DARPA

February 24, 2012
By George Seffers

BIT Systems Incorporated, Dulles, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,015,000 firm-fixed-price, level-of-effort contract for professional engineering services (system design, engineering, and integration services) in support of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Cyber Fast Track Program. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

 

February 7, 2012
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems, Redondo Beach, California, is being awarded a $9,035,520 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Nitride Electronic Next Generation Technology Program. The performer will develop device and integration technologies necessary to realize enhancement and depletion mode nitride transistors that simultaneously provide extremely high-speed and high-voltage operation in a process consistent with large-scale integration in circuits of 1,000 or more transistors.

February 7, 2012
By George Seffers

Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, Maryland, is being awarded an up to $85 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, task order contract to provide for advanced research, development, and engineering support technology programs for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the contracting activity.

February 3, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

A U.S. Navy mine-hunting robot can locate a mine, so why not build a commercial robot with the same ability to detect cancer and other diseased cells in the human body? An Office of Naval Research effort is doing just that.

January 20, 2012
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,949,078 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The contractor will provide a flexible smartphone mobile ad-hoc network, associated development, and test framework to ensure successful integration and validation of content-based mobile edge networking technology developer solutions. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

December 22, 2011

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency have called upon industry to develop a low-cost and secure communications, network management and situational awareness system for the U.S. military, public safety agencies and commercial clients.

December 21, 2011
By George Seffers

Microelectronics Advanced Research Corporation, Durham, North Carolina, is being awarded a $12,705,721 other transaction modification. This work is for the Focus Center Research Program (FCRP), phase five/year two. The ongoing objective of the FCRP is the establishment of world-class technically-focused multi-university teams to engage in collaborative discovery research in areas where evolutionary research and development efforts have failed to find solutions to anticipated problems for the Defense Department and the semiconductor industry.

November 4, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has opened its Shredder Challenge to find better ways to piece together shredded documents that troops discover in warzones.

October 26, 2011
By George Seffers

SRI International, Menlo Park, California, is being awarded a $7,147,416 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The Broad Operational Language Technology Program has a goal of creating technology capable of translating multiple foreign languages in all genres, retrieving information from the translated material, and enabling bilingual communication via speech or text.

October 17, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

No detail is too small to hide from a new imagery analysis technology that aims to harness brainwaves to narrow down-and speed up-the search process.

October 17, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon BBN Technologies Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, is being awarded an $8,448,523 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The Broad Operational Language Technology Program has a goal of creating technology capable of translating multiple foreign languages in all genres, retrieving information from the translated material, and enabling bilingual communication via speech or text.

October 14, 2011
By George Seffers

International Business Machines Corporation, Yorktown Heights, New York, is being awarded a $6,576,024 cost contract for the Broad Operational Language Technology Program. The program has a goal of creating technology capable of translating multiple foreign languages in all genres, retrieving information from the translated material, and enabling bilingual communication via speech or text.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

DRS Technologies RSTA Incorporated, Infrared Technologies Division, Dallas, Texas, is being awarded an $11,186,684 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Low Cost Thermal Imager-Manufacturing (LCTI-M) Program seeks to provide each warfighter with the capability to detect threats and increase visibility in all weather conditions. The program aims for very low cost, low space, weight and power and room-temperature thermal cameras with state-of-the-art performance.

September 22, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Global Training and Logistics, Orlando, Florida, is being awarded a $10,778,746 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Phase II-B of the National Cyber Range Program. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

September 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Ball Aerospace Corporation, Boulder, Colorado, is being awarded a $36,928,217 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The work is for the Moire Program, which seeks to provide persistent, real-time, tactical video, and missile launch detection and tracking to the war fighter through the development of diffractive membrane optics may facilitate low-cost geosynchronous imaging. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

September 7, 2011
By George Seffers

SiOnyx Incorporated, Beverly, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $6,952,551 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The work is for the Portable Photovoltaic Device Program, which seeks to develop technologies that reduce the mass and cost of portable photovoltaic devices while supporting high power conversion efficiency. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

August 1, 2011
By George Seffers

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is providing about $7 million to Honeywell, Minneapolis, Minnesota, to design, develop, and deliver a demonstration of a gyroscope with a goal capability of absolute reference navigation in a compact, four diameter optically integrated gyro-head.

July 21, 2011
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated recently announced that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded the company a contract for development of the complete Demonstrator Laser Weapon System (DLWS) for the agency's High Energy Liquid Laser Defense System (HELLADS) program. The contract award follows the successful development and test of the company's HELLADS weapon class unit cell under a previous contract.

June 24, 2011
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, is being awarded nearly $40 million for the High Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System program, a 150-kilowatt laser designed for flight traceable performance, ready to integrate into a field test system for ground demonstration. The system will include battery and thermal management systems to support representative airborne, seaborne, and ground-based scenarios, which present multiple target prosecutions in sequence. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

May 27, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

Seeing is believing, but when a special surveillance camera is doing the watching, it's also interpreting and reporting what it views-and learning from it-without human intervention.

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