Department of Defense Agency Funds Intific to Develop New Cyber Tools

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Intific, Inc., a software research and development company, has been awarded a $25 million dollar, 4 year contract to develop intuitive user interfaces for a new cyber operations system being developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) under a program called Plan X.

DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has provided funding to Intific, Inc., to develop novel software that will integrate the planning, execution, and assessment phases of cyber operations into a single integrated system. At the conclusion of a highly competitive proposal process Intific was awarded a 4-year, $25 million dollar Air Force contract to develop the hardware and software intuitive interfaces for the DARPA Foundational Cyberwarfare (Plan X) system. The DARPA Plan X system will be created through an end-to-end system design process aimed at making cyber operations a military tool that planners can rely upon to be accurate and effective.

Dr. John Main, Chief Operating Officer at Intific, said, “Intific has a history of helping DARPA develop new technology. We are looking forward to bringing our company experience in simulation, immersive gaming, and visualization to bear in development of what’s next in cyber systems.”

Intific’s winning approach recognized that there are significant technical challenges in building the Plan X system and emphasized that a wide range of new technologies will be necessary if the program is to be successful. Unlike the physical world, the cyber world is not clearly mapped and it is constantly changing. Finding ways to present this information to the system operators and operational commanders is a core element of the new program.    

Intific has been developing software for educational, industrial, and defense users for over a decade. With their products ranging from custom training systems to groundbreaking neuroscience simulation tools, Intific pushes the boundaries of what's next in software. Intific has created products such as the Predator/Reaper simulator that is used by the Air Force for pilot and sensor operator training and the NeuroStorm computer game. Created for Google X and Google I/O 2012, NeuroStorm uses player brain activity measured with a wireless electroencephalograph headset to change the game experience based upon the player’s level of mental focus.

Intific’s core competency is software research and development through the application of real science, rigorous engineering, and delivered solutions. Intific is located in Austin, TX; Alexandria, VA; and Peckville, PA.

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