Here’s What The CEO Of NoVa’s Arcfield Sees In Defense Tech’s Future

With proximity to the Department of Defense (DoD) and a whole lot of funding to go around, defense tech has long been a staple of the DMV’s tech scene. As some huge industry players are making the area their new home base, it’s probably not going anytime soon.

Still, that doesn’t mean that the industry isn’t constantly evolving, with new technology being explored daily. And for NoVa’s Arcfield, the latest in defense is a piece of technology known as hypersonics (not to be confused with hyperspace, though we’ll happily chat about “Stars Wars” theories any day).

Arcfield, a 1,300-person company based in Chantilly, focuses on DoD and intelligence missions. Kevin Kelly, its CEO and chairman, said it focuses largely on space systems, engineering systems, integration modeling and cybersecurity.