The NCI Agency received a total of 65 proposals representing small businesses and academia from 12 Allies. The University of Nebraska at Omaha was the sole participant from academia, with a submission on SecuWear, an open source, multi-component hardware/software platform for exploring wearable security.
"The large number of high quality proposals we received made selection difficult," said NCI Agency General Manager Koen Gijsbers. "However, it also signals the vast potential for small businesses and academia throughout the Alliance to contribute to NATO cyber defence, and we will be working hard in the coming months to create mechanisms for closer engagement with them."
The top finishers' technology solutions will be showcased at the 2016 NCI Agency Conference and AFCEA TechNet International (NITEC16), 'Building Resilience through Secure C4ISR: NATO-Industry Collaboration in a New Era', that will take place from 7 to 9 June in Tallinn, Estonia.