MIT Wins Transparent Computing Contract
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $7,136,232 cost-reimbursement contract for research and development in transparent computing. Contractor will conduct research to develop novel tagging and tracking approaches for establishing the causal relationships among activities across an enterprise environment, particularly focused on distinguishing between the "low and slow" Advance Persistent Threat (APT) and regular user and system activities. Work will be performed at Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is expected to be complete by Aug. 30, 2019. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with 51 offers received. Fiscal year 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $466,554 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity. (FA8650-15-C-7564).