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October 22, 2020

Why User Experience Is Important: 4 Ways a Great User Experience Grew These Businesses

Air Force  |  Technology  |  UX  |  carson  |  decison logic  |  guardian

Designing a great user experience is more than just updating your website or application's user interface — it encompasses everything your users interact with. In addition, every dollar invested in UX results in a return of $100 — generating an ROI of 9,900%.   In a world where customer-centric companies are 60% more profitable, it pays (literally) to prioritize UX.   Understanding why user experience is important will have a positive impact on your business — the same as it did for these four companies. 

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October 01, 2020

How a New Client-Facing App Won Carson Group a $63 Million Client

Application  |  Aviture  |  Scaling  |  Technology  |  UX

With a younger generation quickly entering the financial market alongside older generations, it is becoming more and more important that a financial institution can capture clients from both demographics. Systems need to be updated to remain appealing to current design standards, but they also cannot alienate any one client group either. As new technology is introduced across the industry, the bottom line keeps getting pushed. If your business cannot adapt, it can seriously damage a competitive edge.

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September 10, 2020

As Cloud-Computing Continues to Grow, What Can That Mean for Your Business? (Chart)

Cloud infrastructure  |  Scaling in the Cloud  |  Technology

While the cloud industry continues to mature, it is becoming more accessible to businesses in every industry - as well as more necessary. When the world was hit with the pandemic earlier this year, changes were needed to almost every business sector with how data was accessed. Cloud solutions were paramount to making those changes happen quickly and effectively and will continue to be essential into the future.  

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August 27, 2020

AvitureConf: How We Hosted a Conference Week Completely Remote

Aviture  |  Company News  |  Culture

Our "Castaway Week" is one of the most important culture weeks we host for our Aviturians every quarter. It's a way for everyone, including anyone working remotely out of state, to come to the Omaha headquarters for a week of team building and fun. However, with the ongoing restrictions of COVID-19, we already had to make some changes. After holding our first remote Castaway Week in April, we knew we wanted to do something a little different this time around. After some brainstorming, a group of Aviturians put their heads together and decided to rebuild our culture week from the ground up - in a process that can be applied to not only our company, but yours as well.

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July 08, 2020

Aim High: A Mobile App Revolutionizing the Air Force's Recruiting Process

Air Force  |  Application  |  Aviture  |  News  |  Technology

Aviture is excited to announce the release of the brand-new Aim High Air Force recruiting app! The app is a “sister app” to AirForce.com designed to draw in non-traditional recruits while expanding non-traditional networking around candidates and recruits. The Aim High app opens communication channels using rich “social-like” content to communicate with families and friends of recruits in ways that create a positive network, leading to recruiting success and career retention.

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June 09, 2020

Three Ways Working Remote Has Made Us More Empathetic

Aviture  |  Culture  |  News  |  Working Remotely

Over the past two months, many companies have switched to 100% remote work environments. We gave some insight into how we stay connected with our fellow Aviturians in a virtual setting with some helpful tips from our full-time remote employees.

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March 25, 2020

Continuous Connection: Remote Work Tips from our 'Castaways'

Aviture  |  Culture  |  News  |  Working Remotely

Working from home isn't just doing the same thing in a different location. There are a lot of natural rhythms that happen in an office that just don't happen when you work from home. For example, in an office, you might walk to the kitchen with a coworker to grab a cup of coffee. But if you're working from home, you simply close the Zoom window and get back to whatever it was you were doing.

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March 13, 2020

Innovating for the Cure

Health Tech  |  JDRF  |  Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)  |  community

Aviture was incredibly honored to be the 2020 Presenting Sponsor for the JDRF Nebraska-Southwest Iowa Chapter’s annual Promise Gala. Funds raised at this year’s event totaled over $1.7 million, exceeding last year’s total and an incredible continuation of the upward trend in donations by our community for this cause.

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March 06, 2020

Lessons Learned, Still in New Zealand

Aviture  |  Aviture Values  |  Culture  |  News

Aviturian Molly Misek departed for a year-long sabbatical across the globe on January 4th. To stay in touch, she's sharing blogs about the world she's experiencing ... all through the lens of Aviture's six core values. Below is her second blog about life in New Zealand.   ----   Hello again! As the months go by I’ve gotten officially settled into travel life — perhaps too much so. I’ve just gotten back from a four-day solo camping trek that rocked my world (in good and bad ways), so I’m a bit late on this update.

