Human Systems Technology Interchange:
Collaborating Today to Benefit the Warfighter
Have solutions to some of the toughest Human Systems Technology problems?
The Defense Department’s Human Systems Community of Interest (CoI), is looking for Industry’s (large, medium, small businesses’ & academia’s) game-changing, revolutionary innovations and wants to know about your ideas. To that end, the Human Systems Joint Service team is conducting a Joint Service/Industry Human Systems Technology online. The goal of this effort is to:
- Stimulate collaboration between Human Systems experts
- Gain insight into and leverage industry's corporate Human Systems Research & Development (R&D) investments to include Independent Research & Development (IR&D)
- Identify areas for more effective Department of Defense (DoD) investments in Human Systems
related S&T programs
Next Steps in Advance of Summer Interchange Invitations
Step 1: Submit your Human Systems R&D Projects (Closed)
The Human Systems CoI is no longer accepting HS project data for consideration for attendance to the upcoming Technology Interchange. You are still able to submit your projects into the IR&D database.
Step 2: Government Review of Participant Projects. (March 1-April)
Your information will give the government meaningful and actionable information for evaluating potential collaborations in advance of the Spring/Summer in-person meeting. Invitations to the meeting are contingent upon receiving organizations' R&D project reports by February 28 and selection by the HS CoI team.
The HS CoI has selected 19 companies to participate in the HS Technical Interchange event scheduled for June 24-27 in Arlington Virginia. Over the coming week, we will e-mail each company's PIN holders and Technical POCs for all the selected projects. The e-mail will request confirmation of their interest in participating and will also include more specific instructions on what will happen at the event.
We are very pleased to have so many excellent projects to discuss, and hope solid collaboration opportunities result from our June workshop. The HS COI greatly appreciates the effort by industry to inform us about your technology projects but due to resource constraints, we had to limit the participants.
Human Systems Four Areas of Focus
The Human Systems Defense Technology Area (DTA) is the main focus of this technology interchange. We provide an overview of Human Systems by providing a short summary of its four sub-DTAs. The overviews include definitions and specific technical areas of CoI interest (All sub-DTAs); and problems, technical challenges/gaps and roadmaps (SICP/PTLD only).
Additional Human Systems Information.
- Information Required for the Human Systems Interchange
- Published DoD budget with work descriptions (R2s)
- Broad Area Announcements
- Future plans and schedule
- Joint Human System Air Force FedBizOpps Announcement (posted 11/13/2012)
- The quantified warrior: How DoD should lead human performance augmentation (Armed Forces Journal)
- June 24-26, 2013 Joint Service/Industry Human Systems IR&D Technology Interchange Workshop, ONR, Arlington, VA (Spring/Summer date. Details forthcoming)
Missed the HS Deadline but Want to Discuss Your HS Projects?
If you missed the February 28th cut off date to share your HS IR&D projects for consideration for this summers Human Systems Interchange, you can still:
- Enter your projects into the IR&D database.
- Talk to an Human System's expert
- Submit your contact information to receive future Human Systems updates
HS Community of Interest.
The CoI has senior leaders in Human Systems from the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (ASD(R&E)), Army, Navy/Marine Corps, Air Force, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs ASD(HA) and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Human Systems Updates
Human Systems Q&A
If my organization has already submitted its IR&D data to the Marketplace (for the DFARs compliance) and it is Human Systems related, should I re-enter or can I have these projects transferred?
You have two options to make sure that Human Systems SMEs review your data. As there are a number of different fields in addition to those that are required for compliance to the IR&D database, you can either: 1) Re-enter your Human Systems related projects into the Human Systems input system; or, 2) You can have the project(s) securely transferred to the Human Systems portal by providing DTIC the ascension number and IR&D project titles that you would like to have transferred, along with the requested additional information.
Is there a specific time period for the project materials that you would like uploaded?
Only projects from the past year?
No, there are no restrictions when work was performed as we are primarily interested in the merits of projects that address Human Systems' needs. When entering older project data you will need to work within the constraints of the upload mechanism, which only allows for projects completed in the year of entry. For projects completed in prior years, you would select the "COMPLETED" Status of Effort, submit funding for:
1) CURRENT Year or 2) PRIOR Year
You would populate with funding data for the final 2 years of the project and annotate the abstract for the years when the project was performed.
Should the submissions be DoD funded research only?
No. DoD Funded Research should not be added into the database. Rather, industry's inputs can include your company's entire funding portfolio related to Human System R&D, including DoD reimbursed IR&D and corporate investment aimed at commercial or other Federal/State markets.
Is there a limit to the number of projects that we can submit?
There is no limit on the number of projects that you can submit.
This new way of exchanging information on the Marketplace is more dynamic, informative and will lead to more promising technology collaborations in the future.
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