Thank you to all who contributed to the success of the
2023 CTMA Partners Meeting & NCMS Technology Showcase

Attendees enjoyed a wide range of events, including multiple keynote speakers, panel discussions, evening receptions, and meals. They also had the opportunity to see and interact with exhibitors who presented next-generation technology solutions in the NCMS Technology Showcase.

New This Year: Interactive Workshop

The Show Us Your Technology Workshop was added this year to encourage collaboration based on real-world sustainment challenges. Click here for more information.

Tuesday June 6

1:00 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks
Lisa Strama – President and CEO, NCMS
Debbie Lilu – VP Mx and Sustainment, Business Development, NCMS
Steve McKee – Director, Enterprise Maintenance Technologies Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Material Readiness (ODASD-MR)

1:30 pm CTMA – Panel Discussion
Moderator: Debbie Lilu

Beth Bolog – Vice President, Contracts
Frank Schuster – Director of Program Execution
Marc Sharp – Manager, Program Execution; Project Manager

2:45 pm MARS / E-Drill Exposé – CTMA Technology Competition and MIC winners
Jared Wright- Materials Engineer, NAVAIR
Jim Becker – President and CEO, Perfect Point EDM
Tim Eden – Head of the material Science, Applied Research Lab/ Penn State University

3:15 pm Break

3:30 pm JROBOT Panel – Robotics and Automation in Maintenance and Sustainment
Moderator: Dan Miller – Project Manager, NCMS

Steve McKee – Director, Enterprise Maintenance Technologies; Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Materiel Readiness
Harry Pierson – Senior Technical Advisor; Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL/RXMD)
Chris Adams – Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute
Greg Hudas – DoD PM ARM-II/Senior Research Engineer; US Army DEVCOM/OUSD(R&E)

4:45 pm  Closing Remarks

5:00 pm Evening Reception and Exhibition

Wednesday June 7

8:00 am Opening Remarks and Introduction to Keynote Speaker
Debbie Lilu

8:15 am Keynote Speaker: Dr. Vic S. Ramdass
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Materiel Readiness

9:00 am JTEG Principals Panel – Overview of Military Service Maintenance and Sustainment Needs and Active Initiatives to Execute Maintenance and Sustainment Innovation
Moderator: Steve McKee –  ODASD MR

Janice Bryant – Sustainment Technology Program Manager, Technology Fellow, NAVSEA 05T1
Joe Sparks – Advanced Technology & Innovation Lead, Commander Fleet Readiness Centers
Donna Stacy – Principal Systems Engineer, Air Force Materiel Command Headquarters
Bill Baker – Lead Engineer for Depot Maintenance and Innovation, Marnie Corps Logistics Command

10:15 am Break

10:30 am Expeditionary Repair – REPTX and UNREP
Moderator: Janice Bryant, NAVSEA 05T1, Sustainment Technology Program Manager, NAVSEA JTEG Principal, Technology Fellow


Janice Bryant – Sustainment Technology Program Manager, NAVSEA 05T1, NAVSEA JTEG Principal
Suzie Simms – REPTX Project Manager, SEA05T NESAR
Omar Ramos – Project Manager, SEA05T
Phillip Borrelli – SEA05T Support, Command Strategies

11:30am Lunch

12:30 pm CTMA Technology Competition
Technology: SmartClamp
Company: Mide Technology Corporation
Presenter: Brett Gardner

Technology: Ultrasonically Activated De-Paint (UADP) Technology
Company: USAF
Presenter: Mike Froning

Technology: Tech Companion
Company: Modest Tree
Presenter: Emily Smits

Technology: WeldScout: Intelligent Welding Inspections for Critical Infrastructure
Company: Cumulus Digital Systems
Presenter: Mark Litke

Technology: Advanced Sphere Brake (SB) Kits
Company: Sphere Brake Defense Inc.
Presenter: AJ Lewis

Technology: ToughGuard NHP – The End of Corrosion
Company: ToughGuard HP Coatings, LLC
Presenter: Dan Reid

2:30 pm Break

2:45 pm Airfield Autonomy Initiative
Dr. Al Lowas, Chief Scientist, Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

3:30 pm CTMA Success Stories / Case Studies Panel – Keys to Technology Transition Panels
Moderator: Frank Schuster, Director of Program Execution, NCMS

