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How do you access $2.5 billion in DOD funding?

Mark Gordon, Director of AIA's National Center for Advanced Technologies (NCAT), and an expert in DOD funding programs for companies of all sizes, will identify how in a series of upcoming AIA sponsored webinars.  The first webinar (one of a series of four), described below, will focus on the DOD Technology Transition Process (June 25, 2PM EST).   

Annually, the Department of Defense invests over $2.5B in programs focused on maturing technology which can be used in Defense Systems, with the objective of assisting companies in competing for DoD business.  The portfolio of DoD investments available to companies range from innovative start ups to OEM component demonstrations to manufacturing and production assistance, and their aim is to help companies succeed in providing the best technologies to the DoD.  

In fact, over $1B of DoD Technology Transition funding is directed at small businesses alone.  Companies throughout the supply chain, including both small businesses and large firms, need to know what programs are directed at their size and sector. 

In the current economic environment, firms need to seek out additional avenues of revenue and funding, especially for their R&D efforts.  Understanding the range and objectives of available DoD programs is critical in evaluating which opportunities to pursue.  

You can sign up for a single webinar or the series by going to our Resource Center at http://www.aia-aerospace.org/resource_center/ and clicking Aero Webinars, right at the top.  Discounts are available for AIA regular and associate members and by purchasing a webinar series.   The DoD Technology Transition Process - June 25, 2 PM EST

DoD Technology Webinar Series

Learn the basics about the Defense Department Technology Transition Process and the formal investment programs that span the gap between the Science and Technology Process and the Defense Acquisition Framework.

The DoD Manufacturing Technology Program - August 6, 2 PM EST

DoD Technology Webinar Series

Learn about the Defense Manufacturing Technology Program, which is responsible for investments in Manufacturing Process Technologies for both new acquisition programs and support of existing production.

Technology Readiness Levels and Assessments - September 17, 2 PM EST

DoD Technology Webinar Series

Learn the role that Technology Readiness Assessments play in DoD program management as well as the tools available for assessments.

Manufacturing Readiness Levels and Assessments - October 8, 2 PM EST

DoD Technology Webinar Series

After the initial adoption of Technology Readiness Assessments, Manufacturing Readiness was introduced to focus on the readiness of technologies and designs to be produced using proposed manufacturing processes.

Press release issued by AIA Aerospace Industries Association on June 8, 2009


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