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Atlas Secures DIU Contract to Demonstrate Federated Network Solution

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Atlas Secures DIU Contract to Demonstrate Federated Network Solution

The Defense Innovation Unit has awarded Atlas Space Operations its Hybrid Space Architecture contract, allowing the company to demonstrate a federated network solution.

Atlas’ Hybrid Space Architecture is designed to allow old and new technologies to operate on the same platform. This flexibility creates more opportunities for ground-space data transfer.

The company will use its Freedom Network Management Platform to enable seamless data transfer across Department of Defense, civil and commercial platforms. The solution allows operators to communicate across new infrastructure and enable offloading of expiring infrastructure.

The Freedom software is expected to address constraints brought about by hardware, satellite counts and expanding applications.

The HSA contract is designed to introduce federated network capabilities that would allow communications to flow across disparate government and commercial platforms, Atlas said Wednesday.

Ed McCarty, the company’s vice president of global sales, said the HSA initiative will allow users to maintain a secure and cost-effective communications solution and maintain the same client experience. According to McCarty, a secure federated network is essential as new forms of communication systems pop up.

Atlas Space Operations offers software solutions, a global antenna network and launch support services to commercial and government clients. It is headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan.

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