Chicago, IL - August 21, 2019 - The U.S. Air Force has awarded Jiobit, an advanced location tracking platform, a substantial contract to proceed into Phase II of its Small Business Innovation & Research (SBIR) Program. Established in 1982, the SBIR is a highly competitive program that supports research and development by small businesses with strong potential for military and commercial use.
“The Phase II Award serves as a testament to Jiobit’s unique hardware and system-level attributes, all built around military-grade data security," said Roger Ady, CTO and Co-Founder of Jiobit. “We look forward to delivering solutions that address the needs of our U.S. Air Force customers while at the same time providing valuable new capabilities to our commercial customers.”
Jiobit completed Phase I of the SBIR program in June, successfully demonstrating that its technology platform can meet specific U.S. Air Force mission needs. With the Phase II Award, Jiobit will now develop and test the new solutions with its U.S. Air Force partners.
“In Phase II, companies must be able to clearly demonstrate their ability to deliver into production solutions that not only meet U.S. Air Force requirements but can be sustained for the long-term through their commercial appeal,” said Ady. “Consistent with the goals of the program, the features we develop will all be dual use -- for U.S. Air Force customers and Jiobit consumers alike.”
Jiobit is the world’s smallest and longest-lasting real-time location tracking platform. With innovations in hardware, cyber security, network operations, and consumer software, Jiobit has become one of the premier hardware-enabled SaaS companies in the country. Jiobit launched in mid-2018 as a location monitor for kids and has rapidly expanded into other consumer segments, the government sector and the B2B space.
About The SBIR Program:
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. The mission of the SBIR program is to support scientific excellence and technological innovation through the investment of Federal research funds in critical American priorities to build a strong national economy.
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