Defense Sector

Defense sector initiatives in Massachusetts

Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force

MassDevelopment is a member of the Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force. Our mission? Enhance programs, facilities, and operations associated with military installations. We accomplish this by collaborating with leaders in the military and beyond — industry, academia, nonprofit groups, quasi-public agencies, and government at the federal, state, and local levels.
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Massachusetts Innovation Bridge

Created in partnership with the Commonwealth and The MITRE Corporation, the Massachusetts Innovation Bridge connects local businesses, nonprofits, and academic institutions with federal opportunities to collaborate on and discover innovative ideas, products, and services to enhance federal agency missions. 
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The Massachusetts Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Center (MA UASTC) coordinates all nonmilitary Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) flight operations on Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC). In an agreement among the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency (MassDevelopment), the Massachusetts Army National Guard (MAARNG), and the Massachusetts Air National Guard (MAANG), the MA UASTC utilizes facilities within Camp Edwards Training Site, Otis ANGB, and the restricted air space (RAS) designated R-4101. MA UASTC invites other UAS organizations to utilize these facilities on a cost reimbursable non-interference basis.
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Gov. Baker, Massachusetts Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force Meet with Air Force Chief of Staff General David Goldfein - March 31, 2017

ViewPoint: State’s military task force also at front of innovation - February 24, 2017

Governor Baker Names John Beatty As Executive Director Of Massachusetts Military Task Force - June 28, 2016

Department of Defense Announces Technological Innovation Office in Cambridge - May 24, 2016

Governor, Congressional Delegation Announce Addition of Major, Highly Technical Program Directorate at Hanscom - March 4, 2016

Massachusetts Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force Hosts Air Force, Army, National Guard Small Business Forum - December 14, 2015

Gov. Baker, Massachusetts Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force Meets with Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James - August 24, 2015

Barnes and Joint Base Cape Cod to Receive More Than $2 Million for Clean Energy - August 20, 2015

MassDevelopment Selects Avwatch to Operate and Manage Test Ranges for Unmanned Aircraft Systems at Joint Base Cape Cod - March 23, 2015

FAA Designates Massachusetts and New York to Operate UAS Test Site in the Northeastern United States at Joint Base Cape Cod - December 30, 2013