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BIT Systems Wins DARPA Cyber Award

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.

 

Northrop Grumman to Develop Advanced Transistors

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. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

DARPA Awards $85 Million to Johns Hopkins University

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.

Tech Transfer Revisited--Saving Lives On/Off the Battlefield

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.

DARPA Awards Mobile Edge Networking to SAIC

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.

Work on Enhanced Interoperability Underway

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.

Microelectronics Awarded DARPA Contract

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. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

Solve Puzzles, Win Thousands from DARPA

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.

SRI Receives Contract for Language Translation Technology

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. Specifically, this contractor will conduct work for activities a), genre-independent translation and information retrieval system; b), human-machine communication system; c), human-human dialogue system; and d), Arabic dialect components. Work will be performed at several U.S. locations; Hong Kong; Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Marseille, France. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

Seeing is Retrieving

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.

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