In a hybrid session last month, co-hosted by the NavalX Midwest Tech Bridge and NSTXL, panelists discussed how to leverage Other Transaction Authorities (OTA), specifically Strategic & Spectrum Missions Advanced Resilient Trusted Systems (S2MARTS), to deliver innovative solutions to the Warfighter, how to utilize the innovation ecosystem to address program needs and how to foster a collaborative partnership with ecosystem enablers such as NSTXL and NavalX.
For August’s Get to Know NSTXL series, we are highlighting S2MARTS Deputy Director Tony Kestranek. Tony joined NSTXL in November of 2020 and brought with him an undying passion for supporting the Warfighter, which he exemplifies every day through his tireless efforts to ensure that we are getting the most effective technology to those on the frontlines- as quickly as possible.
As emerging technologies enter the market, it’s imperative to stay up to date on the latest trends the Department of Defense is focused on. Currently making waves across the defense innovation space: hypersonics. So what is a hypersonic weapon?
Quality and Risk in Microelectronics: Why Industry and Government Collaboration Is More Important Than Ever
Applying the latest and most comprehensive microelectronics technology to secure defense applications is critical for the continued and future success of our military. To advance the functionality of microelectronic technology within the U.S. military commercial and defense, partnerships have never been more important.
In preparation for Innovate WithIN’s annual statewide competition, where students pitch an original product idea to a panel of experts, NSTXL mentors local high school students as they refine their presentation. This event gives students a chance to collaborate with industry experts and receive feedback in a boot camp-style competition series.
Looking back across each of the OTA’s on the NSTXL Platform, we wanted to look at the growth of the S2MARTS program and explore the dynamics that helped streamline the path to award and where the future of the program is headed.