WASHINGTON, DC | April 18, 2012 – TAPE announced today it has been awarded a two-year contract to support the Computational Sciences and Engineering Branch of the Computational and Information Sciences Directorate (CISD) at ARL. This work was won as part of the company’s five-year, $400 million research and development indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity program for which TAPE is a prime contractor. The work will be performed at ARL headquarters in Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.
The project team consists of TAPE and ORSA Corporation (also known as Team TAPE) who together will be working on several projects over the course of the contract. Team TAPE will build servers that the customer will use to manage their software development projects. The Team will also support the building and deployment of an electronic document handling system as part of the project. Additionally, they will provide assistance in optimizing software for use on ARL’s supercomputing clusters.
“It is a real honor to be awarded this contract and work at the Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen,” said Dr. William G. Lese, Jr., TAPE’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Solutions. “The most exciting aspect of the project is that Team TAPE does not know what it will be working on in six months because it has not been invented yet,” added Lese. Dr. Lese began his career at Aberdeen where he spent 10 years developing lasers as an astronomy researcher.
CISD provides a platform that enables researchers around the world to collaborate on real world problems using mathematical formulas and data. ARL scientists developed a way to solve a problem with sharing data between systems by inventing their own data format (XDMF) that is now being adopted around the world. The program uses large supercomputers augmented with GPUs (Graphical Processing Units) which are similar to the video cards used for gaming PCs. Through the use of special software codes, supercomputers process information at a rate much faster (up to 100x) than using conventional methods.
TAPE is a CVE-Verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned/Woman-Owned Small Business (SDVO/WOSB) headquartered in Kingstowne, Virginia. TAPE is also known for its expertise in Program Management, Acquisition Support, Information Technology, Logistics, Operational Readiness, Training and Education, Cyber Security/Warfare/Operations, and Intelligence.
TAPE maintains its cutting edge in the industry on behalf of its Federal clients, continuing to provide state-of-the-art support. The company’s innovative Rapid Reaction Excellence process (RaRE) ensures rapid delivery of operational readiness solutions to the warfighter. A Center of Cyber Security Excellence provides computer security solutions to the government through TAPE’s CyberForge® services. TAPE has been consistently recognized for superior customer service, timely and high quality deliverables, cost effectiveness, and technologically advanced solutions.
About the Army Research Laboratory (ARL)
ARL is the U.S. Army’s corporate research laboratory. ARL is headquartered at the Adelphi Laboratory Center (ALC) in Adelphi, Maryland. Its largest single site is at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. The Computational and Information Sciences Directorate (CISD) is the foremost U.S. Army organization for research and development of modern electronic systems.
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