RESTON, Va. – NCI Information Systems, Inc. (NCI), a leading provider of advanced information technology solutions and professional services to U.S. federal government agencies, today announced a strategic partnership with Tanjo, Inc., an award-winning machine learning (ML) company based in North Carolina. NCI will leverage Tanjo’s proprietary ML technology to infuse new data analytics capabilities into NCI’s artificial intelligence (AI) platform, Shai — Scaling Humans with Artificial Intelligence — to deliver real-time insights and actionable intelligence to federal customers.
“By augmenting our AI-as-a-service offering with Tanjo’s machine learning technology, NCI will broaden the capabilities we provide our government customers, especially around one of their greatest areas of need — data analytics,” said Paul A. Dillahay, president and CEO of NCI. “As the quantity of data being gathered across the federal government continues to surge, faster results, improved insight and more informed decision-making are paramount. Our collaboration with Tanjo will maximize the efficiency and value of our customers’ workforce and data strategies in this regard.”
Continuing its approach of bringing commercial technologies to the government, NCI will enhance its Shai framework with Tanjo’s proven ML technology, which studies the volume, velocity and variety of big data. The NCI-Tanjo partnership will enrich human and machine interactions through AI and ML solutions, resulting in the better harnessing of government data to learn and improve mission outcomes.
“Tanjo is looking forward to the opportunity to apply our data-driven machine learning to the work NCI is performing for its government customers,” said Richard Boyd, CEO of Tanjo. “Our machine learning tools analyze massive amounts of data swiftly and recognize patterns much faster than humans. Combining this capability with NCI’s AI solution set will arm federal workers with automated insight and access to collective knowledge, which they can use every day to solve critical challenges.”
Boyd and NCI Chief Technology Officer Dr. Allen Badeau will present “The Simulation Century – the Big Leap from Big Data to Immersive Intelligence” at MODSIM World 2019 on April 22, 2019, in Norfolk, Virginia. The session will address the growing need for managing and optimizing the balance between humans and machines to achieve the greatest outcomes.