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January 31, 2020

North of North Island, New Zealand

Aviture Values  |  Culture  |  News

Aviturian Molly Misek departed for a year-long sabbatical across the globe on January 4th. To stay in touch, she's sharing blogs about the world she's experiencing ... all through the lens of Aviture's six core values. Below is her first blog describing the first leg of her journey from LA to New Zealand.

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December 23, 2019

Launching the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs: Aviture + UNO’s Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization

Omaha  |  UNO  |  community  |  entrepreneurs

Aviture is proud to partner with the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) to help support and launch the next generation of entrepreneurs. The global organization’s mission is to inform, support, and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and to seek opportunity through enterprise creation.   

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October 18, 2019

Introducing the Art of the Possible

Aviture  |  Culture  |  News

Starting today, Aviture will look a little different.

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June 10, 2019

GUARDIAN Team Wins 2019 USGIF Military Achievement Award

Awards  |  News  |  Technology  |  geoint  |  guardian  |  innovation

Aviture is excited to announce that the GUARDIAN project, built on the AWS GovCloud in partnership with the Texas Air National Guard, has won the 2019 USGIF Military Achievement Award. The GUARDIAN Team includes Texas Air National Guardsmen Maj. Alexander Goldberg, Maj. Curtis Wilson, Maj. Michael McDermott, and Maj. Travis Williams.

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March 08, 2019

Celebrating International Women's Day

Culture  |  nationalwomensday  |  womenintech

Happy International Women's Day 2019! The campaign this year is #BalanceforBetter, a call to action for "doing everything possible to help forge a more gender-balanced world." At Aviture, we strive to live this “Balance.”  Gender diversity makes us a better company and to encourage these efforts, Aviture has enhanced our maternity leave program to include additional time-off with pay and greater flexibility when returning to the office following leave.  Additionally, 70 percent of our new hires this year are women, including some of our senior leadership. To make this year’s International Women’s Day special, we recognize and celebrate women in technology by highlighting a few of the women of Aviture and why women strengthen and enhance our company.

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September 14, 2018

Observables in Action: 3D Object Reconstruction

Technology

We recently had a project that included several unique and interesting technical problems to solve. One of those problems involved 3D scanning an object in order to create an in-memory representation of the surface of that object.

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June 11, 2018

How to keep remote employees engaged: Castaway Week 101

Aviture  |  Culture

Great company culture isn’t built overnight. It’s the values, beliefs and spirit of your organization, and it takes effort and experimentation to grow. We’re proud of the environment we’ve cultivated at Aviture, but we are always striving for improvement and growth. Like many workplaces today, we are constantly trying to answer this question: How can we create culture that transcends the barrier of space between headquarters (Omaha, NE) and our remote employees (Austin, Chicago, DC Metro, Hartford, Las Vegas, Portland, and Phoenix)?

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April 19, 2018

Advanced Redux Form Pattern: Derived (but Editable) Fields

React  |  Redux  |  Technology  |  UX  |  forms

Let’s face it, forms can be extremely complicated. There are all sorts of issues you run into with forms to provide a nice user experience. That’s why it’s really handy to have a library to help you out. If using React/Redux, Redux Forms is a great library to help you manage that form state in your Store. Having Redux Forms work with the store also opens up the possibility to customize behavior via your own reducers. This will let you take advantage of all the built-in functionality of the library but also handle your potentially complicating scenarios. I’m going to show you how to leverage this concept to build a specialized form that reflects a requirement we had for a project, a derived but editable field.

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April 11, 2018

Implementing Gherkin, Cucumber and Protractor: A beginner's guide

Technology  |  automated acceptance test  |  automated testing  |  cucumber  |  gherkin  |  protractor

This is a follow up to my previous post Automated Testing and ATDD with Gherkin, Cucumber and Protractor: Getting Started where I discussed the path taken on my first project using BDD and how manual testing time and the # of bugs generated were both significantly reduced. With this post we'll be setting up a project to run automated acceptance tests with Cucumber and Protractor using human readable acceptance criteria written in Gherkin. Our feature tests will be hitting the ToDo MVC AngularJS example site.

