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Collaboration Overview

Collaboration with business, academia, individuals and other U.S. government agencies, and even with foreign governments, is a critical part of how the Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center accomplishes its mission: to lead research, development and engineering of systems solutions to arm those who defend the nation against all current and future threats, both at home and abroad.

The Armaments Center collaborates with it partners primarily through the following mechanisms:

  • Technology Transfer Process
  • DoD Ordnance Technology Consortium/National Armaments Consortium
  • Small Business Innovative Research
  • Small Business Programs
  • International Cooperation
  • Contract Opportunities
  • Fusion Cell (collaboration with operational units, interagency law enforcement and first-responders)
  • Continued Support (requesting drawings, technical data packages, etc.)

Find more detailed information on these collaborative methods, with links to further information and/or contacts, directly below. See the Collaboration Terms and Concepts page for more information on the specific meaning of terms that are frequently used in the various collaborative arrangements with the Armaments Center.

Within the Armaments Center, many collaborative efforts fold into what we call the Technology Transfer Process – T2 for short. Technology Transfer is the process by which existing knowledge, facilities, or capabilities developed by one organization is shared with partners to further develop and exploit the technology in order to fulfill public and private needs. This helps the U.S. Army remain on the cutting-edge of technology and, “Always a Step Ahead,” of our adversaries.

  • T2 supports a strong industrial base, which DoD may utilize to support its needs and the economic security of the United States by transferring the benefits of federally funded R&D to commercial applications (spin-off).
  • T2 provides innovative partnering methods for DoD to acquire the latest technology from private sector sources who may not normally do business with the federal government through standard procurement processes (spin-on).
  • T2 identifies technologies, capabilities, tools, and techniques primarily developed for military purposes, yet viable enough commercially to support adaptation and production for industrial or consumer uses.
  • T2 is part of CCDC Armaments Center's Strategic Management System and is formally recognized as a CCDC Armaments Center Mission Enabling Process.

Technology Transfer (T2)

Tech Transfer Process

The Armaments Center has a robust Technology Transfer Program. It uses a growing variety of T2 tools, which include: Cooperative Research and Development Agreements, Engineering Services Agreements, Educational Partnership Agreements, use of Partnership Intermediaries, and Patent Licensing Agreements, Test Services Agreements, to name a few. See the Collaboration Terms and Concepts page for more information on the specific meaning of terms that are frequently used during collaborations with the Armaments Center.
To learn more about Armaments Center T2 process, please visit HERE.

The Department of Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium/National Armaments Consortium is sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense and is utilized by all services and defense agencies to design, develop and demonstrate prototypes for armaments. DOTC offers government customers a better way of doing business through streamlined acquisition and collaboration across a broad spectrum of industrial and academic partners. DOTC envisions an integration of government, industry, and academia into a single enterprise, executing joint and co-funded initiatives, sharing and developing goals and objectives, resources and assets, and utilizing existing personnel, facilities and equipment. The mission of the DOTC is to enhance our warfighters’ lethality, survivability and combat effectiveness. This is accomplished by facilitating the industrial and academic research, development and technology demonstrations needed to advance and expand our military technological superiority

  • Rapid technology transfer to the Warfighter
  • Advocates a critical mass of world-class technologists
  • Leverages government, private industry and academia R&D resources
  • Promotes nontraditional defense contractor involvement
  • Promotes innovation

To learn more about DOTC NAC, please visit HERE.

The Armament Center participates in the Army SBIR program to solicit innovative research and development proposals from small technology companies. Three times a year, the Armament Center submits technology requirements, SBIR “topics,” for publication in the DoD SBIR broad agency announcements. The Armaments Center uses its technology transfer toolkit to help facilitate the transition of phase II programs to phase III military and commercial applications. The Armament Center’s on-site business incubator, the Picatinny Technology Innovation Center, has become home to several SBIR companies. This demonstrates how the Armament Center’s technology transfer efforts, coupled with state and local government partnerships, complement the SBIR Program. Small businesses who seek to collaborate with the Armaments Center via a SBIR should reach out to the Army SBIR Program Management Office HERE.

The mission of the Office of Small Business Programs-New Jersey is to provide maximum practicable opportunities within Army Contracting Command- New Jersey acquisitions to Small Business, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, HUBZone Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business (8(a)), and Women-Owned Small Business concerns.
The contacts page for the Office of the Small Business Programs – New Jersey, Picatinny Arsenal can be found HERE.

The Armaments Center makes full use of international collaborative activities with allied defense establishments and academic institutions to leverage our mission funded research investments. The Armaments Center has a vigorous international program with the lead on numerous active and proposed bilateral agreements, as well as support to other Department of the Army and Department of Defense agencies in their cooperative programs. These agreements enable cooperative research programs with allies in selected technology areas where their strengths complement the Armaments Center and offer good leveraging opportunities.
Allies who wish to collaborate with the Armaments Center should contact the following e-mail address:

  • For the latest federal government contract opportunities, please go HERE.
  • The Armaments Center and Picatinny Arsenal are supported by the Army Contracting Command – New Jersey. Please go HERE.

The Armament Center Fusion Cell's mission is to fuse global threat intelligence and operational information with CCDC Armaments Center capabilities to create an adept culture of proactive posture, rapid response, and unparalleled support to the warfighter and nation. Strengthened ties with deployed operational units, as well as interagency law enforcement and first-responders are an imperative for the Armaments Center and function as a priority for the Fusion Cell. Deployed units, inter-agency law enforcement and first responders should contact the Armament Center Fusion Cell via the following address:

Once a part of a formal collaboration with the Armaments Center, you may require information about Army systems or components.
To request drawing of technical data packages, please e-mail:
For other support, please select from the most appropriate contact in the listings above.

Click here to access a list of collaboration terms and concepts.