By Lauren Coffey – TBBJ & Inno Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journa
Jun 4, 2021, 1:44pm EDT
A Tampa-based technology company focusing on threat detection has secured a U.S. government contract with the Pentagon.
Entropy Technology Design, a threat detection company focusing on both natural and manufactured threats, signed a three-year, $4.25 million contract with the Pentagon at the end of May. The funding will help Entropy research and develop its technology for the Department of Defense to detect, identify, track and disable small, unmanned aerial systems.
“The world of technology and information has changed dramatically in the last 20 years, and there’s no sign of a slowdown,” Entropy’s CEO, Tami Fitzpatrick, said in a statement. “As the new abnormal (political landscape, global pandemic, economic conditions) shifts business models, technology continues to be at the forefront of innovation.”
Entropy was founded in 2014 and lauded by the DoD for its experience with low-frequency sensor design and software analysis. The company deploys both software and hardware in its threat detection.
“Access to the internet has become a utility and is ubiquitous; speeds get faster and faster … showing no slowdown and the cost of storage still going down,” Edward Shaver, CTO of Entropy and the company’s patent holder, said in a statement. “Our [technology] provides an exclusive groundbreaking technology platform … for threat detection when minutes and seconds matter.”