The U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Center at Restone Arsenal, Alabama has awarded Quanterion Solutions of Utica a $726,000 two year contract to develop a Product Reliability On-line Tools Collection (PROTOCOL) software engineering environment. The award, part of the federal government Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program was based on a competitive procurement and the success of a previous feasibility study by Quanterion. PROTOCOL includes analytical tools, expert system advisors, and other forms of knowledge that will eventually be commercialized by the company, a major goal of the Government’s SBIR program.