Spy Tech: 10 CIA-Backed InvestmentsCheck out some of the latest technologies to win funding from In-Q-Tel, the venture investment arm of the CIA and other intelligence agencies. That's the first step toward use by agents and analysts.
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Bio threats require new defenses, which are the focus of In-Q-Tel's work with OpGen. In-Q-Tel is collaborating with OpGen on sequence and genome mapping for microbial genome analysis. The technology -- under development for the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate and its National Bioforensic Analysis Center -- will be used assemble microbial genome sequences quickly and accurately. The goal, according to In-Q-Tel, is to detect potential bio-threat organisms that may pose a danger to public health.
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