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PRESS RELEASE: Dynepic’s Work with US Congress ‘Makes the Mark’ in Final Defense Authorization Bill


MOTAR, small business innovations recognized as critical to United States Air Force readiness

United States, June 28, 2022 — Congress heard us, loud and clear! Following several months of meeting with Members of Congress and their staff about the positive impact of the MOTAR® ecosystem on the United States Air Force (USAF) education and training, the House Armed Services Committee passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 out of committee with language supporting the critical work Dynepic® is doing with the Department. This provision is yet another significant step in support of the USAF’s ability to provide Airmen with modern, digital training options and ultimately, our nation’s safety. 

Specifically, the NDAA would require a plan from the Secretary of the Air Force in early 2023 outlining how the USAF would “transition digital training infrastructure into the appropriate Air Force organizations as soon as technical readiness will allow.” The plan would provide critical guidance on security and training, support and sustainment, the incorporation of immersive technologies, collaboration across the USAF, roles and responsibilities for software and hardware integration, and guidance to include small businesses.  

“Since I left the military 15 years ago, its technology hasn’t changed much,” said Dynepic Co-Founder and CEO, Krissa Watry. “As noted by Congress, digital modernization of the education and training landscape to leverage cutting edge technology like Extended Reality is critical to military readiness and maintaining our dominance in national defense.”

After USAF encouraged the company to participate in the 2019 USAF AFWERX Mixed Reality Platform Challenge, which Dynepic won over many large and established businesses, Dynepic has become an example of small business innovation at work in the furtherance of national security. Since then, the company has leveraged multiple phases of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to further develop, tailor, and deploy its secure DX platform under the Air Force’s label, Member Operations Training Analysis Reports (MOTAR). In 2021, MOTAR became a validated USAF training requirement and is currently on track to become a Program of Record. 

“We’re stoked to be on this journey with the changemakers in Congress and the Department of Defense,” Watry said. “Our work advocating for military training transformation has just begun, and our energy is limitless.”

About Dynepic:

Launched in 2014, Dynepic, Inc. is a woman- and service-disabled veteran founded tech company based out of Reno, Nevada. Dynepic’s DX Platform is a secure, device- and software- agnostic infrastructure with open APIs, LMS/LRS, and a central training hub to build an open ecosystem for XR to power the future of multi-dimensional knowledge for a better tomorrow. To learn more about Dynepic, check out our website and connect with us on LinkedIn

Dynepic, Inc. Wins BIG at XR Today’s Awards Ceremony

Inaugural awards highlight the industry’s best immersive eXtended reality (XR) solutions

United States, May 26, 2022 - Dynepic, Inc. was honored this morning to receive three XR Awards from XR Today, including Best Education and Training Solution, Best Collaborative Solution, and Ones to Watch! The company also earned ‘Highly Commended’ in the Best Virtual Reality Solution category. 

“I’m incredibly proud of the Dynepic team and grateful for our ecosystem partners and customers for their collaboration and innovation,” said Krissa Watry, Co-Founder, and CEO of Dynepic. “They’re the reason we’re able to bring the Dynepic vision to life and level up training and education with XR.” 

Amongst strong competition including Moth+Flame, AppliedVR, and OssoVR, and respected industry judges for the inaugural year of the XR Awards, Dynepic was named a finalist last month for these awards as well as Best VR Solution and XR Leader of the Year. The criteria for each category were stringent, including delivering a high-impact breakthrough product that improves overall user experience, demonstrating strong execution and positive results, and examples of high-performing, innovative business culture. 

“Without competition, there would be no innovation,” Watry said, “so awards like this are especially energizing when we’re up against some of the best in the industry. We celebrate everyone who works tirelessly to change the world for a better tomorrow!” 

MOTAR Powers An Open XR-Optimized Ecosystem for Multi-Capable Airmen

It’s no secret that service members in the US military are being asked to do more, often with outdated technology and manual processes. Military readiness and the ongoing ‘pacing threat’ to national security are top of mind for Department of Defense leaders, and USAF systems are undergoing a significant cultural shift

This “accelerate change or lose'' mindset is one of the reasons MOTAR is gaining such fast traction across the Department of the Air Force (DAF). MOTAR, or Member, Operations, Training, Analytics, and Reports, gives our Warfighters the edge to meet the demands of today’s Multi-Capable Airman (MCA) training requirements. 

To be successful in the face of modern warfare challenges, senior military leaders argue airmen require not just deep specialization in a career field, but the flexibility to learn on-demand to accomplish tasks outside their core specialty,” shared Krissa Watry, Co-Founder, and CEO of Dynepic. 

With MOTAR already named as a USAF requirement a few months prior, in December 2021, USAF shared its plan around cultivating and deploying MCA through an ‘operational concept’ called Agile Combat Employment (ACE).  Essentially, it was determined that having airmen with a broader set of training competencies was proven to be imperative to accomplishing mission objectives with greater success. 

“MOTAR provides the key infrastructure needed for airmen to train anytime and anywhere, using the most cutting-edge training available, with much of the training delivered on eXtended Reality (XR) headsets, augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR),” Watry said. “MOTAR allows airmen the diverse, hands-on experience they need to meet ACE requirements, and facilitates traditional and just-in-time training. Extended Reality (XR) is the future of learning, and the future is now for the USAF!”

While there are many features of MOTAR that empower the Multi-Capable Airman, here are a few we wanted to highlight today: 

  • MOTAR Hub: A collection of curated apps, lessons, AI, 3D Models, videos, and other XR assets. The MOTAR course creator can link to the available content found on the Hub. 
  • Airman Learning Record (ALR): MOTAR’s ALR encompasses all aspects of an airman’s training, readiness, and duty history. Members have a complete picture of their training record, a listing of all the digital badges they have earned and they can even add education and key skills like hobbies for AI to reason over when matching their skills to mission requirements 
  • Unit Training Manager (UTM): The UTM Dashboard provides training managers access to view the training performance and readiness of their unit.
  • Leadership Dashboard: Part of MOTAR Insights, the Leadership Dashboard provides critical insights for all the units they are in charge of, rolled up to a high. 
  • Mission Planner: Commanders can now create missions, set key requirements for the mission positions, and use AI or MOTAR search of the ALRs to match qualified candidates so they can be rapidly trained to meet mission needs.
  • AI Competency Analysis: The MOTAR Mission Planner leverages permission-based AI Plugins to enable leaders to set mission requirements and then use AI competency engines like MANTISTM to reason over the ALRs to match candidates and identify training gaps.

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