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  • IARPA Taps Three Teams for Research on Protein-Based Identification Applications - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IARPA Taps Three Teams for Research on Protein-Based Identification Applications

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has selected the University of Washington, GE Global Research and Signature Science to explore how proteins can be applied for human identification and correlation. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Wednesday that the three awardees will perform the research task under the Proteos program, which aims […] More

  • Raytheon BBN-Led Team to Develop Event Prediction System Under IARPA Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon BBN-Led Team to Develop Event Prediction System Under IARPA Program

    Raytheon's BBN Technologies subsidiary will lead a team that secured a $14.5 million contract from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity to develop a technology platform for geopolitical event forecasting. The consortium aims to create an automated system to help forecasters predict societal events such as conflicts, disease outbreaks and elections as part of IARPA's Hybrid […] More

  • Ginkgo Bioworks to Support Federal Biosecurity Via Spot on $8B DoD Contract; Partners With Northrop Grumman - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ginkgo Bioworks to Support Federal Biosecurity Via Spot on $8B DoD Contract; Partners With Northrop Grumman

    Ginkgo Bioworks has secured a position on a potential 10-year Defense Department omnibus contract worth up to $8.3 billion for chemical and biosecurity projects. The company said Wednesday it will develop and deploy biosecurity tools as the only synthetic biology firm on the Joint Enterprise Research, Development, Acquisition and Production/Procurement indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Gingko’s biosecurity tools […] More

  • Ensco Adds Former Intell Community CTO Steven Nixon to Board; Greg Young Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ensco Adds Former Intell Community CTO Steven Nixon to Board; Greg Young Comments

    Steven Nixon, vice president of strategic development at space transportation company  Stratolaunch Systems, has joined Ensco‘s board of directors. Greg Young, Ensco chairman of the board, said in a statement published Thursday Nixon will bring his experience and background to help drive the firm’s strategy and presence across the defense, space and intelligence markets. Nixon previously served as a strategy […] More

  • IARPA Names Winners of Fingerprint Capture Challenge - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IARPA Names Winners of Fingerprint Capture Challenge

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has announced the winners of a competition that sought automated methods to recognize and collect fingerprints. The Nail to Nail Fingerprint Challenge began in February last year and gathered participants from around the globe to develop capture technologies with a biometric recognition capacity, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Monday. IARPA […] More

  • IARPA Taps 4 Industry Teams for User Environment Security Project - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IARPA Taps 4 Industry Teams for User Environment Security Project

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has selected four companies to develop technology platforms to help protect computers from cloud security threats. Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies business, Next Century, Siege Technologies and Star Labs will lead performance teams under IARPA’s Virtuous User Environment project, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Tuesday. VirtUE seeks a user environment […] More

  • 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

  • Battelle to Develop Biological Threat Assessment Software Under IARPA Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Battelle to Develop Biological Threat Assessment Software Under IARPA Program

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has selected Battelle to create a software platform that can help thwart development of synthetic biological threats. Battelle said Tuesday it will develop the threat assessment platform in support of IARPA’s Functional Genomic and Computational Assessment of Threats program that aims to counter various threats from biotechnological advancements. Ginkgo Bioworks, […] 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

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