The Navy yesterday awarded a $15 million contract to Energetics Technology Center of Indian Head, MD, for research efforts that will ultimately contribute to a congressionally mandated report on the Pentagon's efforts on energetics.
"The proposed effort has three major components: a national energetics study, automated global energetics [science and technology] awareness, and creating an energetics ecosystem. The national energetics study will collect and analyze information in support of the requirement to develop a plan that fulfills the request of [the] National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal [year] 2020, Section 253," according to a Defense Department statement.
The contract was competitively awarded through a Navy and Marine Corps "long range broad agency announcement," the statement reads.
The FY-20 NDAA directed the Pentagon to provide lawmakers with a long-term research and development plan that "maintains United States technological superiority in energetics technology critical to national security; efficiently develops new energetics technologies and transitions them into operational use, as appropriate," according to the legislation.