Accenture, NuWave to work on Naval Intelligence contract
Contractors to create software environment for Information Warfare Research Project
The Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) awarded Arlington-based Accenture Federal Services (AFS) a contract to work on the Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP), and McLean-based information technology company NuWave Solutions LLC will be a subcontractor on the project.
The subcontract amount was not disclosed.
Under the subcontract, NuWave will help AFS create a distributed environment — a system allowing teams to work on software from different physical workspaces — for adversary characterization assessments. The company will use artificial intelligence and analyst outputs during the creation of the project.
“Integrating automated AI into operational intelligence assessments requires a data and processing environment flexible enough to manage changing details about provenance and confidence,” Brian Frutchey, NuWave executive vice president, said in a statement. “In early phases, we demonstrated the power of this solution and look forward to scaling to an elastic, Navy enterprise.”
The goal of the project is to improve ONI’s sensitivity to a commander’s risk tolerance and mission priorities. The cloud project will help the Navy’s edge operations support, according to NuWave.
Founded in 1999, NuWave Solutions offers data management, analytics, artificial intelligence and cloud technology services to government and business clients. The company in 2017 was named by Virginia Business as one of the best places to work in the state.
AFS is the Arlington-based subsidiary of Irish Fortune Global 500 company Accenture. AFS has clients within the national security, federal health, military and civilian services industries. Last year, Accenture reported more than $40 billion in revenue.