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Knightscope Awarded Authority to Operate by U.S. Federal Government

Public Safety Innovator Unveils Roadmap to Profitable Growth Including Future K7

Knightscope, Inc. [Nasdaq: KSCP] (“Knightscope” or the “Company”), a leading developer of autonomous security robots and blue light emergency communication systems, today announces that it has received its Authority to Operate (“ATO”) from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (“FedRAMP”), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. This achievement means that Knightscope will eventually be listed on the FedRAMP Marketplace as an approved provider for federal agencies as a next step and can also begin its deployment processes to perform on the contract awarded by the VA for its first K5 ASR.

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Knightscope Awarded Authority to Operate by U.S. Federal Government (Graphic: Business Wire)

Knightscope Awarded Authority to Operate by U.S. Federal Government (Graphic: Business Wire)

“Knightscope’s ATO achievement proves our organizational focus on cyber security and our unwavering commitment to our mission of better securing our country,” said Mercedes Soria, EVP and Chief Intelligence Officer, who led the nearly 3-year effort in reaching the key milestone. “We believe going through this intense and rigorous process has improved our security posture, which also will positively impact commercial and civilian applications,” continued Soria.

Chairman and CEO, William Santana Li, also penned Knightscope’s 2024 Roadmap to Profitable Growth in a blog post you can read here. It focuses on growth, margin improvements, acquisitions, and targeting to take pre-orders for the all-new K7 in 2025. “The multi-year effort to acquire the ATO showcases the relentless nature of the Knightscope team and significantly increases the TAM (Total Addressable Market) that the Company can serve. Now it is time to build on that momentum as we continue to execute our multi-phase Roadmap,” said Li.


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About Knightscope

Knightscope is an advanced public safety technology company that builds fully autonomous security robots and blue light emergency communications systems that help protect the places people live, work, study and visit. Knightscope’s long-term ambition is to make the United States of America the safest country in the world. Learn more about us at Follow Knightscope on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), LinkedIn and Instagram.

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Public Relations:

Stacy Stephens

Knightscope, Inc.

(650) 924-1025

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