An application with all necessary documentation and certificates can be processed in as little as 1-2 business days. However, it can take up to several weeks if an applicant needs to obtain a DD2345 or update any expired certificates (SAM.gov, DD2345, Unique Entity Identifier, CAGE). If you have questions regarding these documents, please contact the IWRP at the [email protected].
It is best to apply early to allow enough time for the application processes. Postponing membership until a Solicitation is active may result in unforeseen delays and the inability to submit a proposal. The Information Warfare Research Project Consortium keeps membership dues to an amount that should not prohibit an organization from joining whenever they are ready.
Membership in the Information Warfare Research Project is limited to US companies or US-based affiliates of foreign companies. Foreign companies cannot gain membership due to the Consortium’s requirement that members obtain a DD2345 (military critical technical data agreement).
Signed copy of the Consortium Membership Agreement
DSS-approved mitigation plan OR signed Export Compliance Acknowledgment Form for those operating under FOCI.
A Unique Entity Identifier
An active SAM.gov account
An active DD2345
See below for questions regarding required documentation:
How do I get a Unique Entity Identifier?
Please click the below image to learn how to obtain your QEI.
How do I get a SAM.Gov account?
First, you will need to create an Individual Account if you do not have one. Once you have an account you can register your Entity. Please visit https://sam.gov/content/home and create your user account and then you can register your organization.
How do I get a DD2345?
Click on the video image below to view ATI’s training on How to Obtain a DD Form 2345 Certification:
In order to obtain a certification, contractors must submit a DD2345 Form to the United States (U.S.)/Canada Joint Certification Office, along with supporting company documentation. Please visit the DLA website (https://www.dla.mil/HQ/LogisticsOperations/Services/JCP/) for more information regarding the DD2345 process, including the form itself as well as instructions and FAQs. According to the JCP’s website, the processing time for DD2345 Form applications fluctuates depending on the delivery method to their office and the volume of applications received. If there are problems with the application, e.g. incomplete or incorrect information, delays will occur. The website includes tips for avoiding these mistakes. Recent experience indicates a range of a few days to a few weeks. Complete DD2345 Form Instructions can be found here: DD2345 Form Instructions (August 2021)
A consortium is an association of individuals, companies, organizations or governments (or any combination of these entities) with the objective of participating in a common activity or pooling their resources for achieving a common goal.
There is a $250 annual membership fee for small organizations and $750 for large organizations, which is renewed each October. Your initial membership fee is pro-rated by quarter based on the effective date of your membership approval. For academic institutions and nonprofit organizations, there is no cost to join.
A nontraditional defense contractor means an entity that is not currently performing and has not performed, for at least the one-year period prior to the date of this application, any contract or subcontract for the Department of Defense that is subject to full coverage under the cost accounting standards prescribed pursuant to section 1502 of title 41 and the regulations implementing such section.
For additional information on the applicability of cost accounting standards, please click here.
“Other Transactions Agreement (OTA)” is the term commonly used to refer to the 10 USC 4022 authority to enter into transactions other than contracts, grants or cooperative agreements. The Department of Defense (DoD) currently has temporary authority to award relevant to weapons or weapons systems proposed to be acquired or developed by the DoD. OTA’s for prototype initiatives are acquisition instruments that generally, are not subject to the federal laws and regulations governing procurement (FAR-based) contracts. As such, they are not required to comply with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), its supplements (i.e. DFARS) or laws that are limited in applicability to procurement contracts.