Army Expeditionary Technology Search (xTechSearch)

Contact: Peter C. Anderson
Telephone: 703-697-0506

In June 2018, HON Dr. Bruce Jette, the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), launched the Expeditionary Technology Search or, ‘xTechSearch’ competition to revolutionize the way the Army attracts and encourages innovation. xTechSearch is a catalyst for the Army to engage with the non-defense traditional business sector, driving American innovation for Army challenges and spurring development of leap-ahead technologies for the Army of the Future. Small businesses from across the country will showcase their technologies to find solutions for one of the Army’s six modernization priority areas which include, Long-Range Precision Fires, Next Generation Combat Vehicle, Future Vertical Lift, The Army Network, Air and Missile Defense and Increasing Soldier Lethality, in addition to top medical and engineering technologies that can benefit the Army.


Proof of Concept Demonstrations

LeDroit Park Room | Marquis Marriott Hotel | Level M3

On 14 – 15 October, the xTechSearch 2.0’s Phase IV Capstone Proof of Concept demonstrations will showcase the viability of innovative technologies and concepts from the xTechSearch 2.0 (12) finalists (six per day) selected from over 170 participants. The xTechSearch 2.0 Grand Winner will receive a cash prize of $250,000.00.



Innovator’s Corner

Booth 2361 | Hall B

The Innovator’s Corner will showcase xTechSearch 3.0’s 24 semifinalists’ displays and presentations of new technologies and concepts (12 per day) on 14 & 15 October. Twelve of the semi-finalists will be awarded cash prizes of $120,000.00 and be invited to participate in the xTechSearch 3.0 Capstone Demonstration event at the 2020 AUSA Global Force Symposium Exposition in Huntsville, AL. On 16 October, the Innovators’ Corner will showcase displays of the xTechSearch 3.0’s 12 finalists.

xTechSearch 2.0’s Grand Winner and 3.0’s finalists will be announced at the Innovators’ Corner at 3:30 PM on 16 October.

More information on xTechSearch is available at or e-mail the xTechSearch Staff at:


“The Army needs that private sector innovation.
We need to adapt and accept commercial technologies in a greater fashion.”

– Dr. Bruce D. Jette, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology