“I’m very proud of the Rome Research Site team and their ability to get this critical contract awarded,” Col. Tim Lawrence, director of the Air Force Research Lab’s Information Directorate, said in Tangram’s announcement. “Tangram and the acquisition programs they enable will support the Air Force and our nation to maintain its superior technology advantage through advanced software capabilities.”
The DoD received 23 offers were for the project, and the contract came from Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, N.Y. AFRL is based at nearby Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
“The scope of this effort is to perform research, development, prototyping, enhancement, testing, evaluation, integration, transition and operational assessment to enhance and commercialize the Tangram platform,” the DoD said in its Monday release.
Work will be performed in Dayton, and is expected to be completed Aug. 10, 2025.
Tangram’s software provides cyber-resilience for mission-critical embedded systems used in aircraft, missiles, and many other U.S. defense systems.
West Coast tech firm Galois announced in the summer of 2018 that it was spinning out Tangram Flex as an independent business.
The company is now based at 607 E. Third St., a building now known as the Avant-Garde, next to the Steam Plant.