BlueHalo expands its Albuquerque, NM campus–opening the doors to its new 73,000-square-foot research and development, manufacturing, and office space within Sandia Science and Technology Park (SS&TP).

“We are fortunate to have strong partnerships with leaders from across New Mexico and the local Albuquerque community as we partner to transform the state into a hub of space technology,” said Jonathan Moneymaker, BlueHalo Chief Executive Officer.  “These partnerships–along with our investments in leading facilities and a strong workforce–will enable BlueHalo to not only meet the demand for current products and programs but to collaborate, innovate, and develop our nation’s next technological breakthroughs critical to National Security.”

The opening of the new facility comes as BlueHalo announced last month an additional lease of the neighboring 1300 Eubank SE property, bringing the company’s total Albuquerque footprint to over 200,000 square feet. This state-of-the-art campus will accommodate continued technology innovation and rapid transition to manufacturing for BlueHalo products across multiple mission areas, including Advanced Radio Frequency (RF) Systems; Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS) and Directed Energy; Laser Communications; and Space-Qualified Electronics and Systems, such as Stabilized Precision Optics and Tracking (SPOT) products.

BlueHalo currently employs 300 professionals on its SS&TP campus, including researchers, engineers, hardware and software developers, and security and intelligence experts. The new facility will create more than 70 additional jobs with an average salary of $90,000.

Contract Opportunities to Watch: SAIC

SAIC has been awarded a $163 million contract by the U.S. Navy to support design, development, integration, modernization, sustainment and life cycle support to shore networks, network components and network service solutions for the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific Shore Networks Branch located in San Diego, CA.

Under the contract, SAIC will maintain Naval Enterprise Networks for all shore based U.S. Navy commands and personnel critical to the Navy’s day-to-day operations, as well as supporting command and control of U.S. Navy units deployed by operational commanders.

“SAIC is honored to build on our work supporting the U.S. Navy and NIWC Pacific,” said Bob Genter, SAIC President, Defense & Civilian Sector. “We are focused on delivering valuable support and solutions to a range of U.S. Navy network challenges and initiatives.

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Anyone working in cyber – or alongside cyber fields should attend the Annual Billington Cybersecurity Summit, taking place September 7-9 in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Convention Center. Cyber alignment among U.S. allies is a big focus this year. Cyber leaders from Israel, Germany, Canada, the UK, and the U.S. will discuss deterring malign actors through an all-allied united front. In addition, sessions with Ukraine officials round out the Summit’s international cyber focus.

“Protecting our nation and our allies means having a unified global cyber response. That’s why the summit has a larger focus this year on how we are collaborating with our international partners to protect ourselves from cyber criminals and espionage threats,” explained Thomas K. Billington, CEO, Billington CyberSecurity, a leading cyber education company for executives founded in 2010. “We are also hearing from senior Ukrainian officials who will travel to our event to discuss their efforts and successes thwarting Russian digital assaults.”

The summit also includes a variety of other internationally themed sessions. Cyber leaders from Ukraine—including Serhii Demediuk, Deputy Secretary, National Security & Defense Council, and Georgii Dubynskyi, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Digital Transformation—will speak about what they have learned from the Russian invasion and how to use this information to better prepare the West to defend against potential new Russian attacks. In addition, top cyber commanders from the U.S. and UK will outline their strategic cyber partnership and important technical challenges they face.

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Jillian Hamilton has worked in a variety of Program Management roles for multiple Federal Government contractors. She has helped manage projects in training and IT. She received her Bachelors degree in Business with an emphasis in Marketing from Penn State University and her MBA from the University of Phoenix.