Rob Willis, Vice President of Acquisition and Program Management, Andromeda Systems, Inc.
Aaron Birt, Co-Founder and CEO, Solvus Global
Robert W. Appleton, President, RW Appleton & Co.
Dave Davison, Chief Growth Officer, NSI

5:00 pm Evening Reception and Exhibition

Thursday June 8

8:00 am Opening Remarks
Debbie Lilu
Steve McKee – ODASD-MR

8:15 am Speaker: Mike Kelly
Director, Sustainment Operation Advanced Development Programs,  Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

9:00 am Break

9:30 am “Show us your Technologies” Workshop
Greg Kilchenstein – Chief Technologist

11:30 am Closing Remarks and Feedback

*Times and locations are subject to change.

Show Us Your Technology Workshop

Thursday 6/8   9:40am – 11:30am

The Show Us Your Technology Workshop is new to the CTMA Partners Meeting. You will break out into 2 teams per the 4 scenarios. Each team will have 45 minutes for a technology development and integration exercise. In this exercise, each team will develop and provide a solution for the scenario and present their solution.

When you register, please select the scenario you would like to participate in.

Scenario #1: Robotic Expeditionary Sustainment of Navy Vessels

Corrosion causes more damage to Navy vessels than any other enemy or foe. Current processes to prevent and mitigate corrosion on ships and submarines are mostly human-centric and labor intensive. Many of these Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) processes are also harmful to maintainer in the shipyard and the sailor aboard ship. Compounding this issue, the Navy is striving to reduce the crew size aboard ships – leaving less sailors to perform CPC activities going forward. To ensure that CPC is adequately performed and that shipboard sailors are adequately protected from CPC related injury, the Navy strives to supplement human-centric CPC functions with robotic capabilities capable of cleaning, inspection, paint/coating removal, non-skid removal, corrosion removal, and paint/coating application. The robotic capability must be capable of functioning on ships hulls and super-structures, uneven surfaces (up to 4” height differences). The Navy desires to have a single core robotic capability with multiple end-effectors to perform the various target functions, but is open to all practical shipboard solutions. Autonomous operation is desirable.

Opportunity 1: Develop, test, and field a robotic CPC capability within one-year of contract award. Desired capability should be able to perform all CPC functions such as inspection, paint removal, non-skid removal, corrosion mitigation, and painting.
Opportunity 2: Apply the same CPC robot and an appropriate end- effectors to create a digital representation of exterior of the ship and as much of the ships interior as possible.
Opportunity 3: Apply similar or same robotic capability to inspect tanks and voids, remove coatings, remediate corrosion, and apply paints and coatings.

Scenario #2: Repair and Manufacture of Corroded B-52 Landing Gear Component

One of the biggest challenges for the USAF is maintaining aging landing gear for fighters, bombers, areal refuellers, and cargo aircraft. In most cases the landing gear was designed using blueprints and manufactured via legacy processes. The B-52 is no exception and has a unique swiveling landing gear design where both the front 4 wheels and the rear 4 wheels swivel to accommodate landings in strong cross winds. Recently, one of the key 300M steel structural components of B-52 swiveling system has been experiencing accelerated corrosion and wear on a on a mating surface. Inspectors have been directed to inspect this flight critical component for corrosion pits and excessive wear prior to next flight. Current instructions dictate that if corrosion pits are found deeper than 7 mils, and wear is beyond limits, the component must be replaced, and a new component installed prior to the next flight. One problem is the corrosion and wear issue was not foreseen and the supply system has only a few items in stock worldwide. The legacy supplier recently went out of business and there are currently no other qualified sources of supply. The opportunity is two-fold, as an emergency measure, the USAF is considering proposals for structural repair of the corroded and worn mating surface with corrosion pits no deeper than 15 mils and wear above documented limits.

Opportunity #1: Develop a repair process for the deeply pitted 300M structural, flight critical component and rapidly qualify repaired component for a minimum of 200 landings as a stopgap measure. The component must be disassembled to expose the mating surfaces for this repair. Preference will be given to the solution that most rapidly gets the aircraft back up.
Opportunity 1a: Develop an inspection technique that ensures accurate corrosion pit depth measurement and rapid measurement of mating surface wear. Component must be disassembled to expose component mating surfaces.
Opportunity #2: Rapidly manufacture and certify new 300M components for installation. First install targeted for 6 months after contract award. Manufacturing process can be legacy forging process or can be made using advanced manufacturing methods. Testing and certification may be accomplished through a combination of digital simulation and empirical testing to streamline the process and shrink the timeline and cost.
Givens: No digital model exists for the component, component is flight critical and fatigue sensitive, material is 300M, USAF owns all the level-3 manufacturing and repair tech data and will share with qualifying industry partners. Greater consideration will be given to solutions that minimize inspection, repair and manufacturing cycle time.

