Columbia, S.C. - As part of a Phase III contract awarded under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, Eye-Sys will be used to visualize intelligence data for analysis by the U.S. Department of Defense, announced Interactive Data Visualization Inc. (IDV).
This contract continues Eye-Sys development efforts that began in May of 2002, when IDV was awarded an initial $70,000 Phase I SBIR contract to develop software for use with military modeling and simulation programs. IDV and its visualization software has recorded years of success as part of this SBIR effort. After competing with three other small high-tech businesses during the Phase I SBIR project, IDV was the only firm to be awarded a Phase II contract.
That $750,000 contract, awarded in early 2003, helped fund the development of Eye-Sys for commercial sale. The software launched as a commercial product on November 13, 2007.
At the time of the Phase II announcement, Dept. of Defense officials praised the softwareÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s potential to bring a new understanding to defense data.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IDVÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s software will enable the U.S. military to view and understand complex data in an unprecedented way,Ã¢â‚¬Â says Mark Houghton, former head of a major intelligence program for the U.S. Dept. of Defense.