Geospark Analytics, the world class leader in developing applied artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for global threat and risk assessment, was just awarded a contract by the United States Department of State for use of the company’s Hyperion platform to enable fulsome situational awareness and AI-driven forecasting of risks across the globe. As the system is assessing and analyzing high volumes of data in near real-time, users will be armed with the tools to identify activity anomalies and be forewarned to leading indicators of stability changes to alert users to potential regions of concern. This is the third task order in as many weeks let on the company’s recently awarded five year, $95,000,000, U.S. government wide indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.
“Open source intelligence assessments to help protect U.S. Embassies was one of the original use cases we discussed four years ago when we originally designed the Hyperion platform,” said Geospark Analytics Chief Technology Officer Chad Dalton. Dalton added, “The Department of States’ global footprint and diversity of mission demands technology enablers with similar global reach in data and, more importantly, a technology that automates activity and risk assessments for every spot on the globe. Open-source tools that are overly reliant on a single source of western social media don’t have the global reach nor AI-driven risk assessments to ensure the safety and security of the women and men of the foreign service. With Hyperion, we are enabling the Department with a massive data processing platform and putting the power of machine learning in the hand of those who need it most across the globe ensuring that the Diplomatic Security Service is Future Ready!”