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We Are G.A.M.E. Alum Haley Jones Graduates from the U.S. Air Force Academy

TORRANCE, Calif. -- On May 25, 2022, Haley Jones, one of the most distinguished We Are G.A.M.E. (Getting Athletes Mentoring and Education) alumna, graduates from the U.S. Air Force Academy (AFA), concluding her storied collegiate basketball career.

Jones's dreams of playing college basketball fell into place when she (along with her sister, Dakota) met Allen and Joyce Thigpen, the founders of We Are G.A.M.E. The Jones sisters were raised by an amazing single mother. Dakota is also graduating this May, having completed her master's degree in public health from New York University.

When she met the Thigpens, Jones was in 8th grade and the nonprofit was getting off the ground. Allen Thigpen offered to come alongside the sisters as prospective college student-athletes. That connected Jones with other students who had dreams of not just playing basketball in college, but also playing at the highest division-level possible. At the same time, the Thigpens offered access to the academic resources necessary to bring that dream to life.

Throughout high school, Jones played for the West High School Warriors in Torrance, California. During her four-year career there, she led the team to a California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section (CIF-SS) Division I title, was honored as Player of the Year for the Division, and earned the girls' basketball Player of the Year title from The Daily Breeze, a local publication.

Upon graduating high school, Jones enrolled at the Air Force Academy. Donning her jersey with the AFA Falcons was the realization of her dream of playing Division 1 (D1) basketball, something she and We Are G.A.M.E. worked toward throughout her high school education.

Fast forward to Jones's senior year, which news publications called a "dream season" for the Falcons. It started with an opener against the University of Denver. Although they trailed by 13 points at the half, the Falcons bounced back to win 79-62, thanks in part to Jones's four steals and six points.

The Falcons went on to secure a total of 19 wins overall - including 11 in the Conference - during the season, the most in school history since the team went D1 in the mid-90s. They were also invited to their first postseason tournament (the Women's National Invitational Tournament) and secured their first postseason win.

During the second round, the Falcons faced off against UCLA. Jones was the Falcons' leading scorer with 10 points and leading rebounder with 12 rebounds, marking her fifth double-double of the season. Unfortunately, the Falcons would fall to the Bruins, ending Jones's career with the AFA.

She can look back with pride, though, knowing she collected 614 rebounds during her time as a Falcon, the fifth-most of any player in the D1 era. 276 of those came during her senior year, the second-most of any player in a single season.

After graduating, Jones will begin her first duty assignment in Oklahoma. She then plans to tackle the challenge of becoming an Air Force pilot, a notable undertaking as only 7% of Air Force pilots are currently women.

About We Are G.A.M.E.:

We are G.A.M.E., Inc. is made up of a T.E.A.M. (Those Empowering Athletes by Mentoring) of community members strongly committed to empowering student-athletes with the tools and skills needed to successfully tackle the world of college athletics. The T.E.A.M. serves a population of students in need of support, advice, and, most of all, life guidance.

By identifying student-athletes in the ninth grade or earlier, the nonprofit aims to positively influence their lives. The mentors at We Are G.A.M.E. want to see young athletes develop to their fullest athletic potential but ensure that the students also focus on education. The mentors work with students and their parents to create a game plan to pursue academic excellence as well as athletic success.

Learn more at https://www.wearegame.org/

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By Light Awarded $2M Army National Guard Contract

MCLEAN, Va. -- The Army National Guard awarded a $2M follow-on contract to By Light Professional IT Services LLC (By Light) and its teaming partner Warhorse Training Solutions. Under this contract, By Light will provide 44 additional Recruiting Experiences to attract and educate young men and women about critical Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) while providing recruiters with valuable personnel leads. This contract also provides one year of maintenance and support for the existing 85 Recruiting Experiences fielded across the United States.

The new Recruiting Experiences consist of 44 interactive kiosks offering vocational and vehicle operator experiences. The first group of 22 kiosks features 4-in-1 Virtual Recruiter Touch Screens that allow players to engage in simulated vocational experiences, such as Air Traffic Controller, IT Specialist, Allied Trade Welder, or Combat Medic via intuitive touchscreen displays.

