DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation’s Vice President of Analytic Technologies, Dr. James Nolan, will be giving three talks discussing DAC analytic technologies focusing on data fusion, relationship extraction, and entity disambiguation for analysts and warfighters at the 2018 Sea-Air-Space Exposition. Held on April 9th – 11th at the Gaylord National Convention Center at the National Harbor, Sea-Air-Space is the largest maritime exposition in the U.S. and serves to extend the Navy League’s mission of maritime policy education and sea service support. Dr. Nolan will be speaking on three different technologies developed by DECISIVE ANALYTICS as part of his talks starting at 4 pm on April 9th.
Alison Smith, one of DAC's employee-owners, will be giving a talk on her paper, “Closing the Loop: User-Centered Design and Evaluation of Human-in-the-Loop Topic Modeling System,” at ACM IUI 2018 in Tokyo, Japan on March 8th. Ms. Smith’s work explores human-in-the-loop modeling which allows users to guide the creation of topic models and improve model quality without having to be experts in topic modeling algorithms.
Ms. Smith will also be co-hosting a workshop on March 11th on Explainable Smart Systems (ExSS) with Brian Lim of the National University of Singapore and Simone Stumpf of City, University of London. The workshop will bring together researchers in academia and industry who have an interest in making smart systems explainable to users and therefore more intelligible and transparent.
We have been awarded a $59.5M contract with the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to provide cybersecurity compliance and risk management for the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). Work will take place in both our Huntsville, AL and Colorado Springs, CO offices.
DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation (DAC) is pleased to announce they have been awarded a contract to provide Life Cycle Product Support Policy and Program Related Support to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Material Readiness (DASD (MR)). Awarded by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (OUSD AT&L), DAC will provide subject matter expertise and support by working with a variety of internal and external DoD customers to field available, reliable, and combat ready weapons systems.
Do you have an active DoD security clearance? Possess cyber security certifications? Want to work for an award-winning company? If so, we want to meet you!
Stop by one of our two Cybersecurity Open Houses in January. Please bring at least one copy of your resume and come prepared to learn more about DAC and our corporate culture!
DECISIVE ANALYTICS, along with its subcontractor, Rock Corporation, will support the SMDC Concept Evaluation Branch (CEB) of the Future Warfare Center’s (FWC) Concept Development and Integration Division (CDID) in evaluating emerging and future space, high altitude, and missile defense concepts and capabilities. This Task Order will be executed in both Colorado Springs, CO and Huntsville, AL.
We are pleased to announce we have been awarded a $41.5M competitive task order contract under Design, Development, Demonstration and Integration (D3I) Domain 2 from the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT). The contract, entitled Software Prototyping and Experimentation Support (SPES-1), has a total period of performance of 4.5 years including options and will be primarily performed in Huntsville, AL.
DECISIVE ANALYTICS will support the USASMDC/ARSTRAT, Future Warfare Center (FWC), TRADOC Capabilities Manager, Global Ballistic Missile Defense, Prototyping and Experimentation (TCM GBMD P&E) Branch in providing quick solutions to many of the Army’s capabilities gaps in the form of software applications. Under this effort, DAC will be maintaining, sustaining, and supporting all P&E Branch’s currently established software products for their respective customers. In addition, DAC will investigate, develop, and transition mission command prototype technology solutions, conduct mission command demonstrations as a risk mitigation strategy, and provide support for the integration of new capabilities into new and existing programs.
“We are pleased to be continuing our work with SMDC under this new D3I D2 task order,” said Jess Granone, Vice President and D3I Program Manager at DECISIVE ANALYTICS. “We look forward to solving the customer’s capability gaps by bringing innovative products into new mission areas to enable the warfighter to move closer to their mission command goals.”
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One of DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation’s (DAC) employee-owners, Peter David, will be presenting as part of US Army Training and Doctrine Command’s (TRADOC) Mad Scientist Speaker Series. In this series, “Science Fiction vs Science Funding – Comparing What We Imagine to What We Invent,” Mr. David will be discussing the similarities and differences between the way science fiction authors imagine war in the coming decades and the way DoD research agencies are preparing for the future battlefield.
Larry Burger, Technical Director of DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation (DAC), has been named to the Air, Space, and Missile Defense Retired Civilian Employee Wall of Honor. Located in the Alabama Space and Rocket Center’s Davidson Center for Space Exploration, the Wall honors former civilian members of US Army Space and Missile Defense Command, the Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space, the Missile Defense Agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Missile and Space Intelligence Center.
Alison Smith, an employee-owner at DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation, is scheduled to present her paper, “Evaluating Visual Representations for Topic Understanding and Their Effects on Manually Generated Labels,” at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2017). ACL 2017, the premier conference in the field of computational linguistics, will take place in Vancouver, Canada from July 30th to August 4th. The conference focuses on poster sessions, tutorials, workshops, and demonstrations covering a broad spectrum of diverse research areas that are concerned with computational approaches to natural language.