CERDEC opens TIM registration

On March 6, the U.S. Army posted a update about its upcoming CERDEC Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) (Solicitation Number: W56KGU18RX001).

The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center will hold a Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) with industry from 2 – 4 May 2018 at the Myer Auditorium on Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Maryland.

The CERDEC TIM with Industry is an opportunity for industry to learn about CERDEC’s core mission and research and development plans and strategies. The 2018 CERDEC TIM will introduce a new format transitioning from small breakout sessions to large group sessions that will accommodate all attendees at one time. The large group sessions will present mission area details from the decomposition of requirements to the formulation of specific research and development activities. This interchange is intended to kick-off a series of focused industry engagements intended to maximize the mutual benefit of Independent Research and Development investments.
In order to exploit industry creativity and innovation, the Army must work more closely with industry in the earliest stages of the product lifecycle, before requirements are firm and before design concepts are determined. The sooner industry learns of the Army’s interest in a new capability, the sooner industry can begin to explore or invest in applicable technologies and formulate ideas for Army consideration. The intent of the sessions will be to enhance Government-and-industry communication and enable industry to quickly respond to emerging requirements with innovative technology solutions and partnerships. This event will serve as the kick-off meeting, designed to:

  • Assist industry in identifying and aligning efforts with CERDEC’s Mission Areas
  • Articulate high-level capabilities and their derived technical requirements
  • Present technology roadmaps and CERDEC’s strategies to fulfill these needs

Registration is scheduled to open Wednesday 7 March, 2018 at 1400 EST and can be located the following CERDEC website: https://www.cerdec.army.mil/industryday/. If there is an inclement weather event and Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD is closed, registration will open on 8 March, 2018 at 0900 EST. Registration will close Wednesday 4 April, 2018 at 1700 EST. Due to the high-level of interest in this event, registration will be limited. It is anticipated the limit will be set to no more than three (3) per company at this time. While priority registration will be given to industry, the forum is also open to academia and other government organizations. There will be no on-site substitutions or registration on any day of the TIM.

Full information is available here.

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