The second group of 4-in-1 Virtual Recruiter Vehicle Operator kiosks consists of 22 hands-on interactive Vehicle Operator Stations that invite players to sit and operate various vehicle controls to engage in four simulated experiences: Firefighter, Motor Transport Operator, Horizontal Construction Engineer, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator.

The Recruiting Experiences include scoring and leaderboard features that promote a fun and competitive environment, helping to attract and retain groups of potential recruits while allowing the recruiter ample time to engage in one-on-one conversations with individuals. Additionally, the kiosks all have the capability to capture player contact information data that can easily be retrieved by recruiters using an improved and simple lead-generation data retrieval system.

"With U.S. Army and National Guard's average cost of $110 per lead, the ROI for these experiences is realized very quickly," says Cory McAndrew, General Manager for By Light's Port Orange, FL, facility. Port Orange houses By Light's modeling and simulation integration center, where technology experts develop training solutions and provide support to industry in the areas of engineering and manufacturing services.

About By Light:

By Light Professional IT Services LLC, headquartered in McLean, VA, is an ISO 9001, 20000-1, and 27001 registered and CMMI-Dev Level 3 rated systems integrator that provides secure, turnkey systems by incorporating exceptional engineering, project management, telecommunications, and cyber capabilities to safeguard mission success. Founded by industry professionals with extensive knowledge in the DoD, DISA, and other U.S. Government agencies, By Light successfully implements technical solutions that integrate commercial best practices to meet the needs of government. For more information, visit https://bylight.com/.

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Freedom Makers Rebrands to Include Virtual Services in Name and Logo

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Freedom Makers, a leading military spouse virtual assistant services agency, has announced that it will begin operating under a new name - Freedom Makers Virtual Services (FMVS). This name change goes into effect immediately and better reflects the company's comprehensive service offerings. A fresh new logo accompanies the name change too.

The company is uniquely positioned to become part of the solution to reduce military spouse unemployment and underemployment, nationwide.

The rebranding is designed to showcase the full spectrum of services offered to small business owners and to highlight its most important assets. Military spouse virtual assistants who find work through Freedom Makers Virtual Services will continue to be known as Freedom Makers.

"Clients can rest assured that the company's ownership, mission and ethos have not changed," Laura Renner, founder says. "The company was founded on the principles of freedom, transparency and striving for excellence."

FMVS is composed of military spouse virtual assistants. Due to their association with the military, its virtual assistants understand how to be flexible and deliver top-notch services to small businesses and entrepreneurs, working to grow and scale their companies.

"The needs of small business owners and military spouses vary greatly," Renner says. "Our new name better reflects how our selected network of military spouses have consistently risen to meet the unique challenges of small business owners."

As the need for quality virtual support services continues to grow, FMVS plans to offer continued support and solutions to help small business owners and military families reach their full potential.

Learn more about FMVS solutions: https://www.freedom-makers.com/virtual-assistant-services

About Freedom Makers Virtual Services:

Freedom Makers Virtual Services (FMVS) was founded in 2015 by Laura Renner, a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate. After serving in the U.S. Air Force as a Public Relations Officer, Renner earned her International MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She currently serves as an Air Force Reservist and is passionate about helping small business owners and military families reach new heights.

Freedom Makers Virtual Services delivers excellent, customized support while simultaneously providing meaningful, flexible work for military spouses around the globe.

For more information, visit: https://www.freedom-makers.com/ or email: info@freedom-makers.com

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WaveLink, Inc. Awarded $46B EWAAC Contract for Analytics to benefit the Air Force and Eglin AFB

VALPARAISO, Fla. -- WaveLink, Inc., a woman-owned small business based in Huntsville, Alabama, has been awarded a $46 billion contract from the U.S. Air Force. Specializing in Aviation and Missile Defense programs, WaveLink, Inc. will perform work related to digital and model-based systems engineering, agile processes, open systems architecture, weapons, and enterprise analytics to benefit the Air Force and Eglin AFB.

