In August of 2023, under the CHIPS and Science Act, the Department of Defense (DoD) selected eight awardees or “Hubs”, to build regional powerhouses that can advance microelectronic technical development. Each Hub will propose and submit projects within the Microelectronic Commons program. Commons is paving ►
Meet Mike Malinowski, the new Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC) director here at NSTXL. Mike started his role in October, diving right into his role managing the multiple active projects within the SpEC Other Transaction Authority (OTA).
As the NSTXL director of SpEC, Mike is responsible for facilitating alignment ►
Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane has awarded the Environmental Simulation Hardware in the Loop (ES-HWIL) project to Hill Technical Solutions on October 11, 2023. This project was awarded using the Strategic & Spectrum Missions Advanced Resilient Trusted Systems (S²MARTS) Other Transaction Authority (OTA).
This project is focused on the development ►
Meet Stephanie Lin, the new Director of Microelectronics Commons here at NSTXL. Stephanie started her role in August, adjacent to the planning and launch of the Microelectronics Commons program. The program award was the first award for the Department of Defense (DoD) under the CHIPS and Science Act, officially ►
Designed to provide actionable takeaways for industry, academia, and government, the 2023 SpEC General Member Meeting took place in Los Angeles on October 16th and 17th, where members attended two days ►
The Microelectronics Commons Annual Meeting took place in Washington, D.C. on October 17-18 and hosted over 700 in-person and 1.1k virtual attendees, including members of the Microelectronics Commons program, the newly awarded Hub leads and their teams, key government players, industry performers and more. This event featured briefings from Department ►
In an ever-evolving landscape of government contracting, Other Transaction Authorities (OTAs) have gained significant attention as a flexible and efficient procurement tool. The Department of Defense (DoD) has embraced OTAs to accelerate acquisition processes, foster innovation, and engage non-traditional defense contractors.
In government contracting, there are two commonly ►
As the Department of Defense (DoD) continues to rely on contractors to support its mission, it's important to understand the difference between traditional and non-traditional contractors and how they both influence the way innovation makes its way towards production.
In 2022, we welcomed 300 new member organizations across 64 technology focus areas, 75% representing Small, Non-Traditional organizations. This year, our members top technology areas included 5G, Microelectronics, Hypersonics, and Space Awareness.
Join NSTXL at I/ITSEC in Orlando, Florida and meet our team Nov. 28th – Dec 2nd in booth #1223. See first-hand how NSTXL supports Government acquisition of mission-critical technology, as well as fosters small businesses looking to break into government contracting.