May 23, 2022 – SightGain, an innovator in the cyber security posture management market, announced an expansion of its previous contract for the U.S. Air Force under the new AFWERX Tactical Finance (TACFI) program. The 2 year contract award—administered by the U.S. Air Force’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)—was executed to install SightGain at additional locations and further refine features for use across USAF cyber defense missions. Importantly, the award matched current Seed Round of venture capital investment into SightGain.
SightGain’s award marks a significant increase in commitment for the Air Force to adapt the SightGain platform. This contract is hailed as clear market validation for SightGain and the solution it has developed.
Christian Sorensen, SightGain’s Chief Executive Officer, said “Cybersecurity is broken; we prove that over and over. SightGain provides, for the first time, the ability to use that proof to rapidly improve cybersecurity technology, process, and personnel performance. Enabling cyber operators to ‘Train Where They Fight’ continues to be a game-changer in the industry.”
The contract includes follow-on work with units around the Air Force. These deployments will further validate the applicability to the military mission as well as integration with partner and military infrastructure. Results from these prototypes will provide justification for follow-on procurement across the government.
AFRL and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research process in an attempt to speed up the experience, broaden the pool of potential applicants and decrease bureaucratic overhead. Beginning in SBIR 18.2, and now in with Tactical Finance option, the Air Force has begun offering ‘The Open Topic’ SBIR/STTR program that is faster, leaner and open to a broader range of innovations.
SightGain is the first platform to provide actionable suggestions and metrics for your cybersecurity team, technology, and processes to rapidly improve your security posture.