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Additional funding for IED analysis

Nov. 5, 2012 at 10:19 AM

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- An additional $500,000 in funding has been given to Cogility Software Corp. by the U.S. Army for continued development of the Joint IED Analysis Tool.

The analysis tool for improvised explosive devices overlays "disparate" intelligence and related data, organizes the information and disseminates it to analysts and troops.

The JIST system uses the company's Cogility Studio suite, leveraging Cogility's Template Event Processing Language system and Complex Event Processing system. The result is hundreds -- even thousands -- of queries for information being handled simultaneously.

"Working with the U.S. Army to find new ways of understanding and defeating IEDs and saving American lives is our most critically important task," said Cogility Chief Executive Officer Dan Terry. "We are honored to bring this software tool to the tip of the spear in the service of our warfighters.

"Through my nine years of involvement and three years on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan, I feel that JIST and Cogility's broader system engineering capabilities can be a game changer in the Global War on Terrorism."

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