NCMS This Quarter: Focus on Composites and Advanced Materials

Next month, NCMS is launching the first of its theme quarters, dedicated to highlighting the work of NCMS and its partners on a specific technology or area of manufacturing. The theme for April-June 2018 is Composites and Advanced Materials, focusing on materials that combine multiple substances in layers or more complex configurations to create amalgamations […]

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Perisense Sensors Retrofit Shop Floors with IIoT Connectivity

The modern shop floor poses an interesting conundrum for manufacturers: In one sense, it operates more efficiently than it ever has, with numerous machines performing more work with minimal human supervision or intervention. In another, that lack of human involvement creates a blind spot—absent major breakdowns or failures, manufacturers have little knowledge about how well […]

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Project Announcement: Operational Energy Training and Education Phase II

The U.S. Navy and the Marine Corps are interesting in developing and evaluating ways to incorporate awareness of operational energy (OE)—the energy resources required for training, moving, and sustaining military forces and weapons platforms—into maintenance and sustainment training. The Marine Corps’ dispersed, mobile Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO) concept improves the resilience of its force […]

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Project Announcement: LOGCELL Playbook

Navy Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) is interested in creating a playbook and accompanying communications strategy to introduce and promote its LOGCELL decision-support environment to a broad set of government and industry users. The strategy should include a communications plan, a brand identity management approach, and an executable methodology to support LOGCELL’s […]

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Project Announcement: F-35 Joint Program Office Digital War Room

The F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) seeks to modernize access to—and increase the analytic availability of—critical programmatic data and information through the creation of a Digital War Room, supporting rapid analysis and decision-making by communicating visualized data and insights via a digital platform (i.e., through desktop, laptop, and mobile devices). JPO currently relies heavily on […]

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Project Announcement: Counternarcotics and Global Threat Mission Readiness System

The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics and Global Threats looks to improve Combatant Commands (CCMDs) and federal agencies’ abilities to access Army Reserve Component (RC) capabilities and to streamline military support for Department of Defense (DoD) approved counterdrug missions. The Office is interested in enhancing available mission analysis, planning tools, […]

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