Scenario #3: Next Generation Maintenance Training and Execution

The Army is working to replace the aging Bradley Fighting Vehicle (M2) with the modern Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV). Maintenance and sustainment challenges and cost were primary factors for the decision to replace the Bradley. Most of the maintenance and sustainment (M&S) processes employed on today’s M2 were developed during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s using paper-based documentation and classroom training. In order to improve the delivery of M&S training and maintainer proficiency, the Army desires to leverage multi-media venues such as digital work instructions, interactive digital tech manuals and Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) technology to execute maintenance and train the tomorrow’s OMFV M&S workforce. Realizing that today’s and tomorrow’s M&S workforce learns differently than yesterday’s sustainers, the Army strives to leverage, to the maximum extent, Information Technology, Simulation, Digital Models, Digital Work Instructions, Distance Support, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, AR/VR, and Smart Games to execute maintenance and train the next generation of OMFV maintainers and sustainers.

Opportunity 1: Develop complete training and sustainment curriculum and materials including but not limited to the IT-based tools represented above to train the OMFV M&S workforce.
Opportunity 1a.: Employ Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to continuously improve the IT-based training and maintenance execution materials and delivery.
Opportunity 2: Develop Interactive Digital Tech Manuals and Digital Work Instructions to guide OMFV maintainers.
Challenge: The Army owns much of the digital tech data for the OMFV variant selected, but much of the digital tech data is considered proprietary by the vehicle OEM and digital data must be generated to support this task. The Army will make a representative OMFV available to the industry partners awarded contracts to execute this work.

Scenario #4: Condition Based Maintenance (CBM+) and Predictive Maintenance for Marine Corps Ground Vehicles

As the USMC strives to transform their traditional light, agile, and expeditionary mission, there is an urgent need to leverage CBM+ and Predictive Maintenance capabilities. For the Marine Corps, gone are the days of “Iron Mountains” of spare parts and hosts of maintainers waiting to react to maintenance requirements as they emerge on the home-front, abroad and in the field. Marines need the right parts, tools, and skills deployed at exactly the right locations and times to keep their light and responsive lethal force ready for the next fight at a moment’s notice. For this scenario, the USMC seeks a holistic capability comprised of best-in-class industry solutions that provide real-time visibility of their Joint Light Weight Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) materiel condition at all times, in order to minimize unscheduled maintenance, rapidly execute scheduled maintenance, and to execute predictive maintenance tasks necessary to avoid future unscheduled tasks and maximize JLTV readiness. This solution will be included with new production JLTVs and retrofit on existing USMC JLTVs. Since this is a joint program, any solutions developed and fielded must be able to integrate with Army and special forces vehicles in the near future.

Opportunity: Within 18 months of contract award, develop, test and field a holistic CBM+ and Predictive Mx system for the JLTV. Solution must integrate with existing USMC transactional data systems, GCSS-MC, the JLTV Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) System, existing USMC data transmission systems, and available on-vehicle data acquisition systems. The system must present real-time and near-real time operational views of current vehicle health, maintenance requirements and predictive health based on various mission scenarios. Additional electronic data acquisition devices can be included if necessary to maximize readiness and minimize unscheduled maintenance but captured data must be MOSA open-source.


  • All requisite JLTV design, test, RCM/reliability analysis and operational data will be made available to industry partners on contract. The OEM is fully supportive of this effort.
  • Industry will have access to necessary USMC data and data transmission systems.
  • Data systems do not currently integrate with one another – this solution must address this shortfall
  • USMC will provide rapid Interim Authority to Test (IATT) and ATO following successful development and demonstration.
  • USMC supports the removal and replacement of parts/components predicted to fail prior to the next scheduled maintenance interval.
  • System must comply with all MOSA open-source data and cybersecurity requirements.


