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Port San Antonio To Present Plan for New Innovation Hub Nov. 30
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Port San Antonio To Present Plan for New Innovation Hub Nov. 30

Last week, a group of Texas State Legislature Representatives visited Port San Antonio to learn about its ambitious plans for a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) innovation campus in San Antonio. Many eagerly anticipate the Port's proposed development concept which Port board members should receive by November 30, said Port president and CEO Jim Perschbach. In February, Port board members approved a pre-development agreement with American Triple I Partners, an infrastructure private equity firm focused on transportation, information technology, and smart city investments, to build the innovation center. The 120-day agreement has been extended to November 30, when the Port's Board members will review and vote to approve the development plan. The proposed innovation ...
Knight Aerospace Expands Operations to Port San Antonio
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Knight Aerospace Expands Operations to Port San Antonio

San Antonio-based Knight Aerospace, a company that manufactures customized kits to transform the interior of military cargo planes quickly for other uses, is expanding its operations to Port San Antonio. Later this year Knight Aerospace will move to 3604 SW 36th Street where the company will have about 80,000 square feet for fabrication, design, research and development, and office spaces in its new facility at the Port. Launched in 1992, the company is recognized globally for its design and fabrication of specialized self-contained units — modular, palletized systems that can be loaded easily onto an aircraft to transform its functionality in a matter of hours. The U.S. Air Force uses Knight’s airplane modules on its C-130, C-17, C-27J, C-235, and C-77J/G222 aircraft, among other...
Port San Antonio Delegation at Global Aerospace Conference Highlights Advanced Tech
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Port San Antonio Delegation at Global Aerospace Conference Highlights Advanced Tech

At this week's Aviation Week MRO Americas in Atlanta, Georgia, decision-makers from the aviation industry gathered to learn about the latest technology solutions to business challenges. Its expansive exhibit hall floor affords attendees the ability to connect with the people behind emerging innovations across the globe. The expansive 800 square feet exhibit showcasing San Antonio’s technologies captured the attention of many at the MRO conference who were unaware of the city's talents in advanced aviation, robotics, cybersecurity, and virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Port San Antonio headed a delegation of businesses and partner organizations to participate in the international conference April 9 and 10 to connect with the industries that support the maintenance, repair, and over...
Lockheed Martin Launches New Cyber Facility at Port San Antonio
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Lockheed Martin Launches New Cyber Facility at Port San Antonio

Lockheed Martin has opened its development center in Port San Antonio's new cybersecurity-centric building known as Project Tech. The largest U.S. defense contractor is leasing 15,000 square feet in the 90,000-square-foot cybersecurity-focused facility located on the Port’s campus across the street from the 24th Air Force’s cyber command. The first tenant to sign a lease in the Project Tech building, Lockheed Martin has designed the space to serve as laboratories for the exploratory work they do for clients such as the 24th and 25th Air Force in San Antonio and the National Security Agency (NSA) location in Texas, according to Lockheed Martin vice president of spectrum convergence, Deon Viergutz. His division is one of two (the other being cyber solutions) teams that will work at the ne...
Port San Antonio Approves Pre-Development Agreement for Innovation Center, Cyber Facilities
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Port San Antonio Approves Pre-Development Agreement for Innovation Center, Cyber Facilities

Plans for an ambitious innovation campus at Port San Antonio have gotten one step closer to realization. Port board members voted Wednesday afternoon to approve a pre-development 120-day agreement with American Triple I Partners, LLC. The memorandum of understanding outlines how the Port will work with American Triple I Partners to build the innovation center on the 1,900-acre campus first proposed in 2018. Sundt Infrastructure Development will support Triple I during the pre-development phase. American Triple I Partners is an infrastructure private equity firm that focuses on transportation, information technology, and smart city investments. The same partners will also work on the concept development for a second facility as part of the Port’s Project Tech complex. The new build...
SA Chamber’s Will Garrett to Join Port San Antonio as New Cybersecurity Development VP
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SA Chamber’s Will Garrett to Join Port San Antonio as New Cybersecurity Development VP

