Julian Setian: SOSi, AppTek Engineers Kick Off Collaboration

Julian Setian
Julian Setian

Julian Setian, president and CEO of SOS International and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, said the company’s engineers started discussing sales channels with their counterparts at Applications Technology, a McLean, Va.-based developer of artificial intelligence-based speech recognition systems, days after SOSi made an investment in the latter company, Inside Defense reported Tuesday.

"We have a very short orientation period," Setian told the publication in an interview. "We already kind of know each other's capabilities."

Through the investment, SOSi has become an exclusive reseller of AppTek platforms to federal, local and state government agencies.

Setian said SOSi will help government clients better understand the benefits of AppTek’s technology platforms.

"What we're hoping to do is drive the market by putting next-generation technologies in front of our customers," he added.

You may also be interested in...

Jay Lambke President GAI

Government Acquisitions Obtains SBA HUBZone Program Certification; Jay Lambke Quoted

Cincinnati, Ohio-based company Government Acquisitions Inc. has been accredited by the Small Business Administration under a program that seeks to provide economic benefits to government contractors from historically underutilized business zones.

Satellite launch

SpaceX Launches Satellite for Multinational Ocean Observation Effort

SpaceX has sent to space a satellite designed to monitor sea levels across the globe under a U.S.-U.K. partnership. The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on a mission to collect sea level data, support ship navigation and inform weather forecasts, NASA said Sunday.

KBR

KBR Gets $65M Navy Contract Modification for Base Support Services

KBR has received a one-year, $64.8M contract modification to carry out base operating support services at various U.S. Navy installations in Djibouti and Kenya.