U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
|FOR RELEASE AT||No. 1354-07|
|5 p.m. ET||November 27, 2007|
DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY
BBN Technologies Corp., Cambridge, Mass., was awarded on November 21, 2007, a $4,272,885 increment of a $5,671,121 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research under the Multilingual Automatic Document Classification, Analysis and Translation program, which will develop an end-to-end system to automatically translate handwritten and printed foreign documents into English with very high accuracy. This contract includes options, which, if exercised, could bring the potential cumulative total of this contract to $29,875,374. Work will be performed in Cambridge, Mass., and is expected to be completed in November 2008 (November 2012 for all options). Funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. DARPA issued BAA 07-38 in Federal Business Opportunities on April 26, 2007, and 11 proposals were received. The contracting activity is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Va. (HR0011-08-C-0004).
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