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BlueHalo Recognized on Fast Company’s 2023 List of 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators

BlueHalo Recognized on Fast Company’s 2023 List of 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators

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ARLINGTON, VAFast Company this week announced its fifth annual Best Workplaces for Innovators list, honoring organizations and businesses that demonstrate an inspiring commitment to encourage and develop innovation at all levels. BlueHalo ranked 27 out of the top 100 workplaces recognized by Fast Company.

Launched in 2019, BlueHalo is quickly building a reputation as an enduring, disruptive defense technology platform delivering critical solutions across multiple domains. This culture of innovation permeates BlueHalo’s extensive portfolio of mission-based products, including its LOCUST Directed Energy laser weapon system and other layered counter-UAS (C-UAS) solutions, like Titan and Skyview–the company’s artificial intelligence and machine-learning powered Radio Frequency (RF) C-UAS offerings. BlueHalo is also innovating space communications through products such as BADGER, its next-generation, phased-array satellite operations system utilizing proprietary multi-band software defined antenna (MSDA) technology.

“BlueHalo has been built into the perfect combination of innovation and disruption combined with mission understanding and knowhow to deliver at scale. This focus is transforming defense technology and fielding innovation to reestablish our Nation’s national security posture by delivering a ring of protection around those who need it most,” said Jonathan Moneymaker, BlueHalo Chief Executive Officer. “We are proud that Fast Company has recognized BlueHalo among such an incredible list of innovation powerhouses. All credit goes to our team, whose ingenuity is developing next-generation solutions for our warfighters today.”

Innovation is at the core of BlueHalo’s culture, delivering next-generation technologies to our customers at mission speed.  That innovation is directly supported through investment, employee-focused programs, training, and recognition. BlueHalo has invested significantly behind employee driven ideas helping those ideas become first prototypes and then critical products serving as that protective ring for our customers. The company formed a Science & Technology Council, which hosts training and educational events to promote discussion and knowledge sharing in order to support innovators through funding and mentorship as they transition ideas to solutions. Further, the BlueHalo CEO Innovation Award recognizes teams across the company for their innovative technological advances and business approaches that have had a fundamental impact for their customers. These programs celebrate the incredible technologies our employees get to work with and operate in tandem with competitive pay and benefits, awards, and a curiosity led culture supporting critical missions to recruit the industry’s top workforce.

“BlueHalo is an innovation engine driven in part, by our focus on excellence in program execution, investments in internal research and development, and support and recognition of our innovators,” said Dr. Vikram Manikonda, BlueHalo Chief Technology Officer and head of the BlueHalo Science & Technology Council. “Thank you to Fast Company, not only for this honor but for this opportunity to recognize our incredible innovators and their contributions to BlueHalo.”

Developed in collaboration with Accenture, the 2023 Best Workplaces for Innovators ranks 100 winners from a variety of industries, including entertainment, biotech, consumer packaged goods, marketing, education, healthcare, and many more. Fast Company editors and Accenture researchers collaborated to score nearly 1,000 submissions, and a panel of eight distinguished judges reviewed and endorsed the top 100 companies. The 2023 awards feature workplaces from around the world.

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Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators issue (Summer 2023) is available online now, and the print issue will be on newsstands beginning July 18, 2023. Join the Best Workplaces for Innovators conversation using #FCBestWorkplaces.


About BlueHalo

BlueHalo is purpose-built to provide industry-leading capabilities in the domains of Space, C-UAS and Autonomous Systems, Cyber, and AI/ML. BlueHalo focuses on inspired engineering to develop, transition, and field next-generation capabilities to solve the most complex challenges of our customers’ critical missions and reestablish our national security posture in the near-peer contested arena. Learn more at

About Fast Company

Fast Company is the only media brand fully dedicated to the vital intersection of business, innovation, and design, engaging the most influential leaders, companies, and thinkers on the future of business. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, along with our sister publication Inc., and can be found online at

About Accenture

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Technology and Operations services, and Accenture Song—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 710,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners, and communities. Visit us at

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