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01/20/2022 10:12 AM

​Late discovery on my part of the subject Army policy memo on the ASA(ALT) Knowledge Management (KM) Portal. The 11-page memo "Army Research and Development Transition Agreement Policy" was issued on 27 Jul 21 but not discovered by my until today. The document is unclassified but posted on the ASA(ALT)'s CAC-enabled KM Portal (embedded link below).

The memo doesn't state whether or not it supersedes transition agreement policy memos issued by previous ASA(ALT)s in 2017 and 2019, but I believe it does supersede them. The 2017 memo was titled "Policy on Transition Agreements for Army Science and Technology Projects" issued by Thomas P. Russell on 11 Sep 17, which superseded the previous memo dated 9 Feb 17. The most recent memo was "Policy on Transition Agreements for Army Advanced Technology Development, Technology Maturation Initiative (TMI) Advanced Component Development and Prototypes, and Manufacturing Technology Projects" issued by Dr. Bruce Jette on 27 Sep 19.

I haven't had time to compare the 2021 policy memo, which provides a TA template, to the prior versions so if someone wants to take a crack at that, please post your findings to this forum by replying to this post.

The policy memo can be accessed from the STM CoP's Documents>References section by clicking here..

Source file can be accessed by clicking here to access the ASA(ALT) CAC-enabled KM Portal.

1/20/2022 10:12 AMNo
01/6/2022 4:18 PM

​On 14 Jan 21, President Trump issued National Security Presidential Memorandum (NSPM)-33, "Presidential Memorandum on United States Government-Supported Research and Development National Security Policy." The entire memo can be accessed online here. It's purpose:

"This memorandum directs action to strengthen protections of United States Government-supported Research and Development (R&D) against foreign government interference and exploitation." It was issued only in web form but a two-page official fact sheet in PDF is available here.

The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) issued a 34-page implementation guide in PDF for NSPM-33 on 4 Jan 22. It can be found here.
1/6/2022 4:18 PMNo
01/5/2022 1:36 PM

​On 29 Dec 21, USD(R&E) released a new 23-page instruction that governs the laboratory personnel demonstration projects. DoDI 3201.05, "Management of Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory Personnel Demonstration Projects," incorporates and cancels DoDI 1400.37, "Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory Personnel Demonstration Projects," issued in 2009. Find the new instruction here.

The USD(R&E)/RTL site that discusses the STRL program and lists the current STRLs for each Service can be found at

1/5/2022 1:36 PMNo
01/5/2022 1:30 PM

​Army's Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC aka DEVCOM) selected its first permanent Chief Technology Officer (CTO) recently. Charneta Samms was tapped to fill the post. See Breaking Defense article.

1/5/2022 1:30 PMNo
012/22/2021 4:32 PM

​On 7 Dec 21, the DepSecDef signed a two-page memo assigning roles and responsibilities to the USD(R&E), USD(P), and USD(A&S) for managing the DoD technology portfolio. Memo can be found on the STM CoP documents here.

12/22/2021 4:32 PMNo

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