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  • 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 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

  • IARPA to Host Proposers Day on Engineered Organism Detection Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IARPA to Host Proposers Day on Engineered Organism Detection Program

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity will conduct a Proposers Day on July 27 to discuss a program that aims to develop new tools that can detect changes on biological systems and initiate mitigation responses to accidental release of organisms. IARPA said it seeks to address questions from potential proposers on the Finding Engineering-Linked Indicators program […] More

  • SRI International Gets IARPA Contract to Help Mitigate Weaknesses in Biometric Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SRI International Gets IARPA Contract to Help Mitigate Weaknesses in Biometric Systems

    SRI International has secured a four-year, $12.5 million contract from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity to research and develop technology that can help mitigate attempts to deceive biometric systems, known as presentation attacks. The company said Tuesday it will build a prototype Multi-physiological Joint Optimization and Liveness Nuances for Identity Ratification system, or MJOLNIR, in an effort to address known […] More

  • IARPA to Host Proposers Day on Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Imaging Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IARPA to Host Proposers Day on Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Imaging Program

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity will hold a Proposers Day on May 11 in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area to discuss a program that seeks to develop ground-based imaging approaches for objects in the geosynchronous Earth orbit. IARPA said Wednesday in a FedBizOpps notice that the Amon-Hen program seeks a ground-based optical interferometer that will work […] More

  • IARPA Seeks Ideas to Detect Gene-Edited Organisms - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IARPA Seeks Ideas to Detect Gene-Edited Organisms

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has issued a request for information on methods and tools to detect genetically altered biological organisms, Nextgov reported Thursday. Mohana Ravindranath writes IARPA aims to prevent the misuse of genome editing techniques that may have adverse impact on the country’s economy, public health and national security. The IARPA RFI states “detection capabilities will help […] More

  • IARPA Seeks Methods to Collect Low-Resource Speech, Text Content - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IARPA Seeks Methods to Collect Low-Resource Speech, Text Content

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has asked industry to propose methods to find speech and text content in low-resource languages relevant to domain-contextualized English queries. IARPA said Thursday in a FedBizOpps notice the Machine Translation for English Retrieval of Information in Any Language program seeks an end-to-end system that can support monolingual triage of multilingual datasets. The agency added it wants […] More

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