Video Display Terminal

Capability Assessment Event 

DATE CHANGE: 16-17 August 2018 

Submissions: Closed

On 16-17 August, SOFWERX, in collaboration with SOF AT&L and USSOCOM PEO-FW, will host a Capability Assessment Event (CAE) to become informed of the current state and near future state of technology regarding Video Display Terminals (VDT) to satisfy a form-fit-function solution that replaces existing displays. This event is being conducted in order to identify potential sources that may possess the expertise and capabilities to meet the requirements to supply a qualified, in-production, replacement VDT for use in the United States Air Force MC 130J aircraft. The VDTs ultimately produced should require no hardware modifications to the aircraft and must be compatible with current aircraft systems.

The CAE will consist of one-on-one meetings between Government team members and selected individual industry partners. Each presentation should discuss industry’s perspective on the benefits, opportunities, and challenges of implementing their proposed VDT solutions. Each one-on-one session will be approximately 45 minutes in length. The CAE will be held at the UNCLASSIFIED level.

Desired Improvement Categories 

• Plan for minimizing diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortages (DMSMS)
• VDT processing margin for future growth
• Low mean time between failures (MTBF)

Tentative Schedule 

16 August
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Check-In
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM SOFWERX 101
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Icebreaker
9:15 AM – 9:45 AM PEO-FW Brief Industry Partners
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Q&A
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM Company 1
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Company 2
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch (On Your Own)
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM Company 3
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM Company 4
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Company 5
4:00 PM – 4:15 PM Break
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM Company 6

17 August
8:15 AM – 8:30 AM Government Only Sessions
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM Company 7
9:15 AM – 9:45 AM Company 8
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Company 9
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM Company 10
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM Company 11
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch (On your own)
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM Company 12
2:00 PM – 2:15 PM Break
2:15 PM – 4:30 PM Government Only Sessions

Ways to Participate 

Review Video Display Terminal Requirements: Click Here to View 

Industry: Deadline for Submissions closed 18 July


• RSVP to Attend Capability Assessment Event: Click Here to RSVP 


For event questions, please contact: [email protected]

For technical questions, please contact: [email protected] or [email protected] 

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