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October 03, 2017

How to Host a CodeFest/Hackathon, Part 2: Convincing Everybody Involved

Clean Coder  |  Culture  |  Events

Previous Posts in this Series How to Host a CodeFest/Hackathon, Part 1: Why Have a Hackathon? Answering Questions in Advance So last time I hopefully convinced you that you should at least consider having an internal company hackathon, or as we call it here at Aviture, a Codefest. But before we really get started, you have to flesh out enough of the details that you can get yourself excited, and so you can actually communicate the idea to everyone else! And believe me, they’re going to have a lot of questions. Here’s a couple big questions to ask yourself that should help you get the structure of the event settled:

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August 22, 2017

Software 101: The Girls Inc. Experience

Aviture  |  community

Empower. Engage. Grow. Three things we aspire to do every day at Aviture. So, when I was introduced to Girls Inc. and their mission to inspire and engage young women to create a vision for a bright, healthy future, I knew Aviture could provide a perfect opportunity for them to explore their potential in technology.

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August 17, 2017

KCDC 2017

Aviture  |  Events  |  Garage Speaker Series  |  News

How do already great developers become even better developers? They spend time learning with other talented developers, of course! And there’s no better place to soak up the latest industry tools, trends, and techniques than at the Kansas City Developer Conference (KCDC).

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July 21, 2017

ASPIRE: Learn from the best, inspire the rest

Aspire-STEM  |  Technology  |  community

What was your favorite subject in school? If you answered “recess,” we’re right there with you. It’s true that playing games with friends is the highlight of most kids’ days, but the fun doesn’t have to be contained to recess. There’s a lot to learn as technology continues to change the business world and we want the next generation to be prepared. All of this is why educators and national leaders are focused on keeping subjects engaging, relevant, and fun with STEM curriculum. So, what is STEM?

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May 19, 2017

How to Host a CodeFest/Hackathon, Part 1: Why Have a Hackathon?

Clean Coder  |  Culture  |  Events

Agitating for Innovation A little over a year ago, I sat down with Mark Griffis and Jerry Koske (Aviture’s President and CTO, respectively) to make my case that Aviture should have an internal hackathon. I had a Powerpoint presentation all ready to go, a head full of ideas about how awesome it was going to be, and some pretty high hopes for the end results. I came out of the meeting feeling luckier than ever. Mark and Jerry are just as nuts about innovation and exploration of ideas as I am, and I got the go-ahead to put the event together.

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March 28, 2017

Style Guide Driven Development: Lessons learned

Aviture  |  Clean Coder  |  Culture

From the trenches, Our experiences with Style Guide Driven Development Style Guide Driven Development (SGDD) is a technique of developing your UI components in a living “Style Guide.” There is no one set definition but the basic idea is that you develop a separate page or pages outside your application that use the same CSS and HTML that your application uses. There is an excellent introduction to SGDD and its benefits at Smashing Magazine and we encourage you to check it out! This post will be about our experiences working with this technique, which suggest that on a green-field project, it is extremely difficult to know enough about your application to fully embrace SGDD out of the gate. We found that waiting for the UI patterns to emerge from your application and then creating a style guide was a better approach. Key to this recommendation is to develop and build all your UI components (style guide or not) with discipline, using known best practices.

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March 09, 2017

Top 10 Reasons to Work at Aviture

Aviture  |  Culture

40 hours.

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November 01, 2016

Automated Testing and ATDD with Gherkin, Cucumber and Protractor: Getting Started

Application  |  Clean Coder  |  News  |  Technology

Introduction This post is about my project’s experience implementing Acceptance Test Driven Development of our web applications, the process around automating our Given, When, Then (GWT) specifications, the path we took, problems that surfaced, and how we dealt with those problems. The motivation for automated testing was a corporate mandate. Most of the company’s previous applications were services APIs and I expect the main goal was to gain a higher level of confidence with those APIs.

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October 04, 2016

A New Approach to Designer-Developer Collaboration

Company News  |  News  |  Technology

Static Images I’ve been on the prowl for several years now for the perfect solution to bridge that communication gap between designers and developers. I’m a “graphic” (read: print) designer turned web designer turned UX designer. Like many print-turned-web designers, I started with Photoshop as my primary communication tool. My first hand-off to developers involved static images made in Photoshop thrown over the fence with crossed fingers that a decent-looking screen would come out alive.

