MDA Information Systems Awarded Contract for Big Data Technologies Research
The XDATA program aims to meet challenges presented by the volume of data needed by warfighters by developing computational techniques and software tools for processing and analyzing the vast amount of mission-oriented information for Defense activities.
Image credit: DARPA/XDATA
[Satellite TODAY 06-03-13] MDA Information Systems (MDA-IS) has received research funds from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a scalable, extensible, open source platform for data processing, archiving and dissemination. This contract is part of DARPA’s XDATA program, a four-year research effort that seeks to develop new computational techniques and open source software tools for processing and analyzing data, motivated by defense needs.
"This work seeks to yield new technology for geospatial intelligence and related social media applications to the benefit of government and commercial customers," Greg Koeln, deputy general manager, MDA-IS, said in a statement.
MDA-IS leads a team consisting of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), managed by the California Institute of Technology, and the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering.