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. 

ABOUT S2MARTS

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.

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Printed Circuit Board Analysis Tool (PCBAT)

The Navy desires a prototype software application that we call Printed Circuit Board Analysis Tool (PCBAT). Printed circuit board analysis, in this context, is the automation of assessing the physical configuration, condition, and provenance of electronics and associated components on printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) to manage supply chain risk; these efforts are done manually today at a high cost

Our Focus Areas

Radiation Hardened Microelectronics

Radiation Hardened Microelectronics

Development, demonstration, and exploitation of technologies, algorithms, and methods that expand the ability for innovative design, manufacturing, and assessment approaches for trusted, strategic radiation-hardened (RAD-HARD) electronics in advanced technology nodes for next-generation strategic systems.

Radio Frequency (RF) and Optoelectronic (OE) Microelectronics

Radio Frequency (RF) and Optoelectronic (OE) Microelectronics

Support secure design of RF and OE IP in all domestic major foundries. RF & OE prototyping across DoD and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Fabrication of novel RF & OE designs in state of the practice (SOTP) and SOTA foundries or critical DoD needs. Enhanced lithography and process capabilities of SOTP for RF & OE R&D for DoD and commercial use to gain a competitive advantage over adversaries.

New Microelectronic Development, Demonstration, and Capability Insertion

New Microelectronic Development, Demonstration, and Capability Insertion

Public/private co-development of system-on-chip (SoC) that give 1000x performance improvement for DoD and commercial applications, through competition; hardware assurance, emulation and virtual verification and validation (V&V) to enable assured and secure IP; fabrication and packaging at SOTP government and merchant foundries; and design, packaging, testing, and integration of SoCs into a capability.

Design Assurance

Design Assurance

Develop standards and practices to foster commercial development of secure, trusted and assured parts. Document and promulgate security- enhancing design practices across government, industry, and academia in the areas of standard program outreach material; standard training material; Government and industry standards and best practices; and self-service libraries of standards and best practices. Innovative technologies and concepts that support the ability of teams and individual units in the armed forces to execute their assigned missions promptly and competently.

Verification and Validation

Verification and Validation

Development, demonstration, and exploitation of technologies, algorithms, and methods that expands the ability and improves microelectronics test and verification methodologies in support of verifying the trust and assurance of parts.

Technology Focus Areas

Technology Focus Areas

OUR TEAM

S2MARTS hires the best from the commercial and government workplaces to provide clients and members with the tools necessary to thrive.
Brooke Pyne
Brooke Pyne
Strategic & Spectrum Missions Advanced Resilient Trusted Systems (S2MARTS) Director
Brooke Pyne
Brooke Pyne
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.

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Tim Greeff
Tim Greeff
Board Chair
Tim Greeff
Tim Greeff
Board Chair

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.

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Iain Skeete
Iain Skeete
Principal, Acquisition
Iain Skeete
Iain Skeete
Principal, Acquisition

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.

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Travis Hayes
Travis Hayes
S2MARTS Senior Advisor
Travis Hayes
Travis Hayes
S2MARTS Senior Advisor

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.

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JaNay Mills
JaNay Mills
Acquisition Manager
JaNay Mills
JaNay Mills
Acquisition Manager

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.

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Laura Collman
Laura Collman
Operations and Events Manager
Laura Collman
Laura Collman
Operations and Events Manager

As the Operations and Events Manager at NSTXL Laura Collman provides strategic operational leadership to the organization. Her responsibilities include managing day-to-day operations, analyzing and improving organization processes, HR duties, invoicing, contract review and event management. Her roles prior to NSTXL include Operations, Marketing, HR, CRM and Database Management, Membership, Website management, Events and Project Management in technology and varied industries.

Laura has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Human Resources Management from George Fox University. Outside work she loves spending time with her family and golfing.

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Hannah Goodman
Hannah Goodman
Marketing
Hannah Goodman
Hannah Goodman
Marketing

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.

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