The Hume Center can support a number of different relationships with federal sponsors, based on the nature of the collaboration.
Sponsored Research: Sponsors can establish research contracts with the Hume Center and directly fund university research through the university's Office of Sponsored Programs, which is equipped to handle many forms of contracts, non-disclosure agreements, and other related activities.
Cooperative Research and Development Activity: Through CRADAs, government sponsors can establish joint research goals, teaming agreements, and support secure research programs at the university in the absence of a specific funded contract.
The Hume Center has access to a number of contract vehicles that can ease the process of executing federal funding. We aim to provide two key resources to the US Federal Government:
- Highly qualified engineers, scientists, and analysts for US Federal Government employment
- Mechanisms for easily sponsoring research, unclassified and classified, with Virginia Tech
The Hume Center is dedicated to providing opportunities to work on federally-funded projects, work in a secure environment, and participate in summer internship opportunities with the US Federal Government. We are interested in collaborating with agency hiring programs, internship programs, and employee educational organizations wherever possible to provide a top-notch work force.
Virginia Tech has been a cleared facility for nearly half a century and now operates a facility near the Blacksburg campus capable of supporting education and research in accordance with NISPOM and DCIDs. A similar facility is planned for our Arlington Research Center, expected to be operational in mid-2011. These capabilities support the Hume Center's sponsored research goals in this very specialized area.
For more information, please contact Christine Callsen, Director of Outreach and Education
The Hume Center is focused principally on executing Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) focused work with 6.1 through 6.3 budget category funding. Consequently the majority of the contract vehicles available to the Hume Center are focused on such activities. Some of the contract vehicles support classified task orders, and others do not. Most only accept pass-through if focused in the specific area of the sponsoring organization.
|AFRL Dayton||IDIQ||Macauly Brown||Advanced Novel Spectrum Warfare Environment Research (ANSWER)|
|AFRL Dayton||IDIQ||Macauly Brown||Source Multiple Integrated Radio Frequency (SMIRF)|
|AFRL Rome||IDIQ||AIS||Agile Cyber Technology (ACT)|
|Army CERDEC||IDIQ||Systek Inc||S&TCD Technical, Administrative, and Operation Support Services (TAOSS)|
|Army TACOM||BPA||Leidos||OMNIBUS III|
|ASD(R&E)||OTA||Virginia Tech||National Spectrum Consortium|
|CYBERCOM||IDIQ||SAIC||US CYBERCOM Support Contract|
|DHS||IDIQ||Sotera Defense Solutions||EAGLE II|
|DIA||IDIQ||L-3 Communications||Enhanced Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (E-SITE)|
|DTIC||IDIQ||Georgia Tech Research Institute||Cyber Security and Information Systems Technical Area Tasks — CS TAT|
|DTIC||IDIQ||Oak Ridge Associated Universities||Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center — HD IAC|
|Marine Corps Systems Command||IDIQ||Mantech||Commercial Enterprise Omnibus Support Services (CEOSS)|
|NAVAIR||Cooperative Agreement||Virginia Tech||Virginia Tech Airworthiness Center|
|NAVSEA||IDIQ||Alion Science and Technology||SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e)|
|BMT Designers & Planners|
|Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation|
|NAVSEA||IDIQ||Naval Engineering Education Consortium||Supports research and education programs focused on STEM and Naval Engineering|
|NSF||Continuing Grant||Virginia Tech||Security and Software Engineering Research Center|
|NSF||Continuing Grant||Virginia Tech||Broadband Wireless Access and Applications Center|
|National Highway Traffic Safety Administration||IDIQ||Virginia Tech||Vehicle Systems Research (includes vehicular cybersecurity and safety)|
|NRL||IDIQ||Sotera Defense Solutions||Research and Development Support to the Information Technology Division|
|NIH||GWAC||Sotera Defense Solutions||Chief Information Officer – Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3)|
|NSWC Dahlgren||IDIQ||Virginia Tech||ICTAS Center for Naval Systems|
|SPAWAR Atlantic||IDIQ||Virginia Tech||University Contract for RDT&E Solutions and Support (UCRSS)|
|SPAWAR Atlantic||IDIQ||SAIC||SPAWAR Pillar - Battlespace Awareness Pillar|
|SPAWAR Pacific||Cooperative Agreement||Virginia Tech||Cooperative agreement for C4ISR RDT&E|