Fires Innovation Science & Technology Accelerator (FISTA) Development Trust Authority


Mission Statement

The purposes of this Trust are to plan, establish, develop, construct, enlarge, improve, maintain, equip and make available Fires Innovation Science and Technology Accelerator (FISTA) facilities, appurtenances, and related improvements within the territorial boundaries of the City of Lawton, Oklahoma, that will attract defense contractors, high-technology industry, innovative businesses and the like with capabilities to directly support the Cross-Functional Teams of Long Range Precision Fires (LRPF), Air & Missile Defense (AMD) and Fort Sill's FIRES Center of Excellence (FCoE) in the Army's comprehensive modernization, driving innovation and integrating capabilities to the warfighter.

The FISTA Trust Authority was created in August 2020 and consists of board members Jay Burk, Albert Johnson, Jr., Clarence Fortney, Ron Nance, David Madigan, Barry Ezerski, Phil Kennedy, Mark Brace and Bridget Randle. The group meets monthly.

More information on this Trust or missions may be obtained by contacting James Taylor, FISTA Director: The authority meets at 3 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at City Hall.