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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.

Raytheon Receives Language Translation Contract

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. Specifically, this contractor will conduct work for activity A, "Genre-Independent Translation and Information Retrieval System"; activity B, "Human-Machine Communication System"; Activity C, "Human-Human Dialogue System"; and Activity D, "Arabic Dialect Components." The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

DARPA Awards Language Translation Contract to IBM

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. Specifically, this contractor will conduct work for activity A, "Genre-Independent Translation and Information Retrieval System," and activity C, "Human-Human Dialogue System." The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

DARPA Seeks Advanced Warfighter Thermal Imaging

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. The goal of LCTI-M is to enable widespread use and distribution of infrared cameras in military systems for each warfighter. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

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