AFRL, Space Force Select Companies to Work on Hybrid Data Architecture
The U.S. Space Force and Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate have selected eight companies for a hybrid data movement cohort.
The companies will work at The Catalyst Accelerator, an organization that promotes technology advancement for warfighters and supports technology transfer between the government and the private sector. They will develop a hybrid data architecture and ensure that the Space Force will receive data in real-time or near-real-time, The Catalyst Accelerator said.
The cohort will meet twice a month for three months and will meet with subject matter experts, members of the government and commercial entities to come up with a hybrid data architecture. They will start meeting on March 1.
Software company Microsoft has provided funding for the program. Once the companies have completed their work, they will have a demonstration day on May 26 to showcase the platform to government and industry partners.
KiMar Gartman, program director for The Catalyst Accelerator, said the group will work with other members from the government and industry to identify the companies that will support the hybrid data architecture initiative. He noted that the entities selected have the technology to support the Air Force and Space Force in developing a secure environment where users can manipulate datasets with speed and accuracy.
The companies selected are Archangel Lightworks, krtkl, Matchbook AI, Pixspan, QuSecure, Spectronn, Swiss Vault and TurnRock Labs. All participants are based in the U.S. and specialize in data and communications, robotics, real-time connections, data management, cybersecurity, networking and autonomy.
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