June 25, 2008 (SANTA FE) -- Deep Web Technologies has been named Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program Small Business of the Year by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Deep Web's founder Abe Lederman accepted the award at a ceremony at DOE's 9th Annual Small Business Conference in San Antonio. Deep Web Technologies is being honored for its effective use of SBIR grants to create the search technology that powers a variety of web-based science research portals.
"The SBIR grants enabled Deep Web Technologies to significantly advance the state of federated search technology. That ultimately allowed the Department of Energy to launch web-based projects that accelerate scientific discovery," said Mr. Lederman. "That work has been fulfilling to me and my company. To be recognized this way is a genuine honor and simply the icing on the cake."
Deep Web Technologies has been instrumental in the development of acclaimed programs launched by the DOE's Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI): Science.gov and, more recently, WorldWideScience.org. Five year old Science.gov, integrates the scientific output of 13 US federal agencies into a single search framework designed by Deep Web Technologies. Science.gov makes the results of billions of dollars of government research and development available and searchable to anyone with web access. WorldWideScience.org takes that program to a global level, with a collaborative search portal that encompasses the scientific and technical research of dozens of small and large countries around the world. In both Science.gov and WorldWideScience.org, Deep Web Technologies' innovative federated search engine harnesses multiple disparate databanks so they behave as an integrated tool, delivering what searchers want – fast, accurate results from one query. The portals create new research paths since much of their vast information pools are not accessible via such conventional search engines as Google.
In addition to DOE, the web search advances developed by Deep Web Technologies via SBIR funding have also been deployed at other Federal agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and major universities.
Deep Web Technologies' honor as Small Business of the Year comes on the heels of another award: its fourth consecutive Flying Forty Award, which is earned by New Mexico's fastest growing high-tech firms.
To learn more about Deep Web Technologies, visit www.deepwebtech.com. To see its acclaimed federated search engine in action, visit www.WorldWideScience.org.
About Deep Web Technologies
Deep Web Technologies (www.deepwebtech.com) creates custom, sophisticated federated search solutions for clients who demand precise, accurate results. Founded by industry thought-leader Abe Lederman, Deep Web Technologies created the powerful Explorit Research Accelerator, software that searches, retrieves, aggregates and analyzes content from deep web databases – data that is inaccessible to general search engines. Serving Fortune 500 companies, the Science.gov Alliance, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Defense Technical Information Center, scitopia.org, WorldWideScience.org and a variety of research and library alliances, Deep Web Technologies has built a reputation as the "researcher's choice" for its advanced, agile information discovery tools.