Spy Tech: 10 CIA-Backed Investments
November 26, 2012 11:06 AM Check 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.
Bio Threat Detection
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.