DHS S&T Awards Small Businesses for Cybersecurity Research and Development; AirMap Collaborates with The Weather Company; AGI Establishes SKYVUE Business Unit; AECOM and the University of Salford Form Research Partnership
DHS S&T Awards Small Businesses for Cybersecurity Research and Development
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded $1.3 million to 13 small businesses for the development of new cybersecurity technology. Each business was awarded approximately $100,000 in preliminary funding through the DHS S&T Small Business Innovation Research program. Released in December 2015, the SBIR proposal solicitation included four topics to address the research and development needs of DHS components and the homeland security enterprise. See the full list of small businesses and what technologies they will develop.
AirMap Collaborates with The Weather Company
AirMap will work with IBM’s The Weather Company to deliver real-time, hyperlocal weather data directly to unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators. AirMap is a provider of low-altitude airspace management services for unmanned aircraft. UAV operators will be able to access The Weather Company data via AirMap’s app for real-time information such as current and forecasted conditions including temperature, precipitation, pressure, cloud cover, and more.
AGI Establishes SKYVUE Business Unit
Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) created a SKYVUE business unit to deliver unmanned air vehicle (UAV) Traffic Management software services for the needs of UAV operators. SKYVUE will leverage AGI’s situational awareness technology to provide air navigation services including airspace management, real-time flight monitoring, and deconfliction. The SKYVUE unit will be based in Exton, Pa., with a supporting office in Washington, D.C.
AECOM and the University of Salford Form Research Partnership
AECOM and the University of Salford in the United Kingdom formed a new research partnership with the goal of improving the understanding of how major infrastructure programs interact with the natural environment. AECOM and the university will jointly fund environmental research on topics directly applicable to major infrastructure projects.
Cubic Global Defense appointed retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. James Terry senior vice president, business development of ground strategy. Terry will focus on expanding business opportunities for Cubic’s ground training systems and services for the Army, Marine Corps, Special Operations, and the Middle East region.
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