ARLINGTON, VA—November 29, 2016— Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) announces the release of its 2017 Programming Contest problem. Teams who have already registered for the event have been contacted and can now begin working on solutions. Interested DC-area high school students who have not yet registered should contact IDT to sign up and access this year’s problem.

Students will have the months of December, January and early February to work on their solutions. During the solution development phase, participants can check in with IDT engineers to review progress and ask questions. They will use GitHub for code control and final submission.

The deadline for submissions is February 17, 2017. Finalist teams will be invited to a Presentation Day in Arlington, Virginia on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Valuable prizes are awarded to all finalists and their schools.

idt-student-programming-contestThe IDT Programming Contest, an annual event established in 2011, promotes student interest in programming, computer science and engineering. The competition offers participants valuable, hands-on experience in problem solving and the development of technology solutions. It is offered to high school students in the Washington, DC metropolitan region.

More information about the IDT Programming Contest and registration links can be found on the IDT website. The contest coordinator may be reached via email at:

Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) designs, develops and delivers solutions that enable the rapid delivery of warfare capabilities for the Department of Defense (DOD). IDT’s technologies and methodologies dramatically accelerate the development and deployment of software, and include: Continuous Integration (CI), Automated System Testing and Certification, Automated Data Analysis, Cybersecurity and Cloud Computing.