CIA invests in geodata expert OpenGeo

In-Q-Tel, the strategic investment arm of the U.S. intelligence community, has put money into an open source geospatial-data startup called OpenGeo.

Spooky In-Q-Tel takes a stake in Cloudant

In-Q-Tel, a somewhat mysterious company, takes an undisclosed stake in Cloudant, the developer of a NoSQL-based data layer as a service. IQT’s blessing can help companies get their technologies deployed in government agencies, including the CIA and NSA.

In-Q-Tel stakes a claim in MongoDB, invests in 10gen

MongoDB proprietor 10gen has raised more money, this time an undisclosed sum from intelligence-agency strategic investor In-Q-Tel. 10gen is the firm’s first foray into NoSQL databases, although certainly not its only investment in the next-generation data-management space that also includes big data technologies like Hadoop.

Solar startup Semprius to open first factory next week

Solar startup Semprius says it will open its first factory in North Carolina next week. The company makes solar modules for solar concentrating systems, which use mirrors to focus light onto solar cells. Other startups that make this type of technology have struggled in recent months.

Shhhh, Huddle gets funding from CIA-backed In-Q-Tel

In-Q-Tel which finds and vets strategic technology for use by the CIA and other intelligence agencies, has given a boost (and some money) to Huddle, the UK provider of cloud collaboration services. Together they”re working on a version for use by US government entities.