Army Extends Registration Deadline for Technical Exchange
The event will inform industry about research and development efforts.
The U.S. Army's Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, or CERDEC, is extending the registration deadline for its technical interchange with industry to 5 p.m. EST, April 13.
The meeting, which is an opportunity for industry to learn about CERDEC's core mission and research and development activities, is scheduled for May 2-4 at the Myer Auditorium at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
Those interested should register immediately at https://www.cerdec.army.mil/industryday/.
According to the FedBizOpps announcement released March 6, the sessions will enhance communication between government and industry, allow attendees to identify and align mutually beneficial research and development investments, and enable industry to quickly respond to emerging requirements with innovative technology solutions and partnerships.
CERDEC is the Army's applied research and advanced technology development center for command, control, communications, computers, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C5ISR) technologies and systems. As the Army's primary integrator of communications-electronics technologies and systems, CERDEC researches and develops advanced technologies and systems in 10 core areas across the C5ISR domain: assured positioning, navigation and timing; cyberspace operations; C5ISR enterprise support; electronic warfare; counter-IED and minefield detection/defeat; intelligence, analysis, exploitation and dissemination; intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting; mission command capabilities and computing platforms; tactical and deployed power; and tactical and strategic networks.
This year's format will feature large group sessions instead of small breakouts to accommodate all attendees. The event will hold sessions at the "Unclassified—For Official Use Only," level on May 2-3 and at the secret level on May 4. Sessions will present mission area details from the decomposition of requirements to the formulation of specific research and development activities.
FOUO sessions will include the following topics: power and energy, mission command, assured PNT, prototyping and integration, processing exploitation and analysis, augmented reality and novel displays, countermine, aided and automatic target recognition, transport-autonomy and intelligence, transport-resiliency and situational understanding, defensive cyber autonomy and resiliency.
Classified sessions will focus on offensive cyber, machine learning and artificial intelligence, electronic warfare, signal collection, and exploitation and various radar topics.
While priority registration will be given to industry, the forum is also open to academia and other government organizations. Government civilians and military must also register to attend. Government registrants will register through the CERDEC website.
For more information on CERDEC's technical interchange, visit https://www.fbo.gov/ and use the following solicitation number to search: W56KGU18RX001.