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National Security Innovation Network
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024
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In recognition of the American hero, whose disciplined, principled leadership during the Civil Rights Movement transformed American life, NSIN joined multiple Department of Defense (DoD) organizations to encourage reflection upon the ideals of Dr. King and action to honor his legacy. 


JAN. 25, 2024
Companies selected for the NSIN-supported North Atlantic Treaty Organization Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (NATO DIANA) cohort will begin the six-month program to accelerate their ventures and refine their technologies. On Jan. 25, the NATO DIANA cohort will launch at MassChallenge’s headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts.   


Engineers at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) learned how NSIN programming creates strategic partnerships with academia during the Liberty Tech Bridge’s University Day series. David Skinner, NSIN Northeast Regional Director, and Spencer Reynolds, NSIN New Jersey Regional Engagement Principal, shared how NSIN could specifically enable access to talent, novel technologies, and research. 

Eight interns from the University of Hawaii (UH) at Manoa and Chaminade University showcased solutions they created for the Army’s 9th Mission Support Command (MSC). The projects included a web-based interactive dashboard to help MSC visualize the readiness and availability of Army Reserve units in the Pacific region and a natural language processing system to generate summaries from unstructured text. NSIN supported MSC as they created and executed the internship program. 


JAN. 31, 2024
Applications are open for university students to apply for the 2024 X-Force Fellowship program. Selected fellows will work with military and national security leaders next summer on real-world DoD challenges, participate in professional development opportunities, and build a portfolio using their skills for national security solutions. 

FEB. 16, 2024

Innovators with novel methods to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing may win part of a $1 million prize pool during the NSIN and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Present: Global Fishing Forecast Grand Challenge. Attend an Ask Me Anything session on Jan. 29, to learn more about the challenge.


NSIN alum Vita Inclinata provides industry and government with improved stability during search and rescue efforts and industrial lifting operations. The venture raised $44 million to support their growth and expansion efforts.   


Follow the NSIN Defense Innovation Funding Opportunities Series on LinkedIn to identify more funding across the defense innovation space.

JAN. 19, 2024

Innovators with technologies that could enable the DoD to improve energy and water efficiency may submit their solutions to DIU for the potential to be selected for a contract award.  

JAN. 22, 2024

Innovators with wastewater and other monitoring systems to improve biosecurity and predict future pandemics by giving decision makers greater situational awareness may submit their solutions to DIU for the potential to be selected for a contract award.     

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