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MetroStar is an IT and digital services and solutions provider with a rich, two-decade legacy. As we navigate a new era of technology, our purpose is to serve and transform how people, agencies, and tech enthusiasts connect in the digital age. Everything we touch begins and ends with people—the civil servants, service members, farmers, and immigrants (to name a few)—and our services empower faster solutions worldwide, supporting dozens of federal agencies, hundreds of thousands of users, and millions of Americans. Our passionate people discover, develop, and deploy next-generation innovation that accelerates the mission goals of our customers.











































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NTT DATA's Attribute Based Encryption the Next Generation Authorization Model

NTT DATA is currently developing technology at the intersection of Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC), ABE, and Quantum Resistant Encryption (QRE). Our combination of service and patented software provides enhanced data integrity and security by providing ubiquitous compartmentalization and spill-proof documents. This is done with our Zero Trust Application Framework and patented ABE components, layered on proven QRE. For more information, please reach out to research@nttdatafed.com

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Founded in 2012, the Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum is a global community of over 25,000 CEOs, Entrepreneurs, VCs and angels, CXOs and other business leaders.

CONNECTpreneur RocketPitch is the World's Largest monthly investor pitch event, mashing up 600 - 800+ top founders, investors and business leaders featuring awesome networking, newsmaking speakers, and a "Rocket Pitch" showcase of exciting early-stage companies. These unique events are like none other due to the high quality of our attendees and participants, as well as our programming and unprecedented networking, which maximizes the experience for all of our attendees and sponsors.

The CONNECTpreneur team also provides capital raising, mentorship and support to hundreds of entrepreneurs as well as investors and VC funds around the world.

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Epirus is a high-growth technology company developing solid-state, software-defined high-power microwave systems that enable unprecedented counter-electronics effects. Our Leonidas HPM system is a proven counter-swarm solution with demonstrated effects against a range of electronic threats. It has a unique software backbone that allows for rapid system upgrades to fielded systems.


























































































MITRE, a not-for-profit R&D company, inspires breakthroughs in S&T and data-driven federal policies to transform U.S. security and economic leadership. Through our public-private partnerships and federally funded R&D centers, we work across government and in partnership with industry to tackle challenges to the safety, stability, and well-being of our nation




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Prescient Edge is a National Security solution integrator specializing in intelligence support services, research, development, and engineering. We provide comprehensive intelligence analysis support, training, security, and technology research, development, and engineering support solutions to the Department of Defense and across the Intelligence Community.



Small Business Sponsors


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A.M. Fadida Consulting specializes in strategic management, business development and organizational effectiveness, advising business owners/senior executives on making winning decisions in a rapidly changing marketplace; services include organizational assessments, recommendations for improved performance, developing strategies/tactics to win today while positioning for the future, guidance on anticipating/directing change, building strategic partnerships/alliances




























At Aperio Global, our commitment extends beyond quantum computing to include a broad spectrum of emerging technologies. Our expertise in artificial intelligence, quantum networking, and cybersecurity allows us to offer innovative solutions that address complex challenges in military and industrial domains. We are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of operational efficiency and decision-making, ensuring our approaches are scalable, ethically developed, and forward-looking. Our mission is to lead in the adoption of cutting-edge technologies, making strategic advancements for a better tomorrow. Discover our dedication to innovation and our mission to Solve for NEXT at Aperio Global.

































































































B Technology, an SBA-certified WOSB, delivers essential personnel to the federal government, bolstering IT services with expertise in cybersecurity, cloud, artificial intelligence and user support services. Our scalable, innovative solutions empower agencies to navigate complex technological landscapes, ensuring seamless operations, robust cybersecurity, and efficient user support for mission-critical tasks.






























































































Claroti, Inc., specializing in innovation strategy and go-to-market consulting, empowers defense tech firms and contractors to unlock sustainable, profitable growth by transforming existing products & services into new revenue streams with minimal investment through Marketing Powered Innovation. Achieve better competitive advantage, customer alignment and market readiness. Learn more: go.claroti.com.























CodeLock is a pioneering cybersecurity solution designed to safeguard software development against unknown threats. It enables real-time detection of unauthorized code changes, ensuring a secure software supply chain. By embedding developers' unique digital DNA into every code block, CodeLock offers unparalleled traceability and accountability, significantly reducing the risk of malware and enhancing compliance efforts.



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Emerald Technical Solutions is a dynamic IT firm renowned for its cutting-edge technical capabilities. With a strong focus on cybersecurity, cloud services, and software development, Emerald stands out in delivering innovative solutions. Built by and committed to veterans, we're proud of our significant footprint in providing opportunities and support to our nation's heroes.



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Liberty Business Associates, LLC is a 21-year-old, stable and growing WOSB providing support services for Simulation/Training/Exercises, IT & Security Solutions, and Business Operations. Our primary customers are the Navy, Army, MDA, PDES Inc. and NIST. In 2023, Liberty received the US Department of Labor Hire Vets Medallion Gold Award.”





































































































































































































M9 Solutions is dedicated to providing IT services and solutions to the Federal Government. We focus on delivering robust, secure, and stable technology solutions across multiple core capability areas by mobilizing the right people, skills, clearance levels, and technologies to help organizations who desire improved performance and modern, sustainable change.



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Tidelift helps organizations manage the health and security of the open source powering their applications. We partner with leading open-source maintainers to provide human-validated data about the secure development practices followed by the world’s most critical open source projects. Tidelift enables organizations to use open source with confidence
































































































Aqua Security sees and stops attacks across the entire cloud native application lifecycle in a single, integrated platform. From securing software supply chains for developers to offering zero trust for workloads and cloud security and runtime protection for security teams, Aqua’s CNAPP aids government in minimizing risks while fulfilling mission needs and advancing organizational goals.


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At CACI International Inc, our 23,000 talented and dynamic employees are ever vigilant in delivering distinctive expertise and technology to meet our customers’ greatest challenges in national security and government modernization. We are a company of good character, relentless innovation, and long-standing excellence. For more information, visit us at caci.com.


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GuidePoint Security provides cybersecurity expertise, solutions, and services that help organizations make better decisions and minimize risk. We act as your trusted advisor to understand your business and challenges, helping you through an evaluation of your cybersecurity posture and ecosystem to expose risks, optimize resources and implement best-fit solutions.