A key challenge in implementing the NDAA reform is doing so without obstructing the military's ability to maintain a "ready medical force and medically ready force." To do so, the DHA is utilizing recent technological advancements lifesaving innovations in an effort to modernize medical forces and facilities. This article explores what innovation is taking place with insight from Dr. Brad Ringeisen, Deputy Director of the Biological Technologies Office (BTO) at DARPA.
The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) called for the major transformation of military healthcare and has consolidated primary responsibilities from the military departments to the Defense Health Agency (DHA). DHA is now aiming to modernize the medical forces and facilities by utilizing technological advancements and lifesaving innovation. This infographic includes the top largest proposed contracting opportunities from DHA with upcoming procurement plans.