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Featured 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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Thomas Bezanson

Sr. Systems Engineer, CCDC C5ISR

I have worked in satellite communications for over 35 years, with the last 14 years for government vendors and directly for the U.S. Army C5ISR and Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC). At the SMDC Technical Center, I support the Joint Warfighter by providing
science, technology, and test and evaluation (T&E) expertise to enable Warfighter dominance today and in the future by conducting research and prototyping in support of the U.S. Army’s tactical space strategy. I evaluate current capabilities, develop emerging applications, and perform T&E of Army Futures Command technologies in support of various system integration laboratory environments

Featured News

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 6.8-mm common cartridge family of ammunition as well as a […]

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Recent News

NRL Conducts Successful Terrestrial Microwave Power Beaming Demonstration

WASHINGTON – A team of researchers from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) recently demonstrated the feasibility of terrestrial microwave power beaming by transmitting 1.6 kilowatts of power over 1 kilometer at the U.S. Army…

Multi-Energy Electron Device Creates Space Environment in the Lab

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) —  Scientists and engineers from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) are developing a multi-energy electron source capable of emitting a beam of electrons at dozens of energies…

AFRL Technology Makes New Weapon for Sinking Ships a Reality

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFRL) — EDITOR’S NOTE:  This story has been updated to provide a link to a video from this demonstration. It can be found at The U.S. Air Force Research…

Army Engineers Evaluate Automation, Protection Capabilities During Annual Experiment

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 2, 2022) – The Army is evaluating technologies that enhance automation and protection during its annual field experimentation event this summer. Engineers of the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence,…

DEVCOM Teams Explore Low-Cost, Lightweight Sensors for Warfighter Use

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — The Soldier in the field is often required to carry multiple pieces of gear to handle various situations, and every pound matters. With this in mind, Army scientists and engineers…

ORNL Multimodal Study Sheds New Light on Promising Photovoltaic Material

A study by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) takes a fresh look at what could become the first step toward a new generation of solar batteries. The study…

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Upcoming Events

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…

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…


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…

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…

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…

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…

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…