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National Security Innovation Network
Monday, Jan. 23, 2023
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NSIN Presents: gSEARCH Challenge


NSIN, in partnership with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), today launched the geoSpatial Environment for Access, Retrieval & Content Hosting (gSEARCH) challenge to innovate new methods for the search and discovery of geospatial content. The winner may receive up to $75,000 in prize money.

NSIN presents: SynGen Challenge


JAN. 26, 2023

Innovate the generation of synthetic (SynGen) training data for military computer vision algorithms. Finalists are eligible for a potential award of up to $75,000 in federal funding. On Jan. 26, experts from NSIN, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) will answer your questions about the challenge. Registration for the Ask Me Anything is required.



Vannevar Labs develops a foreign text workflow platform –Decrypt– that enables greater efficiency and team collaboration in intelligence operations for the DoD by collecting data then quickly and accurately translating foreign languages. The team will leverage the $75 million investment for further product development.


NSIN Presents: Adversarial Capital Panel

NSIN Adversarial Capital Panel
The Pacific-North Regional team and the Silicon Valley Defense Group hosted an Adversarial Capital event on Jan. 18, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Panelists from left to right: Kaitie Penry, NSIN Regional Engagement Principal, San Francisco; Jeff Fields, FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge - Counterintelligence, San Francisco Field Office; Akhil Iyer, Shield Capital Vice President; Jeanne Suchodolski, ONR Director of Innovation Protection; Ray Gobberg, DIU Head of Commercial Tech and Venture Partnerships.
NSIN X-Force Fellowship


JAN. 31 & FEB. 1, 2023

NSIN is hosting three web-based Ask Me Anything (AMA) sessions about the upcoming 2023 NSIN X-Force program. Undergraduate and graduate students interested in this unique summer fellowship opportunity are invited to attend one of these events for more information. Register for your preferred AMA session by clicking on the Zoom registration link below.

Applications are open for university students to apply for the 2023 X-Force Fellowship program by Feb. 10.

North American Championship Career Fair

FEB. 15, 2023

DoD recruiters and hiring managers can receive no-fee support from NSIN to connect with an elite pool of talent— some of North America’s top computing students— at the North American Championship (NAC) Virtual Career Fair on Feb. 15.


Follow the NSIN Defense Innovation Funding Opportunities Series on LinkedIn to identify more funding across the defense innovation space.  
Innovators may submit solutions covering the following technology areas: air platform, battlespace, biomedical, chemical biodefense, electronics, ground sea, information systems, materials, nuclear, sensors, and space platforms to receive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding from the U.S. Air Force. Submissions are due Feb. 23.

Innovators with scientific or technological solutions that address a range of challenges facing the U.S. Air Force may receive Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) grants from the department. During pre-release, questions are permitted to the topic technical point of contact. The pre-release period is ongoing until submissions open on Feb. 8. Submissions are due March 8.


JAN. 23, 2023 

Members of the Air National Guard (ANG) may apply to the Academy, Industry, Military, Hybrid Innovations (AIM-HI) program to develop skills in creativity and innovation to solve military challenges in new ways. The AIM-HI program facilitates collaborations between researchers and warfighters to rapidly produce proofs of concept.

JAN. 25, 2023 

Members of the private sector can network and learn more about partnership opportunities with the Naval Sea Systems Command’s Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS) at the office’s 2023 Industry Day.

JAN. 25, 2023 

Government, academic, private sector, as well as anyone interested in collaborating with another entity to solve a government challenge can discover research and development opportunities and network with potential partners at Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN)’s virtual event.

FEB. 15-16, 2023 

Small businesses interested in doing business with the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) will develop national security technology procurement strategies with SOFWERX. Participants will receive resources from acquisition experts to help companies discover contract opportunities, clarify known requirements, and navigate federal marketplaces.

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