Newark, NJ - The National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated NJIT as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense Education through the 2020 academic year. NSA and DHS jointly sponsor CAE with the goal to reduce vulnerability in the national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research, and producing a growing pipeline of professionals with information assurance expertise in various disciplines.
Moorestown, NJ – According to New Jersey Business magazine, “Lockheed Martin, with large facilities in Moorestown (in addition to other locations in the state), has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sikorsky Aircraft, a world leader in military and commercial rotary-wing aircraft, for $9.0 billion. The price is effectively reduced to approximately $7.1 billion, after taking into account tax benefits resulting from the transaction.”
Princeton, NJ – According to New Jersey Business magazine, “Mikros Systems Corporation, a high-technology electronics company which designs and manufactures custom systems for defense applications, announced that it has recently purchased certain software products, intellectual property and related assets from VSE Corporation, which has a New Jersey field office in Sparta. The primary software programs purchased by Mikros are the Prognostics Framework (PF) and Diagnostic Profiler (DP) programs.”
Glassboro, NJ - The VR Center comprises an R&D VR lab, opened in 2008, a data wall for programing and design development, and prototyping capabilities. The VR Center also includes a new custom-designed, 15,000+ cubic-foot VR collaborative environment, which features a 7-foot-high by 40-foot-wide curved wall of screens that provides an area well-suited for collaborative projects.
Trenton, NJ - Joined by state, federal, and local officials, Acting Governor Kim Guadagno, chair of the New Jersey Military Installation Growth and Development Task Force (Task Force), released the Task Force’s final report and includes STEM education as well as innovation to growth the NJ sector.
Newark, NJ - Have you ever downloaded a new app and thought, “I could have done better?” Well, here’s your chance. NJ MarketShift, needs your input to refine a new web application we are developing. The app would answer questions about markets, customers, suppliers and partners in the A&D industries. MarketShift is holding a design meeting on Wednesday, July 29 at NJIT in Newark to test the application and take suggestions from employers. Those interested in attending can sign up here.
Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state’s science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners, hosted 60 companies and public officials at the NJ MarketShift Design Forum 2.0 on Friday, June 12, 2015 at the Forsgate Country Club. Attendees gave the program high ratings overall for innovation management workshops, collaboration strategies, web platform demonstrations and business value.
Trenton, NJ - For several decades, New Jersey has been home to many of the top military contractors in the United States. Not only do these Garden State companies provide products and technologies to various US defense sectors and allies, they are also constantly pushing the envelope of innovation to meet – and often exceed – the needs of their customers. In this article, New Jersey Business looks at a small portion of defense contractors in the state whose products and projects show that New Jersey is a leading market for innovation.
Newark, NJ - Work in the defense industry? Looking to diversify your product lines or pick up some strategic planning tips? The New Jersey Innovation Institute’s (NJII) MarketShift program is holding a number of aerospace and defense industry events this summer that can help your business.
Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state’s science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners, will host the NJ MarketShift Design Forum 2.0 on Friday, June 12, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at the Forsgate Country Club.
Trenton, NJ - Exelis and L-3 Platform Integration are partnering to provide cutting-edge electronic self-protection capabilities for the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command’s (AFSOC) AC/MC-130J Commando II aircraft. The team’s combined experience in electronic warfare (EW) and platform integration will allow rapid development of a highly advanced yet low-risk solution to protect Air Force special operations aviators from the evolving radio frequency threats they face in their global missions.
Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) is partnering with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) / the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) and the Federal Government to host two executive training conferences. This new initiative program, called MarketShift, was developed in response to the extension of the Budget Sequestration of 2013.
Washington D.C. - According to a new report by the National Science Board (NSB), in 2010, 16.5 million individuals indicated that their job required at least a bachelor's degree level in a STEM field. The 2014 report titled, Revisiting the STEM Workforce explains there are many positions that require STEM that have traditional thought of as STEM jobs such as sales, marketing, and management. The NSB is the policymaking body for the National Science Foundation and has made several recommendations to strengthen the U.S. stem workforce.
Oceanport, NJ - The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA), the agency charged with advancing the redevelopment of the former Fort Monmouth, today launched a new and improved, more user-friendly website to better showcase the broad array of redevelopment opportunities available at the Fort and strengthen communication with stakeholders.
West Lafayette, IN – Last week, Scott Hutcheson of Purdue University wrote in an article in the Lebanon Reporter titled “Keeping your eyes on New Jersey.” He calls attention to “a subtle but fundamental shift is occurring [in New Jersey].” Specifically, Mr. Hutcheson highlights the entrepreneurial spirit of NJIT, its Innovation Institute and the Newark metropolitan area.
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