RTCA is a private, not-for-profit association founded in 1935 as the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics. They are the premier Public-Private Partnership venue for developing consensus among diverse, competing interests on critical aviation modernization issues in an increasingly global enterprise. RTCA products serve as the basis for government certification of equipment used by the tens of thousands of aircraft flying daily through the world’s airspace. A Standards Development Organization (SDO), RTCA works with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop comprehensive, industry-vetted and endorsed standards that can be used as means of compliance with FAA regulations.
SOSSEC, Inc. is chartered as the single point of contact activity for the System of Systems Consortium (SOSSEC) and offers the unique ability to integrate and harness the power of a diverse consortium of organizations. It houses a combination of skilled and experienced collaborators, innovators and performers. The Consortium was specifically formed to address the needs of the Department of Defense (DoD). It is founded on a simple concept: that collaboration, innovation, and cooperation among a broad spectrum of industry, academia and non-profits vastly improves the products and services delivered to its clients.
Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC)® is a partnership between the commercial industry, the civil space sector, academia, and others to increase flexibility and agility, reduce cost, improve technology and capability insertion, and decrease cycle timelines in the development and deployment of next generation space technologies. The SpEC Consortium is a team of industry leaders, academic research institutions, and innovative early-stage and start-up companies working together to develop next generation space technologies. SpEC also assists the Government identify challenges, prioritize which challenges get solicited, and select the highest priority project submitted by SpEC members.
The Sensors, Communications and Electronics Consortium (SCE Consortium) was created to conduct research, development, and testing in cooperation with the Government, leading to technology demonstrations and prototype projects in the sensors, communications and electronics sciences and other related fields to maintain and improve warfighter command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities in complex environments. Its mission areas include Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT), Electronic Warfare (EW), Mission Command and, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Targeting among others.
The Open Group Future Airborne Capability Environment Consortium is a government and industry partnership to define an open avionics environment for all military airborne platform types. The FACE™ Consortium is a vendor-neutral forum that provides standardized approaches for using open standards with avionics systems. The FACE Consortium works to develop and consolidate the open standards, best practices, guidance documents and business models to achieve many objectives, including standardized approaches for using open standards within avionics systems, more capabilities reaching the warfighter faster and, innovation and competition within the avionics industry.
Association of The United States Army is the U.S. Army’s professional association, the voice for the Army on Capitol Hill, and offers support for soldiers and their families. It is a nonprofit educational and professional development association serving America’s Army and supporters of a strong national defense. AUSA provides a voice for the Army, supports the Soldier, and honors those who have served in order to advance the security of the nation. AUSA and it’s 122 chapters contribute to awards, scholarships, and support of soldier and family programs annually.
Founded in 1957, the Army Aviation Association of America has over 18,000 Members and 79 Chapters worldwide. The AAAA is a not-for-profit organization with many constituencies to include Active Duty, Reserve Component, Civilian, Industry, Retired, affiliated organizations, and friends of Army Aviation. The AAAA is the only not-for-profit organization dedicated to representing the broad interests of Army Aviation. It’s mission is to “Support the United States Army Aviation Soldier and Family”. AAAA also supports the AAAA Scholarship Foundation, Inc., which provides nearly $200,000 a year in local Chapter support.
Established in Washington, D.C., in 1956 by a group of air traffic controllers, the Air Traffic Control Association has been from the outset dedicated to progress in the science of air traffic control and the preservation of a safe flight environment. The Air Traffic Control Association is an independent, non-profit organization, dedicated to the promoting, maintaining and enhancing the stature and wellbeing of the Air Traffic Control profession and the aviation community.
C5 is a consortium composed of leading companies and institutions in the C4ISR and cyber technology sectors. C5 accelerates the development and deployment of new capabilities to the Warfighter through the use of Other Transaction Authority. C5 gives members an innovative and commonsense acquisition mechanism for development of new technologies and products to meet government customer requirements. C5’s technology focus areas include: Electronic Warfare, Positioning, Navigation and Timing, Information Operations, Intelligence Analysis, Exploitations and Disseminations, Mobility and Autonomy and Sensors.
CEED is a consortium composed of leading companies and institutions in the Energy, Environmental and Demilitarization technology sectors. Through the use of Other Transaction Authority, CEED accelerates the development and deployment of new capabilities to the Warfighter. CEED provides members an innovative and commonsense acquisition mechanism for development of new technologies and products to meet government customer requirements. CEED’s technology focus areas include: Environmental Quality and Installations
Remediation and Decontamination and Manufacturing and Maintenance, Operational Energy.
The VLC is a collaboration of over 170 vertical lift organizations including large original equipment manufacturers, large contractors, suppliers, engine manufacturers, academia/ nonprofit, small vertical takeoff and landing organizations and the Vertical Flight Society. VLC’s technology focus areas include Aeromechanics, Rotorcraft Structures, Vehicle Management Systems, Rotorcraft Subsystems, Transmissions and Drives Systems, Engines and Motors, Human Systems Interfaces, Avionics and Networks Communications, Operations Support and Sustainment, Flight Operations, Aerial Systems Concept Evaluation and Systems Effectiveness Analysis.
The Aviation & Missile Technology Consortium® (AMTC) has established an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) to engage industry and academia to develop and mature guided missile technologies to develop and transition US Army aviation and missile manufacturing technologies, and integrate advanced technologies, techniques and processes into future effective weapon systems in support of US Army and DOD weapon systems. AMTC identifies critical aviation and missile system challenges and develops prototype technologies to enhance warfighter lethality, survivability, and combat effectiveness.