Technology experimentation coordinates experimentation of developmental prototypes in operational environments to collect operator feedback and reduce risk to acquisition programs. This is accomplished through close coordination with fleet science advisers, program offices and technology providers.
Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer
The Marine Corps SBIR/STTR program gives U.S. small businesses the opportunity to develop innovative advances in technologies to address Marine Corps needs, as well as commercialize and transition these technologies to Marine Corps Systems Command and Program Executive Officer Land Systems programs.
Advanced Technology Integrators
Advanced technology integrators serve as the authoritative experts for the development and transition of technology to their program management offices. They accomplish this through close collaboration with the Office of Naval Research, Naval Warfare Centers, Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory and other science and technology organizations.
MCSC Chief Scientist
The Marine Corps Systems Command chief scientist is the senior scientist for the command, and principal representative to the Department of Defense and private sector Basic Research (6.1) community. The chief scientist is the command's advocate for basic research to organizations such as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Naval Research Laboratory, Department of Energy, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization and Office of Naval Research. The chief scientist also serves as the primary liaison to the academic community and consults with command personnel on high-priority, high-risk technology efforts.