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  • IARPA Eyes Automatic Activity Detection and Alerting Tech for Public Areas - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IARPA Eyes Automatic Activity Detection and Alerting Tech for Public Areas

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has introduced a research effort to create a system that can discover and identify public safety dangers outside government facilities and public transportation areas. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Friday the Deep Intermodal Video Activity platform aims to mitigate a gap between human visual perception […] More

  • Block MEMS Advances to Second Phase of IARPA's Explosive Trace Detection Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Block MEMS Advances to Second Phase of IARPA’s Explosive Trace Detection Program

    A Block Engineering subsidiary will continue to develop a system that works to detect explosives and toxic chemical threats under a $10.7 million  Intelligence Advanced Research Programs Activity project. IARPA selected Block MEMS to move forward with Phase II of the agency’s Standoff Illuminator for Measuring Absorbance and Reflectance Infrared Light Signatures effort through a competitive down-selection process, the company said Monday. […] More

  • IARPA Awards 4 Language Processing Software R&D Contracts - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IARPA Awards 4 Language Processing Software R&D Contracts

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has awarded separate contracts to Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies business, Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University and University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute to develop language processing software platforms. All five awardees will aim to produce systems designed to identify and comprehend media documents written in foreign languages under the Machine Translation for English […] More

  • Raytheon-Led Team to Build Superconducting Computing Tech for IARPA Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon-Led Team to Build Superconducting Computing Tech for IARPA Program

    An industry team led by Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies business has begun to develop a superconducting computing prototype for cryogenic memory arrays and scalable control architecture under a contract from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity. Raytheon said Tuesday the team integrated a superconducting switch with a cryogenic memory element during a demonstration of the superconducting/ferromagnetic memory […] More

  • Software Developers From China, Russia Win Prizes at IARPA Facial Recognition Challenge - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Software Developers From China, Russia Win Prizes at IARPA Facial Recognition Challenge

    Software developers NTechlab and Yitu have won prizes from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity‘s Facial Recognition Challenge which aimed to discover the technology sector’s best available identification software, Nextgov reported Tuesday. NTechlab won prizes from the U.S. Intelligence Community for its facial recognition software called FindFace which helps users match photos from strangers to […] More

  • IARPA Awards Biometric Presentation Attack Detection Contracts - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IARPA Awards Biometric Presentation Attack Detection Contracts

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has awarded four contracts under a multiyear project that aims to develop and evaluate biometric presentation attack detection technologies. Teams led by Cross Match Technologies, SRI International, Michigan State University and University of Southern California will explore new algorithms, tools and sensors to detect presentation attacks as part of Odin program’s Thor […] More

  • IARPA Selects Partners to Develop Methods for Evaluating the Intelligence Community Workforce - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IARPA Selects Partners to Develop Methods for Evaluating the Intelligence Community Workforce

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has awarded research contracts to select industry partners as part of a program to develop continuously sensing, passive and unobtrusive methods to evaluate an individual’s cognitive, physiological and psychological aspects. Lockheed Martin, the University of Memphis, the University of Southern California and the University of Notre Dame would each […] More

  • IARPA Selects Crossmatch-FlexEnable-ISORG Team as Fingerprint Capture Tech Challenge Finalist - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IARPA Selects Crossmatch-FlexEnable-ISORG Team as Fingerprint Capture Tech Challenge Finalist

    A multinational industry team composed of Crossmatch, FlexEnable and ISORG has been chosen as a finalist of an Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity prize challenge that seeks biometric technology for fingerprint capture. Crossmatch said Tuesday the team has developed a proof-of-concept automated capture system under IARPA’s Nail-to-Nail Fingerprint Challenge to help the agency eliminate the need for human operators to […] More

  • IARPA Awards Contracts for Research on Human-Machine Geopolitical Forecasting Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IARPA Awards Contracts for Research on Human-Machine Geopolitical Forecasting Tech

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has awarded research contracts under the Hybrid Forecasting Competition program that aims to enhance the accuracy of geopolitical event prediction methods. IARPA selected HRL Laboratories, Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies subsidiary and the University of Southern California to conduct research on hybrid forecasting systems under the HFC program, the Office of the Director of […] More

  • Belfer Center Report Examines Potential Uses of AI Tech in National Security - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Belfer Center Report Examines Potential Uses of AI Tech in National Security

    A new study conducted by Harvard Kennedy School“™s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has concluded that the impact of autonomous robots and other artificial intelligence technologies on national security could match that of nuclear weapons, Wired reported Wednesday. Belfer Center produced the report “Artificial Intelligence and National Security“ as per the Intelligence Advanced […] More

  • IARPA Seeks Info on Large Infrastructure-as-a-Service Providers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IARPA Seeks Info on Large Infrastructure-as-a-Service Providers

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has posted a request for information on large U.S.-based infrastructure-as-a-service providers that can help develop technologies to host sensitive workloads on public cloud. IARPA said Friday in a FedBizOpps notice that it seeks to create a classified-as-a-service platform that will support the secure processing of classified government data on […] More

  • IARPA to Brief Proposers on Distributed App Security Project - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IARPA to Brief Proposers on Distributed App Security Project

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity will hold a conference on July 26 to provide information on a new agency program that aims to help developers and architects use cryptographic techniques to build distributed applications. IARPA said the conference will take place in Washington and will field inquiries from potential vendors on the Homomorphic Encryption Computing […] More

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