Army agrees to National Spectrum Consortium prototype deal


SCRA Applied R&D gains agreement with US Army   Courtesy of whosonthemove.com

The National Spectrum Consortium (NSC) has gained a large Section 845 Prototype Other Transaction Agreement (OT) with the U.S. Army Contracting Command - New Jersey (ACC-NJ), SCRA Applied R&D (SCRA) recently announced.

The NSC has agreed to offer support to industry and government needs to encourage teamwork between the industry, government and academia as part of the National Information Technology R&D / Wireless Spectrum R&D Senior Steering Group’s goal. The team will collaborate to fulfill the high demands for existing electromagnetic spectrums. If this issue is left unaddressed, it could deter U.S. economic growth and innovation as well as U.S. military operations, whether international or national.

As part of the agreement, the SCRA will implement and supervise this program on behalf of the NSC. The consortium’s leader will be  Vanu Bose from Vanu, Inc.

“The signing of this agreement is a testament to the outstanding work this team has done in gaining the confidence of the multiple stakeholders involved,” Chris Van Metre, SCRA Applied R&D president, said. “Further, it reflects the incredible efforts of the entire company in developing our substantial past performance portfolio of collaborative R&D programs and consortia over the last couple of decades. We look forward to managing this new government and industry R&D portfolio, helping our Department of Defense and our men and women in uniform.”

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