ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 28, 2020) — The Army will host a virtual exchange of information with industry July 17.
The virtual technical interchange is an opportunity for industry to identify and align its technology development efforts with the mission areas of the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Center – which is a component of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command.
As the Army’s applied research and development center for C5ISR, the Center matures innovative capabilities that enable decisive lethality through information dominance for the networked warfighter during Multi-Domain Operations.
The no-cost exchange will assist industry in aligning its efforts with needs and requirements that support the Army's six modernization priorities: Long-Range Precision Fires; Next-Generation Combat Vehicle; Future Vertical Lift; Network/Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence; Air and Missile Defense; and Soldier Lethality.
“We cannot do this alone. We need industry’s input to help us with these challenges,” said Chuck Hoppe, the Center’s Associate Director for Science, Technology and Engineering. “The Army must continue to work closely with industry in the earliest stages of the product lifecycle. The earlier industry learns of the Army’s interest in a new capability, the sooner they can begin to explore or invest in applicable technologies and formulate ideas.”
This is the C5ISR Center’s third biennial technical interchange; the previous two, in 2016 and 2018, were hosted physically at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. The Center is hosting this year’s event virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The information exchange will be at the Unclassified - For Official Use Only level. As with the previous two technical interchanges, the information exchange is intended to enhance communication between government and industry, articulate high-level capabilities and their derived technical requirements, and enable industry to quickly respond to emerging requirements with innovative solutions.
Registration will open from May 29 at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) until June 12 at 5 p.m. EDT. Go to the C5ISR Center’s public website: https://c5isr.ccdc.army.mil/.
Registration is limited to one representatives per company, and there will be no substitutions or registrations after June 12. Prospective participants must be U.S. citizens and must submit all required security documentation outlined in the registration process to have access to the information.
For more information regarding the virtual technical interchange, visit the System for Award Management, beta.sam.gov, and search for the event, using TIMJUN2020.
The C5ISR Center is the Army’s applied research and advanced technology development center for C5ISR capabilities. As the Army’s primary integrator of C5ISR technologies and systems, the center develops and matures capabilities that support all six Army modernization priorities, enabling information dominance and tactical overmatch for the joint warfighter.
The C5ISR Center is an element of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command. Through collaboration across the command’s core technical competencies, CCDC leads in the discovery, development and delivery of the technology-based capabilities required to make Soldiers more lethal to win our nation’s wars and come home safely. CCDC is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Futures Command.