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Essential to Accomplish the Impossible

DMEA makes it possible for our customers to resolve problems quickly and efficiently. The solution is not only technical, however, but also contractual. It doesn’t matter if we have the greatest technical resources in the world if you can’t get to us. That’s why we have developed unique contracting vehicles that give access to DMEA and commercial facilities to program managers in record time.

The Defense Microelectronics Activity stays at the leading edge of the newest and most advanced technologies. We share our expertise and facilities whenever possible with other government organizations, the private sector and academia. It is a part of our mission to promote the timely transfer of technology from government to the private sector.

It is also part of our mission to streamline contracting opportunities for federal and state organizations and our foreign allies in developing microelectronic hardware and software.

The Advanced Technology Support Program (ATSP) is an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract vehicle for government agencies wishing to hire the private sector (contractors DMEA pre-approves) for work on microelectronics projects.

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The Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) enables industry and academia to gain access to DMEA expertise and facilities.


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Accomplishing the Impossible

The U.S. Air Force’s Aeronautical Systems Center needed new EDNAs, Enhanced Diagnostic Aids that track systems faults in F-16 fighter aircraft, and it needed them fast. Without the microelectronic components, F-16s would be grounded. A contract to manufacture the components had to be signed in two months.

And it was. Who else but DMEA could have accomplished this? Nobody we know of. Nobody the Air Forces knows of either.

“The DMEA staff support of this contract was nothing short of outstanding. Their involvement at the last hour of contract completion insured that the contract was awarded on time, without jeopardizing the funding profile established for this critical effort...

“Without [your] management and guidance, I’m convinced that we would not have accomplished this task in the allocated time frame. [Your] contribution, ’getting it done,' was the key to our success.”

Charles B. Jackson
Chief, F-16 System Program Office

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