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DOD Rapid Reaction Technology Office (RRTO) will conduct a Solutions Meeting


DOD Rapid Reaction Technology Office (RRTO) will conduct a Solutions Meeting

Summer 2020

McLean- VA

Note:  Amendment #2 extends the deadline to 5:00PM EDT 12 May 2020.


DTEP Global Needs Statement

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Rapid Reaction Technology Office (RRTO) will conduct a Solutions Meeting on behalf of the Deputy Director for Developmental Test, Evaluation and Prototyping (DTEP) in Summer 2020 in McLean, VA.  

The meeting provides selected innovative companies with an opportunity to make short technical presentations to Government representatives about their technologies.

 There is a potential for companies to be selected for pilot prototyping, demonstration, or experimentation for the most compelling solutions.

The Deputy Director for Developmental Test, Evaluation and Prototyping is looking for highly innovative technologies that have the potential to provide leap-ahead capabilities against near-peer adversaries and fill gaps in critical joint mission needs no later than 2028.  DTEP is focused on technologies within the DoD modernization areas as well as the specified joint interest areas below. 

Solutions are expected to derive from companies’ internal research and development (IR&D) or other research efforts and suitable for maturation through DoD prototyping funding, but not mature enough to be Commercial Off-the-Shelf products.  

Technologies for consideration in this needs statement are expected to be at the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 3 (demonstrated proof of concept) or TRL 4 (laboratory validation) stage.

 Prototype development for selected technologies will result in a capability at the TRL 6+ (relevant environment demonstration) level and will be dependent upon a negotiated transition agreement with an interested Service or DoD Agency, which will be sponsored by the DTEP office.  

Note that the areas below are purposefully broad to allow companies to submit their most compelling and innovative technologies.

DoD Modernization Areas:

Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
Directed Energy
Fully Networked Command, Communication, and Control (FNC3)

Additional joint interest areas include:
Autonomous Close Air Support Capabilities
Emerging Disruptive Technologies and Capabilities
Enhanced Soldier Close Combat Lethality
Integrated Command and Control Solutions
Intelligent Electronic Warfare
Operationalizing the Stratosphere
Rapid Decision Making Tools and Systems
Reducing the Sensor-to-Shooter Timeline
Sensors for Time Sensitive Targeting
Sustained Logistics in a Contested Environment


Companies interested in participating in the Solutions Meeting can submit an unclassified application to:

RRTO Innovation via e-mail to osd.pentagon.ousd-atl.mbx.rrto-innovation@mail.mil.

The following information is required in the application. (Note: Only one application is permitted per company, or per major division of a large company.):

** All applications must be in the body of the email. No attachments are allowed.

  • Email subject line “DTEP Solutions Meeting Application”
  • Company name
  • Website address
  • POC, email, phone number and an alternate POC if desired
  • A succinct single paragraph description (100 words or less in length and no bullets) of the technology that the company plans to discuss if they are selected to present at the Solutions Meeting.  This description must focus on the technology and the envisioned use of that technology, and not a description of the company.  The current TRL of the technology and the basis for assertion must be included.
  • Identify one modernization or interest area in the emboldened lists above that the technology most appropriately fits.  Do not list multiple modernization or interest areas.
  • Although the 100-word submission must be unclassified, DTEP is also interested in classified technologies.  Classified briefings and discussions may be held after the initial 100-word submission is selected for the Solutions Meeting.

All applications must be received on or before 5:00 PM EDT, 30 April, 2020. 

See Updated Deadline Change Below

Note:  Amendment #1 extends the deadline to 5:00PM EDT May 12th. 2020.

Submission of an application does not guarantee an invitation to the Solutions Meeting. 

An invitation to the Solutions Meeting does not guarantee funding. 

Selected companies are responsible for their travel and all other expenses associated with participation in the DTEP Solutions Meeting.