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January 05, 2016

Garage By Aviture Speaker Series - Uncle Bob Martin, Clean Architecture

Clean Coder  |  Community Support  |  Events  |  Garage By Aviture Speaker Series  |  News  |  Speaker Series  |  Technology  |  The Garage  |  Uncle Bob  |  Uncle Bob Martin  |  clean code  |  community  |  software development

Uncle Bob Martin is coming to Omaha on January 20, 2016 for two workshops and an evening lecture. We're thrilled to help host this day of learning from an esteemed leader in the field. Register for the workshops on Eventbrite, and please navigate to the Splash page to register for the evening lecture.

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October 20, 2015

PortCAS Demo at UNMC’s Innovation Week – A Public-Private Collaboration

Aviture  |  Events  |  Garage  |  Health IT  |  Health Tech  |  PortCAS  |  The Garage  |  UNMC  |  UNeMed  |  iEXCEL Expo  |  laparoscopic  |  medical  |  partnership  |  portable  |  portable laparoscopic surgical simulation platform  |  simulation  |  surgeon  |  surgical  |  training

Aviture hosted a day of demo-prep on Monday for the PortCAS team as they prepared for UNMC’s 2015 Innovation Week. Garage By Aviture representatives were proud to be part of the team building and bringing PortCAS to market, a public-private collaboration success story. The tool and software were on display all day Tuesday, October 20 at the UNMC iEXCEL Expo.

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March 06, 2015

Garage By Aviture Speaker Series - Neal Ford, ThoughtWorks

Aviture Speaker Series  |  Company News  |  Events  |  Garage Speaker Series  |  Neal Ford  |  News  |  Speaker Series  |  Technology  |  The Garage  |  ThoughtWorks  |  architectures  |  devops  |  microservice  |  microservice architectures  |  software development

The Garage By Aviture is excited to announce its second Speaker Series - Neal Ford, Software Architect and Director at ThoughtWorks. The event is free but registration is required, please RSVP on the Event Page. Building Microservice Architectures His talk, Building Microservice Architectures, describes this architectural style, as exemplified by Netflix and Amazon, as the first post-DevOps revolution architecture. Ford describes the larger context, what problem is being solved, characteristics of microservice architectures, and engineering best practices.

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September 06, 2014

Aviture Team Earns 14 Stars of Distinction at 2014 DI2E Plugfest

Aviture In The News  |  Awards  |  Company News  |  DI2E  |  Plugfest  |  Technology

Aviture sent a team to compete in the 2014 DI2E Plugfest. They were awarded 14 stars for achievements during Plugfest, the highest possible rating for the 2014 conference.

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August 16, 2014

First Garage By Aviture Speaker Series Featuring Javier Lozano

.NET Insider  |  Application  |  Aviture  |  Aviture Speaker Series  |  Cloud infrastructure  |  Events  |  Garage By Aviture  |  Iowa Code Camp  |  Microsoft MVP  |  Scaling  |  Scaling in the Cloud  |  Speaker Series  |  Technology  |  javier lozano

On August 14th, Javier Lozano (@jglozano) gave a demo and led a discussion on “Scaling an Application on the Cloud.” Cloud hosting is an important topic in the entrepreneurial community given the drive to be scalable quickly without the initial cost and maintenance of expensive infrastructure, just one of the many technology decisions that teams will make along the life-cycle of their product and company.

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August 02, 2014

Introducing the Garage By Aviture Speaker Series

.NET Insider  |  Application  |  Aviture  |  Aviture Speaker Series  |  Cloud infrastructure  |  Events  |  Garage By Aviture  |  Garage Speaker Series  |  Iowa Code Camp  |  Microsoft MVP  |  Neal Ford  |  News  |  Scaling  |  Scaling in the Cloud  |  Software  |  Speaker Series  |  Technology  |  community  |  javier lozano  |  speaker series  |  tech community

Aviture Inc. and The Garage by Aviture are proud to present the Garage By Aviture Speaker Series programming for the Omaha and Lincoln tech communities. The Garage by Aviture Speaker Series will be a quarterly offering of talks and presentations by great tech minds from across the US.

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July 02, 2014

Aviture Joins in Supporting the JDRF Walk for T1D

Aviture  |  Aviture JDRF  |  Aviture for the Cure  |  Community Support  |  Company News  |  Culture  |  Events  |  JDRF  |  Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)  |  Omaha  |  Omaha community  |  community  |  company culture  |  heartland

Aviture and its employees are joining in supporting the Heartland Chapter of the national T1D research organization, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), for the second year in a row. Aviture’s President Mark Griffis has participated in the organization for multiple years as a board member and active supporter. The entire Aviture family also rallies around the cause, with employees and their families from HQ participating in the Omaha walk and other activities to help raise funds. We’re proud to engage in efforts in the community and support our friends and loved ones who face the reality of T1D every day.

