Black Cape Triumphs in U.S. Department of Defense Data Analytics Challenge
ARLINGTON, Va., March 31, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In December 2022, the U.S. Department of Defense’s Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD) and Singapore's Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) jointly launched a data analytics challenge titled "Revolutionizing Data Ingestion and Curation for Intelligence Analysis." The competition attracted technical solutions submitted by 220 teams from 40 countries worldwide.
Following a qualifying round that involved data analysis submissions, three top-performing teams advanced to the second phase of the challenge. The second phase required participants to analyze a large corpus of real world government data and present their technical findings.
Black Cape received a first-place award out of a total of 220 international teams for their innovative data processing system "Octane." The Octane system automates data ingestion & curation of numerous real-world data types using Natural Language Processing (NLP), Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and other AI methods, unifying the resulting information into a structured knowledge graph.
Co-CEO Abe Usher expressed his excitement n the achievement, stating, "This award highlights Black Cape's leadership in delivering cutting-edge technology and data analytics solutions for the national security sector. Our first-place finish among 220 teams from around the world is a testament to the skill and professionalism of our exceptional engineers and data scientists."
Co-CEO Al Di Leonardo praised the company's performance explaining that it is a result of "Black Cape's winning combination of technical excellence, teamwork, and domain expertise which sets our company apart from ordinary technology consulting firms."
Founded four years ago, Black Cape is a technology startup specializing in data analytics, AI & machine learning, and software engineering. The company maintains offices in Arlington, Virginia, and Austin, Texas.
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