(JACKSON, Miss.) – Radiance Technologies Inc., announced that it has been awarded a $300 million ID/IQ contract for Agile Cyber Technology through the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL). Jackson State University will be the academic partner in this important effort, which will develop cutting-edge cyber hardware and software tools, supporting the Air Force in the cyber domain.
“Jackson State University’s intellectual capital and research capabilities played an important role in the award of this ID/IQ contract,” said Felix Okojie, JSU Vice President for Research and Federal Relations. “This is a demonstration of our value-added proposition to the economic development of our state.”
Radiance and JSU have worked together for more than five years supporting NASA, the Department of Marine Resources, the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The expert blending of university research expertise and real world industry engineering has provided the necessary capability to transition application research into operational use.
Jackson State University has outstanding faculty and staff who are on the cutting edge of robotics, cyber security, cyber forensics, high performance computing and data mining. Research divisions managed under the College of Science, Engineering and Technology will support this cyber contract.
“This is a major win for our Mississippi team and highlights our ability to provide innovative cyber solutions for our customers,” said Tom Strange, Radiance Vice President. “Cyberspace is the unknown battleground of the 21st century, and the ability of our war fighters to dominate this environment is dependent on cutting edge technologies being developed by industry leaders and academia.”
Headquartered in Huntsville, Ala., Radiance Technologies is a systems engineering, technology development and prototyping company that for eight years has maintained a growing office in Jackson, Miss. Core competencies of the Jackson office include software development, geospatial applications development, software engineering, numerical analysis and intelligence analysis.
Radiance and Jackson State are very excited about their continued partnership on this cyber contract and the opportunities it will bring.