In alignment with the White House Infrastructure Plan and the National Defense Strategy, TechConnect is proud to partner with the RISE Consortium in addressing the Nation’s profound infrastructure and energy security crises. The federal government is the world’s largest user of energy, and the nation’s largest landlord, including tens of thousands of buildings, critical infrastructure, communication networks and fleets of vehicles. However, its missions are increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks, natural and man-made disasters, and energy, food and water supply chain disruptions. The federal government is also uniquely positioned – through its world-class research and development portfolio and its procurement strategies – to spur innovation, commercialization, and deployment of innovative energy and infrastructure technologies to build a stronger, more resilient nation.
The RISE Consortium is managed in partnership by Converge Strategies,a consulting company focused on the intersection of clean energy, resilience, and national security, and by Advanced Technologies International (ATI), the Nation’s leading R&D collaboration management firm overseeing a vast and extensive portfolio of Other Transaction Authority (OTA) and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) consortia.