Mark your calendars for 12 – 16 September! Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with the Air Force’s S&T experts from the Nuclear Operations community!

The Air Force Nuclear Operations community of experts are sponsoring a 2022 Conventional & Nuclear Operations Independent Research and Development (IR&D) Technology Interchange Meeting (TIM). This event is planned for 12 – 16 September 2022 and will be held at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque, NM.

This invitation is open to all DoD defense contractors with IR&D and/or corporate investments, including large and small businesses, academia, National Labs, and FFRDCs with a certified DD2345 (Military Critical Technical Data Agreement).

This engagement has broad goals to increase awareness, stimulate collaboration, seek alignment between industry’s IR&D innovation investments and the Air Force’s s high-priority science and technology needs and corresponding acquisition and sustainment roadmaps. Leading Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from the Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC), AF Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC), Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), and Air Force Futures are expected to participate. Technical experts from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) are also expected to support this event.

Participation Interest
Interested parties should send an email stating their expression of interest and a copy of their certified DD2345 to the DTIC Email . Once received, the IR&D Planning Team will provide (via DoD SAFE) the detailed focus areas and further instructions on how to nominate your IR&D projects and corporate investments. Note the focus areas are marked Distribution D and will not be distributed without a certified DD2345. For information and access to the form please visit the Defense Logistics Agency Website.

Planning Schedule
For planning purposes a high level schedule of milestones is being provided (dates listed are subject to change).

Date Activity
20-May-2022 Window closes for IR&D Abstract Nominations
10 Jun - 1 Jul 2022 Evaluation Period
15-Jul-2022 Invitations Sent to Selected Companies
26-Aug-2022 Company Presentations Due
12-16 Sep 2022 Execute Conventional & Nuclear Operations IR&D TIM

Note: This webpage supplements the announcement in -- https:// Changes and/or updates to this announcement will only be made on the Defense Innovation Marketplace site; therefore, companies are encouraged to check back often.

We look forward to your favorable consideration to engage in this exciting government-industry technology dialogue! Our nation’s warfighters count on you and your innovations! Any questions should be sent to the DTIC Email . If at any time you do not receive a response to an inquiry related to this announcement within a week, please resend the original email.

1. COVID-19 – Although we are planning this event as a face-to-face (F2F) engagement (with masks and physical spacing), other options for this event, such as a hybrid form of F2F and virtual, or one that is entirely virtual may be considered.
2. The government is not obligated to enter into a contract with any entity as a result of IR&D collaborations from our dialogue. Data exchanges, as a result of these dialogue activities, follow restrictions of No Foreign Nationals (NOFORN) and International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR), and export control restrictions in accordance with Department of Defense Instruction 5230.24, Department of Defense Directive 5230.25, the Arms Export Control Act (Title 22, U.S.C., Sec 2751, et seq.), and/or the Export Administration Act of 1979 (Title 50, U.S.C., App. 2401 et seq.), as amended.
3. Note: Government technical support contractors may be a part of the team of SMEs at the event; therefore, company-to-company Non-Disclosure Agreements may be necessary.
4. All unclassified company Proprietary Data and Intellectual Property will be treated as Controlled Unclassified Information [CUI, formerly For Official Use Only (FOUO)]. Some information we intend to share may be classified or unclassified and will not be approved for unlimited public release.