MicroHealth is a proud and dedicated services provider to the U.S. Federal Government, as well as State and Local Governments. We provide several flexible and comprehensive procurement vehicles to easily accommodate our Government customers. These consortia are designed to streamline processes and procedures and save time and money in IT Services procurement. We are members of the following consortia.
NSTIC (Naval Surface Technology & Innovation Consortium)
a. The NSTIC is a premier technology consortium focused specifically in supporting naval surface technology innovation to provide research, development, test and evaluation, analysis, integration and certification of complex naval warfare systems across a broad range of systems-related areas and disciplines.
NSTIC offers Federally-funded research and business opportunities for large and small companies and academia, especially small and emerging companies that have not traditionally worked with the government in the past. Upcoming solicitations will encompass a wide range of programs and technology areas, including:
i. Multi-function Materials
iii. Big Data Analytics/Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
iv. Directed Energy Science & Engineering (including electrical power management)
v. Advanced Computing and Software Engineering
vi. Autonomous and Unmanned Systems (US)
vii. Electromagnetic Environmental Effects and Spectrum
viii. Sensor Systems
ix. Launcher and Projectile Systems
x. Digital Engineering
xi. Human Systems Integration
xii. Quantum Technologies
xiii. Threat Engineering
xiv. Mission Engineering and Analysis
xv. Integrated Warfare Systems
xvii. Asymmetric Warfare
xx. Surface Offensive & Defensive Engagements
xxi. Launcher Technology
xxii. Integrated Training Systems
C5 – Consortium for Command, Control and Communications in Cyberspace
- C5 accelerates the development and deployment of new capabilities to the Warfighter through the use of Other Transaction Authority. C5 gives members an innovative and commonsense acquisition mechanism for development of new technologies and products to meet government customer requirements. The Office of the Secretary of Defense requested that the Army establish a new OTA to address C4ISR and cyber-technology requirements. In response, C5 was formed. Based upon the simplicity and transparency of its business model, C5 was awarded an initial three-year, OTA with the Army in July 2014, and a 10-year, no-ceiling, follow-on OTA in April 2017. In April 2018, the Marine Corps Systems Command signed a 5-year no-ceiling agreement with C5 for the use of OTA.
- Technology Focus Area’s
- Offensive and Defensive Cyber Operations
- Situational Understanding
- C4ISR and Targeting
- System-of-Systems Architecture
- Tactical and Strategic Networks
- Enterprise Systems
- Software and Hardware Technologies
- Artificial Intelligence
- Systems Integration
- Electronic Warfare
- Positioning, Navigation and Timing
- Information Operations
- Intelligence Analysis, Exploitations and Disseminations
- Mobility and Autonomy
- Modeling and Simulation
- Enabling Technologies
MCDC (Medical CBRN Defense Consortium)
b. The Medical CBRN Defense Consortium (MCDC) was formed in response to the Government’s expressed interest to establish an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with an eligible entity or group of entities, to include industry, academic, and not-for-profit partners, for advanced development efforts to support the Department of Defense’s (DoD) medical pharmaceutical and diagnostic requirements as related to enhancing the mission effectiveness of military personnel.
Through the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND), the Medical Countermeasures Systems (MCS) Joint Project Management Office is always looking for innovative, safe and effective medical solutions to counter CBRN threats. The usage of an OTA allows government to partner with the MCDC to leverage cutting edge R&D and develop prototypes from commercial sources. This gives MCS an agile and flexible way to develop medical countermeasures using new and innovative technology.
The MCDC provides the flexibility for a better public and private collaboration by providing access to innovative concepts, ideas, and technologies from traditional and non-traditional technology providers. Through the OTA with the MCDC the JPEO-CBRND and MCS are looking to work with new industry partners to provide soldiers with safe and effective medical countermeasures.
c. Example Technical Areas of Interest:
i. Therapeutic MCM prototypes targeting viral, bacterial, and biological toxins and MCM enabling technologies
ii. Single and multiple-drug autoinjector delivery devices
iii. Vaccine-manufacturing platforms
iv. Prototypes for the prophylaxis, treatment and diagnosis of CBRN threats, including Acute Radiation Syndrome and chemical nerve agents
v. Systems to increase the speed, accuracy, and confidence of agent identification and disease diagnosis
vi. Advanced development and manufacturing capabilities
NSC (National Spectrum Consortium)
f. The National Spectrum Consortium is a research and development organization that incubates new technologies to revolutionize the way in which spectrum is utilized, and 5G is playing a big part in that. Through collaboration between industry, academia, and Government agencies, we solve the toughest problems the nation faces to enable implementation of 5G, 5G based technologies, and spectrum access and sharing.
