The NSIN Adaptive Threat Force supports solving warfighter problems with human capital as the DoD's red team.


The NSIN Adaptive Threat Force (ATF) is a Department of Defense (DoD) program featured within NSIN’s Venture Portfolio that partners to test and evaluate defense innovation prototypes in a challenging environment for the warfighter. ATF is a unique combination of experts to solve difficult issues while embedded with the warfighter.

Proven Expertise

ATF is a live field red team providing prototype testing, evaluation, and innovative technologies to prepare warfighters for the battlefield and has been essential in the creation and influence of the NSIN Maker program, as well as Propel-EDI, and Bootcamp. Designed to meet ground warfighters’ needs of having real-time problem-solving capabilities in the field, ATF delivers proven expertise, military subject matter experts and fielded red teaming in order to ensure military organizations adapt to change and create innovative solutions in a combat replicated environment. The ATF challenges today’s ground warfighter force with tomorrow’s technology and threats.

Specific tasks:

  • exercise/simulation design
  • prototype experimentation and validation
  • red team adversary challenges for ground warfighters
  • surrogate technology integration
  • data collection analysis
  • interactive student-led discussions on technology
  • innovative knowledge development for the warfighter and end-user

An Accomplished Record

Since its inception (2018), ATF has engaged over 35,000 Marine, National Guard, Army, and Special Operations Forces (SOF) soldiers and field-tested over 250 technologies at live, force-on-force events. Attracting commercial entities, academics, and other subject matter experts that otherwise would not collaborate with the DoD, ATF brings people of diverse backgrounds together with a shared mission to support national security interests.


  • Department of Defense


DoD partners, contact your NSIN Regional Director or email to discuss requirements for hosting an ATF cohort.