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November 13, 2012
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SCRA Announces Rapid Ordnance Technology Prototyping Agreement
Maintaining Warfighter Technological Superiority; $500 Million Agreement
Charleston, SC - November 13, 2012 - SCRA today announced that its applied R&D affiliate, ATI, has signed a five year renewal of its agreement with the National Warheads and Energetics Consortium (NWEC) to be their consortium management firm. In this role, ATI will assist NWEC in the planning and execution of a five-year, multi-project, $500 million ordnance technology development and prototype demonstration program. The program is funded under an overarching Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) between the NWEC and the Government. The OTA is executed by US Army Contracting Command - New Jersey Emerging Technologies Center on behalf of the Department of Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC). This agreement renews and extends a previous $700 million, seven-year agreement.
DOTC is a collaborative partnership of government, industry and academic organizations which serves as the focal point for ordnance system technology research and development. The collaboration, established by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, addresses the long-range science and technology objectives of the Department of Defense. NWEC, the industrial/academic component of DOTC, was established in August 2000 to quickly provide innovative ordnance technology solutions to meet the operational needs of the warfighter. A key feature of the enterprise is its ability to leverage the capabilities and investments of its constituents to maximize returns on investments through a collaborative joint planning and project execution process.
"We are extremely pleased to continue this long-standing relationship with SCRA and ATI. Their extensive consortium management expertise and outstanding support have been key to the success of the DOTC/NWEC Enterprise and the delivery of many advanced ordnance technology solutions from over 200 NWEC member organizations," said Gary Schneider, CEO of G. Schneider & Associates, Inc. and Chairman of the National Warheads and Energetics Consortium Executive Committee. "Renewing this agreement provides us the opportunity to further expand collaboration among government, industry and academia to deliver an ever increasing number of advanced, affordable ordnance technologies to help our warfighters maintain their technological superiority in the ever-changing threat environment they face."
"We are delighted to continue providing our consortium management expertise to help NWEC and the DOTC deliver innovative solutions to solve Department of Defense needs," said SCRA CEO Bill Mahoney. "This work builds upon our proven domain expertise, client satisfaction and outstanding delivery records, and we look forward to continued success that ultimately helps the warfighter."
About SCRA and SCRA Technology Ventures
SCRA is an applied research corporation with over 30 years of experience delivering technology solutions with high returns on investment to federal and corporate clients. ATI, SCRA's applied R&D affiliate, manages over 100 national and international programs worth over $1.5 billion in contract value. Our consortia cover a broad spectrum of fields including: automotive, aerospace, shipbuilding, ordnance, advanced materials, defense supply chains, interagency operations centers, signals intelligence, advanced manufacturing and weapons system sustainment.