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Dynepic Secures IL4 Authorization to Operate (ATO) for MOTAR

US Air Force will now have access to critical, modern training apps in the military metaverse

RENO, Feb. 6 2023 /PRNewswire/ Dynepic® has officially secured Authorization To Operate (ATO) from the United States Air Force for MOTAR® (Member, Operations, Training, Analytics, and Reports), its delivery, analysis, and reporting platform created to modernize enterprise-wide training infrastructure. This stamp of approval includes not just the MOTAR platform, but also a process to deliver an open ecosystem of training technologies to the Warfighter and devices like virtual reality headsets, setting it up to be the future-proof backbone of the military metaverse. 

“To secure an IL4 ATO for MOTAR is an incredible milestone and the result of relentless hard work, an unwavering commitment to our Airmen, and incredible support from the US Air Force, specifically Air Education and Training Command A9,” said Dynepic Co-Founder and CEO, Krissa Watry. “When the USAF recruited us to compete in the 2019 AFWERX Mixed Reality Challenge and we won against the ‘bigs,’ I told them, if we are going to do this, we are doing this! I’m thrilled MOTAR will enable our USAF with the secure digital infrastructure it needs to power the future of learning across time zones and dimensions.”

Earning an ATO to operate on US military networks at Impact Level 4 (IL4) is monumental for any company, especially a small business, as it requires strict cybersecurity compliance and significant coordination with federal law, Department of Defense policy, and standards. While MOTAR has been powering immersive training innovation for the USAF for several years already, the ATO enables Airmen and Creators to leverage MOTAR to rapidly contribute and deliver Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), level 3D models, training lessons, 360 videos, third-party applications, AI and much more. The ATO also means students and instructors can use virtual reality (VR) headsets for multi-modal learning, including XR applications. Additionally, MOTAR will run on military networks; MOTAR.AF.MIL will open in Spring 2023.

George Moats, Dynepic’s Senior Cybersecurity Engineer and platform Information System Security Officer, added: "When you stand on the shoulders of giants to achieve something like ATO, it's easy to see over the horizon to a powerful and innovative future! And this is only the beginning."

This news comes just a week after Dynepic was awarded a $2.9M Phase III sole source contract from the US Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command (AETC).

MOTAR Ecosystem Spotlight: UtopiaCompression Corp.

The success of MOTAR® as a platform of platforms for delivery, analysis, and reporting of training relies on amazing products being a part of the MOTAR Ecosystem - and UtopiaCompression Corp. (UC) is a stellar example of a vendor leveling up the platform. 

As an SBIR-funded small business, UC provides machine learning-based analysis software for US government agencies and commercial markets, including the US Navy and Air Force. In 2022, UC was activated on MOTAR to begin integrating its Training Effectiveness Measurement (TEM) software with the platform.  

“MOTAR was a golden opportunity for us because it's based on xAPIs just like TEM, making it a seamless integration on our side and opening up many more opportunities to provide algorithm-based analysis for instructors and students,” explained Priya Ganapathy, UC’s Senior Research & Development Scientist. 

“And just like Dynepic, we’re training-agnostic, meaning TEM can work with any type of training.”

Starting today, MOTAR instructors will be able to leverage UtopiaCompression’s TEM interface to get a deeper assessment of students’ course results and what learning needs to happen for better on-the-job performance. 

“Constructive analysis is the difference between students gaining mastery of the course content versus students simply completing the course,” said Dr. Ganapathy. 

Christina Padron, Dynepic’s VP of Partnerships and Growth, added, “We’re very fortunate to work with the talented team at UtopiaCompression, and we are thrilled they chose to activate on MOTAR!”

To find out how you can activate your app on MOTAR, please visit documentation here: Activation via MOTAR Studio and APIs.

Dynepic Awarded $2.9M Sole Source Phase III Contract to Operationalize MOTAR 

Funding will accelerate MOTAR’s Authorization to Operate for USAF

Dynepic® is gearing up for an Authorization to Operate (ATO) for MOTAR®, thanks to a $2.9M Phase III sole source contract from the US Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command (AETC). 

The new funding is the final step before earning ATO and will bring the power of MOTAR into the Air Force domain, making it accessible via NIPRNet. Additionally, once authorized, the USAF will be able to discover and deliver CUI-level training across devices, including VR headsets. 

George Moats, Dynepic’s Senior Cybersecurity Engineer, and platform Information System Security Officer explained: "Authorization To Operate is where federal law, DoD policy, and industry standards intersect. Meeting this milestone green-lights MOTAR to move even faster toward bringing innovative training solutions to all of our Warfighters.”

Over the next few months, Dynepic, AETC, and cross-functional stakeholders will refine the MOTAR platform to continue exceeding the standards established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and enforced by DoD and AETC policy. In addition to ATO, Dynepic’s platform will include a certificate to field process for MOTAR Ecosystem applications to be rapidly delivered to an IL4 production environment where they can be combined with multi-modal training content and delivered to help Airmen level up their skills.

“We’re honored to be bringing MOTAR’s capabilities to the USAF and be part of the critical training upgrade our warfighters require to be ready for the future fight,” said Krissa Watry, Co-founder, and CEO of Dynepic. “And we are just getting started!”

For more information, please visit https://www.dynepic.com.

About Dynepic: Launched in 2014, Dynepic, Inc. is a woman- and service-disabled veteran-founded tech company based out of Reno, Nevada. To learn more about Dynepic, check out our website and connect with us on LinkedIn.