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Riverside Research Awarded $48M Contract to Support AFRL

Riverside Research Awarded $48M Contract to Support AFRL

2 October 2015

DAYTON, OH – Riverside Research, a not-for-profit company primarily serving the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Intelligence Community, was awarded Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) “Microelectronics and Embedded Systems Assurance (MESA)” contract in September.

Worth an estimated $48 million, the multiple-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity MESA contract will span seven years. As a prime contractor, Riverside Research will provide technical work relating to the assurance of the security, reliability, and trustworthiness of microelectronic devices, integrated circuits, and the intellectual property they host.

In support of the MESA program, Riverside Research will conduct basic, applied, and advanced research and development with intent to develop, evaluate, and facilitate the transition of technologies that improve the security and reliability of microelectronics and embedded systems. These efforts encompass a multi-faceted approach to assurance for DOD weapons systems at the microelectronics device and architecture level.

“Riverside Research is committed to furthering the mission and initiatives of our longstanding customer, AFRL,” said Terrence Gnau, Director, Engineering and Support Solutions Directorate, Riverside Research. “We are pleased to contribute to a program that enhances defense capabilities and ensures national security.”

About Riverside Research

Riverside Research is a not-for-profit organization chartered to advance scientific research in the public interest and in support of the United States government. Comprised of leading engineering, technology, and operations experts, Riverside Research delivers trusted solutions in Biomedical Engineering, Cyber, Electromagnetic Sciences, and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance. These Centers of Excellence are supported by five integrated research laboratories that conduct independent and mission-focused research in critical technology areas. Originating as part of Columbia University in the 1950s and established as an independent corporation in 1967, Riverside Research remains dedicated to its academic heritage by working with colleges and universities from across the nation to advance science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through education, research, and workforce development. Learn more at

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