Mutually beneficial partnerships between DoD and industry have existed for years. This forum will discuss opportunities available to the DoD maintenance community to leverage our industry partners to help deliver technology solutions that support our maintenance depots. Some of these opportunities include the Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities (CTMA), National Shipbuilders Research program (NSRP), Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA), manufacturing innovation institutes such as America Makes, Advanced Robotics Manufacturing, the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), and research opportunities with universities.
1300-1309: Welcome and Overview – Greg Kilchenstein (OSD-MR)
1309-1310: Administrative Notes – Debbie Lilu (NCMS)
1310-1330: DLAs Approach to Partnering with Industry for Sustainment – Ms. Sandra Gilbert (DLA)
1330-1345: Innovation Ecosystem and Technology Transfer – Brooke Pyne (NSWC Crane ORTA) 03 JTEG Innovation ecosystem (NSWC Crane) pdf
1345-1400: CTMA program and partnering arrangement with DoD, Mil Services, academia, & industry – Greg Kilchenstein (OSD-MR) & Debbie Lilu (NCMS) 04 CTMA Brief for JTEG Tech Forum
1400-1410: USMC Partnering with Industry – Mr. Eddie Hunt (USMC) 05 MCLB Albany ESPC Projects pdf
1410-1425: Advanced Technology & Training Concept (with UDRI) – Dave Dunn (USAF)
1425-1440: Workshop Optimization with StandardAero – (Not Available)
Event: On 30 October 2018, the Joint Technology Exchange Group (JTEG), in coordination with the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), hosted a virtual forum on “Partnering with Industry”.
Purpose: The purpose of this forum was to discuss opportunities available to the DoD maintenance community to leverage our industry partners to help deliver technology solutions that support our maintenance depots.
Welcome: Greg Kilchenstein – OSD(MPP) welcomed everyone to the forum, thanked the presenters and all the listeners for their attendance, briefly previewed the agenda, and discussed the importance of DoD partnerships with industry to support DoD maintenance operations.
Administrative: This was an open forum. The presentations, along with questions and answers, were conducted through Adobe Connect. A separate audio line was used. Approximately 35 participants from across DOD and industry joined in the forum.
DLAs Approach to Partnering with Industry for Sustainment – Ms. Sandra Gilbert (DLA) discussed strategic supplier alliances (SSA) and DLA Aviation’s SSA with 17 major OEMs|, the characteristics of strategic supplier alliances, strategic supplier alliance goals, supplier relationship management, and the Senior Executive Partnership Roundtable.
Innovation Ecosystem and Technology Transfer – Brooke Pyne (NSWC Crane ORTA) described the development of a vibrant Innovation Ecosystem across the region to accelerate and enable the collective creation of additional innovation. Ecosystem success factors are 1) Committed Leadership, 2) Dedicated Resource Investments, and 3) Deliberate Collaboration. Brooke discussed the expanded alignment and utilization of CRADAs and described several examples of leveraging partners to fuel innovation.
CTMA Program and Partnering Arrangement with DoD, Mil Services, Academia, & Industry – Greg Kilchenstein (OSD-MR) & Debbie Lilu (NCMS) provided an overview of the CTMA program to include its’ over 405 projects and 92% technology transition rate, and described the collaborative streamlined approach. Debbie described the 30-45 day CTMA process and project requirements.
USMC Partnering with Industry – Mr. Eddie Hunt (USMC) and Bill Baker (USMC) described Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) at MCLB Albany. The ESPCs allow federal agencies to procure energy savings and facility improvements with no up-front capital costs or special appropriations from Congress. An ESPC is a partnership between an agency and an Energy Service Company (ESCO). MCLB Albany uses the ESPC contracting vehicle to significantly reduce energy and operating costs. Eddie discussed three awarded contracts with guaranteed savings from $1.4M to $4.9M annually.
Advanced Technology & Training Concept (ATTC) with the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) – Dave Dunn (UDRI) described the ATTC mission to qualify state-of-the-art advanced technologies for the sustainment enterprise while providing training for engineers and operators through a collaborative environment. He detailed six ATTC locations each co-located with centers of engineering experience that leverage pockets of excellence to champion the enterprise approach.