The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) Eglin Wide Agile Acquisition (EWAAC) contract enables the government to provide rapid response applicable to all areas and lifecycle phases of weapons development to include weapons concepts, concept development, concept demonstrations, weapons system procurement, production, fielding, operations, and sustainment.

"WaveLink, Inc. has a proven track record supporting Major Defense Acquisition Programs," states Tamela Gibbs, President and CEO of WaveLink, Inc. "We are thrilled to be a part of helping the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Eglin AFB quickly meet current and future weapons system requirements."

Using their strong record of corporate leadership experience and achievement, WaveLink, Inc. will be supporting this contract over a 10-year period.

About WaveLink, Inc.

WaveLink, Inc. is a woman-owned small business in Huntsville, Alabama, providing mission-critical Engineering & Technical Services to Air Force, Army, MDA, DOD and other government customers across the nation. For over 20 years, WaveLink, Inc. has delivered dependable, quality technology solutions and support with professionalism and integrity.

More information can be found at https://www.wavelinkinc.com/.

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Aviation and Aerospace Career Day on the USS Hornet Museum

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- USS Hornet Museum announces Aviation and Aerospace Career Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday May 7, 2022. Hear from leaders in these industries about the exciting career opportunities available! We will have booths where businesses will share information and answer any questions you have about careers with them. There will also be stage presentations and panels about careers in Aviation and Aerospace.

Students will be allowed on board for free (K-12 or College). We will have special tours all day and more. Please note that anyone under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Participants include:

* Hodge Flight Services

* FedEx

* Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 20

* NASA

* ASTRA

* local flight schools, local colleges and more.

USS Hornet Museum website: https://uss-hornet.org/

ABOUT USS HORNET MUSEUM:

Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation preserves and honors the legacy of the USS Hornet and its role in naval aviation, the defense of our country, the Apollo Program and the exploration of space. The USS Hornet Museum connects the greatest generation of Americans with future generations, educating and inspiring them to meet their challenges. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the USS Hornet Museum relies on the generosity of individuals to fund our educational programs, restoration projects, create and enhance exhibits and much more. The Museum is not supported in any way by regular grants from city, county, state or federal sources.

Through field trips and live-aboard experiences, the USS Hornet offers educational programs focusing on naval history, science and space technology: https://uss-hornet.org/youth-education.

A registered state and national historic landmark, the ship is open to the public on weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is permanently berthed at 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3 in Alameda, California. Ample free parking is available across from the pier. The USS Hornet is also a unique, unforgettable venue available for corporate events; trade shows and expos; private parties and big band dances; and TV and film productions.

For more information, ticket prices and event planning, visit:  https://www.uss-hornet.org/ or call (510) 599-4272.

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Cole Engineering awarded $957M Cyber Training Contract

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Cole Engineering Services, Inc. (CESI), a By Light Company, has been awarded the Cyber Training, Readiness, Integration, Delivery and Enterprise Technology (Cyber TRIDENT) $957M Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. The Cyber TRIDENT contract is utilized by Department of Defense (DoD) organizations and other non-DoD agencies that have related cyber training needs.

The Cyber TRIDENT IDIQ provides the management, integration, maintenance, and evolution for the Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE) platform and provides total system/subsystem acquisition lifecycle support for the PCTE system baseline. The PCTE provides a holistic, on-demand, standardized training platform that enables the end-to-end planning, preparation, execution, and assessment of training events for the Cyber Mission Force and the entire DoD Cyber Workforce.

"Team CESI is honored to be entrusted with providing an Integration Factory and Agile DevSecOps for the PCTE program and with leading the program's transition from its prototype phase into a true enterprise capability that provides training for the entire Joint Cyber Community," said Thomas Fransson, CESI Senior Vice President, Simulation Products and Services. "We have taken great pride in supporting PCTE prototyping activities since 2018 and are excited to further deploy game-changing enterprise capabilities that support the DoD's Joint Cyber Warfighting Architecture ecosystem."

