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Leonard Wood Institute

Fort Leonard Wood Chapter

Society of American Military Engineers

Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

14 May 2008

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  • What is LWI and what is it trying to achieve?

  • Relationship with the Army and DoD

  • Research Programs

    • Collaborative Research and Development

    • Special Projects

    • Early Stage Business Research and Development “Phase 0”

  • Preliminary Economic Impacts

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What is LWI?

Named for MG Leonard Wood, Harvard educated Army Chief of Staff, early technology advocate and founder of the Mobile Army

Organized to enable regional businesses, universities, and non-profits to collaborate better and faster with the military to meet its technology needs and, as a result, build a better technology base and improve the economy

Initiates, funds, and manages LWI-directed research projects benefitting the Army/DoD and focused on opportunities at the Maneuver Support Center (MANSCEN), Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

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  • Benefit Soldiers

  • Build tangible presence for military-related science and technology

  • Be a catalyst to assist DoD, the Army and FLW in bringing new/enhanced functions to Missouri—joint developments, technology transfer, PMs/PEOs

  • Promote technology-related economic and business development in the region and state

    • Focus on UM Technology Park

    • Attract/retain defense businesses and jobs

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LWI Strategies 2007-2008

  • Initiate, fund and manage research and development projects in cooperation with the Army Research Laboratory

  • Promote, arrange and manage research collaborations

  • Identify and track the mission and economic impacts of LWI actions

  • Generate self-sustaining income

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Relationship with the Army

  • Signed MOU with MANSCEN to define how the Army, LWI and its partners cooperate in experimentation, research, technology exploration, product development, and education

  • Receiving directed funding from Congress through a Cooperative Agreement with ARL-HRED (training-based, applied research and development related to military consequence management)

  • On-going efforts to identify high priority technology needs and commence projects

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Authorized Capabilities Requirements

DoD S&T Requirements






Training Based

Research in



Army S&T Requirements


Target for Projects

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Current Year LWI R&D Programs

Collaborative Research & Development: 20 competitive projects in 2007 for a total of $11,000,000—8 university, 2 non-profits, 9 small businesses and 1 large contractor in robotics, counter-IED, CBRN, geospatial, & protection

Special Projects: targets special, unanticipated needs of the Army and/or DoD especially where a joint or interdisciplinary technology requirement is addressed through R&D-$900,000 for 5 projects, especially related to human performance topics

Early Stage Business Research & Development “Phase 0”: intended to increase the number of small, Missouri-based technology businesses that submit high-quality Phase I SBIR/STTR proposals and improve the potential for award; on track for funding 12 projects at $600,000

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Collaborative Research Program

  • In 2007 invited proposals for research projects and received

    187 whitepapers requesting $123,000,000

  • Received 47 full proposals requesting $26.0 million; approved

    20 funded projects at $11.0 million; entered into subaward

    agreements with researchers; project results 9/30/08

  • Released new RFP on 24 March 2008, received 221 white

    papers requesting $143,908,112; recommendations for full

    proposals in late May; fund 18-25 new projects in 2008 at

    about $16,000,000 ($600,000-$800,000 project average)

  • Anticipate awards in late July with NTP middle of August, to be

    completed by 9/30/2009

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Early Stage Business (Phase 0) R&D Program

Missouri-based small business that is qualified to submit a Phase I proposal

LWI-funded R&D work must be done in Missouri

Demonstrate need for funds and be preparing to submit Phase I proposal

Show how the idea or technology has technical merit and commercial feasibility, and addresses a priority technology requirement of DoD/U.S. Army, and preferably MANSCEN at Fort Leonard Wood

No prior Phase I SBIR funding for subject area

Funding up to $50,000—open window for applications

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Special Projects R&D Program

Funding set aside for high priority, unanticipated requirements of the Army and/or other military organizations

Joint or interdisciplinary technology projects are desirable

Project proposals are to be non-competitively evaluated for military value, best fit with LWI’s objectives, and best use of available funds

Require the approval of ARL-HRED and LWI’s Board of Directors

Remaining program funds will be shifted to existing Collaborative Research projects

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Economic Impacts

  • Quarterly reporting of employment, payroll and expenditures

  • Project results through two quarters (direct):

    • $1,498,841.60 in net, new Missouri payroll

    • $303,888.48 non-personnel Missouri expenditures

    • 46 new Missouri-based employees

  • MO Department of Economic Development performing econometric study to estimate direct and indirect impacts

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Maneuver Support S&T Conference

“Science and Technology for Maneuver Support Conference and Exhibition—Exploring the Synergies between Consequence Management, Assured Mobility and Protection”

28-30 July 2008

Provide a forum for state, federal and military maneuver support needs to be articulated and collaborative responses to be shaped

Senior leaders will be presenters/speakers

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LWI Contact Information

Dr. Bob Chapman, Director of Administration

573-329-8502, Extension 2121


Joe Driskill, Executive Director

573-329-8502, Extension 2321


Ron Selfors, Technical Program Manager (Acting)

573-329-6522 , Extension 2322


Ken Reynolds, Technical Program Assistant (Acting)

573-329-8502, Extension 2122


Steve Tupper, Fort Leonard Wood Liaison—Missouri University of Science and Technology (MS&T)