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.
Companies interested in participating in the Solutions Meeting can submit an unclassified application to:
RRTO Innovation via e-mail to email@example.com.
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.
All applications must be received on or before 5:00 PM EDT, 30 April, 2020.
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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.