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OTC Awarded $1.86 Million in Contracts to Support Technology for Rural Communities

Open Technology Center Awarded $1.86 Million in Federal Government Contracts to Support Cyber Security, Unmanned Vehicle Adoption and Disaster Recovery Systems for Rural and Under-Served Communities

Washington, D.C., May 16, 2016 - The Open Technology Center, a non-profit research organization that supports homeland security and national defense objectives, recently announced it has been awarded two contracts through a joint effort sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate to facilitate development of open technology systems that support public safety, law enforcement and emergency management entities in rural and under-served communities.  

The two contracts have an estimated value of $1.86 million.

Under one contract, OTC will facilitate development of new analytic tools that leverage the architectural aspects of communications between mobile devices/sensors and analytic decision making - to include smartphones, and smart sensors.

Under one contract, OTC will conduct activities involving mobile device deployment that promotes the collection, dissemination, and analysis of information with mobile devices in a secure and compliant manner. The main focus will be Disaster Management and Recovery Mission: Claims and funds tracking from agency level analytic nodes to smartphones/mobile devices in the field. 

The Open Technology Center (OTC) is a non-profit organization established in 2013 through funding support from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) and the Mississippi National Guard's Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center (CSJFTC).  OTC's mission is to facilitate research, development, evaluation, training, public-private collaboration and technology transfer of open source software and other open technologies to support national defense and homeland security objectives for federal, state and local government agencies.  OTC programs and activities seek to increase technical, administrative, economic and cyber security efficiencies of public and private sector IT systems.

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