University of Southern California

August 26, 2019
 

The University of Southern California, Marina del Rey, California, was awarded a $19,843,137 cost-no-fee contract for a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency research project. Work will be performed in Marina del Rey, California; Arlington, Virginia; and Columbia, Maryland, with an expected completion date of August 2023. Fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation funding in the amount of $2,905,000 are being obligated at time of award. The contract was a competitive acquisition under a broad agency announcement and nine offers were received. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity (HR0011-19-C-0084).

August 6, 2019
 

The University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, California, is awarded a $9,338,631 cooperative research agreement to research development of an artificial intelligence system that acquires machine common sense through observation from images, video and text by absorbing knowledge from both manually created sources and by human guidance. This research seeks capabilities that can enable artificial intelligence agents to support search and rescue efforts, autonomous vehicle navigation in unfamiliar terrain and machines that can adapt to unforeseen circumstances. This is a four-year contract with no options. Work will be performed at USC in Los Angeles, California, and is expected to be completed Aug. 4, 2023.

September 18, 2018
 

The University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute, Los Angeles, California, has been awarded an $8,032,625 cost-reimbursement modification (P00013) to exercise Option 2 of previously awarded contract HR0011-16-C-0017 for Phase 3 of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Circuit Realization at Faster Timescales (CRAFT) research program. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $28,117,204 from $20,084,579. Work will be performed at Marina Del Ray, California, with an expected completion date of December 2019. Fiscal year 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,717,807 are being obligated at time of award.

August 31, 2011
By George Seffers

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, was awarded a $135.5 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research services in advanced modeling and simulation, capitalizing on research and development in disciplines with the entertainment industry. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Durham, North Carolina, is the contracting activity.