The Training and Readiness Accelerator (TReX) engages industry, academia, and other subject matter experts broadly to expedite development, demonstration, and delivery of cutting edge technology capabilities in support of modeling, simulation, and training (MST) needs of the U.S. Department of Defense. TReX provides the U.S. military with a means to rapidly identify, vet, prototype, and deliver cutting edge technologies across the defense and non-defense modeling and simulation sectors. Our platform is flexible and allows for the Government to utilize TReX whether the requirement is very well defined or completely undefined. TReX supports the Government customer throughout the entire lifecycle of technology innovation from ideation through prototype development and technology transition.
The rapid technology landscape brings new challenges as well as new solutions. Finding the right solutions requires a firm understanding of both the problem and the art of the possible in new technology. TReX can engage with the Government early in the process to help define the technology gap and determine potential solutions sets based on best available technology available as well as the best emerging technology capabilities.
Solving emerging technology challenges requires engaging an increasingly large community of innovators. TReX brings ‘open source’ functionality to the U.S. Department of Defense. We prospect across the entire innovation ecosystem to find the most cutting edge technology capabilities whether they reside at a small start-up, a university, a technology incubator, a laboratory or elsewhere. TReX proactively engages the technology community to seek out solutions on demand.
The unique needs and operating environments of the military require technologies to be tested and validated to ensure the delivery of a technology solution. TReX provides the Government a streamlined platform to identify and refine technologies critical to training and readiness. TReX enables the Government to quickly get prototypes into the hands of Soldiers for user feedback and iteration in order to better inform future materiel requirements, reduce development risk and expedite procurement of crucial technologies.
Innovation in the military can only move as quickly as the contracting process allows. TReX utilizes a rapid contracting vehicle known as an Other Transaction Authority (OTA) to enable rapid contracting, prototyping and delivery of proven technology solutions. TReX is delivering a first-of-its-kind, customized process to ensure efficient contracting and acquisition to deliver technology at a private sector pace.