This event has been rebranded as the 2023 Global Strike Operations IR&D TIM.
Revised information below.
The Abstract Nomination Period will remain open until 28 October 2022.
These changes do not affect the IR&D Project Nominations previously submitted.

The Air Force Global Strike community of experts are sponsoring a 2023 Global Strike Operations (GSO) Independent Research & Development (IR&D) Technology Interchange Meeting (TIM). This event is planned for 13-17 February 2023 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, and seek alignment between industry’s IR&D innovation investments and the Air Force’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), Air Combat Command (ACC), AF Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC), Air Force Lifecycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), and Air Force Futures (formerly AF Warfighting Integration Capability) 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.

Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC), working with partners which have equity in Long-Range Strike Operations, is in the process of constructing a new framework and strategy to guide Long-Range Strike Science and Technology development to confront the growing challenges to long-range strike operations. In support of this effort, we are requesting Industry nominate IR&D abstracts on their current efforts within this framework under the following themes:

  • Lethality to ensure all targets can be held at risk in the Highly Contested Environment (HCE) from range.
  • Survivability to ensure continued operational viability of long-range strike systems.
  • Security/Surety of AFGSC systems (i.e., increased safety, security, & reliability).

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 descriptors of the three (above) 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 revised high-level schedule of milestones is being provided (dates listed are subject to change).

Date Activity
28 Oct 2022 Window closes for IR&D Abstract Nominations
22 Nov 2022 Invitations Sent to Selected Companies
20 Jan 2023 Company Presentations Due
13-17 Feb 2023 Execute IR&D TIM

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. There are still uncertainties related to the spread of COVID 19. The state’s health protection protocol will be monitored and followed closely at this face-to-face (F2F) event.

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.