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Dayton’s Galois named in DARPA contract

A technology company with a Dayton presence has won a $16.4 million contract award from DARPA —the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Galois Inc. — based in Portland, Ore. and with a presence in downtown Dayton at the 444 building (444 E. Second St.) — was awarded a $16,479,920 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a research project under the Safe Documents (SafeDocs) program, a Department of Defense announcement said.

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Galois develops tools to keep software and hardware safe. SafeDocs looks for ways to protect electronic documents from exploitation by hackers or nations. The program tries to create technological assurance that an electronic document or message is checked and safe to open.

Last August, Galois announced that it was spinning out Tangram Flex, a software re-engineering company that provides smart tooling, allowing the reuse of existing components with new capabilities.

Today, Tangram Flex is a tenant in the Avant-Garde building at 607 E. Third St., along with defense contractor JJR Solutions.

Work for the DARPA contract will be performed in Portland, with an expected completion date of May 2023.

DARPA in Arlington, Va. was the contracting activity.

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