Arlington, VA. (June 25, 2014) – Schafer, leading provider of scientific, engineering and technical services and products in the national security sector, is pleased to announce its Government Services Sector has been awarded a 3-year, 70+ person, task order to provide Scientific, Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) to support the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Information Innovation Office (I2O). The company has been working with DARPA for 26 years, and the task order is under its Seaport-e prime contract by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command.

“We are honored DARPA has selected Schafer to support I2O,” said Wesley Blankinship, Schafer SVP, Government Services. “This contract expands Schafer’s position as a leading SETA provider at DARPA and deepens the company’s qualifications in cyber security and data analytics.”

Schafer will assist DARPA I2O with formulating, executing and transitioning research and development projects that create leading-edge technologies and systems in the areas of Cyber, Analytics and Computing. DARPA’s mission is to prevent strategic surprise from negatively impacting U.S. national security, and create strategic surprise for U.S. adversaries by maintaining the technological superiority of the U.S. military. I2O explores game-changing technologies in the fields of information science and software to anticipate and create rapid shifts in the complex national security landscape.

“It is because of Schafer’s hard working and knowledgeable employees that we continue to receive opportunities like this in support of DARPA’s mission,” said Denise Kellogg, Schafer’s Science & Technology General Manager. “We are confident that I2O awarded this effort to Schafer as a direct result of our employees’ success and dedication.”

A longtime partner to DARPA for 26 years, Schafer will continue to grow as a primary provider to the Agency while broadening its cyber security and data analytics capabilities. Schafer’s mission is to help its customers meet and exceed goals and objectives with integrity, innovation, agility, teamwork and a commitment to excellence.