The Strategic & Spectrum Missions Advanced Resilient Trusted Systems (S2MARTS) OTA
S2MARTS is the DoD’s premier rapid OT contracting vehicle for flexible acquisition in trusted microelectronics, strategic & spectrum mission, and other critical mission areas.
United States leadership in Strategic Missions, Electronic Warfare and assured, advanced microelectronics is critical to military dominance and economic sovereignty. Loss of this leadership position threatens U.S. ability to deter adversaries and prevail in conflict. There are additional potential impacts to economic/industrial base equities extending beyond national security.
The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division and the Department of Defense (DoD) require innovative technological solutions to address current and future security threats in the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS), trusted microelectronics, and strategic missions hardware environments. To engage the broadest set of innovators, NSWC Crane has created the Strategic and Spectrum Missions Advanced Resilient Trusted Systems (S2MARTS) OTA. The S2MARTS OTA (pronounced “SMARTS”) will refine strategies, management planning activities, and implement integrated, complementary solutions that enable broader Department of Defense (DoD) access to commercial state-of-the-art EMS technologies, advanced microelectronics, radiation-hardened (RAD-HARD) and strategic missions hardware.
Strategic & Spectrum Missions Advanced Resilient Trusted Systems (S2MARTS) Director
In her role as the S2MARTS Director, Brooke works with government, industry and academia to foster collaborative opportunities and enable innovative driven partnerships. Brooke joined NSTXL after a distinguished seventeen year civil service career with the DoD, her expansive knowledge of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR/STTR) program, Federal Technology Transfer (T2) and the federal lab network provides for a unique opportunity to leverage a suite of innovation enablers to rapidly address warfighter needs. Ms. Pyne is a national recognized expert in public private partnerships and technology transfer (T2). She is the recipient of the 2018 DoD George Lindsteadt National Award for T2 Excellence and a National SBIR Tibbetts Awardee. As the S2MARTS Director, she will leverage her SBIR/STTR and T2 experience to create an environment that innovates, prototypes, transitions and delivers game changing technology and products to the warfighter.
Tim oversees the overall strategy and operations of the S2MARTS non-profit organization. He serves as a key interface with Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, on the support of technology development and contracting actions. Tim brings over 20 years of experience building and managing non-profit technology consortia. S2MARTS is the fourth national organization he has helped to launch and build, each of which focuses on scaling and commercializing innovative technology through policy and public-private partnerships. He brings deep knowledge of the acquisition space with specific expertise in Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs). Tim holds a Master of Public Policy from the Sanford Institute at Duke University and a Bachelors Degree in Government from the University of Texas, Austin. He resides in Apex, North Carolina with his wife and two children.
In his role as Principal of Acquisition, Iain leads NSTXL’s innovative contracting and program management services. A recipient of multiple commendations for superior performance as a U.S. Army Contracting & Agreements Officer, Mr. Skeete is a nationally recognized expert and thought leader in defense contracting. To ensure our military maintains technological overmatch, Iain and his team design dynamic acquisition strategies that deliver meaningful results to NSTXL’s customers and the Warfighter. A student of the procurement process, Iain has continued to push the evolution of alternative contracting methods, contribute to critical acquisition policy, and implement best practices across all defense branches.
In his role as Senior Advisor, Travis works with government, industry and academia to build and maintain relationships with new and existing customers. Travis joined S2MARTS after a number of years directly supporting DOD customers as a DOD defense contractor. His abilities to build rapport with customers, knowledge of DOD contracts, experience in Joint Service rapid acquisition and testing, as well as his years supporting Defense Logistics Agency equips Travis with unique tools to build the relationships necessary to meet the DOD customer technical challenges.
In his role as Director of Program Management, Wes helps develop innovative platforms and program management processes to accelerate acquisition support and technology development for the Warfighter. Wes is a retired Navy Supply Corps Commander with several years of both active and reserve service. He has over 20 years of corporate experience including energy, medical technology and consumer packaged goods. Wes has a passion for continuous improvement and prior roles and experience have included Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Agile Scrum Master, Project Management Professional (PMP), and Prosci Change Management Leader. He has led several large-scale technology and operations projects for both the military and multiple companies. He has a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelors of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy.
JaNay Mills is one of NSTXL’s Acquisition Specialist, working with our government clients to identify and formulate clear and concise prototype solicitations. She joined NSTXL after a 5-year career working at the U.S. Army Contracting Command – Orlando as a Contract Specialist supporting external customers. Prior to that, she worked in industry throughout the Middle East on various Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms. Ms. Mills served 6 years as a commissioned Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Officer in the U.S. Army with two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Webster University where she earned her Master of Arts in Procurement and Acquisitions Management. As a former Warfighter her goal at NSTXL is to work together with her government counterparts and clients to devise innovative and agile solutions for today’s Warfighter.
The National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL) harvests innovative technology from the commercial and non-defense marketplace, ensuring the development of better, cheaper, and faster defense capabilities. We offer a unique and simplified approach to rapidly develop, demonstrate, and assess prototypes that address a range of operational and installation needs, from individual Warfighter technology up to large-scale installation projects. NSTXL delivers technology to the Warfighter by serving as a one-stop shop to match government requirements with innovative private-sector and academic solutions. We believe that our people are our greatest assets and aim to be one of the top small companies to work for in America.
Hannah Goodman is NSTXL’s Membership and Marketing Coordinator. Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hannah attended Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications where she became a versatile communicator. She was exposed to various mediums including radio, TV, podcasts, print/digital, videos and various graphics through class and many diverse internships. In her professional career, Hannah has worked in a variety of industries including entertainment, travel/tourism, news and nonprofits.