SP Global Institute (SPGI) Autonomy Research Network Consortium (ARCNet) Announces First Grant Subaward

Dayton, Ohio – The ARCNet Consortium, under the administration of SPGI, funds research that includes autonomy, precision navigation and timing and cyber-physical systems that will strengthen the national aerospace autonomy industrial base and quickly put these capabilities into the hands of our warfighters.

Mark Pohl, ARCNet Operations Director, announced that the ARCNet Consortium has released its first grant subaward. “ARCNet has only been in existence for six months and we are already announcing our first grant subaward. Our team has worked exceptionally hard to quickly put all the systems in place to announce this first award. Our vision, from day one, has always been to award and fund projects within 60 days. This first award was put in place, from proposal release to award, in just 50 days. We are breaking the mold of traditional government contracting, which has always been our goal,” he stated.

The two-year, $4.8 million dollar grant subaward was presented to RBR-Technologies, Inc. to conduct cognitive machine learning. RBR-Technologies, headquartered in Odenton, MD, is a service-disabled veteran- owned small business focused on cloud development, software engineering and data analytics. RBR- Technologies which began operations in 2010 and whose workforce is currently made up of more than 75% veterans serves clients within the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Intelligence Community (IC). RBR- Technologies, Inc. President and CEO, Kevin Reynolds stated, “Working through the ARCNet Consortium connected us to the right people, their processes worked flawlessly, and we were awarded much faster than I expected. Their processes eliminated all the contracting and administrative hassles and enabled my team to focus on what is really important – technology research and development.”

The ARCNet Consortium touts an expanding membership, of which 50% are non-traditional small businesses and research academic institutions. Members are eligible to participate in all proposal releases and to bid on future projects, as well as take advantage of all membership activities and networking events. To find out more, please visit www.ARCNetconsortium.com.

Pohl added, “Joining ARCNet is a quick and easy process. The fillable membership form is on the web site and the fee to join is only $500/year. We have several innovative and exciting projects in our funding pipeline and look forward to announcing many subawards in the very near future.”


For more information on SPGI, please visit www.spginstitute.com
For more information on RBR-Technologies, please visit www.rbr-technologies.com


CONTACT: Mark Pohl, Operations Director, mark.pohl@SPGInstitute.com