Orchestra Macrosystems has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I contract with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to establish a logistical and procedural pathway for data capture, analysis, visualization and predictive analytics to support the Air Force Tier-2 performance assessment development.
Orchestra worked jointly with the Air Force and Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) leadership to successfully identify a capability gap.
This Air Force SBIR award is targeted at advancing data capture in the operational environment and seamlessly empowering leaders at the point-of-decision with contextually relevant data visualizations. Orchestra’s data analytics will enable USAF to identify key performance trends and predict personnel failure points in time to avert them.
“The biggest challenge the Air Force faces is not having the most lethal weaponry, but the readiness, resiliency and performance of its personnel: ‘people, not planes,’ in the words of former United States Air Force Chief of Staff Mark Welsh,” said Dave Maloney, Founder and CEO of Orchestra.
“The Department of Defense has some 10,000 different types of human performance assessments of which ~40% are associated with the Air Force. This means some 10 million data points per annum that a common digital measurement platform can use to identify emergent performance trends and test and train prediction models.
“This is a mission critical initiative and we are honored the Air Force entrusted Orchestra to deliver.”