The Ru​​ndown — October 27, 2022

Your weekly national security and government news brief, with insights for founders, investors, and those invested in the future of defense and public safety.

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US NAVY PURSUING DRONE SWARM CAPABILITIES: Budget documents have revealed plans for the Navy’s Super Swarm project, which includes developing swarms that can be launched from ships, submarines, aircraft, and ground vehicles with a variety of payloads. Learn more about the Navy’s project and investment in the technology HERE.

THE “ANTI-NAVY” TECH THE US NEEDS TO COMPETE WITH CHINA: This week, Xi Jinping secured a third term as general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, articulating in a speech that unification with Taiwan ‘must’ and ‘can, without a doubt, be realized. Secretary of State Blinken admitted that Xi Jinping is now moving on a much faster timeline to take Taiwan, and the US will need new asymmetrical forces and weapons to combat a potential invasion and PLA aggression. Learn more HERE.

AI TOPS TECH AMENDMENTS FOR 2023 NDAA: Funding for emerging technologies is featured heavily in several amendments proposed for the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, underscoring Capitol Hill’s enthusiasm for new technology for national security. Many prominent amendments are focused on AI funding, robotics, supply chain, and manufacturing tech. Learn more HERE.

Portfolio Company News

SCOUT CTO FEATURED ON THE DIRT PODCAST: SCOUT’s CTO Sergio Gallucci was recently featured on The Dirt podcast to talk about collaboration in the space industry, KPIs in startups, and what it means to be sustainable in space while building a company culture of excellence. Listen to the podcast HERE.

Events

AIM MICRO SENSORS ASSESSMENT EVENT

2022 AIRCRAFT SURVIVABILITY SYMPOSIUM

2022 NDIA MULTINATIONAL CONFERENCE

33rd ANNUAL NDIA SO/LIC SYMPOSIUM

27th ANNUAL EXPEDITIONARY WARFARE CONFERENCE

Opportunities

SPACE FORCE AND AIR FORCE PHASE II OPEN TOPIC

ARMY XTECHSEARCH 7

AFRL QUANTUM NETWORKS CHALLENGE

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SBIR

STRATEGIC TECHNOLOGY OFFICE BAA

DARPA ADAPTIVE WARFIGHTING ARCHITECTURES

AFRL MANUFACTURING RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT BAA

BAA FOR EXTRAMURAL BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

DARPA BIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGIES

OECIF OPERATIONAL ENERGY

Jobs

SR. ADVANCED MANUFACTURING ENGINEER — RISE ROBOTICS

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER — RISE ROBOTICS

SECURITY DRONE OPERATOR — ASYLON

Explore more job openings HERE.

Weekly Motivation

DECISIVE POINT’S JAMES COATES VISITS MOUNT EVEREST: This week, our Principal James Coates visited Mount Everest, reaching 18,000 feet in altitude and representing the Decisive Point team at Base Camp I.

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