The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has recognized the PDF Association for its contributions to DARPA's SafeDocs research program, which concludes at the end of 2023.
DARPA's press release draws particular attention to the PDF-related outcomes of the SafeDocs research program, including:
In its release, DARPA's SafeDocs Program Manager, Dr. Sergey Bratus said, “DARPA and the PDF Association are helping standards organizations redefine software specifications and even standards development processes that could help mitigate billions of dollars in terms of loss of productivity caused by data breaches."
Given the variety of PDF applications around the world, it will take years to realize the full value of SafeDocs' contributions to the format's inherent safety, security and reliability, to say nothing of its impact more generally. For the PDF industry, as we look forward, it's clear that SafeDocs' impact will be profound.
Read DARPA's press release.
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