(MENAFN- PR Newswire) WESTPORT, Conn., Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Manifest , the leader in software supply chain cybersecurity and software bills of materials (SBOM) management, announces it has been selected by AFWERX for a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II contract in the amount of $1,799,547 in collaboration with Tufts University. Awarded on February 2, 2024, this contract will focus on next-generation software supply chain security, extending Manifest's SBOM platform into key user groups within the Department of the Air Force (DAF).
The Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research process. The DAF began offering the Open Topic SBIR/STTR program in 2018, which expanded the range of innovations funded to strengthen the national defense of the United States.
"We are enormously grateful for this award and for the opportunity to partner with the Air Force. Software supply chain security has never been more essential, and it is an honor to bring Manifest's SBOM management capabilities to our nation's Airmen and their critical missions," said Manifest CEO Marc Frankel.
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Manifest is dedicated to helping enterprises reduce the cybersecurity risk in the technologies they produce and procure. Manifest was founded by Palantir, Defense Digital Service, and CISA veterans, and is trusted by USG and enterprises worldwide. To learn more, visit , and follow @ManifestCyber on X
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As the innovation arm of the DAF and a directorate within AFRL, AFWERX brings cutting-edge American ingenuity from small businesses and start-ups to address the most pressing challenges of the DAF. Since 2019, AFWERX has executed 4,697 contracts worth more than $2.6 billion to strengthen the U.S. defense industrial base and drive faster technology transition to operational capability. For more information, visit:
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