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By Emily Greenhalgh
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PROVIDENCE – Cogility Software Corp., the wholly owned subsidiary of Lake Forest, Ill.-based Acquired Sales Corp., has landed a $500,000 contract continuation for the development of the Joint IED Analysis Tool for the U.S. Army.
According to a company release, Cogility is expecting a multi-year continuation of the JIST project contract, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Improvised explosive devices, known as IEDs, are the most frequent cause of U.S. deaths in Afghanistan, according to the release.
The JIST system is an integrated software development environment for model driven engineering. It overlays disparate intelligence and operational IED related data sources and, using Cogility’s patent pending Template Event Processing Language and Complex Event Processing, the JIST system automatically performs thousands of simultaneous queries and pushes actionable intelligence to analysts and soldiers.
“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,” Cogility CEO Dan Terry said in prepared remarks. “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,” added Terry.