MERC Attends 2017 CTMA Annual Partners and Integrated Project Meeting

Hill AFB (April 3-5, 2017)  The 2017 CTMA Annual Partners Meeting is an Office of the Secretary of Defense sponsored conference focused on collaboration between technology, program, and logistics specialists from the DoD, private industry, and educational non-profits.

NCMS2The theme for this year’s symposium was Accelerating Innovation!  The symposium’s mission was to create an environment that enables every attendee to share relevant information and discuss key topics through partner collaboration, and increase DoD agencies overall awareness of key government processes that are focused on innovation and integration.

The conference provided plenary sessions and tours on fault detection and isolation, automated corrosion control, and roundtables of subject matter experts within cybersecurity for technology insertion and sustainment innovation.  In addition to the plenary sessions, there were breakout sessions across many topics including smart inspection systems, confined space monitoring, agile software development, cyber/information assurance, and smart grid/energy management.  NDI Thermal Wave Imaging won the Technology Competition at the conference.

About Mercer Engineering Research Center

Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) is the research and applied engineering arm of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. For over 175 years the University has served Georgia as a highly-respected educational institution. In 1984, the School of Engineering was established at the Macon, Georgia campus, with the charter class beginning studies in 1985.

Two years later, in 1987, the Mercer Engineering Research Center was established under the School of Engineering to provide locally available engineering and scientific services and critical specialized technical skills. Today, MERC functions as a non-profit operating unit of the University, with the Executive Director, Dr. David Barwick, reporting directly to the University president, Mr. William D. Underwood.

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