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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...
Lockheed Martin First to Move into Tech Complex at Port San Antonio
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Lockheed Martin First to Move into Tech Complex at Port San Antonio

The first company to move into the newly opened Tech Complex at Port San Antonio will be Lockheed Martin, which plans to launch its Cyber Solutions operations within more than 15,000 square feet of workspace beginning in early 2019.The Tech Complex is the first milestone in Port San Antonio’s Project Tech conceptual plan and serves as a cornerstone in the cybersecurity ecosystem at the Port, where over 1,000 cyber professionals work currently. The Port designed the new 90,000-square-foot Tech Complex as a specialized cyber-capable building to support the growth of the region’s cybersecurity and other advanced technology sectors.The state-of-the-art facility can be customized to meet specific needs of the growing number of cyber operations at the Port. Those organizations and compan...
Startup Grind To Interview David Monroe at SA Museum of Science and Technology
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Startup Grind To Interview David Monroe at SA Museum of Science and Technology

Startup Grind will host their next event at the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology  (SAMSAT) at Port San Antonio. The fireside chat guest will be founder David Monroe, SAMSAT founder and director. The event will be June 27 starting at 6:00 p.m.Register for your tickets online and use the code "startups." First ten to register using this code will receive a free ticket.SAMSAT opened in 2016 and moved to Port San Antonio in 2017. Located in the Port’s 14,000-sq. ft. Mabry Conference Center at 102 Mabry Drive, SAMSAT delivers science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education programs in partnership with area educators and other stakeholders starting this summer.The museum explores the past, present, and future of technology with different technological displays...
Port San Antonio Opens First Phase Of Project Tech
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Port San Antonio Opens First Phase Of Project Tech

From the third floor of the newly finished building, one has an unimpeded view of Tech Port SA’s expansive terrain.Increasingly, Port San Antonio is using “Tech Port SA” in its communications to describe itself and the latest developments from Port-based companies. The subtle rebranding in progress reflects its vision to act as a nexus for technological innovation across various industries.As local stakeholders toured the state-of-the-art facility Tuesday, the official opening of the Port’s first specialized cyber-capable building reinforced its commitment to a tech-heavy future.The just-completed building broke ground almost a year ago. The 90,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility can be customized to meet specific needs of the growing number of cyber operations at the...
Nonprofit SAMSOC Opens Cyber Range, Training Lab at Port San Antonio
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Nonprofit SAMSOC Opens Cyber Range, Training Lab at Port San Antonio

Cybersecurity professionals new to the field become experienced by honing their skills, finding vulnerabilities and defending against massive cyber-attacks. Companies and software startups also need to test tools and apps in a realistic but virtual environment to see how well they work and make adjustments before going to market. The place for these activities ideally is not within a company’s active computer system, but at a cyber range—a controlled virtual environment where “white hats” or cyber professionals in training can practice their skills or test their product in a simulated, robust computer infrastructure.Port San Antonio is now home to a new cyber range that operates as part of a collaborative nonprofit organization called SAMSOC or the San Antonio Multidiscipline Security ...
SASTEMIC Partners with SAMSAT on STEM Learning Programs
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SASTEMIC Partners with SAMSAT on STEM Learning Programs

Elementary school students clustered around a display of an Enigma machine, German encrypting hardware used by Britain's codebreakers to decipher German messages in World War II. In another room, students were busy with hands-on activities creating museum exhibits about the history, current use, and future of computing.SASTEMIC, a nonprofit science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education advocacy organization, collaborates with local schools to provide STEM-focused educational programs like this one provided to Forester and Northwest Crossing Elementary schools at the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology (SAMSAT) Monday morning.The nonprofit museum, founded in 2016 by David Monroe, explores the past, present, and future of technology in San Antonio. The coll...