Hypergiant Founder and board member Ben Lamm [Image: Hypergiant]
Hypergiant Galactic Systems has been awarded a $16.26 million Small Business Innovation Research Phase III contract from the U.S. Air Force “to provide user interface and user experience development services for cloud-based command and control.”
The Texas-based AI solutions company—which has offices in Dallas, Austin, and Houston—was founded by Ben Lamm, who’s also co-founder and CEO of Colossal Biosciences, the biosciences company that aims to “de-extinct” the woolly mammoth and other long-gone species.
Lamm, a board member of Hypergiant, tweeted out these congrats on the award:
Ben Lamm’s Hypergiant congrats tweet [Image: Twitter]
The contract’s ‘cumulative face value’ is nearly $61.5M
Work on the project will be performed in Blanco, southwest of Austin, and is expected to be completed May 4, 2026. Total “cumulative face value” of the contract is nearly $61.5 million, according to the Department of Defense.
Fiscal 2023 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $12.8 million are being obligated at the time of award, the DoD added. The Air Force Life Cycle Management office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contractor on the project.
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