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National Security Innovation Network National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) MD5 is now the National Security Innovation Network, NSIN.
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The incredible team we have assembled at NSIN leads our innovation efforts throughout the country - and we are expanding...
10/09/2020

The incredible team we have assembled at NSIN leads our innovation efforts throughout the country - and we are expanding! Each week, we will feature an NSIN team member so you may get to know us better. Our first featured teammate is Jennifer Bird (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-bird-6749237b/), the NSIN National Capital Regional Director. The National Capital Region or NCR encompasses Washington, DC, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Prior to joining NSIN last spring, Jennifer worked as a Senior Advisor at Novetta and a Defense Domain Expert at Dataminr. Before joining the private sector, Jennifer spent time as a professional staff member at the House Armed Services Committee. She also worked at the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy on strategy, bilateral cooperation, and defense sales. Jennifer began her career as an analyst and deployed in support of the Army and Navy. Jennifer has a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor’s from the University of Michigan. #MeetTheTeam #innovation

We have partnered with Naval Sea Systems Command Crane Division as they hire for internships AND full-time positions thr...
10/05/2020
National Security Innovation Network

We have partnered with Naval Sea Systems Command Crane Division as they hire for internships AND full-time positions through our Hirethon program. We provide accelerated recruitment to connect STEM students interested in civil service with the Department of Defense orgs looking to hire. Interested? APPLY NOW: https://nsin.us/events/hirethon-crane-2020/

Events NSIN Virtual Hirethon - NSWC Crane Division Time 23 Oct 2020, Resume Submission deadline. Confirmed Interviews will be scheduled. Location NSIN/NSWC-Crane Virtual Hirethon Located in Crane, Indiana, NSWC Crane has skilled professionals who put technical solutions directly into the hands of th...

REMINDER! We are just two days away from the 5G Pitch Competition application deadline. We have partnered with NavalX So...
10/04/2020

REMINDER! We are just two days away from the 5G Pitch Competition application deadline. We have partnered with NavalX SoCal Tech Bridge and NAVWAR for a 5G Pitch Competition with a $50,000 top prize for the top four companies, PLUS an invitation to pilot that technology in a real-world 5G environment powered by Verizon Public Sector. Interested? The application deadline is the end of day Tuesday, October 6, 2020. DETAILS: https://www.nsin.us/events/navy-usmc-5g-event/

Do you have an idea to improve efficiency and build readiness for the MA NG? We need you! The Massachusetts National Gua...
10/02/2020

Do you have an idea to improve efficiency and build readiness for the MA NG? We need you! The Massachusetts National Guard — The Nation's First is calling on the talent in its ranks to help innovate and modernize teh Guard with the Patriot Pitch Innovation Challenge. Submit ideas now for a chance to be one of four finalists invited to our November 8 “shark tank” style competition. Details: https://innovatedefense.net/mang-patriot-pitch

We are excited to announce the inaugural class of our six NSIN Technology and National Security Fellows! Each NSIN Fello...
10/01/2020

We are excited to announce the inaugural class of our six NSIN Technology and National Security Fellows! Each NSIN Fellow has secured one-year national security appointments at key #DoD and Congressional offices. The host offices for TNSF Fellows include the DoD Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, the Laboratory for Physical Sciences, the Army Futures Command, The Office of Congressman Tim Ryan (13th District - OH), the Assistant Secretary of the Army - Acquisition, Logistics & Technology, and the Air Force Energy Program. Details ➡️ http://bit.ly/TNSF_Fellows

Exciting news from our Southeast Region! NSIN has partnered with the Florida Board of Governors and Enterprise Florida, ...
09/30/2020
National Security Innovation Network

Exciting news from our Southeast Region! NSIN has partnered with the Florida Board of Governors and Enterprise Florida, Inc. to establish our first collaboration with a state university system. This partnership will encourage and promote defense liaisons, applied research, mentorships, and student/faculty engagement within the defense and national security arena throughout the State of Florida.

News 30 Sep 2020 NSIN Partners with Florida State University System This agreement, the first collaboration for NSIN with a state university system, will encourage and promote defense liaisons, applied research, mentorships, and student/faculty engagement within the defense and national security are...