Team CESI's Coalesce Framework provides a holistic Agile DevSecOps capability that enables developing, integrating, testing, deploying, and sustaining the PCTE platform. Team CESI designed the Coalesce Framework to support PCTE's unique multivendor acquisition strategy by providing a holistic development, integration, and operational environment that allows third-party developers to retain their own internal development processes while seamlessly integrating with the overall Integration Factory.

"Cyber is the most dynamic of the warfighting domains, and the DoD's cyber operators demand a training system that will rapidly respond to a changing landscape of threats, tools, and TTPs. Our Coalesce Framework is one core piece of the puzzle to rapidly deliver that capability by pulling from the best that industry has to offer without impeding the pace of development," said Stephen Lopez, Senior Program Manager. "We are immediately postured to expand PCTE's current capability set into a highly scalable enterprise platform that supports the throughput required for cyber training across all of the DoD, our allies, and other government agencies, while being adaptable to the emerging needs of the force. Through Cyber TRIDENT, PCTE will mature and expand to provide force readiness and mission rehearsal that enables the DoD to deliver cyberspace dominance."

About CESI

Cole Engineering Services, Inc. (CESI), a By Light Company, is a premier provider of modeling and simulation (M&S) training solutions. Since 2004, CESI has been at the forefront of developing, maintaining, and integrating simulation-based training, serious gaming, technical services, training, and other support in live, virtual, constructive, and gaming (LVCG) domains. CESI also designs, builds, and runs infrastructure, platforms, applications, and processes that enable cyber training for the integrated multi-domain force. Our vision is to become a worldwide full spectrum LVCG and cyber training/analysis developer, integrator and services provider. Learn more at https://coleengineering.com/

About By Light

By Light Professional IT Services LLC, headquartered in McLean, VA, is an ISO 9001, 20000-1, and 27001 registered and CMMI-Dev Level 3 rated systems integrator that provides secure, turnkey systems by incorporating exceptional engineering, project management, telecommunications, and cyber capabilities to safeguard mission success. Founded by industry professionals with extensive knowledge in the DoD, DISA, and other U.S. Government agencies, By Light successfully implements technical solutions that integrate commercial best practices to meet the needs of government. For more information, visit https://bylight.com/.

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Cole Engineering awarded $957M Cyber Training Contract

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Cole Engineering Services, Inc. (CESI), a By Light Company, has been awarded the Cyber Training, Readiness, Integration, Delivery and Enterprise Technology (Cyber TRIDENT) $957M Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. The Cyber TRIDENT contract is utilized by Department of Defense (DoD) organizations and other non-DoD agencies that have related cyber training needs.

The Cyber TRIDENT IDIQ provides the management, integration, maintenance, and evolution for the Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE) platform and provides total system/subsystem acquisition lifecycle support for the PCTE system baseline. The PCTE provides a holistic, on-demand, standardized training platform that enables the end-to-end planning, preparation, execution, and assessment of training events for the Cyber Mission Force and the entire DoD Cyber Workforce.

"Team CESI is honored to be entrusted with providing an Integration Factory and Agile DevSecOps for the PCTE program and with leading the program's transition from its prototype phase into a true enterprise capability that provides training for the entire Joint Cyber Community," said Thomas Fransson, CESI Senior Vice President, Simulation Products and Services. "We have taken great pride in supporting PCTE prototyping activities since 2018 and are excited to further deploy game-changing enterprise capabilities that support the DoD's Joint Cyber Warfighting Architecture ecosystem."

Team CESI's Coalesce Framework provides a holistic Agile DevSecOps capability that enables developing, integrating, testing, deploying, and sustaining the PCTE platform. Team CESI designed the Coalesce Framework to support PCTE's unique multivendor acquisition strategy by providing a holistic development, integration, and operational environment that allows third-party developers to retain their own internal development processes while seamlessly integrating with the overall Integration Factory.