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March 18, 2014

Judging at UNL Entrepreneuring Days

Aviture  |  Community Support  |  Entrepreneuring Days 2014  |  Events  |  The Garage  |  UNL  |  community  |  entrepreneurs

UNL held its annual Entrepreneuring Days conference at Lincoln’s Embassy Suites hotel from March 18-20, 2014. Members of Aviture staff were excited to assist in judging the events. Congratulations to the competition winners and the honorees, and we commend the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for their support of small business and entrepreneurial development.

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March 01, 2014

Aviture featured in B2B Magazine

Aviture In The News  |  Aviture Inc  |  Company News  |  big data  |  company  |  corporation  |  incubator  |  innovation  |  pivot  |  startups

President/CEO of Aviture, Mark Griffis, was featured in an article from the March edition of B2B Magazine, "Aviture pivots from big corporations to big data," excerpt copied here:

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November 25, 2013

Aviture Hosts Hack Omaha, A Weekend Civic Hackathon

Aviture  |  Community Support  |  Events  |  Hack-Omaha  |  community

This past weekend Aviture hosted the third annual Hack Omaha, a three-day hackathon where data geeks, developers, designers, creatives, and open data enthusiasts came together to volunteer for a new kind of public service: developing public data into useful tools for citizens.

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April 10, 2013

UCCS Colorado Springs Site License Agreement for Aspire-STEM Education Software

Aspire-STEM  |  Community Support  |  Events  |  community

Aviture is completing a site license agreement with UCCS for use of Aviture's Aspire-STEM™ educational product.  Aspire-STEM™ supports the national goals and objectives of the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) program which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.

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March 12, 2013

Aviture Awarded Contract to Develop Next-Gen UAV Mission Planning System

Aviture  |  Company News  |  News

Aviture was awarded a contract to modernize the current Air Force Surveillance Intelligence Reconnaissance Information Systems (SIRIS), developing a next-gen system to utilize the latest visualization technologies and to align the architecture with existing and emerging Air Force and DISA (Defense Information Systems Agency) technology standards.

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March 01, 2013

Aviture Wins Contract Supporting Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Program

Aviture  |  Company News  |  News

Aviture has been awarded a software consulting contract to support USSTRATCOM’s Critical Infrastructure Protection program.  The program focuses on the identification, preparedness, responsiveness and protection of the nation’s critical infrastructure assets.

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January 12, 2013

The Garage by Aviture is Open

Company News  |  Garage By Aviture  |  News  |  R&D  |  The Garage  |  community  |  community involvement  |  innovation  |  local economy  |  startup incubator  |  startups

Aviture is pursuing funding to support R&D and incubator activities that foster growth and innovation within the local Omaha/Lincoln metropolitan areas in Aviture’s “Garage”. This incubation effort includes numerous strategic partnerships, community involvement, and funding from local investors.

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September 12, 2012

Aviture Awarded Task Order Supporting USSTRATCOM Next-Generation Mission Planning & Analysis Tools

News

Aviture has been awarded a follow contract effort to support USSTRATCOM's Mission Planning and Analysis technical R&D Activities.  This effort continues risk reduction activities of next-generation technologies and processes related to USSTRATCOM's strategic deterrence mission planning systems.

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August 12, 2012

Aviture Added to Agile Cyber Technology Team

Aviture  |  Company News  |  News  |  Technology

Aviture has been added as key teammate to the Agile Cyber Technologies (ACT) contract managed by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).  The contract will support rapid research, development, prototyping, demonstration, evaluation, and transition of cyber solutions for the Department of Defense (DoD).

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August 01, 2012

DCGS DIB 4.x KeyTeammate

Aviture  |  Company News  |  News

With the award of the Distributed Common Ground Station (DCGS), Integrated Backbone (DIB) recompete, Aviture has been added as a key teammate to support further development and deployment of enterprise-level federated search solutions for the Department of Defense.

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July 12, 2012

Aviture Hosts STEM Event @ UCCS

Aspire-STEM  |  Aviture  |  Events  |  News

This July, Aviture hosted a Science Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) event at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. The week-long event utilized Aviture's Aspire-STEM™ software solution that helps high school students approach computer science in a fun and exciting way.

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