To date, through UTIC’s convening and partnership building, member companies have been awarded more than $350 million in contracts to develop best-in-class technology.
“UTIC membership offers significant benefits for both the small and large technology companies, particularly when it comes to gaining direct access to Navy technical leaders who are charting the future of undersea technology,” said Molly Donohue Magee, UTIC executive director, who also serves as executive director of the Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA). “By bringing government leaders and the technology companies together, we are fostering meaningful collaboration and innovation, and empowering our members to compete for the technology prototyping opportunities.”
Ron Vien, the Technical Director of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport, was the featured speaker, joined by other Navy sponsors.
“At a time when other sectors of the economy have struggled, the defense sector continues to meet the mission and technology needs of the U.S. Navy. Undersea technology is a field with so much growth and innovation opportunity, and we are proud to partner with UTIC to ensure that the defense sector supply chain stays strong and that more and more businesses become connected and responsive to the needs of our national security infrastructure,” Vien said.
UTIC maintains an Other Transaction Authority (OTA) Agreement with NUWC, giving members the ability to work collaboratively with the U.S. government to respond to national security and defense needs by delivering new technology and services faster than traditional federal acquisition requirements might permit. There are over 280 UTIC members from 35 states.