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Vic S. Ramdass

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Materiel Readiness

Dr. Vic S. Ramdass, a member of the Senior Executive Service since 2009, is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Materiel Readiness. In this capacity he serves as the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment in the oversight of the Department’s $90 billion maintenance program. He is also responsible for the development of policies and procedures to ensure the Department meets statutory requirements to provide core depot level maintenance support of major weapon systems, military equipment, and commodities. He assumed his current position in March 2021.

From April 2019 to March 2021 Dr. Ramdass served as the Army’s Director of Maintenance Policy and Programs in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff G-4, Headquarters Department of the Army, Washington, DC. In this position, Dr. Ramdass was responsible for setting conditions for the Army to achieve sustainment capabilities (national through tactical) that support ready forces through integrated maintenance and life cycle policies, programs and operations.

Dr. Ramdass has served in numerous SES positions to include USSOUTHCOM’s Senior DoD Civilian Leader, Director of Exercise and Coalition Affairs Directorate (J7/9), USSOUTHCOM’s Director of Partnering (J9), Director of the U.S. Army Logistics Innovation Agency, and Director of the U.S. Army Operational Energy Office. His diverse functional expertise as a senior leader includes leading: synchronization and integration of the Army’s strategic Operational Energy policies and programs; Test and Evaluation of ACAT 1 programs; Logistics Science and Technology solutions; Interagency integration, Public-Private Cooperation integration, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief, Science and Technology programs, Civil Affairs, Training and Exercise at a Combatant Command; and driving innovative sustainment technologies and processes to improve Army logistics. He served as the HQDA G-4’s Executive Agent for the Army Integrated Logistics Architecture, Small Business and Innovation Research Program, and related Science and Technology collaborative initiatives.

Dr. Ramdass served over 12 years on active duty, first as an enlisted aircraft crew chief, and then as an Aviation Warrant Officer, in logistics, maintenance, and training positions. He is an Acquisition Corps Member, Level III certified in Test and Evaluation, Program Management and Logistics. He is a Certified Flight Instructor/Commercial/Instrument/Multi-engine Rated Pilot, and an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic. Dr. Ramdass has served as an adjunct Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Professor for more than 23 years.

Dr. Ramdass holds a PhD, Public Administration, from Auburn University, a MS, Aeronautics, from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and a BS, Aeronautics, from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

Speaker: Mike Kelly

Sustainment Director
Advanced Development Programs (Skunk Works®)
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

Mike Kelly leads a portfolio of development activities focused on delivering effective and affordable sustainment solutions for current and future systems. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin in 2018, Mike held senior sustainment roles with Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems and served in the U.S. Navy as an Aerospace Maintenance Duty Officer, retiring at the rank of Captain. Mike concluded his uniformed career as the Assistant Chief of Staff/Force Materiel Officer for Commander Naval Air Forces, and commanded Fleet Readiness Center Southwest.  Mike is a graduate of Tulane University and the Naval Postgraduate School and is a recipient of the CNO’s Captain Virgil Lemmon award for Naval Aviation Maintenance Excellence. Mike was also an Aviation Week Laureate Award nominee in 2011 for his work as leader of Team Tomodachi.

Panel & Session Abstracts

Tuesday June 6

2:45 pm MARS / E-Drill Exposé – CTMA Technology Competition and DOD MIC winners
Travis Shea – Project Manager

The naval maintenance landscape faces significant challenges including extended service life, sailor training, hazardous exposure reduction, and budget optimization. To help solve these challenges, the Pennsylvania State University’s Applied Research Lab (ARL) developed the Multifunctional Automated Repair System (MARS), a versatile, portable, and customizable robotic solution for inspection, preparation, and repair operations. MARS won the Overall Award in the 2021 CTMA Technology Competition. In this panel discussion, we will introduce MARS’s innovative features—including quick end-effector changes, user-friendly interface, and surface contour sensing capabilities—and review its successful demonstrations in various naval settings.

Additionally, the panel will feature Perfect Point EDM Corp., which develops and manufactures advanced tools for aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul operations using Electro-Discharge Machining (EDM) technology. Perfect Point’s flagship product, the E-Drill, won the Overall Award at the 2022 DOD Maintenance Innovation Challenge (MIC). E-Drill uses a semi-automated, plunge-cut EDM tool to remove a fastener in seconds. Artisans use the provided tooling to properly align E-Drill’s copper electrode, pull the trigger, and E-Drill completes the drilling process. The E-Drill, along with the company’s S-Blaster, another flagship product, are used by many leading aerospace and aviation companies.

