See finalists share their solutions for multi-domain range scheduling and management and compete for part of a $75,000 prize pool.


Join the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) Air Force 56th Range Management Office (RMO), and the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (USAICoE) at the Defense Innovation OnRamp Hub: Arizona on June 20, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. MST. The Hub is located in downtown 101 N 1st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003 on the 27th Floor. You may also join virtually by registering below.


Doors open 30 minutes before the event starts.

Opening Remarks | 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Angela Austin, Challenge Program Manager, NSIN Drew Trojanowski, CEO, Southwest Mission Acceleration Center Liz McNally, Deputy Director of Commercial Operations, NSIN Chas Buchanan, Director, 56 RMO Pete Don, Senior Technical Advisor, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence Drew Trojanowski, CEO, Southwest Mission Acceleration Center

Company Presentations | 10:30 - 11:55 a.m.

Each company will have 10 minutes for pitch and Q&A followed by 2 minutes of judge deliberation. There will be a short break halfway through the pitches.

Phaedrus, LLC Systems Engineering, Inc PeopleTec, Inc. OpsLab Inc Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. Bucephalus

Closing Remarks | 11:55 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Samantha Hiller, Arizona Regional Engagement Principal, NSIN

Event Ends and Company Booths Open | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

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About National Security Innovation Network

NSIN is a program office in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), nested within the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). We are set up to collaborate with a wide variety of innovators to include universities, researchers, students, entrepreneurs and start-ups. We create opportunities for collaboration across communities and connect those that might not traditionally work in national security. Together, we help drive national security innovation and develop technologies that directly support the individuals responsible for protecting our country.

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About Vanguard

Vanguard is an annual experimentation event at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, focusing on Multi-Domain Operations and leveraging the unique electromagnetic environment for live threat signal emission and electromagnetic attacks. This year’s event, Vanguard 2024, collaborates with various military branches, industry partners, academia, and other stakeholders to advance Intelligence and Electronic Warfare transformation objectives while integrating emerging terrestrial, airborne, and space-based technologies. The Vanguard 24 Community of Interest aims to explore and integrate emerging technologies to inform and enable modernization objectives in intelligence, electromagnetic warfare, space, and cyber domains, reducing development risk for IEWS&C enabled systems. Finalists may be selected for attendance and will have the opportunity to contribute to achieving Intelligence and Electromagnetic Warfare training, testing, and experimentation objectives, and to develop home station training requirements while experiencing a realistic electromagnetic environment for testing and training.

About 56 RMO

The 56th Range Management Office oversees the Barry M. Goldwater Range East and Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field and is responsible for more than 200 military, civilian and contract personnel. The BMGR East is the Air Force’s largest dedicated training range for U.S. and allied pilots consisting of over 1.05 million acres. 56 RMO and the BMGR East is in direct support of the 56th Fighter Wing mission (along with supporting the 355th and 162nd Wings) and is an essential part in training the world’s greatest fighter pilots and combat ready Airmen. The services provided are unique as it incorporates the mission of one single unit encompassing a variety of skill sets including scientists, operations and airspace specialists. They direct all operational environment stewardship activities to ensure sustained range operations. They are also responsible for the 11 million acres of airspace assigned to Luke Air Force Base. In resolving airspace and land management issues, they liaise directly with 15 separate Federal and State of Arizona agencies well as 26 Native American tribes.


The U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, develops doctrinally founded MI professionals and drives Intelligence Warfighting Function force modernization across Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership & Education, Personnel, Facilities & Policy, enabling our Army to compete and win in Large Scale Combat Operations against peer threats in multi-domain contested environments through Army 2030 to Army 2040.