Advanced Technology Academic Research Center, an innovation-focused nonprofit, has opened a new laboratory to help federal agencies study emerging technology markets, the Fedscoop reported Tuesday.
ATARC stood up the Trusted Internet Connections 3.0 Test Lab at a collocation facility owned by Equinix, a California-based real estate firm. The nonprofit will allow agencies to evaluate technologies at the laboratory over a two-week free period. Agencies may continue work at government facilities after testing.
The laboratory is designed to facilitate tests for software, pilot infrastructure, email service systems, government-furnished technologies and network designs. ATARC’s effort also coincides with the Office of Management and Budget’s release of new TIC guidelines.