Q&A – A Q&A occurred after each briefer finished their presentation. Questions and answers will be posted on the JTEG website with these minutes.
Greg Kilchenstein thanked the presenters for their contributions and the audience for their participation. He stated that he really liked the format and varied topics, and that the action is ours (the DoD maintenance community) to move forward, by continuing the information exchange beyond the forum and embracing collaboration with industry partners to support the DoD maintenance community.
- Once the briefings are cleared for “public release”, they will be posted on the JTEG website at http://jteg.ncms.org/ .
Next JTEG Meeting: The next scheduled JTEG virtual forum is 27 November, 1:00 – 3:00 pm EST. The topic is “Condition Based Maintenance Plus (CBM+)”.
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DLAs Approach to Partnering with Industry for Sustainment – Ms. Sandra Gilbert (DLA)
Q1. Can you explain what a “non-competitive supplier” means?
A1. If the Military Services said only buy from Boeing – we cannot go full and open. We are required to go with that OEM.
Q2. Does DLA meet with all the strategic suppliers together or individually?
A2. We conduct individual quarterly meetings with suppliers, DPMA, and sometimes the customer. Also, once a year with senior executives at the “Round Table” in May.
Q3. Are you aware of any strategic supplier arrangements with OEMs of composite materials needed to support DoD composite maintenance?
A3. Not that I know of. In the first chart it is listed. We are generally at the OEM level.
Innovation Ecosystem and Technology Transfer – Brooke Pyne (NSWC Crane ORTA)
Q1. Does NSWC Crane have innovative administrative processes and contracts to streamline tech transition?
A1. We have grants, including OTAs, Cooperative agreements and a suite of other tools.
Q2. How does Crane align the 219 resources to NAVSEA needs?
A2. We conduct reviews; set criteria; and strategically align them to strategic plans all the way up to the Navy. They are reviewed at NAVSEA HQs and local panels of SMEs in each mission area.
Q3. Can Crane apply customers mission R&D to a CRADA?
A3. The short answer is “Yes”. All of it is “in-kind” support. We cannot pay internally. We make an alignment to the customer. We really have to conduct a deep dive to determine what to do with a CRADA.
Q4. Can NSWC Crane talk about how they may use SBIR/STTR mechanisms to advance their ecosystem?
A4. I also serve as the SBIR/STTR POC. There is a client alignment within the SBIR/STTR ecosystem:
- Align customers
- Align to a technology gap
- Piggyback an existing contract
- SBIR/STTR is data rich
Q5. Do you have a patent attorney on staff?
A5. I have two.
CTMA program and partnering arrangement with DoD, Mil Services, academia, & industry – Greg Kilchenstein (OSD-MR) & Debbie Lilu (NCMS)
USMC Partnering with Industry – Mr. Eddie Hunt (USMC)
Q1. Have the three contracts met the guaranteed savings numbers? (Slide 5 – Energy)
A1. Yes. The contractor does not get paid if they don’t meet it. They also don’t get paid any more than the set amount.
Q2. Does the Facilities Manager investigate purchasing new equipment, changing processes for energy savings and environmental impact?
A2. I don’t have the funds to fix. I go to the energy guy to fix and improve energy. My focus is on production. We work together as a team.
Q3. Did USMC have to do any environmental permitting or NEPA analysis for these efforts?
A3. Yes, they did all that prior. The contractor is responsible for all the permitting, etc.
Advanced Technology & Training Concept (with UDRI) – Dave Dunn
Q1. How many people do you get coming through a regional ATTC?
A1. I don’t have a number. We have a number of folks interested in Georgia. Up here at UDRI we have had several classes / sessions.
Q2. How effective are you really educating the warfighter. How do you measure that?
A2. Over time. Right now it is too early, but we are tracking it.
Q3. What is the process for selection of industry partners?
A3. The AF Command Center serves as the enterprise level and overseas the process. They are looking at capabilities and working with stakeholders, and bring into ATTCs.