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Riverside Research Selected for R&D Award on Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate MOAST Program

30 January 2017

NEW YORK, NY – Riverside Research, a not-for-profit scientific research company, was selected for an award by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Sensors Directorate for its Mission Systems Open Architecture Science and Technology (MOAST) Program. The objective of the MOAST Program is to conduct applied and advanced research and development as well as advanced component development and prototypes in order to evolve and expand emerging open architecture standards and approaches for current and next-generation Air Force weapon systems. Utilizing an open architecture environment will allow the Government to increase its efficiency by not being locked into a single vendor when making modifications to system(s).

The focus of the Riverside Research effort will be to develop and demonstrate cybersecurity countermeasures to detect and mitigate cyberattacks against open architecture based mission systems and ensure continued mission operations.

“We are gratified to be able work with AFRL in its efforts to further the science and technology content of an open architecture system by addressing new and legacy systems across various mission scenarios,” said Riverside Research President and CEO, Dr. Steven Omick. “Our long history of meeting AFRL needs along with our deep understanding of avionics architecture makes us extremely qualified to research and develop open architecture solutions that are robust, interoperable, secure, and will optimize system performance.”

Much of the work will be done with Riverside Research employees working side-by-side with scientists and engineers onsite at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH.


About Air Force Research Laboratory

With headquarters at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is a global technical enterprise, boasting some of the best and brightest leaders in the world. AFRL is revolutionary, relevant, and responsive to the Warfighter. They defend America by unleashing the unconquerable power of scientific and technical innovation. Their mission is leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space, and cyberspace force. More information about AFRL is available at

About Riverside Research

Riverside Research Institute is a not-for-profit organization chartered to advance scientific research for the benefit of the US Government and in the public interest. Our not-for-profit status allows us to be independent, unbiased, and unencumbered by short-term financial objectives. This long-term view allows us to reinvest our earnings into the continuous development of our technical workforce and an open innovation approach to research. Our open innovation R&D model encourages both internal and external collaboration to accelerate innovation, advance science, and expand market opportunities. With integrated, secure laboratories in Dayton, OH, Boston, MA, Washington, DC, and New York City, NY, our Open Innovation Center conducts independent and mission-focused research in critical technology areas delivering trusted solutions in Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance, Radar, Electromagnetics, Cyber, Biomedical Engineering, Optics, Plasma, and Radio Frequency Systems. Learn more at

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