AFWERX, the innovation arm of the Air Force Research Laboratory, has partnered with a pair of U.S. Army organizations to conduct a multiservice contracting sprint for small businesses developing technologies for potential military applications.
During the inaugural multiservice contracting sprint, more than 300 small businesses secured Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I contracts, worth over $20 million in total, AFRL said Thursday.
The program, held from Oct. 24 to Nov. 4, 2022, was a collaborative effort between AFWERX and Army Futures Command and Army Contracting Command.
Army Applications Laboratory supported about 80 military and civilian contracting professionals from 21 states during the discovery and idea formulation process.
“Contracting sprints are just one activity wherein we can work effectively and efficiently as multiservice partners to get after common objectives, share knowledge and systematically implement continuous improvements,” said John McCanney, AFWERX contracting sprints lead.