Join us as we discuss how these technologies are revolutionizing maintenance and sustainment operations.

Wednesday June 7

9:00 am JTEG Principals Panel – Overview of Military Service Maintenance and Sustainment Needs and Active Initiatives to Execute Maintenance and Sustainment Innovation
Moderator – Steve McKee, ODASD MR

Maintenance and sustainment innovation in the Department of Defense (DOD) begins with the identification of maintenance and sustainment needs within the military services. In order to best utilize limited resources towards improving DOD maintenance and sustainment, it is essential that innovation initiatives are driven by capability gaps within the services. Linking needs to available innovations is a complex process that requires flexibility and coordination, not only within a military service, but across the military services. The DOD Joint Technology Exchange Group’s (JTEG) mission is to facilitate and improve coordination among the DOD, industry, and academia to introduce new or improved technology, new processes, or new equipment into DOD maintenance activities. This includes the capability to collect, analyze, and disseminate DOD maintenance and sustainment requirements, and to serve as an advocate for new technology or processes with cross-service potential to meet those requirements. This panel will include JTEG Principals from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the military services, the Defense Logistics Agency, and industry, discussing how the JTEG leverages technology improvements through collaboration to support the military services’ maintenance and sustainment technology needs.

10:30 am Expeditionary Repair – REPTX and UNREP
Moderator: Janice Bryant, NAVSEA 05T1, Sustainment Technology Program Manager, NAVSEA JTEG Principal, Technology Fellow

The inaugural Repair Technology Engagement Exercise (REPTX), sponsored by NAVSEA 05T and held between August 22 and September 2, 2022, enabled 68 organizations to demonstrate products and services that expand the Navy’s ability to perform expeditionary maintenance operations. REPTX took place onboard a Navy Self Defense Test Ship (SDTS) at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD). As a follow-up to this event, the REPTX Distance Support Panel exercise in March 2023 focused on validating the capabilities of technologies introduced at REPTX 2022. The scenarios were conducted at the UNREP Training Station, as a surrogate for at-sea environments, and aimed to determine the feasibility of complex solutions to be quickly learned, via augmented and virtual reality, and utilized to full advantage while at sea. This panel will give an overview and insight into both Navy REPTX 2022 and Navy REPTX Distance Support 2023. The panelists will discuss these events’ successes, lessons learned, follow-up efforts, what’s next, and how to get involved. Overall, the panel will highlight how REPTX has and will continue to make an impact on the US Navy and the DOD more generally.  

12:30 pm CTMA Technology Competition
Moderator: Josh Chapman – Project Manager

The CTMA Technology Competition provides an opportunity for government, academia, and industry to showcase innovative ways of making maintenance and sustainment operations more agile, effective, efficient, and affordable. In the 2023 CTMA Technology Competition, over 50 high-quality entries were received. briefpresentations by the six finalists of the 2023 competition, which were selected by top DOD maintenance leaders:

  • Cumulus Digital Systems: WeldScout: Intelligent Welding Inspections for Critical Infrastructure
  • Mide Technology Corporation: Mide Technology Corporation SmartClamp
  • Modest Tree: Tech Companion
  • Sphere Brake Defense Inc.: Advanced Sphere Brake (SB) Kits
  • ToughGuard HP Coatings, LLC: ToughGuard NHP – The End of Corrosion
  • United States Air Force: Ultrasonically Activated De-Paint (UADP) Technology

After these presentations, the audience will vote on the People’s Choice Award winner. At the end of the panel, the Overall Award winner will be announced by the judges. The Overall Award winner and the People’s Choice Award winner will each be awarded $50,000 in CTMA project support funding. This funding will go toward a selected DOD demonstration activity, to the extent permitted under the existing CTMA cooperative agreement.

