DoD RRTO to host capability assessment event
On July 24, the Department of Defense posted a notice of an upcoming capability assessment event. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on August 24.
The Department of Defense Rapid Reaction Technology Office (RRTO) Innovation Outreach Program will partner with other government entities to conduct a Capability Assessment Event in the National Capital Region in Fall/Winter 2018. The Capability Assessment Event provides selected innovative companies with an opportunity to make short technical presentations to government representatives about their technologies and products. There is potential that companies may be selected for pilot projects or experimentation if their technology appears to match the needs described below.
The Department of Defense is looking for innovative technologies and capabilities in the following topic areas (candidate technology can be a stand-alone system or a potential component of a system):
• Electromagnetic detection and characterization
• Internet of Things exploitation
• Pattern of life indicators
• Unintended radiated emissions
• Energy usage monitoring
• Environmental Sensors
o Trace volatile organic compound detection and characterization
o Biological threat detection and characterization
o Innovative olfactory-based detection
o Underwater sample collection, detection, and identification
• Sensors for Canine Operations
o Handler / canine communications
o Situational awareness enhancement
• Through-wall imaging technology
Small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Technologies
• Ground sample collection systems
• High precision sensor emplacement technology
• Low acoustic signature systems
• Measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT) systems
Companies interested in participating in the Capability Assessment Event should submit an application to RRTO Innovation via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full information is available here.