For August’s Get to Know NSTXL series, we are highlighting S2MARTS Deputy Director Tony Kestranek. Tony joined NSTXL in November of 2020 and brought with him an undying passion for supporting the Warfighter, which he exemplifies every day through his tireless efforts to ensure that we are getting the most effective technology to those on the frontlines- as quickly as possible.
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As emerging technologies enter the market, it’s imperative to stay up to date on the latest trends the Department of Defense is focused on. Currently making waves across the defense innovation space: hypersonics. So what is a hypersonic weapon?
The conversation around cybersecurity has become increasingly important for the DoD as they face an ever-growing need for proactivity in security regulations with industry partners. CMMC was designed to provide increased insurance to the DoD for controlled unclassified information.
To showcase our incredible staff and share their unique perspectives on the industry, we're rolling out the Get to Know NSTXL series. In each post, we'll be highlighting different employees as they share more about their experience, past projects, insight into the industry, and more.
Both employers and students can gain a lot from internships. Interns can be key in pushing boundaries and trying new things. Young innovators can oftentimes be more willing to step outside of their comfort zone because they are still defining what that comfort zone is. Students provide fresh perspectives, uninhibited potential, and have a pulse on the latest trends. On the other end, employers provide connections, real-world work experience, and insight into where someone might want to take their career.
As the United States works to rapidly modernize and embrace new, emerging technologies, the Department of Defense continues to seek out companies to partner with when developing mission-critical prototypes. To help define what technology areas to prioritize, the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) recently outlined the top 10 technology areas they are focusing on.
On May 3, 2021, the Experimental Validation Capabilities Prototype Project (EVCAPP) was awarded through the Training and Readiness Accelerator (TReX) to GaN Corporation by the Army Contracting Command – Orlando. The total potential value of this award falls just under $83 million.
Quality and Risk in Microelectronics: Why Industry and Government Collaboration Is More Important Than Ever
Applying the latest and most comprehensive microelectronics technology to secure defense applications is critical for the continued and future success of our military. To advance the functionality of microelectronic technology within the U.S. military commercial and defense, partnerships have never been more important.
The Space and Missile Systems Center’s Launch Enterprise, in collaboration with the Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC) and NSTXL, has released three Requests for Prototype Proposals in a call to advance next-generation rocket engine testing, upper-stage resiliency enhancements, and orbital transfer and maneuver capabilities.
In preparation for Innovate WithIN’s annual statewide competition, where students pitch an original product idea to a panel of experts, NSTXL mentors local high school students as they refine their presentation. This event gives students a chance to collaborate with industry experts and receive feedback in a boot camp-style competition series.