We have partnered with Naval Agility SoCal Tech Bridge to conduct a national search for startups to participate in a 5G ...
09/30/2020
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We have partnered with Naval Agility SoCal Tech Bridge to conduct a national search for startups to participate in a 5G Pitch Competition. The application period is extended through October 6, 2020. Finalists are invited to a virtual pitch event on October 27, with $50,000 awarded to the top four companies on the pitch day. In addition to the prize, companies will have the opportunity to pilot with the Marine Corps at MCAS Miramar’s 5G living lab deployed in partnership with Verizon.
Details ➡️ http://bit.ly/Starts5G

We have partnered with Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division for an NSIN Hirethon! Join our virtual event to expl...
09/25/2020

We have partnered with Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division for an NSIN Hirethon! Join our virtual event to explore full-time and internship opportunities. The application portal is open today through October 23. Interviews will be the week of October 26 - 30, 2020. DETAILS https://www.nsin.us/events/hirethon-crane-2020/

NSIN is #HIRINGNOW in Tallahassee, FL. We are seeking a University Program Director to support our new partnership with ...
09/22/2020

NSIN is #HIRINGNOW in Tallahassee, FL. We are seeking a University Program Director to support our new partnership with
Florida A&M University! If you're a passionate innovator interested in identifying non-traditional problem-solvers to tackle national security and DoD problems, WE NEED YOU. Applications due by October 9, 2020. Apply Now: https://nsin.us/news/2020-09-18-famu-upd/

We are excited to partner with Branchfood for this upcoming info session for food startups and engineers to engage with ...
09/17/2020
Working with the Department of Defense, Combat Feeding Directorate

We are excited to partner with Branchfood for this upcoming info session for food startups and engineers to engage with U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center's
Combat Feeding Directorate on food-related research and technology. Are you an innovator working on #foodtech? Join us 09/30/20. Pre-registration is required. #innovation

The US Department of Defense seeks collaboration with innovators working on novel food-related initiatives. Join this webinar to learn more.

Excited for the great start our own Wade Watts, PMP, MPA is having with our partners at University of Nebraska at Omaha....
09/14/2020
Watts to Head National Security Innovation Network Partnership at UNO

Excited for the great start our own Wade Watts, PMP, MPA is having with our partners at University of Nebraska at Omaha.
#innovation #collaboration #network

Wade Watts has been named the inaugural program director at UNO for the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) and began his role at the end of July.

This week our #52WeeksOfInnovation blog features personas. At NSIN, we embrace the concept of personas because we believ...
09/11/2020

This week our #52WeeksOfInnovation blog features personas. At NSIN, we embrace the concept of personas because we believe it is essential to put a face - the warfighter - on our efforts. It drives us, and in turn, it drives #innovation. Read more: http://bit.ly/52Weeks_Personas

"You can be sure that the American spirit will prevail over this tragedy." – Colin Powell  #neverforget
09/11/2020

"You can be sure that the American spirit will prevail over this tragedy." – Colin Powell #neverforget

We have partnered with the UC Berkeley Research Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, to a host virtual Ask Me Anythi...
09/10/2020
NSIN Ask Me Anything: SBIR / STTR Opportunities

We have partnered with the UC Berkeley Research Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, to a host virtual Ask Me Anything on Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) opportunities and contracts on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, just in time to discuss the application deadline. Registration is required. Sign up today!

Learn more about SBIR and STTR opportunities and contracts on Tuesday, 09/15/20, with the NSIN "Ask Me Anything" webinar!

"There is no substitute for hard work.” — Thomas A. Edison
09/07/2020

"There is no substitute for hard work.” — Thomas A. Edison

That’s a wrap on Phase I. Congratulations to all teams who participated and a big 'Thank You' to our judges from Pitch D...
09/04/2020

That’s a wrap on Phase I. Congratulations to all teams who participated and a big 'Thank You' to our judges from Pitch Day. These 12 teams are moving on for Phase II. In this next phase, teams will spend another 12 weeks focusing on developing technology and pursuing commercialization. Be sure to stay tuned for our upcoming weekly team profiles beginning this Tuesday! The NSIN - National Security Innovation Network DIA program is powered by FedTech. #innovation #entrepreneuship

Hey IU Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering,we are excited to participate in your upcoming Fall Caree...
09/03/2020
National Security Innovation Network

Hey IU Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering,
we are excited to participate in your upcoming Fall Career Fair one week from today! We have excited to work with our partners at Join Special Operation Command again and they are hiring now for several available #techjobs in North Carolina and Washington, DC. If you're interested in working in #specialoperations, check out this opporutnity!

