Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies subsidiary has won a potential four-year, $10 million contract to help the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency develop software applications under DARPA’s Dispersed Computing program.
The Defense Department said Tuesday that DCOMP program will explore software instantiations of algorithms and protocol stacks that can utilize dispersed computing platforms to increase the performance of networks and applications.
DCOMP also aims to support the movement of code to data, and vice versa, in a manner that fits application, mission and user needs.
DARPA will obligate $1.2 million in fiscal 2016 and 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds at the time of award.
The agency received 42 bids for the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract via a competitive acquisition.
DoD expects BBN Technologies to complete work in April 2021.