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  • Northrop-MSU Research Seeks to Manage Supercomputers“™ Energy Consumption With Magnetic Memory Element - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop-MSU Research Seeks to Manage Supercomputers“™ Energy Consumption With Magnetic Memory Element

    Northrop Grumman and Michigan State University have developed a magnetic memory component designed to manage the heat generation and energy consumption of supercomputers. Researchers at Northrop and MSU carried out the study as part of a grant from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, MSU said Friday. “One of the major impediments to superconducting computing technology […] More

  • IARPA Solicits Research Proposals for Chemical Analysis Tool Dev't Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IARPA Solicits Research Proposals for Chemical Analysis Tool Dev’t Program

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has released a solicitation for research proposals on a tool designed to help the Intelligence Community detect and identify various types of chemicals in remote areas. IARPA said in a broad agency announcement posted March 11 it intends to build a low-power system designed to detect chemical weapons, explosives and narcotics under the Molecular […] More

  • IARPA Requests Proposals for Quantum Annealing System R&D Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IARPA Requests Proposals for Quantum Annealing System R&D Program

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has issued a broad agency announcement to acquire ideas for the development of quantum annealing methods to solve complex optimization problems in enterprise operation. IARPA said Feb. 25 it aims to create application-specific quantum annealers that the agency believes can help address operational efficiency and risk issues of an organization. The agency seeks industry […] More

  • IARPA Seeks Inputs on Artificial Intelligence Training Resources - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IARPA Seeks Inputs on Artificial Intelligence Training Resources

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has asked industry to provide information on training resources and data for algorithms that will work to help address artificial intelligence-related problems. IARPA said Feb. 12 in a FedBizOpps notice that it wants the AI research community to identify machine-learning problem domains that would benefit from new training resources. The […] More

  • Vencore to Research DARPA Program Obfuscation Methods; Steve Omick Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Vencore to Research DARPA Program Obfuscation Methods; Steve Omick Comments

    The research subsidiary of Vencore has been awarded a $3.7 million contract to develop cryptographic obfuscation techniques for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Vencore Labs will work with the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies subsidiary to create program obfuscation methods designed to protect software from reverse engineering attacks under DARPA’s SafeWare program, Vencore said Friday. […] More

  • IARPA Posts RFI on Neural Computing Principles - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IARPA Posts RFI on Neural Computing Principles

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is soliciting ideas to apply neural information processing methods for the next-generation design of computers. IARPA specifically encouraged computer scientists and neuroscientists in a FedBizOpps notice published Jan. 6 to submit input on the potential role of spike-based neuronal models and sparse codes in computing technology. The agency also requested information about the human brain’s […] More

  • IARPA Taps IBM for Logical Quantum Bit Research Grant; Arvind Krishna Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IARPA Taps IBM for Logical Quantum Bit Research Grant; Arvind Krishna Comments

    IBM has received a multi-year grant from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity to further study superconducting qubits the company believes could eventually facilitate development of a universal quantum computer. The company said Tuesday it aims to help IARPA design a logical qubit from multiple imperfect physical qubits and tackle computational limitations in existing quantum systems through the […] More

  • Executive Profile: Eric Rickard, Booz Allen VP and SIG Group DoD-Intell Cyber Lead - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Executive Profile: Eric Rickard, Booz Allen VP and SIG Group DoD-Intell Cyber Lead

    Eric Rickard serves as vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton and head of Defense Department and intelligence cyber programs for the firm’s Strategic Innovation Group. Rickard helps oversee investments and the delivery of predictive intelligence and cyber defense services to clients. He previously served as a director of customer innovation at Raytheon and held a research and development […] More

  • IARPA Seeks Rare Event Forecasting Methods - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IARPA Seeks Rare Event Forecasting Methods

    The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has issued a request for information on existing methods for modeling and forecasting of low-frequency events. IARPA said Aug. 12 in a FedBizOpps notice it also seeks industry’s help to find alternative approaches to test and evaluate if rare event prediction techniques work. Areas of interest highlighted in […] More

  • IARPA to Brief Proposers on Nanoelectronics Analysis Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IARPA to Brief Proposers on Nanoelectronics Analysis Program

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity will hold a conference on Aug. 25 to brief proposers for the nanoelectronics analysis program prior to solicitation. IARPA said Wednesday the conference will take place in Washington, where companies participating in the program will seek to gain insight into the research problems and goals, and present their teaming proposals. The […] More

  • IARPA Starts Search for New Sensor Platform - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IARPA Starts Search for New Sensor Platform

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has kicked off a search for a new sensor environment as part of efforts to further build up intrusion detection technologies. IARPA said Friday it wants sensors that can apply “non-typical data” in a cybersecurity domain under its Cyber-attack Automated Unconventional Sensor Environment program. Performers are asked to gather new signals from internal and external sensors in […] More

  • ODNI“™s IARPA Seeks Proposals for Insider Threat Evaluation Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ODNI“™s IARPA Seeks Proposals for Insider Threat Evaluation Program

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is seeking proposals for a program that aims to develop and assess methods for insider threat detection. The Scientific advances to Continuous Insider Threat Evaluation initiative will be carried out in two separate research efforts and is slated to commence in December, IARPA said in a […] More

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