Military Embedded Systems

AI-powered data system in development for Defense Intelligence Agency


October 01, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

U.S. Navy photo.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. Northrop Grumman Corporation has won a task order contract by the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) and the Defense Intelligence Agency to help the organization quickly deliver actionable intelligence and enhance decision superiority.

Valued at $690 million, Northrop Grumman aims to deliver the Transforming All-Source Analysis with Location-Based Object Services (TALOS) program.

According to officials, the TALOS program focuses on the build of new big data systems for the DIA to include the Machine-Assisted Rapid-Repository System (MARS). MARS is intended to transform current databases housing foundational military intelligence into multi-dimensional, flexible, and rigorous data environments in hopes of creating a military intelligence environment that will be accessed for up-to-date information by the Intelligence Community and warfighters.

Under the TALOS task order, Northrop Grumman will serve as the enterprise module integrator for MARS. In this role, Northrop Grumman will use artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to develop a big data processing system designed to be capable of ingesting and managing large volumes of data to inform warfighting decisions.


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