21 April 2008 In-Q-Tel, the strategic investment firm for the U.S. Intelligence Community
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In-Q-Tel is a strategic investment firm that works to identify, adapt, and deliver innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the Central Intelligence Agency and the broader U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). Launched by the CIA in 1999 as a private, independent, not-for-profit organization, IQT's mission is to identify and partner with companies developing cutting-edge technologies that serve the national security interests of the United States. Working from an evolving strategic blueprint defining the Intelligence Community's critical technology needs, IQT engages with entrepreneurs, growth companies, researchers, and venture capitalists to deliver technologies that provide superior capabilities for the CIA and the broader IC. To date, IQT has reviewed more than 6,300 business proposals, invested in more than 100 companies, and delivered more than 140 technology solutions to the U.S. Intelligence Community.
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S. J. Ulvick, D. W. Tighe, "In-Q-Tel, the strategic investment firm for the U.S. Intelligence Community", Proc. SPIE 6954, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing IX, 69540T (21 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.783465; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.783465
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