@mail.mil email address.

2015 Weapons Technologies Community of Interest (COI) / Industry Independent Research and Development (IR&D) Technology Interchange Meeting (TIM)** CLOSED **

This webpage provides an overview of where the Department of Defense (DoD) would like to go with Weapons science and technology (S&T).  Please note the data presented on this webpage is linked to the announcement made in the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO).  There will only be one announcement in the FBO site.  All subsequent announcement and updates will be only posted on this webpage.

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (ASD/R&E) is sponsoring the 2015 Weapons Technologies COI Industry IR&D TIM from 20-24 April 2015 at the Institute for Defense Analysis (IDA)s, 4850 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA.

The Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) environment and 5th / 6th Generation U.S. Air Platforms capabilities present new challenges and opportunities for weapons that require new S&T solutions.  SECDEF’s

Sustaining US Global Leadership” Strategic Guidance and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering (R&E) Strategy documents are focused on the following prioritized approach to address these challenges and leverage opportunities in a budget-constrained environment:

  • Mitigate current & anticipated threat capabilities
  • Affordably enable new or extended capabilities in existing military systems
  • Develop technology surprise through science and engineering

Subject matter experts (SMEs) from the services and other DoD Components including ASDR&E, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and the Missile Defense Agency, will come together to enrich the technology dialogue with Industry.

The Weapons COI S&T areas of critical interest for this Technology Interchange are grouped in the following sub-areas. For definitions and the scope of these sub-areas, please see the document library.

  1. Guidance, Navigation, & Control and Datalinks (GN&C and DL)
  2. Propulsion
  3. Ordnance, and
  4. Guided Weapon Demonstrators (GWD)WeaponsTechImage

Using ongoing prototyping (including additive manufacturing) and/or multi-physics modeling and simulation to enable advanced capabilities in these sub-areas at significantly- reduced development timelines or favorable costs is of particular interest.

As you do your due diligence on your interest in this DoD-Industry technology engagement, we are sure you will have questions about the technical intent of documents, and data shared, and processes to be used in the planning and execution of these events.  Your inquiries can be addressed to the DoD planning team at dtic.belvoir.ecm.list.weapons-marketplace@mail.mil.  Our team of experts is postured to provide you timely responses.

Our Weapons COI has put together strategic and informative documents that are accessible through a library built for this engagement on the marketplace, - as well as in the DTIC repository on the Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET). We recommend reading the information in the Document Library below in the order specified for most efficient understanding of the content as it builds from general to more specific. Please check back to this webpage for updates.

Schedule Overview

The notional schedule below is for planning purposes and subject to change.  Any subsequent revisions will be posted to this page.

  • 29 December 2014 – Open window for submissions of Industry technical reports to the Marketplace IR&D database begins; forward IR&D report number list to dtic.belvoir.ecm.list.weapons-marketplace@mail.mil.
  • 20 February 2015 – Close submission window for receipt of Industry’s projects.
  • 20 March 2015 – Selected firms receive invitation to participate in the face-to-face event, including allotted dates/times for technical discussions with the Government SME team.
  • 10 April 2015– Selected Industry attendees provide read-aheads.
  • 20-24 April 2015 – Event is conducted at IDA, Alexandria, VA.

Disclaimer

The government is not obligated to enter into a contract with Industry as results of IR&D collaborations from our dialogue.  Data exchanges as a result of these dialogue activities follow No Foreign Nationals (NOFORN) and International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR) restrictions. Some general and, limited data will be made available through this webpage.  Most information that we can share, however, may be of classified or unclassified, but sensitive nature, and can only be accessed in a Distribution C, D, or F state. Please refer other requests for these documents and data using the email dtic.belvoir.ecm.list.weapons-marketplace@mail.mil.

Document Library

GENERAL DOCUMENTS


Recommend reading documents in this order top to bottom.

Disclaimer

The government is not obligated to enter into a contract with Industry as results of IR&D collaborations from our dialogue. Data exchanges as a result of these dialogue activities follow No Foreign Nationals (NOFORN) and International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR) restrictions. Some general and, limited data will be made available through this webpage. Most information that we can share, however, may be of classified or unclassified, but sensitive nature, and can only be accessed in a Distribution C, D, or F state. Also, dates listed are subject to change. Please refer other requests for these documents and data using the email dtic.belvoir.ecm.list.humansystems-marketplace@mail.mil.