2017 Human Systems Community of Interest (HS COI)

Independent Research and Development (IR&D) Technology Interchange (June 2017)

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Attention! Large, Medium, Small Businesses, Academia & National Laboratories!

Plan to join us in June 2017, when the Human Systems Community of Interest (HS COI) is planning its third IR&D TIMs engagement! The HS COI intends to conduct this event 19-23 June 2017, at the Strategic Analysis, Inc (SA) facility, 4075 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22203. As in previous engagements, we anticipate having S&T discussions all five days, and in multiple rooms simultaneously.

This engagement with Industry is led by the Human Systems COI senior steering group, and includes senior HS experts from the Services (Army, Navy, and Air Force), other DoD and non-DoD Components such as the DARPA, and NASA. The Human Systems COI's Science & Technology taxonomy includes these four sub-areas:

  1. Personalized Assessment, Education & Training (PAE&T),
  2. Protection, Sustainment and Warfighter Performance (PSWP),
  3. Human Aspects of Operations in Military Environments (HAOME), and
  4. System Interfaces & Cognitive Processes (SICP).

Please note from here on, additional details and updates will only be provided on this HS COI IR&D TIMs webpage.

Online IR&D Technology Interchange

The government intends to share relevant data to the HS COI subareas, as listed above. These documents may vary in distribution protocols in terms of releaseability. After reviewing the data provided by the HS COI on the Marketplace, companies and academia may submit relevant IR&D project data and corporate investments through the secure portal, with link provided also located on the site. Please note that the government team intends to review IR&D investment submittals in those subareas listed above, and downselect form the submittals those deemed of high interest to our HS COI experts to warrant face to face discussions (the event in June 2017). It is intended to be a user-friendly walk-through of five or six steps on how to submit projects for consideration and selection.

If you are interested in submitting relevant IR&D projects and corporate investments, please follow the instructions in the upper right of this webpage that navigates you to the IR&D database (the green button).

After data is loaded to the Marketplace, SMEs and company IR&D principle investigators or technology points of contact may confer to facilitate technology evaluations. It is of significant import for Industry to understand that your participation in the S&T discussions in June 2017 is contingent on timely receipt and review of your IR&D submittals. Questions regarding the data submission process may be addressed through a Q&A process using the dtic.belvoir.ecm.list.human-systems@mail.mil email. The event planning team has a dedicated group of SMEs ready to respond to queries, suggestions and comments.


Submit your Human Systems (HS) Technology IR&D projects here:


This new way of exchanging information on The Marketplace is more dynamic, informative and will lead to more promising technology collaborations in the future. Email the HS COI team with your feedback on the site and its content, and to receive further Sensors COI updates.

Face-to-Face Technology Discussions (June 2017)

Upon completion of project evaluations by HS COI subarea, companies or academics with technologies representing the greatest collaboration potential will be invited to the face-to-face event with Government SMEs. Event discussions will focus on actions required to continue research, formalize collaboration opportunities, and/or develop strategies for transitioning ready technologies into S&T applications or programs of record. Unclassified presentations and discussions up to SECRET collateral can be anticipated at the face-to-face meeting. Additional details regarding selected topic presentations, scheduling, and venues will be provided to invitees at a later date.

If you would like to share your projects...

If you are interested in participating, and to receive follow-up information, please send your express of interest IMMEDIATELY to dtic.belvoir.ecm.list.human-systems@mail.mil.

For parties interested in attending the event, nominations of IR&D projects must be submitted to the IR&D database by 17 February 2017, as the schedule below shows.

Please note, if this is your first time responding to an announcement, keep in mind that obtaining the required access to the IR&D Database takes at least one week. To obtain access to the IR&D Database please visit http://www.defenseinnovationmarketplace.mil/industry.html. Submissions received after the closing date and/or not submitted through the IR&D Database will not be accepted or considered.


The notional schedule below is for planning purposes only and subject to change. Any subsequent revisions will be posted on this page and the HS COI marketplace webpage.

Please note the event's official FedBizOpps announcement can be found here.

  • Mid-Jan 2017 – Window opens for submissions of Industry IR&D reports to the Marketplace IR&D database; forward IR&D report number list to dtic.belvoir.ecm.list.human-systems@mail.mil.
  • 17 Feb 2017 – Closing date for Industry IR&D reports submissions; Govt team evaluates submissions
  • 7 Apr 2017 – Selected firms receive invitation to participate in the face-to-face event, including allotted dates/times for technical discussions with the Government SME team. At this point, NDAs will need to be executed, as necessary.
  • 19 May 2017 – Selected firms provide read aheads
  • 19-23 Jun 2017 – Event is conducted at the SA Inc facility, Arlington VA


The government is not obligated to enter into a contract with Industry as results of IR&D collaborations from our dialogue. Data exchanges as a result of these dialogue activities follow No Foreign Nationals (NOFORN) and International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR) restrictions.


Some information we intended to share may be classified or unclassified, and can only be released as Distribution C, D, or F material. Please recognize DATEs and LOCATIONS listed are subject to change. Refer other requests for these documents and data using the email dtic.belvoir.ecm.list.human-systems@mail.mil.

Please stay tuned to subsequent announcement updates anticipated bi-weekly or monthly. Thank you and we look forward to these Government-Industry technology interchanges.

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