This week Liz Grauel, Product Marketing Manager at Tangram Flex, shares a recent conversation with Tangram’s CEO Rick Peters about the way the company is working to solve critical problems in the Defense industry. Rick is a former civilian leader in the US Air Force, and Liz brings a decade of commercial software product leadership to her role at Tangram. Both Rick and Liz have been with Tangram since the it’s early days and meet frequently to discuss the company’s growth and impact in the domains it serves.

It’s a challenge the Defense industry is intimately familiar with: Today’s missions…


In this post, Tangram Flex Engineer Andrew Allgeier introduces practical solutions to overcoming data transfer obstacles in component-based engineering. Andrew provides expertise in open architecture and cross-domain communications in his work on the Tangram Flex team and is influential in developing Generic Component Software Interface solutions in Tangram Pro™.

We’ve talked about the benefits of component-based software engineering before: testing is easier and more focused, systems are more secure, interoperability is improved, and the components themselves are more maintainable. It’s easy to understand why this approach is valuable, but as we all know there’s no single magic solution to engineering…


Tangram Flex, Inc., a Dayton, Ohio based software company delivering rapid integration with confidence, announces that its leading Component Software Integration Platform (CSIP) for mission critical systems, Tangram Pro™, now has DevSecOps integration with three Continuous Improvement/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) toolsets.

Tangram Pro™ bridges the treacherous gap between system design and software component implementation with a practical engineering workspace for assured component deployment. Its DevSecOps pipeline integrations enable systems engineers and embedded system developers to adopt a CI/CD strategy for component oriented engineering. The three integrations include the enterprise and publicly hosted versions of GitLab, GitHub, and Bitbucket.

“The Tangram Pro™…


DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 2. 2021

Tangram Flex, Inc., headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, announces they have been awarded a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II contract to support the Air Force Research Laboratory and greater Defense secure communications community. Tangram Flex will partner with Professor Benjamin Delaware, a programming languages researcher from Purdue University in the Department of Computer Science.

Tangram Flex will work with Purdue University to create a capability for automatically generating efficient and correct program source code for serialization operations within system communications. …


Tangram Flex, Inc., headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, announces they have been awarded a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II contract. Tangram Flex is partnering with The Ohio State University to support the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Air Force Agility Prime “flying car” efforts under this contract, which is a follow-on to the Commoditized Confidence Through Software Assurance (CCSA) effort announced in December 2020.

The use of unmanned aerial systems (UASs) in the commercial and defense sectors is growing exponentially. While new capabilities for UASs are becoming available at an ever-increasing cadence, the ability to integrate new software…


Tangram Flex is in the business of changing the way defense systems are modernized and maintained, and we are always thinking outside the box. In today’s post, Program Manager Ryan Helbach combines his DoD expertise and flair for storytelling to describe a new approach to defense innovation.

You have likely seen some of Tangram’s other blog posts talking about assurance, integration, and interoperability. But what does it mean when all of these ideas come together? Why should you take an interest in the intersection of these problem areas?

When I was asked to write a post I knew that I…


Contributed by Liz Grauel, marketing leader at Tangram Flex.

The world I was promised by cartoons of the late 1980s is here. Airplanes pilot themselves. Flying cars are crossing the line between prototype and product. Robots aren’t just vacuuming, they’re communicating with one another between land and sea. Just last week I had a sprained ankle x-rayed by a rolling machine, the images sent over airwaves to a radiologist in another city at the moment they were captured. …


DAYTON, Ohio. Tangram Flex, Inc., a Dayton, Ohio based software company serving the defense industry, announces that its Component Software Integration Platform (CSIP) for mission-critical systems, Tangram Pro™, is now available for wider use.

Tangram Flex develops solutions for safer, faster integration of software components in embedded systems in both defense and commercial markets. It’s CSIP, Tangram Pro™, gives engineering teams visibility into requirements, models, and code and provides tools that automatically generate secure integration code to improve software delivery time and release cadence.

Capabilities within Tangram Pro™ have been demonstrated to automate manual and labor-intensive software integration processes on…


In this post, Fred Gillenwater, Product Manager at Tangram Flex, writes about our hackathon-style events at Tangram Flex and how we approach engineering discipline, user experience, and product development with curiosity, empathy, and deep understanding. Fred brings a diverse background in education, curriculum development, and business strategy to the Tangram team and uses his keen eye for customer experience to improve our solutions and the ways we build them.

In early 2020 we added a new ceremony to our agile development cycle at Tangram Flex — the Integration Event. Our intent was to create a team-wide event every three weeks…


Tangram Flex, Inc., a Dayton, Ohio based software company delivering rapid integration with confidence, announces its participation in the Resilient-Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System (R-EGI) Phase 2 program as part of the Integrated Solutions for Systems (IS4S) Team. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) recently awarded Integrated Solutions for Systems (IS4S) a $95M Phase 2 other transaction agreement (OTA) for the R-EGI development and prototype program, a vendor-neutral open architecture for positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) solutions.

Tangram Flex is providing leadership for the R-EGI software application integration team, establishing DevSecOps governance, MBSE integration, and test orchestration.

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Bringing engineering expertise and product solutions together to modernize the world’s most crucial systems faster and with greater confidence. tangramflex.com

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