Notable Technical Inquiries are summaries of the most recent and impactful work done by DSIAC in response to technical inquiries that were submitted by defense community members. These summaries are intended to give the defense community a sampling of the wide range of questions presented and responses produced by DSIAC under the free 4-hours of information research support.

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Flexible Thermal Protection System Materials

What type of flexible hypersonic thermal protective materials have been researched and are available that are capable of surviving high temperature, high Mach environments to enable variable geometry hypersonic aircraft? DSIAC received a technical inquiry requesting information on research into and availability of flexible thermal protection system materials. Materials engineering subject matter experts...

U.S. Government Other Transaction Authorities and Department of Defense Other Transaction Agreements

Is there a comprehensive list of Other Transaction Authorities (OTAs) and the Other Transaction (OT) agreements associated with them? DSIAC was tasked with compiling a list of U.S. Government (USG) organizations with OTA and any OT agreements issued by the U.S. Department...

Department of Defense COVID-19 Initiatives to Address the Shortage of Medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Respirators

What U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) efforts are ongoing to address the shortages of critical medical equipment due to the COVID-19 pandemic? DSIAC staff collected information and the proper contacts related to several DoD initiatives addressing the production of PPE, respirators, ventilators, and other medical...

Low, Observable Material Science

Who are the top global researchers and organizations in low, observable (LO) material science? DSIAC was asked to search available databases to identify the top global researchers and organizations in LO material science.  DSIAC searched multiple literature databases, including...