Events NSIN Virtual Hirethon - JSOC Global Analytics Platform Time 10 Sep 2020, Resume Submission deadline. Confirmed Interviews will be scheduled. Location NSIN/JSOC Virtual Hirethon The NSIN Hirethon is designed to directly connect STEM students and recent graduates with an interest in civil servi...

We love our awesome X-Force Fellows! We are not alone, check out this post from our partners Naval Agility.
08/30/2020

We love our awesome X-Force Fellows! We are not alone, check out this post from our partners Naval Agility.

Did you work with our NSIN X-Force Interns this summer?

Now that Summer ends, we are sad to lose our Summer interns from the National Security Innovation Network X-Force Cohort. They were an incredible asset to our teams and will be missed.

See some testimonials from their NavalX team leads...

Kelly DiCristina - "Basically she was awesome! Kelly was a fantastic addition to our team! Her ability to pivot and adapt was a boon to the team and she was a delight to work with. She is an awesome human, a dedicated and motivated worker, and I am already jealous of her future employer because of how lucky they'll be to have her on their team." - Lauren "Tink" Hanyok

Megan Hogan - "Megan set a new bar for all future interns, she was incredible. She brought a unique and creative insight to the team and designed new processes for workflow, podcast creation, and more. I would recommend anyone to hire her today! She is leaving a gap in our team." - Matt “Mohawk” Denny

Hannah Jarrett - "She was eager to learn, willing to take on challenges, and able to effectively communicate with the team. She was an asset to our team." - Diana Teel

#navalx #interns

Earlier this spring, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) sought ways to identify, visualize, and evaluate Covid-19 disi...
08/28/2020

Earlier this spring, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) sought ways to identify, visualize, and evaluate Covid-19 disinformation narrative themes in real-time. NSIN responded. Check out our #52WeeksOfInnovation blog this week to read about our successful "Countering Disinformation Challenge." http://bit.ly/Disinfo_52Weeks

Have you heard? NSIN is #HIRINGNOW! We drive innovation through service & collaboration. We need passionate innovators t...
08/24/2020

Have you heard? NSIN is #HIRINGNOW! We drive innovation through service & collaboration. We need passionate innovators to help us change the way the Department of Defense solves its National Security challenges. JOIN US. https://innovatedefense.net/hirethon/jobs #jobalerts

Our weekly Defense Innovation Accelerator (DIA) tip week features Lab Report Preparation. On the long road to #commercia...
08/20/2020

Our weekly Defense Innovation Accelerator (DIA) tip week features Lab Report Preparation. On the long road to #commercialization, communication is key. The NSIN DIA program is powered by FedTech. #innovation #collaboration #entreprenurship

08/18/2020
NSIN Hacking for Defense - Colorado School of Mines Case Study (Spring 2020)

The recent Spring 2020 semester of Hacking for Defense® at the Colorado School of Mines yielded outstanding results. Check out our latest video case study, including students, instructor Sid Saleh, and one delighted customer at the Colorado National Guard! The NSIN Hacking for Defense program is powered by BMNT Partners and the Common Mission Project. #hacking4defense #innovation #collaboration

The Spring 2020 semester of Hacking for Defense at the Colorado School of Mines yielded outstanding results. Check out this video case study, including stude...

Our featured X-Force Fellow this afternoon is Karan Menon. He is a sophomore studying #computerscience at University of ...
08/14/2020

Our featured X-Force Fellow this afternoon is Karan Menon. He is a sophomore studying #computerscience at University of Southern California. Karan works this summer to support document tracking with DTIC. He worked alongside his teammates to create a PDF Viewer and offline database that will allow users to access and download DoD documents in a more controlled environment. #internship #innovation #collaboration

We held our #52WeeksOfInnovation this week so we could talk about X-Force. As our Summer 2020 cohort wraps today, this l...
08/14/2020

We held our #52WeeksOfInnovation this week so we could talk about X-Force. As our Summer 2020 cohort wraps today, this living, breathing community of problem solvers has completed 41 fellowship projects and nine volunteer projects. By the numbers, X-Force 2020 boasts 116 fellows and 29 volunteers from 63 colleges and universities across the nation. We unite communities of atypical innovators to find new solutions to DoD challenges. X-Force demonstrates getting help to find answers is usually within reach. It is what we do. Check it out!
https://innovatedefense.net/nsin/customObject/viewCustomObject/f9e2a0156976

Our featured X-Force Fellow this morning is Allison Dong. Another standout from Indiana University, Allison works this s...
08/14/2020

