The University of Massachusetts Lowell Research Institute (UML RI) is leading a focused initiative linking our core competencies, labs, resources, institutions, and academic mission, to Department of Defense requirements providing rapid and innovative solutions for defense and commercial customers.

We have established partnerships with both large and small defense industry primes under multiple contracting vehicles to compete for and win defense contract research and development projects. UML usually works on a cost-reimbursable basis, but we use other contracting vehicles as well.  The Office of Research Administration provides our contracting, grant, and research administration services.  
UML Research Institute is a proud partner with:
  • Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) for the Cyber Security and Information Technical Area Tasks (CS TAT)
  • Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) for the Defense Systems Technical Area Tasks (DS TAT)
  • Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) for the Homeland Defense Technical Area Tasks (HD TAT)  
For the HD TAT Small Business Pool we are partnered with NSIA and Pro2Serve based out of Oak Ridge, Tenn.  All of the technical tasks fall under the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) Contracting Vehicle covering 26 Technical Focus Areas for Research and Development.
UML RI joined the System of Systems Consortium in July of 2016.  The Consortium was specifically formed to address the needs of the Department of Defense (DoD). It is founded on a simple concept: that collaboration, innovation, and cooperation among a broad spectrum of industry, academia and non-profits vastly improves the products and services delivered to its clients. This concept, combined with a competitive environment among Consortium membership, supported by quality oversight by SOSSEC, Inc., ensures low-risk, lowest-cost, and the best-of-breed delivery of prototype solutions to our clients. 
For more information, contact:
Matthew S. McSwain, Lt. Col., USAF (Ret.)
Director, UMass Lowell Research Institute
55 Old Bedford Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
Phone:  978-809-4952