Navy's New OTA an Opportunity for Small Business Defense Contractors

NSTIC OTASmall Business Defense Contractors specializing in areas from cyber security, to digital engineering, sensor, unmanned, and warfare systems, have an opportunity to join the Naval Surface Technology and Innovation Consortium (NSTIC), established this summer.

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:

  • Multi-function materials
  • 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
  • Sensor systems
  • Gun and projectile systems
  • Digital engineering
  • Human systems integration
  • Quantum technologies
  • Threat engineering
  • Mission engineering and analysis
  • Integrated warfare systems
  • Virtualization
  • Asymmetric warfare
  • Manufacturing
  • Surface offensive and defensive engagements
  • Lethality
  • Launcher technology

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.

Good luck!


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