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Opportunities for Partnering with US Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM). Dr. Russell Richards Manager, Office of Research and Technology Applications August 15, 2007. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR/STTR). ORTA Coordinates. Industry Engagement. USJFCOM Public Web Site

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Opportunities for Partnering with

US Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM)

Dr. Russell Richards

Manager, Office of Research and Technology Applications

August 15, 2007

mechanisms for engaging w industry

Small Business Innovation Research(SBIR/STTR)

ORTA Coordinates

Industry Engagement

  • USJFCOM Public Web Site
  • Annual Industry Symposium
  • Focused Forums
  • Capability Presentations and Demonstrations

We now have several mechanisms to facilitate the engagement of businesses (large and small) and universities with JFCOM.

Mechanisms for Engaging w Industry

JFCOM Contracting / Business Manager

Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)

ORTA Manages

Technology Transfer Authorities (ORTA)

  • Contracts
  • Broad Agency Announcements (BAA)
  • Requests for Information (RFI)
  • Unsolicited Proposals
  • Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs)
  • Education Partnership Agreements
  • Commercial Test Agreements
  • Personnel Exchanges
  • Licensing Agreements
scope of technology transfer
Scope of Technology Transfer

Inform

Capability Transition

Also, “Spin Off”

Complete Capability Package

JFCOM

  • Jt Context/CONOPs
  • Refine Capabilities
  • Systems Integration
  • Test Interoperability
  • Develop Prototypes
  • Experimentation
  • Evaluate Capabilities
  • Doctrine & Training

Partners

Industry; Academia; State & Local Gov’ts; Service, National, and Other Labs

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Joint Operations

Provide Value Added

Partner and “Spin-On”

Needs

Determine what the warfighter needs; inform our partners; infuse their technologies and capabilities; partner with them to make sure the capabilities meet the warfighter’s needs and transition capabilities to the warfighter

responding to joint warfighter needs

Filter by JOE and USJFCOM Core Competencies and Mission

Responding to Joint Warfighter Needs

JFCOM Org HiPri’s; Lines of Operation

Technology

JCA Prioritized Gaps

Working to Improve on

Getting the Word Out!

Prototypes, Concepts

Lessons Learned

CHIO’s

(e.g., from President, SecDef, Chairman, DPG, QDR, Transformation Road Map)

Guidance

COCOM IPLs and Engagement

Inputs

Concise message to tell industry how you can help us!

JFCOM High Priority Capability Areas

Output

typical capability focus areas

Typical Capability Focus Areas

Counter Improvised Explosive Devices (CIED)

Information Sharing, Information Security

Visualization Technologies

Interagency Coordination

Effects Based Planning; Decision Support

Database Integration, Knowledge Management

Joint Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance

Force and Materiel Tracking, Personnel Recovery

Modeling and Simulation

Joint Command & Control (Capability Portfolio Manager), Net Enabled Command & Control

process for engaging with industry

Industry/Academia

Process for Engaging with Industry

“We have a potential solution.”

“These are the problems that require your help.”

Send email to tech.transfer@jfcom.mil

Abstract with Briefing or White Paper

JFCOM Focused Forums, Industry Symposium, Web Page, Announcements, Presentations, Engagement

Request Opportunity to Give Capability Presentation or Demo

Tasker to Determine Interest

Outcome?

“Who is interested in a capability presentation?”

Hold capability presentation/demo;Discover promising capabilities

“What is the capability? Who might be interested?”

industry engagement
Capability presentations

Capability demonstrations

Focused forums (select a single important JFCOM need; inform industry; seek solutions)

Live events

Virtual (webcasts)

Advantages: Provide greater reach, easier and more convenient for you, and less expensive to do.

Annual NDIA/JFCOM Industry Symposium

FedBizOps, JFCOM Web Page

JFCOM Outreach

Industry Engagement
what is a crada
USJFCOM partners with non-federal government organizations on research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) efforts;

CRADA authorization arises from a separate statute, so FAR procedures do not apply;

Several pieces of Congressional legislation to encourage federal labs to partner with industry and academia

Stevenson-Wydler Act, Bayh-Dole Act, Tech Transfer Act

CRADAs allow us to share risks and resources; should provide clear benefit to both JFCOM and the partner (“win/win”)

What is a CRADA?

