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Coders Participate in CENTCOM Hackathon on Countering One-Way Drones

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Coders Participate in CENTCOM Hackathon on Countering One-Way Drones

The U.S. Central Command has concluded a weeklong sprint to develop counter one-way unmanned aerial system capabilities.

Sandtrap, a special event within the Department of Defense’s recurring Bravo hackathon series, saw coders prototype technology to improve cUAS process speed and accuracy, CENTCOM said Friday.

The command explained that hosting coders at headquarters allows internal subject matter experts to fully integrate with hacking teams, easing capability transitions after the hackathon.

Schuyler Moore, CENTCOM’s chief technology officer and a speaker at an upcoming Potomac Officers Club event, said Sandtrap reflected her organization’s commitment to tackling key missions using the full extent of its talent base, solutions and processes.

Moore, a 2024 Wash100 winner, shared that the command will continue to hold hackathons for the “most critical operational problem sets.”

U.S. Army Gen. Michael Kurilla, commander of CENTCOM, said Sandtrap allowed team members to come up with creative solutions, aligning with his organization’s “People, Partners and Innovation” approach.

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