"Cyber is the most dynamic of the warfighting domains, and the DoD's cyber operators demand a training system that will rapidly respond to a changing landscape of threats, tools, and TTPs. Our Coalesce Framework is one core piece of the puzzle to rapidly deliver that capability by pulling from the best that industry has to offer without impeding the pace of development," said Stephen Lopez, Senior Program Manager. "We are immediately postured to expand PCTE's current capability set into a highly scalable enterprise platform that supports the throughput required for cyber training across all of the DoD, our allies, and other government agencies, while being adaptable to the emerging needs of the force. Through Cyber TRIDENT, PCTE will mature and expand to provide force readiness and mission rehearsal that enables the DoD to deliver cyberspace dominance."

About CESI

Cole Engineering Services, Inc. (CESI), a By Light Company, is a premier provider of modeling and simulation (M&S) training solutions. Since 2004, CESI has been at the forefront of developing, maintaining, and integrating simulation-based training, serious gaming, technical services, training, and other support in live, virtual, constructive, and gaming (LVCG) domains. CESI also designs, builds, and runs infrastructure, platforms, applications, and processes that enable cyber training for the integrated multi-domain force. Our vision is to become a worldwide full spectrum LVCG and cyber training/analysis developer, integrator and services provider. Learn more at https://coleengineering.com/

About By Light

By Light Professional IT Services LLC, headquartered in McLean, VA, is an ISO 9001, 20000-1, and 27001 registered and CMMI-Dev Level 3 rated systems integrator that provides secure, turnkey systems by incorporating exceptional engineering, project management, telecommunications, and cyber capabilities to safeguard mission success. Founded by industry professionals with extensive knowledge in the DoD, DISA, and other U.S. Government agencies, By Light successfully implements technical solutions that integrate commercial best practices to meet the needs of government. For more information, visit https://bylight.com/.

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FSO Awarded $31.2M EWOCS Task Order – ACS, By Light JV Supports Operation of World’s Only Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC)

FAIRFAX, Va. -- Full Spectrum Operations, LLC (FSO), an SBA-approved, Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture (JV) between American Communications Solutions LLC (ACS), and By Light Professional IT Services LLC (By Light), has been awarded a $31.2M task order under the USAF - Eastern Western Operational Communication Services (EWOCS) Single Award IDIQ.

JV FSO will provide operations, maintenance, sustainment, integration, and protection of cyber and IT infrastructure, consisting of multiple networks, numerous C4I systems and client devices, required for the 24/7/365 operation for the world's only Combined Space Operations Center. CSpOC is a synergistic command and control weapon system focused on planning and executing United States Space Command's (USSPACECOM) CFSCC mission. The purpose for the CSpOC is to provide a focal point for the operational employment of worldwide joint space forces, and enable the Commander, Combined Forces Space Component Command (CDR CFSCC) to integrate space power into global military operations.

"As a Veteran Owned Small Business, FSO is honored to have the opportunity to continue to provide support services to the United States Space Force, enabling them to safely launch, track, and recover space lift systems and perform operational test missions in support of ballistic missile deployment and aircraft flight tests," said John M. Schleifer, Managing Member of FSO and President and CEO of ACS.

According to John Kilpatrick, By Light Vice President of Operations, "The CSpOC task order issued on EWOCS builds on our long-standing support to the Eastern and Western Launch Ranges as well as the Missile Defense Agency, and By Light is excited for this opportunity to be a driving force in the Range of the Future transformation."

About Full Spectrum Operations (FSO):

FSO is a CVE-verified, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) based in Fairfax Station, VA, that provides information technology, cybersecurity, engineering, and operational support services to customers in the Federal Government. FSO is an SBA-approved, Mentor-Protégé JV between ACS (Protégé), and By Light (Mentor), a large business.

About American Communications Solutions (ACS):

ACS, the Managing Partner of FSO, is a CVE-verified SDVOSB currently providing information technology (IT), cybersecurity, engineering, software development, and operational and training support services to customers in the Federal Government.

