Shift5, Inc., Executed Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD)

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Shift5, Inc., a transportation data company, announces it has received a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD). NAWCAD is headquartered at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland. The NAWCAD CRADA enables joint research and development in cyber resiliency to bring innovation to legacy systems.

“This CRADA is Shift5’s first partnership with the Navy, adding to its portfolio of successful partnerships with the Air Force and Army. This engagement will extend Shift5’s capabilities across the Naval Air Enterprise as we find innovative new approaches to cyber resiliency and mission readiness through collaborative research and development with the NAVAIR team,” says Josh Lospinoso, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Shift5.

The CRADA between NAWCAD and Shift5 will focus on leveraging Shift5’s commercial defensive cybersecurity and operational intelligence solution to bring value to current and emerging naval innovations. The work will take place at Shift5 facilities in Arlington, VA. and at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, MD. Through this collaboration, both NAWCAD and Shift5 will deepen their understanding of cyber resiliency for critical legacy systems and how to commercialize and deliver those innovations to the warfighter.

About Shift5

Shift5 is a transportation data company based in Arlington, VA. Shift5 customers run smarter, safer, and more efficiently by unlocking their fleet’s data. Their data-driven solutions integrate directly onto existing platforms, collecting and enriching data from all their electronic components. Shift5 customers employ this data to improve cybersecurity, safety, and resilience as well as automate menial tasks, improve reliability, and make smarter business decisions. Visit to learn more.

About the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division

NAWCAD is one of two warfare centers supporting the Naval Air Systems Command. Advancing capability and operational readiness for naval aviation and our warfighters, the combat support command is a Major Range and Test Facility Base and home to the Navy’s intellectual capital with national ranges, labs, and other assets. Its diverse force of military, civilians, and contractors helps naval aviation take flight through research, development, test, and evaluation of both fielded and not-yet fielded military platforms that ensure America’s Sailors and Marines always go into conflict with significant advantage.

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