Systems Digest

10 MAY 2022

DSIAC collects and publishes articles related to our technical focus areas on the web to share with the DoD community.


U.S. Army Announces Two New Rifles for Close-Combat Soldiers

The Army recently awarded a contract to manufacturer SIG Sauer for two new soldier weapons—the XM5 rifle and the XM250 automatic rifle. For soldiers involved in close-quarters combat, the XM5 will eventually replace the M4/M4A1 carbine rifle, while the XM250 will replace the M249 squad automatic weapon. Additionally, both new rifles will use the new…


Notable Technical Inquiry

Details Regarding the Organic Industrial Base (OIB) Master Plan

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) was asked for insight and guidance into the fiscal year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act requirement for the development of annual Organic Industrial Base (OIB) master plans detailing the four dimensions – facilities, infrastructure, equipment, and the digital depot. Additionally, the inquirer was searching for contractors that had previously written this type of OIB master plan and data…

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Human Agent Interaction for Intelligent Weapons Systems

New priorities have emerged from the Army’s Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) concept that establishes the importance of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) on a continuously evolving battlefield. The current iterative cycle of continuously collecting data, discarding irrelevant data, annotating objects offline, and then training and deploying new models is resource-intensive and unsustainable for chaotic…


Forum 78: The Future of Vertical Flight

The conference will span three days and include 200+ technical papers on every aspect of vertical flight from acoustics to unmanned systems, as well as invited presentations and discussions by leaders in the military, government…

65th Annual Fuze Conference

This year’s theme is “Keeping Pace With Challenging Fuze Applications,” and this year’s conference will provide the opportunity for attendees to discuss and share ideas to help advance the state-of-the-art fuzing and related fields for…

Military Standard 810 (MIL-STD-810) Testing Open Course (NTS Tempe, AZ)

This four-day Military Standard 810 (MIL-STD-810) training focuses on the purpose of each test, the equipment required to perform each test, and the methodology to correctly apply the specified test environments. This class is applicable…


The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) is a great opportunity for the SOF community to interact with industry and collaborate on the challenges, initiatives, and the way ahead in delivering cutting-edge capabilities into the…

Hypersonics Independent Research & Development (IR&D) Technology Interchange Meeting (TIM)

This event is open to all industry partners with IR&D and corporate investments, including large and small businesses, academia, national labs, and federally funded research and development centers with a signed and certified DD Form…

National Congress on Counter-UAS Technology

Hosted in Washington, DC, this conference exists to give a deep dive into the evolving counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS) technologies over the next decade and beyond. Both government and industry will be in attendance at…

Aircraft Combat Survivability Short Course 2022

Course registration is now full.  Please click the “Register” button below if you would like to be added to the wait list. This three-day short course in aircraft combat survivability is designed to provide an…

Voice From the Community

Feraidoon Zahiri

Engineer, U.S. Air Force

Feraidoon Zahiri is an engineer with more than 20 years of experience in technology research, development, and transition in numerous scientific and engineering disciplines. He has been instrumental in testing and transitioning new technologies developed through the Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities program, including new advanced automated test equipment for testing electrical subsystems and the application of a new voice-enabled inspection system. For his role in filling a critical technology gap in the Air Force’s sustainment community, he was selected as a winner of the Small Business Technology Council’s 2017
“Champion of Small Business Technology Commercialization” Award

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