• Team brainstorming around a table

    July 7, 2022

    Contracting with the government can feel daunting. Hear first-hand from NSTXL member Chad Bommer on his experience with submitting on opportunities through the SpEC OTA.

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  • Lunar Infrastructure

    June 30, 2022

    Most of us can imagine future civilization on the Moon: lunar cities built by lunar factories running on lunar resources. There has even been much written about what to do once we have that.  Harder to envision is how we get there. 

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  • defense contracting special operations helicopter

    June 23, 2022

    During a two-day event, industry innovators came together to showcase their technology’s ability to support government projects in a one-of-a-kind collaboration event hosted by NSTXL.

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  • S2MARTS OTA Turns 3, Defense contracting

    June 14, 2022

    The S²MARTS OTA is celebrating its three-year anniversary. S²MARTS was established to grow and engage an elite network of innovators within focused technology areas such as microelectronics, electronic warfare, 5G, and hypersonics.

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  • Ashley Carter Spotlight

    May 25, 2022

    Ashley Carter has been an essential part of NSTXL's Acquisition team for a while now but recently took the jump to become our Director of Contracts. Learn more about Ashley and why this role is so pivotal below.

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  • OTA vs FAR

    May 19, 2022

    With discoveries occurring at an exponential rate, the government is always looking for ways to push the boundaries of technology and innovation. In order to do this in the most effective way, government program offices have been relying more and more on an agile contracting vehicle known as Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs)

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  • hypersonic missile OTA contracting

    May 15, 2022

    Hypersonics research and development is happening right here in southern Indiana. More than 300 Hoosiers—engineers and scientists—are working non-stop at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division to increase U.S. hypersonic capability.

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  • AI & ML

    April 28, 2022

    What is AI? What are practical and applicable definitions of AI and ML?  Are they one and the same? AI, like natural (human) intelligence, is easier to recognize than to define. AI is attributed to machines that can learn and solve problems.

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  • cybersecurity cyber networks dod contacting OTA

    April 26, 2022

    All warfighting domains – space, cyberspace, air, land, and maritime – rely on joint interoperability to maintain a deterrent security posture. It is through integrated deterrence, which heavily leans on cyber networks, that the U.S. is able to properly defend against foreign attacks. We must preserve and expand upon our leadership in the cyber domain, and the DoD is calling upon the strong American industrial base to do so.

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  • SciTec Spotlight Blog with David Simenc and Jim Bower

    April 19, 2022

    Membership with NSTXL provides access to countless government opportunities and a community through which you can sharpen your solutions. Join us in chatting with members David Simenc and Jim Bower, from SciTec, about how NSTXL has brought them to the forefront of government contracting. 

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  • Tim's Letter for 8 Years of NSTXL

    April 8, 2022

    This week marks the 8th Anniversary of the incorporation of NSTXL. As any true start-up would, we dove in headfirst to develop a new platform to deliver transformative technology to the marketplace at the speed of mission and relevance. And as any true start-up does, we quickly learned that success was not a straight line.

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  • Space Symposium, space contracting

    March 31, 2022

    NSTXL will host Col. Eric J. Felt and Col. Joseph J. Roth at the 37th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, CO on April 5 between 2 – 3 p.m. at the Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC) booth 542. Col Felt and Col Roth bring with them extensive knowledge on current industry technology and the foresight into what capabilities gaps should be immediately addressed to maintain security measures in space.

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