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Ball Aerospace Chosen for 2nd Phase of DARPA Hallmark Program

By | March 8, 2019

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) based in Arlington, Virginia. Photo Credit: Google

Ball Aerospace was selected to continue work on the Space Evaluation and Analysis Capability (SEAC) testbed for the second phase of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s (DARPA) Hallmark program. The Hallmark program aims to advance technologies that deliver real-time space-domain awareness informing the command and control and protection of space assets.

As part of the Hallmark program’s second phase, Ball will collaborate with a set of independent software development teams and conduct three additional evaluation events in which the company will run mock space operations exercises to evaluate software tool performance. During the first phase of the Hallmark program, Ball completed five successful evaluations of the testbed.

“Our revolutionary open architecture approach brings commercial capabilities and best practices like rapid integration of new services and secure DevOps to the Department of Defense,” said Ball Aerospace Systems Engineering Solutions Vice President (VP) and General Manager Steve Smith. “We look forward to continuing the successful demonstration of our enterprise software architecture’s capabilities during the second phase of the Hallmark program.”