Dulles, Va. — Technology Advancement Group, Inc. was among 12 companies chosen to benefit from the Domestic Markets Expansion Program.
No state is more reliant on Department of Defense funding than Virginia. GENEDGE worked with the Governor’s office to design and implement the Virginia Domestic Markets Expansion Program (DMEP), which helps Virginia companies expand their businesses by diversifying into non-defense-related areas. For those companies that qualify and are accepted into the program, DMEP provides specific and targeted services to each individual company to help them enter new markets, develop new products and utilize new market channels to grow their business. This selective program has been offered by GENEDGE over the last two years, serving over 120 DOD supply chain companies, and helping 45 of them create and implement strategies to diversify and grow their businesses through innovative commercial offerings.
In its third year, the program is funded to assist 12 companies that previously benefited from DMEP services continue their commercialization efforts. This new approach enables the program to help each company grow by accelerating the execution of strategic initiatives to firmly diversify their business and help build the New Virginia Economy.
Twenty companies participated in a competitive selection process based on evaluation of their business case for a new, specific business opportunity. The selection panel consisted of 5 members of the GENEDGE Board of Trustees. All companies did a great job of presenting excellent opportunities – making the funding decision extremely competitive. We are pleased to announce that Technology Advancement Group (TAG), Inc. was selected to receive funding to further their commercialization efforts.
TAG has more than 30 years of experience designing and manufacturing customer-centric rugged computer systems that are built to survive harsh military environments. TAG’s headquarters, located on their 8-acre campus in Dulles, Va., includes 35,000 sq. ft. of lab space for research, design, manufacturing, integration, and accelerated product ruggedization. TAG’s strength is their extensive experience in productizing emerging technologies to meet unique military program requirements, as evidenced by over 20,000 of their rugged computer systems deployed around the world.
Specializing in Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) technologies, TAG has presented an assured PNT solution to be used by first responders. Typically during emergency situations, traditional communication networks are overwhelmed or heavily disrupted. TAG’s system will be used as a method of communication, navigation, and location determination of much needed assets without interruption as a secure and reliable addition to typcal communication channels.
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