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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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...

Defining Unmanned Aircraft System Swarms

How do different U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) organizations define unmanned aircraft system (UAS) swarms? Drone swarming is a debated definition within the DoD community and a term that has varied definitions, depending on the organization discussing it. DSIAC was...

Scramjet State-of-the-Art Technology

What efforts are now being performed to advance the state of the art in scramjet technologies? A DSIAC subject matter expert from the Johns Hopkins University Energetics Research Group performed open source and Joint Army Navy NASA Air Force...

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...