Fort Bragg Research Institute Update and Military Operational Innovation (MIO-Forum) Think Tank. The Fort Bragg Research Institute (FBRI) will provide an update to MBB Symposium participants. The FBRI originated from the recognized need to link the vast infrastructure of science and technology regionally available to Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC) with the growing needs of operational readiness for Fort Bragg, NC. Areas of research interest include biomarker discovery for mild traumatic brain injury, machine learning to assist medics in accurate field diagnosis of conditions such as fractures and pending vascular compromise, real-time genetic sequencing to diagnose infectious agents, non-invasive neurosensory technology to automate combat casualty care records, and miniaturized and “ruggedized” bio-warfare detection.
The MIO-Forum will conduct semi-annual “Think Tank” sessions for military medical professionals to announce operational requirements to the public, and semi-annual “Pitch Tank” sessions for selected businesses to present projects and technologies in response to MIO-Forum announced requirements. The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) and the Fort Bragg Research Institute (FBRI) will host MIO-Forum “Think Tank” and “Pitch Tank” sessions across the state.
Medical Support to the Combat Soldier. Description coming soon.
Requirements and Acquisitions Processes: Department of Veterans Affairs and North Carolina Veterans Affairs Facilities. Panel presenters will identify requirements of VA medical centers and clinics in the region for medical products and services, including research and development, supplies, equipment, devices, pharmaceuticals, training, IT and staff augmentation. They will also outline the processes they use to acquire these products and services, including use of prime vendors, GSA schedules, Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) and commercial contracts. Businesses and researchers with the capability to support VA medical centers and clinics, vendors or other businesses with medical products or services should participate in this session.
Requirements and Acquisitions Processes: Military Medical Facilities and Operational Medical Commands. Panel presenters will identify requirements of military hospitals, clinics and operational medical commands in North Carolina for medical products and services, including research and development, supplies, equipment, devices, pharmaceuticals, training, IT and staff augmentation. They will also outline the processes they use to acquire these products and services, including Defense Logistics Agency prime vendors, GSA schedules, Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), commercial contracts and the military Class VIII supply system. Businesses with the capability to support installation medical facilities, deployable medical units, DLA prime vendors or other contractors with products or services should participate in this session.
Acquisition and Teaming Processes: Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs Prime Vendors. Prime vendors to the Department of Defense (including Defense Logistics Agency), Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Health and Human Services will provide remarks on experiences and realities of doing business with the government agencies. They will discuss the agencies respective medical prime vendor systems, their experiences in doing businesses with these agencies and their process for leveraging subcontractors (including utilization of DLA Distribution and Pricing Registration Agreement [DAPA] holders) and their SDVOSB partners. North Carolina product providers and manufacturers will also provide remarks regarding their experiences in supplying the Department of Defense and other federal agencies.
Additional session descriptions coming soon...