Cooperative Research & Development Agreement

what is a crada cont d
USJFCOM cannot pay $$$ to partner or use contractor employees under contract to DOD, but we can provide other types of resources (technical and operational personnel, data, M&S tools, facilities, network access, evaluations, experimentation opportunities)

CRADAs protect the intellectual property of our partners; trade secrets or confidential information supplied by a partner shall not be disclosed

Partner gets right to patent inventions and may get an exclusive license to inventions in a specific negotiated field of endeavor under the CRADA efforts, but at a minimum the government gets a royalty-free license to inventions that are developed through the partnership

What is a CRADA? … cont’d
partnering for success
Partnering for Success

JFCOM

PARTNER

CRADA

Leverage Resources;

Share Risks;

Collaborate!

summary of potential crada partners

Color Legend

Signed; executing

Close; final review

Draft CRADA

Proposals

Summary of Potential CRADA Partners

Most major defense companies; some major non-defense IT companies; a few small businesses; and a few universities

why do a crada with jfcom
JFCOM is not a traditional Federal laboratory; we are first and foremost a combatant command whose main mission is transformation

We do little research; more development (and integration); but significant test & experimentation

Our partners are generally strong in R&D

Our strength is on the T&E part of RDT&E

Examine how well capabilities integrate with other capabilities; test for interoperability

Experiment to determine utility to the warfighter; provide feedback on what we like or don’t like; partner with you to “get it right”

Plus – JFCOM rounds out the RDT&E with conops, training, and doctrine so that we provide a complete capability package to the warfighter

Why Do a CRADA with JFCOM?

Good partnerships result when the partners complement each other; both partners benefit.

benefits to jfcom
Partners bring access to thousands of scientists and engineers

Improve our standing with industry

CRADAs give us a chance to leverage work our partners have already done

Reduces the resources that JFCOM will have to provide

Reduces the amount of time required to accomplish the projects

Reduces the risk

Improves the quality of the product

Better, cheaper, faster, lower risk – not bad!

Benefits to JFCOM
advantages to our partners
Many different metrics of “Value”

Access to JFCOM personnel; both technical and operational

“Warfighter” feedback

What do they like?

What needs to be improved?

What is the utility?

JFCOM support for the doctrine, training, TTPs

Integration and interoperability testing

Inclusion of capabilities in experiments and other events

Access to JFCOM facilities, M&S tools, networks, databases, scenarios, and other resources

Exposure beyond JFCOM

Advantages to our Partners?
small business innovation research sbir
A competitive 3-phase program addressing the research needs of government organizations

Phase I: < $100K; 6 months feasibility study

Phase II: < $750K for those that are selected; up to 2 years for prototype development

Phase III: No SBIR funding; Other funding for commercialization or transition; non-monetary assistance from the government

Targets small businesses (< 500 employees)

Funding is awarded competitively (FAR applies), but process is streamlined

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
sbir programmatics
JFCOM topics submitted as part of the Navy program in 2006

A change in JFCOM R&D funding line from the Navy in 2006 to the Office of SecDef (OSD) in 2007 resulted in transition problems

JFCOM attempting to resolve the problems

JFCOM is “exploring” its own SBIR program to give us more flexibility to address the research problems important to us

Our objective:

Submit 5-7 topics each year

Award 2-3 Phase I contracts for each topic

Compete the good ideas and down select to one Phase II award for each topic

SBIR Programmatics
other orta activities
Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program

Similar to SBIR but for small businesses partnered with universities or other research institutions (FFRDCs, not-for-profits)

Education Partnership Agreement -- none yet but several discussions

ODU, Hampton U., William and Mary, ECPI

Inventions, patents, trademarks, data rights, licenses (protecting JFCOM intellectual property); “spin off”

Technology transfer training

Other ORTA Activities
concluding comments
JFCOM’s technology transfer authorities have enabled us to significantly improve our relationships with industry and academia

We are becoming more externally focused

We are looking to find capabilities and experience that we can leverage before we undertake to build the capabilities ourselves

We are becoming a better partner

We value our partnerships with industry and academia

Contact us at tech.transfer@jfcom.mil

Concluding Comments
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Discussion

Contact: tech.transfer@jfcom.mil

ORTA: russ.richards@jfcom.mil