3:30 pm CTMA Success Stories / Case Studies Panel – Keys to Technology Transition Panels
Moderator: Frank Schuster

CTMA is an agile and streamlined contracting vehicle that facilitates collaborations between industry, academia, and government to advance the development, integration, and use of maintenance and sustainment technologies to improve warfighter readiness. While CTMA promotes the development and demonstration of new innovative technologies at best value and lowest risk, the program also promotes technology transition to maximize benefits across a wide range of military and commercial organizations. Technology transition is the process of inserting critical technology into military systems to provide an effective weapons and support system—in the quantity and quality needed by the warfighter to carry out assigned missions, and at the best value to the government. On every project, NCMS leverages our trusted network of industry and academic participants, along with outreach activities, to bring needed technologies directly to the military community, resulting in a 92% technology transition rate since 2005. This panel will highlight four CTMA projects that have successfully transitioned into the DOD. These projects will show how the CTMA program’s flexibility and agility directly contributes to project success and technology transition by providing access to DOD facilities and equipment for demonstrations, reducing time between innovation and commercial production, and focusing efforts on specific technology problems that affect both industry and government.

Attendee Registration Ends
Friday 6/2
CTMA Partners Meeting
Tuesday 6/6

From the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense

Memorandum for Sustainment Executive Steering Committee Joint Group on Depot Maintenance Industrial Base Commanders

Show the DOD What Sets You Apart


Exhibitor Early Bird Registration Ends: 4/18
Exhibitor Registration Ends: 5/22

Exhibit your Technology at the CTMA Partners Meeting

Be one of 30 companies to take your participation in the CTMA Partners Meeting to the next level as an exhibitor. As an exhibitor, you will be able to demonstrate and discuss your innovative maintenance and sustainment solutions directly with DOD personnel.

As part of your exhibitor registration, you also get the same great experience as an attendee of the CTMA Partners Meeting.  If your exhibition space needs to be staffed by additional people, please register as an attendee.

Space is limited to only 30 exhibition spaces, so reserve your space quickly. Additionally, only one space will be allocated per company.

If you have any questions about being an exhibitor, please contact

Exhibiting Details

Exhibit Space: Exhibitor registration includes one 6’ table with (2) chairs and a tablecloth.  Due to limited space, only one exhibitor space will be allocated per company.

Shipping: For shipping have the following items on EACH label, this will help the hotel ensure all items are accounted for:

Name of Guest

Group Name (CTMA Partners / Company Name)

Attn: Abbey Rentrop

Address of hotel (300 Bourbon Street, NOLA 70130)

Box 1 of xxx (however many boxes you are shipping).

Return Shipping: The hotel has access to all 3 delivery services, FedEx, UPS, and USPS. The deliveries upon departure will need to be scheduled in advance and please copy Abbey on this information ( Once you schedule delivery, the hotel will be able to help facilitate that pickup.

Wifi Internet Access: Complimentary wifi will be provided throughout the event space. The password will be provided upon arrival.

Electricity: Electricity is available throughout the room. Extension cords and power strips will not be provided. It is encouraged to bring your own.


Exhibiting Times: TBD

Event Security: No security staffing will be provided during the event or after hours for the exhibition area. Be sure to remove valuable items each evening.  The exhibition space will be locked by hotel staff nightly following event activities.

Additional Staffing: Exhibitor Ticket includes one staff attendee registration.  Additional exhibitor support staff should register as an attendee.

How to get the most out of your participation at the CTMA Partners Meeting

Each exhibitor’s space will be visited by individuals representing Government, Industry, and Academia. Please have a prepared “elevator” description of your technology and how it will benefit maintenance and sustainment efforts. This prepared speech should engage your audience quickly. Be prepared to demonstrate your technology or offer a short presentation on how your technology works. Be sure that you have deliverables that speak to the benefits of your technology, and if possible, create handouts or other marketing collateral.


Actionable Items

  • Make sure your team has an elevator speech.  Be prepared to describe your technology solution/service and its benefits in 30 seconds or less.
  • Demo, demo, demo!  Demonstrations draw attention at the event.
  • Bring plenty of collateral!
  • Keep your exhibit space staffed.  Traffic is unpredictable and intermittent, so plan to have a representative at your table during all show hours.
  • Refrain from packing up or leaving before the event ends.  An empty tabletop reflects poorly upon your company/organization.

NCMS and the CTMA Program seek to support the National Defense Strategy by shining a spotlight on transformative maintenance and sustainment capabilities. The CTMA Technology Competition provides an opportunity for both commercial and government sources to showcase innovative ways of making maintenance and sustainment operations more agile, effective, efficient, and affordable.


