The National Security Initiative announces that the 2010 American Security Challenge is now accepting submissions from applicants with cybersecurity, C4ISR, physical security and energy applications.
As the largest competition and matchmaking opportunity in the nation, the American Security Challenge is the center of gravity for the critical stakeholders in the security technology market. This year, more than 40 Pilot Awards have been added. Federal and private sector customers provide the resources to "Pilot" or "test-drive" vendor solutions in a small controlled environment that mirrors the full-scale scenario.
"Our objective is not to award some demo or lab tests to just to benchmark a vendor's performance," says ASC Chairman Roger London, "rather, we want the pilot to be the beginning of a long and substantive contractual relationship between the vendor and the customer. We believe the Challenge is a way to shorten the sales cycle, and connect a buyer and a seller who might not otherwise connect. This platform enables us to accelerate the adoption of critical innovation that protects our economy, our assets, soldiers and citizens domestically and around the world."
Companies with suitable technology in these areas should apply by May 28, 2010. Judging and due diligence will occur June through August and higher scoring companies notified by September 1, 2010. Visit for full information on eligibility, submission deadlines and more.