Advanced Technology International (ATI), an organization that specializes in building and managing R&D collaborations with the Defense Department, was awarded the Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) by the Naval Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) to build and maintain the new naval surface technology consortium, focused on developing naval surface and maritime capabilities.
The consortium is comprised of small and large businesses, universities, and non-profits, and its goal is to improve the Navy's capabilities and to deliver new technology in a number of areas.
According the NSTIC's website, the Navy will fund consortium members' efforts to develop new products and technologies, in these critical areas:
Cyber Security and Warfare
Big data analytics/Artificial Intelligence/machine learning
Directed energy science and engineering
Advanced computing and software engineering
Autonomous and unmanned systems
Electromagnetic environmental effects and spectrum
Gun and projectile systems
Human systems integration
Mission engineering and analysis
Integrated warfare systems
Surface offensive and defensive engagements
If your small business works in any of these important fields, we recommend you consider joining the NSTIC (click here to join). The OTA offers many benefits to it's members, including contracting opportunities, networking with other members, product and market expansion.