Mark your calendars!
During the week of 13-15 October 2020, the Air Force (AF) Agile Combat Support (ACS) Service Core Function (SCF) community of experts are sponsoring the 2020 ACS Independent Research and Development (IR&D) Technology Interchange Meeting (TIM) at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, OH.
This invitation is open to all industry IR&D participants, including large, medium-sized and small businesses, as well as academia, National Labs and FFRDCs.
This engagement has broad goals to increase awareness, stimulate collaboration, and seek alignment between industry’s IR&D innovation portfolios and AF’s high-priority science and technology needs and corresponding acquisition sustainment roadmaps. ACS Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from the AF are expected to participate.
This IR&D event will be looking at technologies across multiple capabilities relative to various aspects of Agile Combat Support. Key aspects include sustainment (both depot and flightline) and airbase resiliency.
Sustainment is a critical function to maintain performance legitimacy of USAF weapon systems. Viable USAF fleets of aerospace vehicles operating at optimum performance are essential to US national security and that of its allies. Sustainment technology can enhance every life cycle phase of all Air Force systems as well as contribute capability to the worldwide infrastructure required to maintain fielded systems. Helping assure safety, enabling logistics sustainment while under attack, providing required mission readiness, and being affordable are important measures of success.
Ensuring Airbase Resiliency includes assessing mission threat vulnerabilities and employing initiatives to include hardening of infrastructure, adaptive basing, resilient energy sources, dispersal, industrial control systems protection, and allied partnerships. The goal is to manage risk to our airbases, while enhancing our ability to protect, respond, and recover from disruptions to operations and supporting infrastructure.
Areas of Significant Interest
The 2020 ACS IR&D TIM will address the following areas of significant interest to the Air Force
Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with Air Force’s team of ACS experts!
|DATE OF POSTING||WINDOW OPENS FOR IR&D PROJECT NOMINATIONS BY INDUSTRY|
|01 March 2020||Window closes for IR&D project nominations by industry|
|01 May 2020||Send industry invitations to present at the face-to-face meeting|
|28 September 2020||Industry submits read-ahead briefs|
|13-15 October 2020||Execute ACS IR&D TIM|
Please note dates listed are subject to change. For updates and additional information, stay tuned to the Defense Innovation Marketplace. Thank you and we look forward to this government-industry technology engagement.