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IST Research to Support State Dept’s Rewards for Justice Program Under $100M Contract

Jeff Brody

IST Research has received a potential $99.7M contract to provide professional services for the State Department’s diplomatic security office in support of the Rewards for Justice program and national security mission.

An award notice posted Wednesday says the contractor will help the department survey and assess foreign target audiences globally in relation to the RFJ program and maximize the propagation of reward offers among target audiences, including contested and non-permissive information environments, under the sole-source contract.

RFJ is the State Department’s counterterrorism rewards initiative that offers prize money in exchange for information that could help address international terrorism.

The company will also help the department come up with multiplatform tip lines to receive information from TAs; provide technological platform that analyzes and maintains tip data worldwide; offer subject matter expertise; and help redesign and operationalize the program’s website to improve tip gathering and outreach functions.

IST Research uses Pulse, a data collection and engagement platform, to disseminate large volumes of multimedia content and messages through short messaging system, social media platforms and interactive voice response phone calls. The company employs the platform to create two-way communications with target audiences worldwide.

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