About By Light Professional IT Services LLC:

By Light, headquartered in McLean, VA, is an ISO 9001, 20000-1, and 27001 registered and CMMI Level 3 rated systems integrator that provides secure, turn-key systems by incorporating exceptional engineering, project management, telecommunications, and cyber capabilities to safeguard mission success. Founded by industry professionals with extensive knowledge in the DoD, DISA, and other US Government Agencies, By Light successfully implements technical solutions that integrate commercial best practices to meet the needs of government. For more information, visit http://www.bylight.com/.

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1st Edge Wins $9.7M Space and Missile Defense Command SBIR Contract to Research and Develop AI Solutions

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- 1st Edge, a leader in designing solutions using Artificial Intelligence and new technologies, was awarded a $9.7M Small Business Innovative Research Phase III contract to Artificial Intelligence solutions for the U.S. Army. This contract, issued by the Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), is a continuation of 1st Edge's proprietary Pragmatic Artificial Intelligence and New Technology (PAINT) program, currently impacting multiple army programs.

"Implementing sophisticated, innovative AI solutions for the warfighter and support analysts is a top priority for the Department of Defense and for 1st Edge. We've made excellent advances in phases I and II, but there is lots more to be done," states Nathan Claburn, Vice President of 1st Edge. "This contract will fund improvements in computer vision, defense planning, and target testing."

By using the PAINT approach, users are aided by the science of AI and other new technologies infused into engineering solutions for missile defense. PAINT allows subject matter experts to be more productive, less error prone, and more consistent. In automated software systems, PAINT technology satisfies a broader set of requirements through computer analysis. By processing more data in less time, these automated systems are a vast improvement on current manual approaches.

"PAINT continues to create easier, more consistent defense planning," said Tim McCarter, President of 1st Edge. "This coveted Phase III contract allows us to continue the work of advancing AI for multiple missile defense programs and increasing the success of the modern warfighter."

About 1st Edge LLC

Located in Huntsville, Alabama, 1st Edge is a Small Business Provider to the Department of Defense and works closely with Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC). Founded in 2011, the company uses agile methodology to craft advanced technologies into software solutions. Core competencies include artificial intelligence, data solutions, software engineering, air and missile defense systems, data visualization and software analysis.

Learn more at: https://www.1st-edge.com/

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1st Edge Wins Advanced Technology International (ATI) OTA Contract to Develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) Solutions for US Army

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- 1st Edge, a leader in designing pragmatic solutions using Artificial Intelligence and new technologies, announced the win of a $46M Other Transaction Authority (OTA) contract to develop Artificial Intelligence solutions for the US Army. The contract continues an effort named Pragmatic Artificial Intelligence and New Technology (PAINT).

The Pragmatic AI and New Technology (PAINT) approach applies the science of AI and other new technologies to near-term, engineering solutions for missile defense. By using the PAINT approach, users are able to capture subject matter expertise in automated software systems, allowing a broader set of requirements to be satisfied through computer analysis. These automated systems can process tremendous amounts of data in a fraction of the time compared to current manual approaches.

"Advancements of AI in the laboratory are not translating to operational solutions fast enough to meet evolving threats.," states Tim McCarter, President of 1st Edge. "Integrating AI into current and future DoD programs is a major initiative for 1st Edge. Our mission is to close the gap and get sophisticated, innovative technology in the fight to augment the warfighter and support analysts."

Through this contract, 1st Edge will develop prototype software to streamline missile defense programs using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) techniques. The three-year contract will be managed through the Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Aviation and Missile Center (AvMC).

"1st Edge has demonstrated the success of the PAINT concept which began as a Phase I SBIR, gained traction through a Phase II effort and resonated with a breadth of customers," said Nathan Claburn, Vice President of 1st Edge. "Now with additional funding 1st Edge will advance pragmatic solutions for multiple missile defense programs."

About 1st Edge LLC

Located in Huntsville, Alabama, 1st Edge is a Small Business Provider to the Department of Defense and works closely with Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC). Founded in 2011, the company uses agile methodology to craft advanced technologies into software solutions. Core competencies include artificial intelligence, data solutions, software engineering, air and missile defense systems, data visualization and software analysis.

Learn more at: https://www.1st-edge.com/

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