RED SPRINGS — The USA Particular Operations Command will host a Technical Experimentation Occasion in June at a neighborhood tech hub.
The occasion will happen for the primary time in Robeson County at Rising Know-how Institute from June 6-10, in response to James Freeman, CEO of ETI. Organizations involved in collaborating within the occasion should comply with pointers posted on the U.S. authorities’s System for Award Administration web site at sam.gov. The deadline for submission is March 18.
“This is a chance for small to giant companies, Tutorial Establishments, and Innovators to use,” Freeman mentioned.
Freeman described the occasion as “the Tremendous Bowl of expertise demonstrations.”
The occasion permits North Carolina Protection contractors to exhibit to Particular Operations that North Carolina “does have the expertise, innovators, and companies that produce expertise supporting the Division of Protection,” he mentioned in a press release. The occasion is just not open for public attendance.
“SOCOM solely opens this chance 4 occasions a 12 months. The occasion typically takes place in Florida, San Diego or at an undisclosed location. That is the primary time in a few years that they’re internet hosting an occasion close to Fort Bragg,” he mentioned.
“The most important profit is that the presenters have an opportunity to showcase their applied sciences in entrance of Program Managers and PEO Places of work [Program Executive Offices],” he mentioned.
The Program Supervisor and PEO Places of work are the funding sources for each expertise improvement and authorities contracts, in response to Freeman.
“This occasion is one other milestone that’s altering the panorama of Robeson County,” he mentioned.
The System for Award Administration’s web site outlines extra details about the occasion.
“Know-how experimentation occasions present a possibility for expertise builders to work together with operational personnel to find out how their expertise
improvement efforts and concepts might help or improve SOF functionality wants,” in response to data on sam.gov.
“The setting facilitates a collaborative relationship between Authorities, academia, and trade to advertise the identification and evaluation of rising applied sciences,” in response to the web site.
For extra data, contact ETI by cellphone at 910-736-1540.