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National Security Innovation Network
Monday, Aug. 23, 2021
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Educators interested in teaching students to work with the Department of Defense (DoD) to address the nation’s emerging security challenges can register now for the Hacking for Defense (H4D) Virtual Educators Course. The four-module course provides an overview of H4D and how to develop a successful program at your university. The live portion of the course starts virtually on Sept. 13.   


AUG. 25, 2021

EVENT: Watch as Tech Squad volunteers demonstrate machine learning, algorithm, and application solutions that improve supply chains, certification training, and communications for DoD problem sponsors at the inaugural NSIN Tech Squad Demo Day on Aug. 25


MEDIA: Roger Misso joins NSIN as university program director at Syracuse University. This partnership gives students real-world opportunities to develop innovative solutions for national security challenges and strengthens the talent pipeline for government and industry in New York.

MEDIA: Jack Kiel, a senior majoring in supply chain and operations management at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (UWM), spent his X-Force Fellowship working with the U.S. European Command in Germany to improve the base’s logistical needs.  


EVENT: Put your best ideas forward to improve the U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division. Participants can directly discuss solutions with brigade and division commanders and partner with universities to develop ideas. The deadline for submissions is Aug. 31.

SEPT. 14, 2021

EVENT: The top six teams from the NSIN Defense Innovation Accelerator (DIA) 2021 cohort will pitch their projects to investors, government partners, and fellow entrepreneurs for an opportunity to commercialize their technology. Projects include X-ray computed tomography (CT), mercury-free handheld ultraviolet (UV) disinfection, and data pre-processing with natural language. Join us live at 2 p.m. EDT on Sept. 14.

SEPT. 30, 2021

EVENT: Problem solvers with skill sets in metal additive manufacturing (MAM) techniques can win a $1 million contract, awarded in three phases, to develop ultra-high-strength steel (UHSS) alloy solutions. Submit your ideas by Oct. 15 on the NSIN UNUM platform for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to review.  

The NSIN HBCU Innovation Showcase Day has been postponed. To learn more about the NSIN HBCU Innovation Showcase and to receive updates about the new date, please submit your contact information here.


NEWS: Develop leadership skills this fall to advance your career in the federal workplace as a part of the Partnership for Public Service’s Gov21 program. Participants will learn innovative techniques they can immediately apply to identify problems and lead solutions at federal agencies. The program is open to GS-14 and GS-15 federal employees, and applications are due on Aug. 27.


Developers of technology solutions supporting the U.S. Army’s wind measurement capabilities can receive up to $1.7 million and an 18-month contract through a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Direct to Phase II award. Applications are due by noon EDT on Aug. 24.
Contract proposals to enhance Tethered Unmanned Aircraft System (TeUAS) operations and sensors for the Army Applications Lab (AAL) open on Aug. 26.
Small businesses, with dual-use technology solutions to modernize the U.S. Army, can win up to $45,000 and an opportunity to contract for a SBIR Phase I award of up to $250,000. Submit applications no later than 5 p.m. EDT on Sept. 2.
Follow the NSIN funding opportunities blog to identify more funding across the defense innovation space. 
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