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DOD features prominently in Government Innovation Awards

The list of 2018 Government Innovation Award Winners is out, and Defense Systems is pleased to announce that nine of the awardees come from the defense sector. 

Public Sector Innovations

This category focuses on transformative tech that is truly reinventing government. That potentially mission-critical impact can stem from a new technology itself or from the innovative ways established tech is being leveraged to make government function better.  Among this year's winners:

3-D Printing for Replacement F-35 Parts
U.S. Marine Corps, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, Combat Logistic Battalion 31

Cyber Direct Commissioning Program
U.S Army, Cyber Command

Missouri National Guard/Air National Guard

Software-Defined Networking for the DISN and the DoDIN
Defense Information Systems Agency

Unstructured Machinery Repair for Navy Ships
U.S. Navy, Military Sealift Command

Wireless Vital Signs Monitor
U.S. Navy, Office of Naval Research

Rising Stars

This category recognizes those outstanding early-career individuals who are doing great things today — and who are likely to be filling the senior slots tomorrow. Among this year's Rising Stars:

Capt. Keely J. Carrigan
Operations Flight Commander, 707th Communications Squadron, U.S. Air Force

Senior Airman Christopher R. Deforge
Geospatial Analyst/Full-Motion Video Screener, 45th Intelligence Squadron, U.S. Air Force

Capt. Anthony N. Rodriguez
Aide-de-Camp to the Commander, 24th Air Force, U.S. Air Force

These winners will be profiled in more detail this fall, and honored in person at the Nov. 8 Government Innovation Awards dinner.  For the full list of 2018 winnners, go to

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