BigBear.ai Wins Air Force Research Laboratory Deal
July 9, 2021
BigBear.ai, a provider of artificial intelligence (“AI”), machine learning,
cloud-based big data analytics, and cyber engineering solutions, today announced
that the Air Force Research Laboratory (“AFRL”) has issued a Notice of Intent to
Award a two-year contract for a Composable Collaborative Planning prototype to
BigBear.ai. This effort, titled Project AURORA, will provide the AFRL with an
opportunity to leverage BigBear.ai’s three AI-powered platforms – Observe,
Orient, and Dominate – to accelerate the Joint Planning decision cycle, advance
the use of automated technology platforms, and establish a shared data ecosystem
in support of Service and Joint planners and action officers.
In addition, the advanced work associated with this prototype will establish the
foundation to incorporate advanced computing capabilities, which include machine
learning, robotic process automation, and natural language processing.
Reggie Brothers, CEO of BigBear.ai, said, “We are excited to collaborate with
the Air Force Research Laboratory on this important project and are confident
that this prototype effort will demonstrate how our platforms intelligently
leverage data to achieve decision dominance, which we believe will be a game
changer for the Joint Planning community.”
BigBear.ai has teamed with industry leaders QLIK, Appian, KNIME and Neo4j to
develop a modernized, rapidly deployable, and extensible platform. The
companies’ collective success with similar efforts was the catalyst that led
AFRL to select the BigBear.ai team for this project.
The prototyping effort is scheduled to commence in late September 2021.