The Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) is the advocate for small business utilization within USTRANSCOM and an important source of information tailored to assist small businesses. We welcome the opportunity to assist the small business community in pursuing USTRANSCOM procurement opportunities.
The Transportation and Technology Industry Liaison Office is the command lead for communicating industry capabilities. We want to establish and administer an impartial and consistent process through which USTRANSCOM can become aware of relevant and innovative products or services in the interest of leveraging those products or services to support the war fighter.
USTRANSCOM uses the authorities granted to Federal Laboratories to partner with industry and academia to collaboratively explore technologies and techniques that are new to USTRANSCOM and its Transportation Component Commands. The ORTA facilitates the startup, dialogue, negotiation, technical execution, and closeout of Technology Transfer (T2) agreements, including Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) Education Partnership Agreements (EPAs) as well as patents and trademarks. T2 outputs include improved industry/academic/government understanding of the potential of innovations to improve execution of the USTRANSCOM and component command missions. The ORTA is also the principal interface between USTRANSCOM and the Federal Laboratory Consortium.
Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) USTRANSCOM's RDT&E Program explores innovative joint technologies that address deployment and distribution capability gaps. Although all proposals for RDT&E funding must come from a government organization/sponsor, industry can partner with a government organization on a proposal as long as that organization agrees the proposed technology addresses a joint capability gap and is committed to identifying a transition path/funding upon completion of the RDT&E effort.