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BETA Technologies Gets USAF Airworthiness Approval for ALIA Electric Aircraft

BETA Technologies ALIA flight simulator

BETA Technologies has received airworthiness approval from the U.S. Air Force for its electric vertical aircraft. The approval allows the company to begin operating its manned ALIA electric aircraft under the AFWERX Agility Prime Program that uses government resources to rapidly deploy new platforms to help broaden technology transition pathways and advance dual-use markets.

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Phosphorus to Help Air Force Secure IoT Devices Under AFWERX SBIR Contract; Chris Rouland Quoted

Chris Rouland Founder and CEO Phosphorus Cybersecurity

Phosphorus Cybersecurity has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to develop a technology that could help the service protect its internet of things-based devices in a 5G environment from vulnerabilities. The company will conduct research and apply its proprietary technology to help secure the service’s 5G-enabled devices from cyber threats under the AFWERX Small Business Innovation Research 20.3 Phase I contract.

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Former USAF Acquisition Chief Will Roper Appointed to Vita Inclinata Board

Will Roper Board member Vita Inclinata

Will Roper, former assistant secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics at the U.S. Air Force and a three-time Wash100 winner, has been named to Vita Inclinata's board of directors. Caleb Carr, president and CEO of Vita Inclinata, said in a statement published Thursday Roper will work with the company as it works to provide military branches and civilian markets with military-grade safety offerings.

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Air Force SBIR, STTR Program to Launch First Call for FY 2021 Open Topics in Mid-January

US Air Force

The Air Force's Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer program announced at the AFWERX Accelerate event that it will release the first open topic for fiscal year 2021 on Jan. 14, in coordination with the Department of Defense. The first open topic will run through Feb. 18 and the second and third open topics will be released respectively in May and September next year and close 30 days after.

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Denim Group to Help USAF Expedite Software Deployment Under SBIR Phase II Contract; John Dickson Quoted

John Dickson Principal Denim Group

Denim Group has secured a follow-on contract under the U.S. Air Force's AFWERX program to help the service branch speed up the accreditation and delivery of mission software through the use of a vulnerability resolution tool. The company said Tuesday its ThreadFix platform will move on to Phase II of AFWERX's Small Business Innovation Research program after demonstrating its potential to accelerate software development under the initial phase of the SBIR contract awarded in January.

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