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RRTO DoD Needs Statement

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

DoD Needs Statement

Solicitation Number: RRTO-20180724-W-DoD-Needs-Statement

Agency: Other Defense Agencies
Office: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Location: Rapid Reaction Technology Office

Response Date:  Aug 24, 2018 5:00 pm Eastern

The Department of Defense Rapid Reaction Technology Office (RRTO) Innovation Outreach Program will partner with other government entities to conduct a Capability Assessment Event in the National Capital Region in Fall/Winter 2018. The Capability Assessment Event provides selected innovative companies with an opportunity to make short technical presentations to government representatives about their technologies and products. There is potential that companies may be selected for pilot projects or experimentation if their technology appears to match the needs described below.

The Department of Defense is looking for innovative technologies and capabilities in the following topic areas (candidate technology can be a stand-alone system or a potential component of a system):

Anomaly Detection

• Electromagnetic detection and characterization

• Internet of Things exploitation

• Pattern of life indicators

• Unintended radiated emissions


• Energy usage monitoring

• Environmental Sensors

o Trace volatile organic compound detection and characterization

o Biological threat detection and characterization

o Innovative olfactory-based detection

o Underwater sample collection, detection, and identification

• Magnetometers

• Sensors for Canine Operations

o Microelectronics

o Handler / canine communications

o Situational awareness enhancement

• Through-wall imaging technology

Small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Technologies

• Ground sample collection systems

• High precision sensor emplacement technology

• Low acoustic signature systems

• Measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT) systems

Companies interested in participating in the Capability Assessment Event should submit an application to RRTO Innovation via e-mail to

The following information is required in the application (Note: Only 1 application is permitted per company):
 1. Email subject line "DoD Capability Assessment Event Application"
 2. Company name
 3. Website address
 4. POC, email, phone number and an alternate POC if desired
 5. A succinct description (less than 100 words in length) of the one technology that the company plans to discuss if they are selected to present at the CAE. This description should be all about the technology/capability, and should not include a description of the company

All applications must be received on or before 5:00 PM EDT, August 24, 2018. Submission of an application does not guarantee an invitation to the Capability Assessment Event.

Selected companies will be responsible for their travel and all other expenses associated with participation in the Capability Assessment Event.