S²MARTS OTA Celebrates Four Years of Success

February 22, 2023
S2MARTS Turns 4

The Strategic & Spectrum Missions Advanced Resilient Trusted Systems (S²MARTS), managed by NSTXL, is the premier rapid OT contracting vehicle for the Department of Defense (DoD) in trusted microelectronics, strategic & spectrum mission, and other critical mission areas. The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division created S²MARTS to grow and engage an elite network of innovators, shorten the path to defense prototype development, and advance national security efforts.

Since its inception in 2019, S²MARTS has effectively been able to move forward multiple contracts to support the Department of the Navy and America’s Warfighters. Now, celebrating its four-year anniversary S²MARTS has awarded over $1 Billion in government contracts. The management of S²MARTS by NSTXL and its close relationship with NSWC Crane has led to S²MARTS undeniable success.

“Awarding over $1 billion in four years is a testament to S²MARTS ability to answer the Government’s needs,” stated Doug Crowe, S²MARTS OTA Director, “We have brought together a team dedicated to fulfilling these critical DoD contracts, supporting both the government and our members.”

Every project S²MARTS manages has a direct impact on our military. Projects vary based on technology and need, as some will support the desperate need to bolster America’s microelectronics industrial base and others advance our military’s hypersonic fleet through advanced manufacturing and other capabilities. The performers of these agreements are answering the government’s needs so well that every contract awarded through S²MARTS is still active today.

“In four short years S²MARTS has been able to execute on major government initiatives through its commitment, collaboration, and continued support of projects, resulting in multiple multi-phase awards,” stated Tony Kestranek, S²MARTS OTA Deputy Director.

Through its 650 members, 70% of which are non-traditional defense contractors, S²MARTS is directly solving the DoD’s problems and advancing the mission of the warfighter. Through every opportunity within the past four years, the S²MARTS team has exemplified its criticality to the advancement of U.S. national security efforts and is proud to support the DoD mission.

S²MARTS OTA Director Doug Crowe noted, “We are proud to celebrate this landmark and look forward to continuing our support to the Government, our innovators, and impacting our national security.”

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