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General Membership Meeting of the Medical CBRN Defense Consortium and CWMD Consortium
November 12, 2019 - November 13, 2019
The Medical CBRN Defense Consortium and the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Consortium, in conjunction with the JPEO-CBRND and DHS CWMD Office, will host a consortia meeting and industry outreach event on 12-13 Nov 2019 in Bethesda, Md.
This event will include multiple opportunities for Government, industry, and academia to interact and exchange information regarding upcoming business opportunities.
This event will focus on medical and non-medical CBRNE related requirements of the CBRN enterprise including the JPEO-CBRND, DHS CWMD Office, DTRA, and others.
Assistant Secretary McDonnell and other speakers will update participants on CWMD’s progress towards meeting its mission and expand on the Office’s current areas of emphasis. The event will include plenary sessions, user panel, and an expanded exhibit area. This event will include sessions with government, industry, academia, and operational users who have an interest in countering chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats in the new CWMD mission space.
Membership in MCDC is limited to US companies or US-based affiliates of foreign companies. Foreign companies cannot gain membership due to MCDC’s requirement that members obtain a DD2345 (military critical technical data agreement). However, foreign companies can be subcontractors (team members) on projects awarded through the Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) as long as they can meet the terms and conditions of the OTA. The MCDC member awarded the project is responsible for flowing the applicable requirements down to the foreign company.
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 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.