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Contractor: Raytheon BBN Technologies Corporation
Department: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Raytheon BBN Technologies Corp., Cambridge, Mass., is being awarded an $8,448,523 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (HR0011-12-C-0014). 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”; Activity B, “Human-Machine Communication System”; Activity C, “Human-Human Dialogue System”; and Activity D, “Arabic Dialect Components.” Work will be performed in Cambridge, Mass. (65.91 percent); Marina del Rey, Calif. (11.70 percent); New York, N.Y. (9.47 percent); Los Angeles, Calif. (8.05 percent); Chicago, Ill. (1.68 percent); Berkeley, Calif. (1.46 percent); Bedford, Mass. (0.95 percent); Ithaca, N.Y. (0.39 percent); and Philadelphia, Pa. (0.39 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: $8,448,523