ACCELERATING TRAINING AND READINESS FOR TODAY'S DoD

DoD’s premier OTA contracting vehicle for next generation training, modeling, simulation, and readiness.

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ABOUT TReX

The Training and Readiness Accelerator (TReX) expedites development, demonstration, and delivery of prototypes to increase Warfighter readiness. With a focus on modeling, simulation, and training, TReX provides the United States Government with an agile mechanism to iterate and refine critical technologies to keep pace with ongoing and emerging challenges. By actively incorporating structured operational user feedback, TReX will identify and develop innovative solutions to inform material procurement requirements and acquisition.

TReX is a new era public-private partnership that is managed by the National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL). Utilizing a broad innovation platform, TReX brings a first-of-its-kind capability to the U.S. Department of Defense. The Accelerator operates as a highly efficient, open-source network of top innovators across the innovation ecosystem, including industry, academia, investors, laboratories, and government. TReX provides support and engagement across the full life cycle of innovation from problem definition to ideation and solution prospecting through technology development and delivery.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Opportunities

OUR FOCUS AREAS

Modeling

Modeling

Developing models to help scientists, engineers, and decision makers demonstrate a positive change to how a military system is built and/or managed.

Simulation

Simulation

Enabling military capabilities to test and refine theories and operations in a synthetic environment without the need for actual hostilities.

Training

Training

Delivering basic and advanced training to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the demands of a strong and capable military.

Experimental Validation

Experimental Validation

Testing and assessing the feasibility and utility of developmental and operational prototypes for quality assurance and mission effectiveness.

Readiness

Readiness

Delivering 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.

Technology Focus Areas

Technology Focus Areas

  • Synthetic Terrain
  • Gaming Technologies
  • Soldier Immersion
  • Cyber Training
  • Medical Simulation & Training
  • Live Fire Training
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cross-Domain Simulation
  • Instrumentation & Test

OUR TEAM

TReX hires the best from the commercial and government workplaces to provide clients and members with the tools necessary to thrive.

Tara Kilcullen
Tara Kilcullen
Director, TReX
Tara Kilcullen
Tara Kilcullen
Director, TReX

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Erik R Olbeter
Erik R Olbeter
COO
Erik R Olbeter
Erik R Olbeter
COO

Erik Olbeter is the Chief Operating Officer of the National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL). In this capacity, he oversees the management of NSTXL’s consortia and OTA contracts, tech discovery, vetting, and prospecting, and new service offerings. Prior to NSTXL, Erik has held leadership roles in the financial and tech industries, always at the intersection of government, finance, and technology. He served as Senior Vice President in charge of ICF’s commercial Energy Advisory practice serving both commercial and government clients. Prior to that, he spent 12 years on Wall Street as a technology analyst managing teams of researchers covering a wide range of emerging technologies such as cyber and advanced battery storage. He has his master’s in public policy from Georgetown University and is a CFA charter holder.

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Larry Solliday
Larry Solliday
Project Ideation and Security
Larry Solliday
Larry Solliday
Project Ideation and Security

Dr. Solliday serves as NSTXL’s Chief Security Officer and is responsible for establishing and maintaining organizational and programmatic procedures, standards, policies, and practices to protect the privacy and integrity of both classified and controlled unclassified information and data. This includes ensuring and managing organizational and programmatic compliance with all applicable security and system security regulations, standards, policies, and practices. Additionally, as a member of NSTXL’s senior management team, Dr. Solliday leads organizational and programmatic efforts to identify, generate, vet, and develop potential opportunities in support of NSTXL’s assisted acquisition and other transactions portfolio. This includes fostering and maintaining good working relationships with new and existing customers and requiring activities to enhance and improve client retention and relationships. Dr. Solliday is a recognized subject matter expert in the identification, development, prototyping, assessment, and transition of innovative technologies to enhance current and future operational capabilities. His efforts have led to the rapid and deliberate identification, demonstration, assessment, transition or transfer, and sustainment of numerous innovative concepts and emerging and enabling technologies supporting urgent and recurring U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security operational needs and requirements. He has spent time in both the Federal service and private industry, and retired from the United States Air Force. During his 20 years in public civil service, he held positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the United States Air Force, the General Services Administration, and the United States Navy as a Project Manager, Test Manager, Business Manager and Contracting Officer, and Program Manager respectively. Dr. Solliday completed his doctor of management studies at Colorado Technical University conducting research that explored best practices to improve the transition of emerging technologies. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Illinois University.

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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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Mark McIntosh
Mark McIntosh
Public Outreach
Mark McIntosh
Mark McIntosh
Public Outreach

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Cathy Jordan
Cathy Jordan
Acquisition Manager
Cathy Jordan
Cathy Jordan
Acquisition Manager

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

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

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

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