GDMS Joins WNCG Industrial Affiliate Program

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November 1, 2016

Virginia-based company, General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) recently joined the WNCG Industrial Affiliate Program as a level one member.

GDMS is a business unit of General Dynamics, the global aerospace and defense company and a leading provider of mission critical systems across land, sea, air, space and cyber domains. The company has a global presence in secure communications and networking, command and control systems, imagery sensors and cyber.

They are particularly interested in WNCG’s expertise in wireless research, mobile security and antenna design.

The WNCG Industrial Affiliate Program allows companies to become stakeholders in WNCG and to participate in the growth and direction of the center. Initially founded to significantly lower the cost of pre-competitive research for each sponsor, the program maximizes benefits to each sponsoring company.

In addition to benefiting from regular interaction with 130 graduate students and 22 top faculty, affiliates receive special access to high-quality students for recruitment purposes, first views of research publications and business opportunities for joint research collaborations. Affiliate interaction has inspired many graduate student dissertations and created a fertile recruiting ground for affiliate companies. 

Aside from providing a strong return-on-investment for affiliate companies, the Industrial Affiliate Program also benefits WNCG. By creating a stable financial base, WNCG researchers are able to attract more government-sponsored grants from organizations such as the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense and others, which furthers the reach and capabilities of WNCG research. A portion of each membership fee directly supports WNCG research programs, faculty and students. 

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