LGS Innovations Awarded $7.5 Million DARPA Dispersed Computing Contract

R&D program seeks to develop decision algorithms to efficiently allocate computing resources while improving network performance for defense missions by collectively leveraging local computing devices

HERNDON, VA- LGS Innovations announced today it has been awarded a four-year, $7.5 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) under the Dispersed Computing (DCOMP) program.

Dispersed computing is an approach that uses the collective computing power of dissimilar, dispersed edge devices such as smart phones, sensors, and microclouds when backhauling data to large data centers creates unacceptable latency or is not a viable option in the field.

Under the terms of the contract for the first phase of the program, LGS will develop algorithms and protocols for identifying, connecting, and tasking dispersed computing assets for simultaneous users with competing demands at different priority levels in a dynamic network environment.

The program also seeks to reinvent and innovate the network protocols that have traditionally guided Internet architecture.

Goals for the first phase of the program include a significant reduction in latency and bandwidth consumption and significant, measurable gains in application performance utility.

“The possible applications for a fully developed dispersed computing approach are readily evident and game changing,” said Kevin Kelly, CEO of LGS Innovations. “This research program has the potential to give our warfighters a significant information advantage.”

DARPA received 42 proposals in response to its DCOMP solicitation. LGS will partner with BAE Systems and Princeton University on the program.

About LGS Innovations

LGS Innovations delivers mission-critical communications products, R&D, and supporting services to U.S. defense, intelligence, and civilian agencies and commercial customers around the world. We create advanced solutions in wireless communications, signals processing and analysis, optical networking, photonics, routing and switching, and spectrum management. These solutions drive mission success in Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR), cyberspace operations, and network assurance. LGS Innovations is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, with offices across the U.S. and overseas. We employ over 1,000 associates around the world, including 750 scientists and engineers. LGS Innovations: Listen. Innovate. Deliver. www.lgsinnovations.com.

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