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Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities

Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities

Bill Kobren

Mark your calendars now for the next quarterly DoD Sustainment Series webcast coming up on Tuesday July 12, 2022. Entitled “DoD Sustainment Series: Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities (CTMA)” the focus will be on the Department of Defense's efforts develop and harness new technologies to defend our nation, the Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities (CTMA) program continues to provide game changing solutions to improve readiness efforts in concert with our industry and academic innovation base. Originally directed by Congress in the mid-1990s, the CTMA Program's track-record of over 700 projects spans all Military Services and serves as a DoD-wide innovation program solely focused on maintenance and sustainment.

This panel discussion will present several "Big Wins" as brief case studies. Discussions will also include the underlying Cooperative Agreement as a proven mechanism to foster collaboration between DoD, industry, and academia meeting both the need and the speed sought after by sustainers around the world. Join experts from the Military Services and partners from industry as this panel addresses the path to success during this exciting live webcast with the CTMA program and game-changing new approaches to transforming the way we maintain our weapon systems. This is the time, and this is the panel to unlock the solution pathway needed within our sustainment communities. Speakers include:

  • Host: Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Materiel Readiness
  • Moderator: Director Enterprise Maintenance Technologies, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Materiel Readiness
  • Panelists: Subject matter experts from across the public and private sectors, including the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), AMETEK, One Network Enterprises, MDS Coating Technologies, and NAVSEA