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Prime


Prime, is all about priming and accelerating emerging commercial markets using military missions and equities. Prime focuses on bringing military interests that accelerate nascent technologies within the commercial market, benefiting commercial industrial base and military capability.

In addition to funding, Prime programs will leverage other unique Department resources, like test infrastructure, certification authorities, interagency relationships, and early operational use cases, bringing the Air and Space Force’s full value proposition to bear by becoming an early adopter to de-risk emerging markets.

Source input from industry to validate the partnership opportunity
Use the 5C’s as criteria to evaluate input from industry
Not all primes will move to the RFP phase, this is the decision point
Call for submissions to receive funding and other government resources
Form valuable partnerships between investors, academia, industry and government
Space Prime leverages a diverse industry partnership engagement strategy to identify nascent space technology sectors that, if “primed”, could advance U.S. national security and economic prosperity.
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EVALUATING PRIME INITIATIVES

5Cs

CLEAR VISION

▶ There is a defined path to success and transition
▶ There are measurable milestones
▶ The initiative ignites the imagination of the public and private sector

CONTESTED SECTOR

▶ There is an external threat, a potential ‘Sputnik moment’
▶ There is a significant, potential international market
▶ There is adversarial competition in both the private and government sectors

COMPELLING MILITARY UTILITY

▶ The DoD could be an early adopter/initial customer
▶ There is potential for quantifiable impact to strengthen national security
▶ The initiative meets the DoD investment thesis

COMMERCIAL VALUE PROPOSITION

▶ There is potential for the US and its allies to be a global market leader
▶ There is DoD funding and resources that could enable rapid development
▶ There are investor and industry collaboration opportunities

CONCLUSION

▶ There is a clear path to a possible Program of Record
▶ The operationalization timeframe is within 36-months
▶ There is an opportunity for a viable commercial exit

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