Enlighten Demos Artificial Intelligence Capabilities at DoD AI Industry Day

LINTHICUM HEIGHTS, Md., Dec. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB), an Alion company, announced today that representatives from its subsidiary, Enlighten IT Consulting, LLC, (EITC), attended the Second Annual Department of Defense (DoD) Artificial Intelligence (AI)  Industry Day on Wednesday, November 28 in Silver Spring, Maryland. DoD AI Industry Day is sponsored by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), together with the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC). Enlighten’s team conducted a live demonstration of its Big Data Platform (BDP) AI capabilities, as well as enhancements to its proprietary Rapid Analytic Deployment Management Framework (RADMF®) for government experts. 

The BDP is a government-owned, cloud-based analytics platform originally developed by Enlighten for the Defense Information Services Agency (DISA). It can be deployed by a DoD mission partner or government contractor in any environment. The company has assisted several customers in deploying their own BDP instances, and worked with them to obtain accreditation for the platform. Enlighten developed RADMF® five years ago as a host of enrichment services for the BDP, and as a way to help facilitate adoption of the BDP across the DoD community. RADMF® significantly reduces the time, cost, and number of engineers required to install, optimize, and maintain a complex platform like the BDP.

Enlighten continues to invest in research to develop enhancements that fulfill gaps the government may not anticipate, including its recent Cyber Learning Engine (CLE), a deep learning AI capability that automatically identifies malicious content in network data, and a comprehensive analytic solution called RAPID, which is a scalable web-based environment for dynamic retraining and continuous delivery of AI capabilities.

“Our team has worked extremely hard over the last five years to develop mission innovations for our government customers,” said Duane Shugars, Enlighten’s Senior Vice President and General Manager. “RADMF®’s Security Development Operations (SecDevOps) suite of tools provides dynamic retraining, and the continuous delivery of algorithms, models, and analytics to not only detect and mitigate threats, but also help prevent them in the future.”  

At Alion, we combine large company resources with small business responsiveness to design and deliver engineering solutions across six core capability areas. With an 80-year technical heritage and an employee-base comprised of more than 30% veterans, we bridge invention and action to support military readiness from the lab to the battle space. Our engineers, technologists, and program managers bring together an agile engineering methodology and the best tools on the market to deliver mission success faster and at lower costs. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards; as such, Alion is ISO 9001:2015 certified and maintains CMMI Level 3-appraised development facilities. Based just outside of Washington, D.C., we help our clients achieve practical innovations by turning big ideas into real solutions. To learn more, visit www.alionscience.com.

For 39 years, MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB), an Alion company, has been solving many of the Nation’s most complex National Security challenges. MacB is committed to delivering critical capabilities in the areas of Intelligence and Analysis, Cybersecurity, Secure Cloud Engineering, Research and Development, Integrated Laboratories and Information Technology to Defense, Intelligence Community, Special Operations Forces, Homeland Security, and Federal agencies to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world. MacB was acquired by Alion Science and Technology in August 2018. To learn more, visit www.macb.com.

Since 2007, Enlighten IT Consulting, LLC, (EITC), an Alion company, has been an innovative provider of advanced and mission-critical big data infrastructure, secure cloud engineering, and analytic solutions for federal, state, and local clients with specific emphasis on the warfighter and decision makers responsible for national defense and security. A premier partner of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Enlighten has collaborated with AWS to provide innovative solutions to meet many of the challenges facing the U.S Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community related to big data, cyber analytics, data fusion, and IT transformation. The company is headquartered in Linthicum Heights, Maryland. Enlighten was acquired by MacB in December 2016. To learn more, visit www.eitccorp.com.

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