DHS Science and Technology Directorate has awarded a $750,000 contract to California company Inferlink to develop advanced search functions for the agency’s cybersecurity research database, IMPACT.
IMPACT (Information Marketplace for Policy and Analysis of Cyber-risk & Trust) is a portal that allows researchers from the private sector, federal government and academic institutions to collaborate and share research to solve cybersecurity problems.
The contract, which was awarded through the Small Business Innovation Research Other Agencies Technology Solutions program, will develop the advanced search functions on the database using Inferlink’s ActiveSearch technology.
“Ensuring researchers have the most relevant information and data will greatly strengthen their ability to pinpoint emerging cybersecurity issues and speed up development of new solutions,” CyberSecurity Division Director Douglas Maughan said. “With an enhanced search function, IMPACT will deliver to these researchers more relevant data and timely informational resources they can use to make key decisions in all phases of their research.”