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Virginia Tech manages a research portfolio of $513 million.
Targeted areas of research that have been transformed into formal research entities and receive support from ICTAS.
Expenditures, supported faculty and students, and investments.
GUSS (Ground Unmanned Support Surrogate), a project of CNavS
Virginia Tech's history of exploring and offering national security solutions is cemented through the focused initiatives of the ICTAS national security research thrust. While there is a broad range of opportunities for research in this arena, this thrust area focuses on applied autonomy, cognition and communication, energy, cyber security, and advanced weapon systems.
CNavS: The first emergence in the ICTAS Homeland Security area is the strategic partnership with the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division. This led to the creation of the Virginia Tech ICTAS Center for Naval Systems, in support of the core initiative to develop, enable, expand and execute contract research.
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The Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology was created to develop a sustainable pipeline of science and technology leaders to meet the needs of the Intelligence Community. Early plans are that the Center will provide US citizens with science and technology degrees, enhance the education of our students through scholarships, mentoring, and meaningful research experiences; and enrich the broader research community through the basic science that is relevant to the IC and push existing boundaries.
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Virginia Center for Autonomous Systems (VaCAS)
Advocating and supporting a broad range of basic and applied interdisciplinary research activities focused on autonomous system technology.
Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP)
A collaboration among Virginia Tech, the University of Maryland, and Rutgers University, MAAP helps industry and government research, develop, and test unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Selected by the FAA as one of only six authorized UAS test sites in the country, MAAP is dedicated to promoting the safe and efficient integration of UAS into the national airspace.