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.”
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.