A prototype project can generally be described as a preliminary pilot, test, evaluation, demonstration, or agile development activity used to evaluate the technical or manufacturing feasibility or military utility of a particular technology, process, concept, end item, effect, or other discrete feature. Prototype projects may include systems, subsystems, components, materials, methodology, technology, or processes.
To assist the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) in making investment decisions, RAND researchers developed knowledge readiness levels (KRLs) for use across different lines of health research. Learn more about KRLs here.
Unique Entity ID (UEI)
The federal government is changing the unique identifier used by entities from the D-U-N-S® Number to the Unique Entity ID (SAM), generated by SAM.gov. On April 4, 2022, the D-U-N-S® Number will be removed and the Unique Entity ID (SAM) will be the authoritative identifier. This ID is used within SAM.gov and other government award and financial systems to identify a unique entity. The transition to the Unique Entity ID (SAM) is a federal government wide initiative. Read more on theUEI External Fact Sheet.