FISTA Trust Authority signs long-term lease with CAMGIAN Corporation


Published October 4, 2022

On October 4th, the FISTA Trust Authority Board unanimously approved and the Chairman signed a 5-year long-term lease with CAMGIAN Corporation, of Starkville, MS is to be located in FISTA I (formerly Sears building) in Central Plaza. This valuable lease is designed to directly support rapid technology development for the Cross-Functional Teams of Long-Range Precision Fires (LRPF), Air & Missile Defense (AMD) and Fort Sill’s FIRES Center of Excellence (FCOE).

“The Fires Innovation Science & Technology Accelerator excitedly welcomes CAMGIAN to the Lawton Fort Sill community as being a valuable part of creating, growing, and sustaining High Tech Jobs now and into the future. This partnership and collaboration will support the Army’s comprehensive rapid modernization, drive innovation and integrate capabilities to the warfighter,” stated Clarence Fortney, Chairman of the FISTA Development Trust Authority.

CAMGIAN is an award-winning developer of intelligent sensing platforms that deliver real-time, actionable intelligence. Leveraging innovations in the areas of sensor fusion, software, and artificial intelligence, CAMGIAN is pioneering a new generation of intelligent automation technologies that address needs in both the commercial and national security markets.

“CAMGIAN is excited to be a part of the FISTA. Through our presence in Lawton/Ft. Sill, we intend to bring a new generation of automated kill chain capabilities to the air and missile defense mission. The FISTA team has been a great partner from the start. We can't wait to create the future at this incredible facility,” said CAMGIAN Founder and CEO Dr. Gary Butler.

“CAMGIAN will move into its innovatively designed industrial and secure workspace in December of this year. We are looking forward to the significant opportunities CAMGIAN will provide in high tech job opportunities for college graduates and military veterans in engineering, computer science and other technology related fields. CAMGIAN’s STEM programs will be of significant value to our area schools, career tech and university programs,” says Mark Brace, Vice Chairman of the FISTA Development Trust Authority.

The FISTA is providing leasable office, lab and integration space to defense contractors, academic institutions and high-tech innovators that are doing work with the Army through existing and/or future contracts.

In the near term, an announcement will be made for the location in Central Plaza of a comprehensive STEM Lab (Grades K-12), Engineering Maker Space and a Business Incubator dedicated to providing opportunities for local and area schools, empowering disadvantaged youth, and comprehensive efforts to develop our future workforce.

For more information, please contact James Taylor, FISTA Director (405) 595-8430 or @email


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