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Contractor: International Business Machines Corporation
Department: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
International Business Machines Corp., Yorktown Heights, N.Y., is being awarded a $6,576,024 cost contract (HR0011-12-C-0015). The Broad Operational Language Technology Program has a goal of creating technology capable of translating multiple foreign languages in all genres, retrieving information from the translated material, and enabling bilingual communication via speech or text. Specifically, this contractor will conduct work for Activity A, “Genre-Independent Translation and Information Retrieval System,” and Activity C, “Human-Human Dialogue System.” Work will be performed in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. (56.93 percent); Aachen, Germany (8.83 percent); College Park, Md. (8.65 percent); Cambridge, United Kingdom (8.16 percent); Stanford, Calif. (8.10 percent); Baltimore, Md. (4.12 percent); Le Mans, France (3.82 percent); and Cambridge, Mass. (1.39 percent). The work is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2016. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.
Total Contract Value: $6,576,024