And the Winners are......
The Winners of the 2013 National Security Innovation Competition are: 1st Place - Colorado Technical University "A Novel Method to Detect Zero-day Variant Malware and its Application on Mobile Devices," 2nd Place - University of Colorado-Colorado Springs "Vaulted Voice Verification", and 3rd Place - United States Military Academy at West Point "Mobile Flame Suppression System (MFSS): An Autonomous Approach to Individualized Flame Injury Protection."
"We are extremely pleased with the quality and professionalism of all of our competitors; they are all winners in our book just for making it to the Final Round," said LTG Ed Anderson, US Army Retired and President of National Homeland Defense Foundation. "And, a special congratulations to our 2013 NSIC Winners. A job well done, and a well deserved win considering the company they had to compete against."
Now in its seventh successful year, the National Security Innovation Competition is designed to bring together the best and brightest graduate and undergraduate scientific minds from across the United States and Canada, specifically those who are working directly on technological innovations that can help to fill immediate needs in homeland security and defense.
According to our Finalist Judges – a group of government, industry, and academic experts – this year’s NSIC was the most difficult to judge because all the Finalists exhibited quality research and extreme professionalism. It can be safely said that all of the Competitive teams are among an elite group of thinkers and competitors.