2023 CTMA Partners Meeting & Technology Showcase

Royal Sonesta New Orleans

300 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70130 

NCMS Room Block

A block of rooms has been reserved for this event Royal Sonesta New Orleans. The discounted rate is $136.00/ night for government and $199.00 for non-government attendees. This rate will be available until 05/08/23.  Register here to join the room block.

Royal Sonesta New Orleans
300 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70130

Reserve Now! – Room rates only available through 5/8/23

Reservations can be made at 504.586.0300 be sure to reference 2023 CTMA Partners Meeting.

Parking a vehicle overnight? Discounted group valet rate is $45 per night.

 New Orleans Convention Visitors Bureau


National WWII Museum
945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

New Orleans Museum of Art
1 Collins Diboll Cir, New Orleans, LA 70124

The Cabildo and The Presbytère
701 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Besthoff Sculpture Garden
1 Collins Diboll Cir, New Orleans, LA 70124

New Orleans City Park
1 Palm Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124

Audubon Zoo
6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Local Restaurants

Olde Nola Cookery
205 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2204

Cafe Beignet, Bourbon Street
311 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Bourbon House
144 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

GW Fins
808 Bienville St Between Bourbon and Dauphine Streets, New Orleans, LA 70112-3122

Oceana Grill
739 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Desire Oyster Bar
300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

411 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Directions from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)

Take I-10 E from Terminal Dr | 3 min (1.1 mi)
Follow I-10 E to Basin St in New Orleans. Take exit 235A from I-10 E | 14 min (13.6 mi)
Continue on Basin St. Take N Rampart St and Iberville St to Bourbon St


Rideshare / Uber:

Transportation from MSY to Royal Sonesta New Orleans
cost $40.00-60.00(time of day will cause cost to vary)

Attendee Ticket Types

All CTMA Partners Meeting attendees are allowed access to all event sessions including, keynote speakers, panels, evening receptions, and meals.

Government Attendee (deadline 6/2): $0

Individuals with an active, NON-CTR, .mil or .gov email address. Government contractors are not eligible for this ticket type.

Early bird Attendee (deadline 4/18): $525
Attendee (deadline 6/2): $625

NCMS Members, Project Partners, Industry, and Academia. Exhibitor Support Staff


Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be emailed to by 6/2 to ensure a full refund.  No refund will be given following 6/2.

We reserve the right to cancel any registration and deny access to this event as deemed warranted by NCMS.

Registration Form

Bookings are closed for this event.

Exhibitor Tickets

NCMS Technology Showcase exhibitors will be assigned one exhibitor display space and one person’s attendee registration to the event. Exhibiting attendees are allowed access to all event sessions including, keynote speakers, panels, evening receptions, and meals, but are required to be present in their exhibitor space during all designated exhibition sessions. If additional exhibition staff is needed, those individuals should register as an event attendee.

Early bird (deadline 4/18): $550
Standard (deadline 5/22): $650

Best Practices for Submission of Exhibitor Materials

NCMS will provide attendees a 9” x 12” Exhibitor Directory that delivers a striking showcase for our exhibitors’ technology solutions. To make the best possible use of the print and online space, we ask that participating exhibitors provide us with a series of text blocks and, if available, high-quality graphics. That material will be used to create a page for each exhibitor that, in print includes a technology description and a highly readable quad chart. The online version will also include a company abstract. To make these user-friendly, we will limit the amount of text for each section.
Click here to view a sample print Exhibitor Directory page.

Additional best practices:

Company Abstract: (Max-250 words) Provide an overview of the products and/or services your organization provides, as well as your primary customer base.

Featured Technology: What is the name of the technology you want to feature?

Technology Short Description: (Max-250 words) Focus on the significant features and if available, provide data on where it has been successfully used. Try to refrain from repeating information that will appear in the quad chart.

Problem Statement: (Max-80 words) Highlight the challenges your technology solution has been designed to address. Short, bulleted statements tend to work best here.

Technology Solution Statement: (Max-80 words) Describe how your product or service solves the items listed in your problem statement.

Benefits Statement: (Max-80 words) Data-informed benefits in short, bulleted statements work best here.

Graphics: If you have photos, diagrams, or data tables, please ensure they have been saved as a high-resolution image (300 dpi or better).  All graphics should be emailed to by 5/5/22.


Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be emailed to by 5/26 to ensure a full refund.  No refund will be given following 5/26.

We reserve the right to cancel any registration and deny access to this event as deemed warranted by NCMS.

Bookings are closed for this event.