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SRI Awarded Biometrics Contract

June 28, 2017

SRI International, Menlo Park, Calif., has announced it has been awarded a four-year $12.5 million contract by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) National Intelligence Directorate’s Odin Program to research and develop “dynamic biometrics” able to better detect attempts to evade or deceive biometric security systems, such as fingerprint, iris and face scanners. The ability to detect these so-called presentation attacks, which attempt to deceive security systems, addresses a critical weakness in current generation biometric security systems and can significantly expand biometric use cases. SRI International will deliver a prototype Multi-physiological Joint Optimization and Liveness Nuances for Identity Ratification system (MJÖLNIR) to defeat known and unknown presentation attacks. 

 

Strategic Mission Systems to Support E-4B National and Nuclear Communications

June 26, 2017

Strategic Mission Systems LLC, Midwest City, Oklahoma, has been awarded a $73,100,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for national and nuclear communications support for the E-4B fleet. Contractor will provide management, engineering services, field service representatives, mission support facilities operations and management, software engineering services and material support. Work will be performed at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; Richardson, Texas; and Midwest City, Oklahoma, and is expected to be complete by June 24, 2024. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition, and one offer was received. Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $4,699,995 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity (FA8106-17-D-0006).

 

Boecore to Support Shared Early Warning System

June 26, 2017

Boecore Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $93,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for shared early warning system (SEWS) support. Contractor will provide sustainment, operations, maintenance and support of SEWS under Air Force Space Command responsibility. Work will be performed at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2022. This contract involves foreign military sales to combatant commands and combatant command-sponsored foreign partners. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with seven offers received. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Peterson, Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity (FA8723-17-D-0001).

 

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