Project Announcement: Integrated Program Process (IP3) Phase II

The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia in an ongoing project to capture and model a process framework to improve the manner in which Integrated Master Schedules (IMS) are generated (structured, consistent, repeatable), and improve the way resources are planned and utilized across projects. To learn more about this project contact John Keippala […]

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Project Announcement: Maintenance and Sustainment Implementation

The U.S. Air Force is partnering with industry and academia to explore alternative options of maintenance and sustainment strategies in order to increase capabilities, reduce costs, and minimize reliance on OEMs and third-party suppliers for the C-17 platform. To learn more about this project contact Frank Schuster at franks@ncms.org or call 734-995-3904.  We encourage participation […]

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Project Announcement: Vehicle Operator Control Handle Improvements for Maintenance and Sustainment

The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to adapt modern commercial best-in-class controllers to various systems on equipment to assess the benefits of replacing aging/last-generation controllers with today’s more universal technology. To learn more about this project contact John Keippala at Johnk@ncms.org or call 734-995-2195.  We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), […]

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Project Announcement: Total Army Operation Mobilization—Replacements Integration, Sustainment and Synchronization – Phase II

The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia in a Phase II focused on resource automation tools enabling the Army to sustain its formations during a contingency operation overcoming any resource deficits. To learn more about this project contact Lisa Stobierski at lisas@ncms.org or call 734-995-5636.  We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), […]

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Keynotes set Stage for 2019 CTMA Partners Meeting

Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) was a perfect host location for the 2019 CTMA Partners Meeting. Not only were they celebrating their 100th anniversary, but their focus on aviation maintenance was the perfect backdrop to this year’s meeting theme of CTMA—Enabling Maintenance for the Next 100 Years. Over 150 people attended the two-day event from […]

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Atmospheric Plasma Solutions wins 2019 CTMA Technology Competition

The CTMA Technology Competition is a popular way to introduce the Department of Defense (DoD) to innovative maintenance and sustainment technologies and keep a pipeline of ideas flowing. The 2019 CTMA Technology Competition took place in conjunction with the CTMA Partners Meeting held at FRCSW. Over 40 companies submitted their innovative maintenance and sustainment technology […]

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The FRCSW Catapult Competition: Where the Rubber Meets the…Tire

Chris Root, co-host at the 2019 CTMA Partners Meeting, leads the Advanced Technology and Innovation Team at the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW). As part of encouraging innovative thinking across the facility, he began the Catapult Competition. The second Catapult Competition took place during this year’s CTMA Partners Meeting with the audience participating as judges. […]

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Shipyard Staff Learn about New Technologies

The CTMA Partners Meeting took on a new twist by being paired for the first time with an NCMS Technology Showcase. Exhibitors displayed technologies from reverse engineering, confined space monitoring, wiring, measuring, magnets, and many more. During session breaks, meals, and networking opportunities, meeting attendees visited to learn more about the technologies and how they […]

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Experts Discuss Critical Issues

The 2019 CTMA Partners Meeting was chocked full of information, much of it coming from five different panel discussions. These panels were comprised of experts in the field who have a deep understanding cross-section of knowledge pertaining to that subject. The panel topics and Subject Matter Experts were: Successful Sustainment Technology Lifecycle: Challenges to the […]

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Flag Accompanies Warrior all over the World

In 2006, when Michael Miller, Director of Business Development for Universal Synaptics, was about to be deployed to Iraq, he bought an American flag. He carried that flag with him on 70 successful Army combat missions. He now carries the flag wherever he travels and during significant life events. The flag has since been taken […]

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