S&A Joins Undersea Technology Innovation Consortium

Feb 13, 2020 – Sellers & Associates, LLC, (S&A) a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs certified Veteran Owned Small Business, is pleased to announce it has joined the Undersea Technology Innovation Consortium (UTIC). The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport and UTIC entered into a three-year agreement with options for up to 10 years for industry, academia, and the non-profit sector to engage in a broad range of research, development, and prototyping activities. The agreement allows for the delivery of new technology products and services faster and more efficiently than traditional federal acquisition requirements typically permit.

UTIC is a national consortium of members – manufacturers, small companies, large contractors, suppliers, academia, non-profits, and non-traditional technology companies, who work collaboratively with the U.S. Government to develop undersea and maritime technologies for challenges related to defense, security, and protection. UTIC facilitates collaboration, rapid development, testing, and commercialization of innovative undersea and maritime technology solutions to achieve and maintain an international competitive advantage in undersea and maritime defense technologies.

UTIC includes 24 technology areas of interest in the undersea and maritime domain, including (1) Sensors and Sonar; (2) Platform & Payload Integration; (3) Undersea Warfare Combat Systems; (4) Communications; (5) Undersea Warfare Imaging; (6) Undersea Distributed Networked Systems; (7) Electronics/Optics/Materials; (8) Passive Sensing; (9) Undersea Satellites; (9) Energy Storage and Release; (10) Virtualization; (11) Machine Learning; (12) Threat Monitoring and Prediction; (13) Cooperative Force Torpedo Defense; (14) Undersea Warfare Analysis; (15) Multi-Domain Fusion; (16) Electronic Warfare; (17) Distributed and Autonomous Sensor; (18) Undersea Warfare Weapons and Autonomous Vehicles; (19) Autonomy; (20) Quantum Computing; (21) Bio-inspired Sensors; (22) Environmental Sensing, Monitoring, & Prediction; (23) In-Situ Energy Sources; and (24) Multi-Dimensional Display.

S&A is experienced with multiple Other Transaction Authorities (OTAs) across the Department of Defense (DoD). S&A looks forward to collaborating with UTIC members and the U.S. Government to develop, prototype, and field innovative undersea and maritime technology solutions to advance mission capabilities.