Our featured X-Force Fellow this morning is Allison Dong. Another standout from Indiana University, Allison works this summer to handle rebranding and marketing project work for the Air Force Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities (TENCAP) project. Her work included creating a fully functional website, promotional video, and branding procedural elements. She is pursuing a major in International Relations. Kudos Allison on a fantastic job this summer. Thank you for your service! #innovation #collaboration

Our featured X-Force Fellow this evening is Christine Lou. She is a #computerscience major from UC Berkeley, and a nativ...
08/13/2020

Our featured X-Force Fellow this evening is Christine Lou. She is a #computerscience major from UC Berkeley, and a native of San Ramon, California. Motivated to join X-Force by her fascination with the innovative application of technology by the military, Christine works this summer to support the ARL-West Gamified Training project. #innovation #collaboration

Our featured X-Force Fellow today is Kelsey Cooper. A Pubilc Affairs major at the O'Neill School of Public and Environme...
08/13/2020

Our featured X-Force Fellow today is Kelsey Cooper. A Pubilc Affairs major at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University This summer, she works to support data analysis projects for the Hypersonics Advanced Concept Group at NSWC Crane. A native of Salem, Indiana, Kelsey will graduate in December and plans to pursue opportunities in Washington, DC. #innovation #dataanalysis

Our featured X-Force Fellow this evening is Danielle Zevitz of Stafford, Virginia. A student at the University of Virgin...
08/13/2020

Our featured X-Force Fellow this evening is Danielle Zevitz of Stafford, Virginia. A student at the University of Virginia, Danielle is studying Computer Science. An avid music lover and master of multiple instruments (clarinet, trombone, and viola, to name a few), Danielle works this summer to support document tracking with DTIC. Inspired by her father, who serves in the military, she one day hopes to work in cybersecurity for the Government. This year's X-Force Fellowship is her first internship. #innovation #womeninstem

Our featured X-Force Fellow is Arthur Hertz (Arthur H.). A Mathematics and Computer Science student at Indiana Universit...
08/12/2020

Our featured X-Force Fellow is Arthur Hertz (Arthur H.). A Mathematics and Computer Science student at Indiana University, Arthur's Fellowship work includes a swarm intelligence-related project for Naval Sea Systems Command - Crane Division. His goal for the summer was to bring a software engineer's mindset and a mathematician to his X-Force project. #innovation #collaboration #stem #mathematics

Our featured X-Force Fellow this evening is Ryan Liang, from UC Davis. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in Mec...
08/11/2020

Our featured X-Force Fellow this evening is Ryan Liang, from UC Davis. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, with an emphasis on Machine Learning and UAV Navigation. A lover of space technology, Ryan works this summer to support Team Virtus from Miramar. For more on his accomplishments during his NSIN X-Force Fellowship, check out his profile. #innovation #mechanicalengineering #machinelearning

Today is National Purple Heart Day. One of the most recognized and respected medals awarded to members of the U.S. Armed...
08/07/2020

Today is National Purple Heart Day. One of the most recognized and respected medals awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces was introduced in 1782 as the “Badge of Military Merit” by General George Washington. It is the nation’s oldest military award. #honor #sacrifice

Students typically pursue internships in hopes of gaining valuable experience and determining an appropriate career path...
08/06/2020

Students typically pursue internships in hopes of gaining valuable experience and determining an appropriate career path. This summer, Caroline Still joined the National Security Innovation Network team and discovered a national security sector and potential career path she never knew existed. Learn more about Caroline's innovative experience with NSIN, despite Covid-19 and remote working in this week's installment of our #52WeeksOfInnovation blog: https://bit.ly/52Weeks_InternBlog

Our featured X-Force Fellow is Keegan Evans. This summer, this Political Science major from Mizzou works for the I Marin...
08/04/2020

Our featured X-Force Fellow is Keegan Evans. This summer, this Political Science major from Mizzou works for the I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, a command element of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF). His tasks include information integration to plan, conduct, and coordinate command in today's information environment. This project supports developing a process to identify data sources, ingest data into a repository, parse that data into usable information, and display to support informed decisions. #nationalsecurity #innovation #DoD #USMC

NSIN is #hiringnow! Seeking passionate innovators to help us change the way the #DoD solves its #NationalSecurity challe...
08/02/2020

NSIN is #hiringnow! Seeking passionate innovators to help us change the way the #DoD solves its #NationalSecurity challenges. We drive #innovation through service and collaboration with the defense, academia & venture communities. Join us! https://innovatedefense.net/hirethon/Jobs

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