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Dynepic Wins SBIR Phase 1 Contract to Further Expand MOTAR! 

It may be the end of the year, but Dynepic is still crushing it! 

We’re stoked to share that we’ve won a $75k Phase 1 AFWERX Open Topic SBIR to conceptualize an open standard for digital asset certification, remix tracking, and lesson linking.

This program will commence efforts to further adapt Dynepic’s MOTAR® Platform so the United States Air Force (USAF) can manage an asset’s “digital thread” and ensure training applications are leveraging the most current, up-to-date, and certified models available. 

Krissa Watry, Dynepic Co-founder and CEO, explained further: “By the end of next month, we expect to have a fully conceptualized methodology for storing an authoritative model, digital twin, or simulation on MOTAR, and allow for proper asset permissions management on who is allowed to discover, use, and modify, and then track all the uses and approved remixes of the original authoritative source – all within a one-stop shop for discovery and distribution of training applications” 

Streamlining the USAF’s training data sources and how they are managed is a critical step toward creating a successful Military Metaverse, especially with the increase in adoption of eXtended Reality (XR) training technologies across the USAF.

“Dynepic will not rest until our Warfighters have the modern education and training systems they need for success, and this SBIR is a critical step towards creating standards to enable the Military Metaverse,” Watry concluded. 

Op-Ed: IITSEC ‘2022 Was Awesome…But Where Was Ops?

by Kevin Watry
Sr. Military & Aviation Advisor 
Dynepic, Inc.

Last week’s Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) 2022 was an outstanding event. The tech industry was on full display for the military and its many training departments force-wide. From full-motion device trainers to virtual flying devices, the cutting-edge technology displayed during the conference clearly demonstrated where military training is headed. However, operations were notably absent among the myriad of General Officers involved in training. 

Let me put this in perspective a bit. I represent Dynepic Inc. as the Senior Military and Aviation Advisor. I am the current C-17, 729th Airlift Squadron Commander at March Air Reserve Base, CA. I am a multi-thousand-hour instructor and evaluator pilot and have thousands of hours as a Southwest Airlines First Officer. To put it bluntly, I know training. The vast majority of my instructing and training has been housed under the operations umbrella of Air Mobility Command, not the Air Education and Training Command (the Air Force’s primary training command).  I found it curious last week when I was representing Dynepic and Air Force Operations from a training perspective since there were no other operations commanders present. I felt this was very important because the Air Force has risen to the challenge of “Accelerate Change or Lose” in a fantastic manner. However, with the almost doubled increase in training volume with Ready Airman Training (RAT) and Ready Aircrew Training Tasking Memo (RTM), the Air Force has not provided the front-line warfighter trainers with any effective training aids. In fact, there is a notable lack of training aids/devices to aid Airmen in the classified realm despite considerable shifts in required classified knowledge or training requiring some level of information protection.

The conference lacked leaders from across the Air Force enterprise, making it exceedingly difficult to create any form of unity of effort in training. This hurts the military given one of its greatest strengths is its people. The military’s junior officers and enlisted core are a decisive advantage against any peer threats of the future. These leaders can be further developed by effective training and become an even stronger force multiplier. Why isn’t the military leveraging its operational forces who are responsible for day-to-day training? Not only does AETC source its funding from the MAJCOMs, but it should also be sourcing its expertise in creating the future of operational training.

I will provide a significant example to help solve the absence of unity of effort. Currently, Air Force squadrons have no way of sharing or creating training with other like-squadrons. Every C-17 unit has a great training office that creates and houses its own training aids in a siloed fashion. The only way I have access to other squadron training materials is if I ask or have a connection with other units. There is no joint location or method of validation or sharing. 

Enter: MOTAR (Member, Operations, Training, Analysis, Reports). Not only does MOTAR offer the backbone integration of all future training, but it can also act as the protected knowledge store for all current training in the system. It also has the ability for validation if a MAJCOM wants to certify “best practices.” With the ability to share all current training methods and aids with the capability to house and create all new training up to and including virtual reality, MOTAR is the future and creates unity of effort. 

Operations must get involved in creating and funding the future of training with AETC so no unit is left behind. MOTAR is the starting point. 

Level up!

Dynepic at I/ITSEC '22: miMOSAs, VR Demos, Giveaways, and More!!


The countdown to I/ITSEC 2022 has officially begun, and we’ve got a few fun things up our sleeves 💪

Given I/ITSEC is the premier DoD modeling, simulation, and training conference of the year, we’ll be onsite all week at booth #1928 providing behind-the-scenes demonstrations of our DX platform, white-labeled for the United States military as MOTAR (Member, Operations, Training, Analysis, Reports), and providing immersive experiences of our VR classroom, MOTAR Hub, and more. 

If you’d like to schedule a 1:1 meeting with a Dynepic pro and experience a MOTAR demo, please reach out to Dr. Victoria Claypoole at victoria@dynepic.com. Spots are limited, so be sure to book right away! 

We also have two brand-new presentations this year that you won’t want to miss (no registration needed): 

  • Thursday, December 1st at 0830 in room W308B, Dynepic Co-founder and CEO, Krissa Watry, is giving a talk on Enabling a Sharing Economy to Accelerate Change in Immersive Training
  • Thursday, December 1st at 1030 in room W309AB, Dynepic VP of Partnerships and Growth, Christina Padron, is part of a panel on International Perspectives on Creating and Sustaining Learning Ecosystems in the Wild

And of course, it wouldn’t be very #dynepic of us if we didn’t add in a little extra fun 😉


Once you’ve completed your MOTAR demo onsite, drop your business card into the bowl at booth #1928 for a chance to win the Dynepic giveaway of a brand new Onewheel! (There’s also a separate prize for anyone who posts a photo of the #dynepic Onewheel and tags Dynepic on Instagram or LinkedIn!) 

(If you aren’t attending I/ITSEC, you can still participate in this public giveaway! See below for details.) 

Dynepic will also be providing complimentary miMOSAs at booth #1928 on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 12 pm. Everyone is welcome - we’d love to see you there! 

See you there! 💪


This is a public contest for one (1) Onewheel Pint. There are two ways to enter from noon EST Monday, 28 November 2022 until noon EST on Thursday, 1 December 2022.

  1. Complete a MOTAR demo at I/ITSEC 2022 and, drop your business card into the jar at Booth #1928; or
  2. Catch up on Dynepic’s latest news and announcements here. Once done, correctly answer these two pop-quiz questions and email your answers to shanti@dynepic.com to be entered to win.
  • What did attendees of MOTAR Lab 2022 learn to build during the 2-day tutorial?
  • Which new capability was added to MOTAR following the recent acquisition of SurrealVR? 

Entries outside of the official giveaway timeframe will not be accepted. The winner will be selected by random drawing announced at 12:30 pm EST Thursday, Dec. 1st at I/ITSEC Booth #1928. You do not need to be present to win. The winner will be announced and notified by email if not present. If the winner does not accept, an alternate winner will be randomly selected.

No active Dynepic employees, consultants, subcontractors, or related family or personnel may enter the giveaway either onsite or online. The contest is limited to one entry per person.  

Contest winner must be a resident of the USA and 18 years and older.