1st DAF University Affiliated Research Center Has Tactical Autonomy Research Focus, Looks for HBCU Lead

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Source:  U.S. Navy
Source: U.S. Navy

September 13, 2022 | Originally published by AFRL on September 7, 2022

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – Senior Defense Department and Air Force officials announced a plan on June 27, 2022, to create the first Department of the Air Force University Affiliated Research Center, or UARC, focused on tactical autonomy. The new center will be the first to be led by a historically black college or university, or HBCU, and will be the 15th UARC created within the U.S. Department of Defense.

A broad agency announcement, or BAA, seeking HBCU proposals is posted at https://sam.gov/opp/196cd0a83211492baaff02b304490e98/view, with proposals due by 8 a.m. EST November 7, 2022. Proposal questions are due by September 21, 2022, and must be submitted to Lexcie Potter, contracting officer, at lexcie.potter@us.af.mil, and Denise Johnson, contract specialist, at denise.johnson.19@us.af.mil.

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