NIWC Atlantic to Hold Palmetto Tech Bridge Prize Challenge Rodeo

NIWC Atlantic to Hold Palmetto Tech Bridge Prize Challenge Rodeo

Who: Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic

What: NIWC Atlantic is hosting the Palmetto Tech Bridge (PTB) Prize Challenge Rodeo

When: Thursday, Sept. 15 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at the PTB Prize Challenge Rodeo Awards Ceremony where winners will be announced and given the opportunity to highlight their submission.

Where: Trident Technical College, College Center, Salon F/G, 700 Rivers Ave., North Charleston, SC

Why: The PTB Prize Challenge seeks to expand collaborative innovation and accelerate technology to the warfighter by crowdsourcing technical concepts and solutions directly from the public. Prize challenges match commercial technology solutions and best practices with the challenges Sailors and Marines face. Organizations selected to compete in the final phase of the rodeo will present their solutions before a panel of government experts in Charleston, S.C. The winner in each category takes home $50,000.

The five categories are:
● Innovative Methodologies to Acquire DevSecOps Capabilities
● Rapid Staffing Fulfillment Model
● Brand Communication and Social Networking to Achieve Effective Market Saturation
● Advanced Battle Management Aids (BMAS) Model
● Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Barrier Reduction Approach for Small Business and Academia.

Contact: If interested in interviewing a NIWC Atlantic employee and covering the PTB Prize Challenge Rodeo, please RSVP to Sara Corbett, NIWC Atlantic media engagement, 843-614-7311, by noon on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

NIWC Atlantic, formerly known as SPAWAR, provides systems engineering and acquisition to deliver information warfare capabilities to the naval, joint and national warfighter through the acquisition, development, integration, production, test, deployment, and sustainment of interoperable command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, cyber and information technology capabilities.

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