Gates Defense Systems Joins Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Consortium

St. Petersburg, FL – GDS joins Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Consortium in continued support of US Special Operations Command and to better serve the broader CBRNe community. Earlier this year Gates Defense Systems completed work for a government customer, creating a cloud based Integrated Early Warning (IEW) dashboard designed to support warfighters and decision makers. It is the company’s intent to continue supporting this mission, and further develop advanced technologies that enhance command & control (C2) capabilities and accelerate delivery of critical information to the warfighter.

The Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Consortium was formed in response to the Government’s expressed interest to establish an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with an eligible entity or group of entities, to include industry, academic, and not-for-profit partners, for advanced development efforts to support agencies that have a need to prototype new technologies related to Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction.

The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) is always looking for innovative and effective solutions to counter weapons of mass destruction. The usage of an OTA allows government to partner with the CWMD to leverage cutting edge R&D and develop prototypes. This gives agencies an agile and flexible way to develop CWMD prototypes using new and innovative technology.The OTA Consortium is an enterprise partnership between the US Government (JPEO-CBRND) and the CWMD Consortium connected through a “contract-like” OTA.This OTA operates outside the Federal Acquisition Regulations.

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