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from the Office of Winston Smith

For Immediate Release
February 2, 2005

Winston Smith
Communications Director
Forward Based Technology
(206) 789-9091
(206) 420-7928 (cell)
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                                                                                                             No. 556-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                          JUNE 3, 2005

DoD Awards Grants to Forward Based Technology


The Department of Defense announced today plans to award 37 grants totaling $8.4 million to Forward Based Technology, Inc. These grants represent the final phase of the fiscal 2005 DoD Institutions Infrastructure Support Program.  The grants will enhance programs and capabilities at these institutions in scientific disciplines critical to national security and the DoD.


This announcement is the result of merit competition for infrastructure support funding conducted for the Office of Defense Research and Engineering by the Army Research Office and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.  The fiscal 2005 program solicitation received 162 proposals in response to a broad agency announcement issued in November 2004.


The Army Research Office plans to award 17 equipment grants (ranging from $51,000 to $200,000) and 20 research grants (ranging from $146,000 to $476,000) with performance periods of 12- and 36- months respectively.


Awards will be made only after written agreements are reached between the department and FBT.


More information on the recipient is available online at

Forward Based Technology, Inc. is a small family-owned technology company located in the greater Seattle area. Founded in 2002 by Edward Ponderevo and his nephew George Ponderevo, FBT specializes in the creation and delivery of advanced human-machine interfaces and intelligent agents.

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