August 30, 2022 – VICKSBURG, MISS. – ERDCWERX, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), is seeking vendors capable of providing the latest augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies to support planning, operations, and maintenance of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Flood Risk Management Program.

ERDC is investigating advanced solutions in the field of AR/VR to address challenges associated with the flood risk management infrastructure portfolio. The scope of the project is focused on applying AR/VR capabilities to three flood risk management application areas: enhanced infrastructure maintenance, infrastructure inspection, and model visualization. Proposed solutions must address the development of AR/VR software applications, be adaptable to USACE cybersecurity requirements, and meet a Technology Readiness Level of 6 or higher.

Industry, academia, national labs, individual innovators, and other parties are encouraged to submit brief white papers that meet certain requirements. Top submissions, as determined by ERDC, will receive a $15,000 prize award from ERDCWERX and be hosted by ERDC for a physical demonstration.

There is no requirement that submitting parties be certified to do business with the federal government. Registration in the System for Award Management ( will be required prior to the award of any federal government agreement resulting from the submission process.

Submissions will be accepted through September 8, 2022. For details and to submit, visit

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ERDCWERX provides a streamlined path to collaboration and contracting with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC). ERDC helps solve the Nation’s most challenging problems in civil and military engineering, geospatial sciences, water resources, and environmental sciences for the Army, Department of Defense, civilian agencies, and our Nation’s public good. ERDC’s staff of approximately 2,100 employees and contractors manage an annual research program exceeding $1 billion at seven laboratories in four states. For more information, visit


Sean Earley is the Executive Editor of AR/VR Magazine & co-founder of RobotSpaceship Podcast Network. He is the Director of New Biz Development and Publishing at KEMWEB, a musician, producer & consultant. He loves guitars, VR and coffee.