Microsoft forms government research center in Northern Virginia

Microsoft forms government research center in Northern Virginia

Microsoft Corp.'s Innovation and Technology Conference Center in Reston, Va., is hosting a brand-new activity: the Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Government.

'It will focus on major enterprisewide problems of national governments,' said Jason Glashow, a senior manager for Microsoft's Public Sector unit. The institute staff has yet to decide whether research projects might involve national security, counterterrorism, e-government or other areas. The subjects 'are to be determined,' Glashow said.

Senior staff at the institute so far includes James Simon, former CEO of Intelligence Enterprises LLC of Reston and a former assistant CIA director; Aris Pappas, also from Intelligence Enterprises; and George Spix, a Microsoft server architect.

'They will assess the types of projects to go after,' Glashow said. 'They're literally just starting, and the process for submitting ideas has to be developed.' The scope and cost of projects also are undetermined, but Microsoft will fund them, he said.

Agency officials interested in proposing projects can contact the institute at 703-673-7600, Glashow said.


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