Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD)

 A Joint, Accelerator for Innovative Minds (AIM) Project
08-09 May 2019

Submission Deadline: CLOSED 22 March at 11:59 PM EST

No Late Submissions Accepted


On 08-09 May, SOFWERX, in collaboration with United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO CBRND), and the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center, will host a Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Capability Assessment Event (CAE) to identify CWMD technologies relevant to the specific problem statements below. The collaborative CWMD DoD group intends to align transition pathways across the full technology spectrum, regardless of maturity.


Event Methodology

PHASE I: 09-10 JANUARY 2019: GOV ONLY CAPABILITY COLLABORATION EVENT (CCE) – Problem Statement Development/Prioritization  – Completed

PHASE II: 20-21 FEBRUARY 2019: INDUSTRY, ACADEMIA AND LAB CAPABILITY COLLABORATION EVENT (CCE) – 150 Government, Industry, Academia and Lab participants engaged in direct dialogue with Warfighters and Government subject matter experts related to nine CWMD Problem Statements. Participation in the Industry Day was not mandatory, however, it was designed to provide insights to ensure potential offerors understood the Problem Statements fully to increase the likelihood of matching their technologies with Warfighter needs. – Completed

PHASE III: 08-09 MAY 2019: CAPABILITY ASSESSMENT EVENT (CAE) – Interested respondents who could potentially provide solutions that meet the CWMD technology needs, submitted information requested in a Quad Chart and White Paper format. The deadline to submit was 22 March 2019. The USSOCOM representatives will subsequently select those respondents/submissions they feel have the highest potential to provide comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that meet their needs. Those selected respondents will be invited for the opportunity to participate in one-on-one discussions with Government representatives. 

Review the Problem Statements: Click Here to Review
Review the Evaluation Criteria: Click Here to Review
Join the CWMD Consortium Here: Click Here to Review


Government Only Participation

If you are a Government representative, please contact Tania Steele, [email protected], if you would like to participate.



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For event related questions, please contact Tania Steele, [email protected]


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