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[] Pentagon baut Technologie fuer Uebersetzungen aus,

DOD awards translation contract

 BY Dan Caterinicchia 
 June 28, 2002

 In an effort to more quickly translate the massive amounts of
information it is gathering in the worldwide war on terrorism, the
Defense Department recently awarded McNeil Technologies Inc. a contract
for language translation services.

 The contracted services include digitizing and searching information
being gathered as part of operations Enduring Freedom and Noble Eagle.

 James McNeil, chairman and chief executive officer of the Springfield,
Va.-based firm, said the company is not only providing human translators
as part of the one-year, $3 million deal, but it first digitizes all the
documents and stores them in searchable databases, which makes responses
to DOD requests for specific information faster and easier.

 For example, if DOD would like information pertaining to "bank
accounts," McNeil employees can search the digitized documents and give
the highest priority to translating the intelligence containing that
search term, McNeil said. 

 Since Sept. 11, "our demand for language services has gone up
exponentially," McNeil said, adding that this DOD contract is a perfect
example. The original award was made in May for $1.5 million, but last
week DOD doubled that amount because of its burgeoning translation

 McNeil's language services offer translation, interpretation and
intelligence analysis in more than 95 percent of the world's languages,
including Arabic, Farsi, Pashtu and Urdu, McNeil said. He added that the
company's software can search them all, and its biggest problem
currently is with Asian languages and translating those characters.

 McNeil Technologies Language Research Center in Hyattsville, Md.,
provides the company with more than 6,000 reference and research
materials on the less-commonly taught languages of the world. The center
also has an enormous tape library, which includes 1,000 samples of
spoken language tape recordings and written documentations of the major
languages and dialects. 


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