Trusted Capital Event: Drone Venture Day
The BCDC and the U.S. Department of Defense co-sponsored a Drone Venture Day (DVD) Nov. 13, 2019. This was the first in a series of Trusted Capital events. The intent of these events is to build a network where trusted capital providers and domestic companies can explore mutually beneficial business partnerships focused on national security requirements.
Autonomous Vehicle Demo Day
On Dec. 12, 2019, Texas A&M’s autonomous vehicles and tactical networks research teams worked together to conduct the BCDC’s first large demonstration. During the demo, two ground vehicles maneuvered autonomously through an off-road challenge course, and a Jeep and air vehicle operated autonomously by communicating with each other.
“Futures Command is looking to partner with any number of folks who can help us advance our modernization goals, and we think that Texas A&M offers us another opportunity to do that.”
“There is a deep and enduring bond between the state of Texas the United States military. The opening of the Army Futures Command represents the next step in that partnership. With innovative technology companies, emerging startups, a rich pool of talent and world-class universities, Texas is the ideal choice to help launch the Army’s most significant reorganization effort in more than four decades.”
“Our country’s military readiness depends on innovation, and the Army Futures Command is on the front line of that fight. This partnership with the Texas A&M University System will ensure we have the best and the brightest working to address rapidly evolving threats and maintain our strategic advantage around the world.”
“This is a commitment. It’s a commitment by the state of Texas … it’s a commitment by Texas A&M and the Texas A&M University System and it’s a commitment by the U.S. Army. And it’s really all about what we believe at Army Futures Command — that America’s tomorrow is worth protecting and it’s worth starting that today, right here, right now.”