New York-based Startup SimpleSense Joins Air Force Innovation Cohort

Co-founders Eric Kanagy and Alex Brickner at their Newlab headquarters at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, located in a former shipbuilding facility.

U.S. Air Force Recognizes Potential in First-of-its-Kind Incident Authority

SimpleSense today announced that the U.S. Air Force Advanced Battle Management Systems (ABMS) Chief Architect Integration Office (CAIO) awarded SimpleSense a $950,000,000 ceiling indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the maturation, demonstration and proliferation of capability across platforms and domains, leveraging open systems design, modern software and algorithm development in order to enable Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2). This contract is part of a multiple award multi-level security effort to provide development and operation of systems as a unified force across all domains (air, land, sea, space, cyber, and electromagnetic spectrum) in an open architecture family of systems that enables capabilities via multiple integrated platforms.

According to an AMBS spokesperson, the $950 million is set as a ceiling for any one vendor as a method of giving the Air Force the greatest possible flexibility in how it doles out funding as vendors demonstrate the applicability of their technology to the overarching ABMS architecture.

“We are incredibly excited to join this cohort of defense contractors and other startups in our effort to improve interoperability to incidents,” said Eric Kanagy, CEO of SimpleSense. “Our mission is to break down information silos to save lives. This contract represents a significant opportunity to further that mission.”

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About SimpleSense

SimpleSense is a first-of-its-kind incident authority that enables interoperability between safety and security teams. In an emergency, it doesn’t matter which agency you’re with or what software platform you’re using: every responder needs the most critical incident information as soon as possible.

Security teams have deployed SimpleSense technology at military bases, public safety agencies, Fortune 500s, universities, property management companies, and government institutions. The company is based at Newlab, a collaborative tech hub for entrepreneurs, and is a member of the NYC Urban Tech Hub.

Innovation Cohort Companies

Accenture Federal Services, Albany, New York
Amazon Web Services, Seattle, Washington
Anduril Industries, Irvine, California
Apogee Research, Arlington, Virginia
BAE Systems, San Diego, California
Black River Systems, Utica, New York
Boeing Defense Systems, St. Louis, Missouri
Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia
Borsetta, Denver, Colorado
CACI, Chantilly, Virginia
Chooch Intelligence Technologies, San Mateo, California
Collins Aerospace Co., Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Colorado Engineering, Colorado Springs Colorado 
CUBIC, San Diego, California
Dell Technologies, Round Rock, Texas
Edgy Bees, Palo Alto, California
Fregata Systems, St Louis, Missouri
General Dynamics, Bloomington, Minnesota
General Atomics, San Diego, California
Grey Wolf Aerospace, Portland, Oregon
Honeywell Aerospace, Phoenix, Arizona
Immersive Wisdom, Boca Raton, Florida
Kratos, San Diego, California 
L3 Harris, Greenville, Texas
Leidos, Reston, Virginia
LinQuest Corporation, Los Angeles, California
Lockheed Martin, Fort Worth, Texas
Mercury Defense Systems, Cypress, California
Metron, Reston, Virginia
NETSCOUT, Westford, Massachusetts
Northrop Grumman, Melbourne, Florida
Octo Consulting Group, Reston, Virginia
Oddball, Washington, District of Columbia
Omni Federal, Gainsville, Virginia
Palantir, Palo Alto, California
Parsons Government Services, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Persistent Systems, New York, New York
Raytheon, McKinney, Texas
Red River, Claremont, New Hampshire
Rincon Research Corp, Tucson, Arizona
Rise8, Tampa, Florida
SAIC, Reston, Virginia
Securboration, Melbourne, Florida
SES Government Solutions, Reston, Virginia
Silvus Technologies, Los Angeles, California
SimpleSense, Brooklyn, New York
Solid State Scientific, Hollis, New Hampshire
Strategic Mission Elements, Chantilly, Virginia
Venator Solutions, San Diego, California
Viasat, Carlsbad, California
VivSoft, Ashburn Virginia
Wind River Systems, Alameda, California
Wind Talker Innovations, Fife, Washington
World Wide Technology, St. Louis, Missouri
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