The Defense Department and National Security Technology Accelerator have introduced a new public-private partnership program for military training and readiness during the Interservice, Industry Training, Simulations and Education Conference that took place in Florida, United Press International reported Friday.
The Training and Readiness Accelerator program, a collaboration between the Army Contracting Command and a Virginia-based NSTA unit, aims to establish a means for the DoD to identify, test and implement technologies with defense and non-defense partners.
Brig. Gen. William Cole, program executive officer at the Army’s Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, told UPI the service branch looks to refine technologies that are critical to military readiness and training activities through the TREX program.
Shephard Media reported Tuesday NSTA secured a five-year contract from the Army Contracting Command in November to offer training and simulation acquisition assistance for the TREX program as part of efforts to help military procurement personnel discover technology platforms.
The program uses a “other transaction authority” in a push to accelerate the military’s research and development cycle, the report noted.