Tag Archives: SBIR

Air Force Updates Investment Strategy for Small Business Contractors; Lt. Gen. Duke Richardson Quoted

Lt. Gen. Duke Richardson

The U.S Air Force is modifying its innovation strategy to focus more on breaking down barriers for small businesses that are new to working with government customers, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday. The Air Force has recently awarded a number of first-time contractors for the Small Business Innovation Research program.

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AI National Security Commission Presents 80 Recommendations in Interim Report

NSCAI

The National Security Commission for Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) has released an interim report detailing 80 draft recommendations for the federal government to advance AI. NSCAI also presented several recommendations to apply AI in support of national security missions. In addition, NSCAI expects to release its final recommendations in March 2021.

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NIST Announces New Round of SBIR Efforts; Mojdeh Bahar Quoted

Mojdeh Bahar

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has selected 19 small businesses to develop new technologies through grants totaling over $4.4 million in value. The awardees will address various technology needs under phases one and two of the agency's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, NIST said Thursday.

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DHS Taps Two Companies for Network Modeling Tech Dev’t

DHS

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded SecureLogix and Achilles Heel Technologies a total of $1.96 million in funds through Phase II of the Small Business Innovation Research program to build technologies that will support dynamic network modeling capabilities for emergency communication and risk management networks. SecureLogix will continue the development of a modeling tool that will assist 911 decision makers.

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Voyager Subsidiary Wins SBIR, STTR Contract to Develop Space Technology; Jonathan Goff, Matthew Kuta Quoted

Matthew Kuta

Altius Space Machines, subsidiary of Voyager Space Holdings, has been selected to participate in a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs to develop space servicing capabilities using its patented electropermanent magnet (EPM) technology. Altius will explore the potential of its EPM technology and provide existing satellite and space launch companies with solutions.

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NASA, Swift Engineering Fly New Earth Observation UAS for Testing

HALE UAS

NASA's Ames Research Center partnered with Swift Engineering to test-fly a new solar-powered unmanned aircraft system designed for Earth observation and atmospheric research. The High-Altitude Long-Endurance (HALE UAS) flew for two hours to demonstrate low-altitude operations.

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Hon. Ellen Lord: Trusted Capital Marketplace Helps Safeguard Defense Supply Chain From Adversarial Capital

Hon. Ellen Lord

Hon. Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, wrote in a National Defense article published Sunday about the Trusted Capital Marketplace and how the public-private partnership helps bolster the defense supply chain and protects it from adversarial capital.

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