DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation (DAC) has been chosen by the U.S. Army to deploy advanced capabilities to non-kinetic electronic warfare environments. DAC will apply cutting-edge Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques to ingest unstructured data and extract entities of interest, relationships between those entities, and their corresponding metadata. Under this effort, DAC will integrate its Machine Learning capabilities with the Army’s Analytics API to develop a flexible, multi-domain eco-system that brings together disparate information sources to provide a convergence of cyberspace and electronic warfare capabilities. The resulting visual eco-system will allow warfighters to efficiently identify threats and develop mitigation options without the time-consuming manual extraction and correlation of data.
DAC’s new cybersecurity assessment tool, DARE, ingests and aggregates cybersecurity descriptive data, interview data, and technical data to provide a more holistic understanding of an entire system's cyber posture. Using this information, DARE assimilates vulnerability assessments, mitigating factors, and RMF controls assessments into a single environment resulting in a sole risk assessment dashboard.
Meet Tech-Trakr, DAC’s new data acquisition and analysis system that gathers domain-relevant information, both from internal repositories and from open sources, and then normalizes and organizes that information. Tech-Trakr uses a custom suite of search tools and visualizations developed by our Analytic Technology team allowing for quick identification of risks without the time and energy spent on the manual extraction of data.
DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation (DAC) has been named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2018, the publication’s third annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector. This award is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies who have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits. Out of thousands of applicants, Inc. singled out just under 300 winning companies.
DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation (DAC) has been awarded a Blank Purchase Agreement (BPA) contract with NAVAIR Warfare Center Lakehurst, Aircraft Division to provide support to the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO). Entitled F-35 Joint Program Office Enterprise Planning Studies and Consulting, task orders under this BPA contract will assist in completing acquisition related studies and provide focused consulting services to improve the acquisition of the F-35 Air System and the organizational structure of the F-35 JPO. The contract carries a master ceiling of $90M and a period of performance of 5 years including options
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has awarded DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation (DAC) with a $59.4M competitive contract to provide Cybersecurity Compliance and Risk Management (CCRM) under the Technical, Engineering, Advisory, and Management Support (TEAMS) acquisitions for a total period of performance of 5 years including options. The work under this contract will be performed in Colorado Springs, CO and Huntsville, AL.
DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation has been named on both OMNIKAL’s national OMNI500 Top Businesses in the U.S. list and OMNI100 Top Businesses in Virginia list
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.