Interview opportunities for Department of the Navy’s virtual HACKtheMACHINE competition

March 22, 2021 | Categories: Opportunities

AUSTIN, Texas – The Department of the Navy is hosting the sixth iteration of its HACKtheMACHINE event from March 23 – 26, 2021. The competition, which is free for registrants, has $95,000 of prize money for winning teams and will be conducted virtually with its base at NavalX in Alexandria, VA. It is designed to foster engagement between the Navy and the public and private sectors who have limited familiarity with the military and are interested in tackling the Navy’s toughest digital challenges.

There will be interview opportunities ahead of and throughout the event.


  • Rear Admiral Jason M. Lloyd, Chief Engineer and Deputy Commander for Ship Design, Integration and Naval Engineering
  • Rear Admiral Seiko Okano, Program Executive Officer for Integrated Warfare Systems, NAVSEA
  • Rear Admiral Kurt Rothenhaus, Program Executive Officer for U.S. Navy Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) and Space Systems
  • Rear Admiral Lorin Selby, Chief of Naval Research
  • Zac Staples, CEO, Fathom5

What: Media availability centered on the U.S. Navy’s HACKtheMACHINE event

When: Wednesday March 17 – March 19 and March 22 – March 26

Where: Some in person opportunities will be available along with the ability to conduct virtual interviews. Please contact Laura or Walter (contact information above) for scheduling

To register or learn more about the competition, you can visit



HACKtheMACHINE is a Department of the Navy-sponsored technology competition. In its sixth iteration, HACKtheMACHINE has several objectives: promote partnerships between the Navy, commercial technology companies, and the innovation ecosystem, gain insights that accelerate the Navy’s technological objectives and highlight the Navy’s role in supporting entrepreneurs and innovators.

About Fathom5

Fathom5 is an Austin, Texas based software company working to secure the digital future through building secure pipelines and tools for industrial technology. The company was founded in 2018 by Zac Staples and has grown to 35 employees. Fathom5 specializes in cyber-physical testbeds, industry 4.0 solutions, DevOps to the edge and digital services. The company is the onboard digital integrator for the largest U.S. flag shipping line driving digital transformations for the U.S. Navy. It was the recipient of the VA Hire Vets Gold Medallion Award in 2020. To learn more about Fathom5 you can visit

About Booz Allen

For more than 100 years, business, government, and military leaders have turned to Booz Allen Hamilton to solve their most complex problems. As a consulting firm with experts in analytics, digital, engineering and cyber, we help organizations transform. We are a key partner on some of the most innovative programs for governments worldwide and trusted by the most sensitive agencies. We work shoulder to shoulder with clients, using a mission-first approach to choose the right strategy and technology to help them realize their vision. With global headquarters in McLean, Virginia, our firm employs about 27,200 people globally, and had revenue of $7.5 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2020. To learn more, visit (NYSE: BAH)