Port San Antonio has scored a strategic hire to catapult its cybersecurity business development. Will Garrett joins the Port Tuesday as its new vice president and director of cybersecurity development.  Garrett comes to the Port from the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce where he was the executive director of the Chamber's Cybersecurity San Antonio for almost four years. His portfolio at the Chamber focused on the growth and development of the local cybersecurity industry and advocacy for legislative issues impacting the sector. The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce has promoted deputy Amanda Keammerer to acting director of Cybersecurity San Antonio. Previously, Garrett led the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Department where he managed federal and state advocacy e...
San Antonio: Moving from a Cybersecurity City to ‘Cyber City, USA’
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San Antonio: Moving from a Cybersecurity City to ‘Cyber City, USA’

“Cybersecurity as an industry is still in its infancy, and San Antonio is among the elite locations poised for growth," a Deloitte report found. What are the next steps for San Antonio as the city leverages its strengths in cybersecurity? Natalie Wilson is a senior associate in the Cybersecurity, Data Protection, and Privacy Practice Group in the San Antonio office of Langley & Banack, Inc. Her colleague, Lui Chambers, recently moderated a multidisciplinary panel discussing San Antonio’s cybersecurity future. Hosted by the Association for Corporate Growth, the Oct. 30 discussion included panelists Jim Perschbach, Port San Antonio CEO and president, Bret Piatt, Jungle Disk CEO, Dr. Greg White, director of the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security at UTSA, and Michael ...
Startup Companies DC Industries and Ractive Develop Cybersecurity VR Training
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Startup Companies DC Industries and Ractive Develop Cybersecurity VR Training

Cybersecurity training provider DC Industries is incorporating virtual reality (VR)-based scenarios from Ractive, a Geekdom-based startup, into their training programs. The two San Antonio startups have been collaborating on developing customized cybersecurity VR training over the past two months. DCI will launch its new VR cybersecurity training with the Threat Actor Targeting and Exploitation – Cyber Espionage course scheduled to start Sept. 24 and again Dec. 10. The Cyber Incident Response VR class will begin Jan. 14, 2019. DCI’s full training schedule is online. Based at Port San Antonio, DCI provides targeted training for veterans transitioning into a cybersecurity career and plans to incorporate virtual reality into every technical training course in its curriculum, DCI founder...
Port San Antonio Reveals Plans for Innovation Center, Science and Tech Museum
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Port San Antonio Reveals Plans for Innovation Center, Science and Tech Museum

Jim Perschbach, who earlier this week was named president and CEO of Port San Antonio, announced a bold strategic vision Friday at an event organized by the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. The Port plans to transform the 1,900-acre campus southwest of downtown into a center for advanced technology, complete with an innovation center that will house the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology (SAMSAT). Plans are in the conceptual stage to construct a new, 50,000-square-foot facility at Port San Antonio with a showroom for locally developed innovations, in addition to the science and tech museum and a maker space. The concept is in initial stages of development with final concept and projected costs to be announced in the coming weeks, according to a Port spokesperson. The Po...
Jim Perschbach Named CEO and President of Port San Antonio
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Jim Perschbach Named CEO and President of Port San Antonio

Port San Antonio's board of directors named Jim Perschbach as the organization’s president and CEO Wednesday. Perschbach has served in an interim role since March 28 after the previous Port CEO, Roland Mower, stepped down. Perschbach will lead a team of about 100 employees focused on the redevelopment the former Kelly Air Force Base in southwest San Antonio. "It's an exciting time for the Port," Perschbach said. "We're not just looking for established companies, we're looking for startups. We're building something here that will showcase how technology can be applied to industries and provide value to the community." Perschbach plans to execute the Port’s strategic vision to grow its 13,000-strong workforce that is based on a campus spanning across 1,900-acres. There are over 80 t...