NSC was kick-started through a 5 year, $1.25 Billion, Section 815 Prototype Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Emerging Capabilities and Prototyping (ODASD, EC&P).
g. NSC covers the following Technology Areas:
ii. Internet of Things
iii. Autonomous Material Transport
iv. Smart Warehouses
vi. Autonomous Vehicles
vii. Cloud Computing
viii. Edge Computing
ix. Smart Depots & Bases
x. Supply Chain Management
xi. Autonomous Ships
xii. Health Status Monitoring
xiii. Virtual/Augmented Reality
xiv. Remote Surgery
xv. Instant Translation
xvi. Dynamic Spectrum Sharing
SOSSEC Consortium – US Army (COBRA)
- SOSSEC, Inc. is chartered as the single point of contact activity for the System of Systems Consortium (SOSSEC), and offers the unique ability to integrate and harness the power of a diverse consortium of organizations. This combination of skilled and experienced collaborators, innovators and performers integrated into a committed support team, offers our clients major benefits including:The Consortium was specifically formed to address the needs of the Department of Defense (DoD). It was founded on a simple concept: that collaboration, innovation, and cooperation among a broad spectrum of industry, academia and non-profit entities vastly improves the products and services delivered to its clients.This concept, combined with a competitive environment among Consortium membership, supported by quality, mission-oriented oversight by SOSSEC, Inc., ensures low-risk, lowest-cost, and the best-of-breed delivery of prototype solutions to our clients.
- US Army COBRA: The purpose of the COBRA OTA is to spur innovative development, demonstration, and expedited delivery of prototypes to increase Armed Forces readiness via rapid and responsive projects. The SOSSEC consortium was selected to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the PEO EIS mission, the cyber community, and the Department of Defense through a wide range of efforts which include but are not limited to critical research, experiments, development, testing, modeling, architecture, and evaluation of innovative technology to support prototype efforts. These efforts enhance the mission effectiveness of military personnel and the supporting platforms, systems, components, or materials proposed to be acquired or developed by the Department of Defense (DOD), or improve upon platforms, systems, components, or materials in use by the Armed Forces.
IWRP (Information Warfare Research Project)
d. IWRP engages industry and academia to develop and mature technologies in the field of Information Warfare that enhance Navy and Marine Corps mission effectiveness, focusing on underlying technologies that advance information warfare capabilities through a consortium that can support research, development and prototyping.
e. Specific technology focus areas include:
i. Cyber Warfare: Defensive and offensive technologies used to operate, configure, control, secure, maintain, and restore the infrastructures and resident data, including Internet Protocol (IP) networks, radio frequency (RF) networks, computer systems, embedded processors and controllers, process, and physical systems
ii. Data Science/Analytics Technologies: Technologies and technical processes enabling and enhancing the reliability, assurance, integration, interoperability, delivery, value of data and information assets. Data may be derived from diverse verticals (Combat, Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR), Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare (EMW), Cyber, etc.) includes specialized technology capabilities that capture, ingest, persist, analyze, and visualize data and help our customers perceive, visualize, and make decisions about their environment
iii. Assured Communications: Technologies providing robust, protected, resilient, and reliable information infrastructure undergirding the Navy’s overall information environment and allowing uninterrupted worldwide communication between deployed units and forces ashore. Technologies will include application in multiple transmission spectrums, including RF, millimeter wave, optical; networking technologies such as application awareness, resilient routing, and attack tolerance
iv. Cloud Computing: On-demand self-service, broad network access, resource pooling, rapid elasticity, measured service, software as a service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS); Private Cloud, Community Cloud, Public Cloud, Hybrid Cloud
v. Enterprise Resource Tools: Collection of computer programs with common business applications, tools for modeling, and development tools for building organization unique applications focused on solving enterprise-wide problems to improve the enterprise’s productivity and efficiency
vi. Collaboration and Social Networking: Collaboration/Social interaction for sharing design patterns and best practices into our engineering culture, allowing social interaction to be aggregated, assessed, and pushed back into the supporting systems as structured data that can be used to support better decision-making.
vii. Autonomy: Techniques applicable to systems, incorporating assistants and decision support systems implemented through artificial intelligence and machine learning enabling them to adapt their actions to changes in their mission and operating environment without the intervention of a human operator
viii. Internet of Things (IoT) Embedded Systems: Various connected sensors that can be accessed or controlled remotely across an existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems resulting in improved efficiency, accuracy, and economic benefit in addition to reduced human intervention; encompasses computer systems that performing a particular function within a larger system without direct human interactions
ix. Mobility: Includes the wireless technology and infrastructure to connect and authenticate to the enterprise while enforcing enterprise specific security policies on mobile devices to access to enterprise data
x. Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE): Technologies used to support the development, management, and application of virtual constructs of varying fidelity across the spectrum of systems engineering activities; including operational capability functions, system requirements, design, analysis, verification, validation, operations, and maintenance activities
xi. On-Demand Manufacturing: Additive and/or Traditional manufacturing methods such as Stereo Lithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Direct Metal Printing (DMP), Color Jet Printing (CJP), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), and 3D Additive Manufacturing (AM)
xii. Assured Command and Control (AC2): Capability to exercise authority and direction when access to and use of critical information, systems and services are denied, degraded or exploited. AC2 is enabled by essential network and data link services across secured segments of the electromagnetic spectrum to transport, share, store, protect and disseminate critical mission/combat information.
xiii. Integrated Fires (IF): Capability to fully employ integrated information in warfare by expanding the use of advanced electronic warfare and offensive cyber effects to complement existing and planned air, surface and subsurface kinetic weapons.
xiv. Battlespace Awareness (BA): Advanced means to rapidly sense, collect, process, analyze and evaluate information content to exploit the warfighting operating environment. BA uses AC2 and IF elements to provide the characteristics and conditions to understand the operating environment. BA is aided by passive discrimination, identification and tracking of objects, persistent sensing and real-time/multi-spectral awareness, and cyber situational awareness within the operating environment.