Defense & Intelligence

Our Story

Elder Research is honored to have worked with the Defense and Intelligence Community since 2002 by providing thought leadership, innovation, training, and operational solutions in the areas of data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

In the aftermath of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, we wanted to serve our country directly and knew that our capabilities could help.  Dr. Elder volunteered his services and was appointed in January 2002 by President Bush to serve for years on a panel to guide technology for national security.

Our Growth

Since then, our work serving the DoD and Intel communities has experienced tremendous growth. For example:

  • We have operationalized data science and machine learning technologies for dozens of agencies and departments and have been continuously engaged with multiple agencies for over a decade.
  • Our experience includes mission areas such as security, counterintelligence, counterterrorism, biometrics, science and technology, force readiness, training, and others.
  • Our solutions make our customers more productive and effective and have helped their programs gain recognition as centers of excellence.
  • Our Defense and Intelligence business unit has grown at an average annualized rate of 32% since 2002.
  • We are consistently noted for delivering innovative, actionable results and for our excellent performance in contract reviews.

Industry and Approach

Through the President’s “American AI Initiative”, and many similar agency-level directives, it is clear that the defense and intelligence sector will continue to be transformed through data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Providing this type of transformation requires a rare organization like Elder Research which has extensive experience working in this community and is exclusively focused on data science, ML, and AI.

Why Elder Research?

  • Our corporate leaders are expert practitioners and recognized leaders in the field. They have developed corporate structure and values focused on providing our customers the best value, service and solutions.
  • Our technical staff is comprised exclusively of analytic and data experts with experience in the diverse related domains and areas of research focus, and include Veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines, and those with military intelligence and special forces experience.
  • We provide high quality “reach back” to rare technical and senior data science resources, giving our teams access to internal subject matter experts in disciplines like deep learning, UI and visualization, natural language processing, and complex network analysis.
  • Our combination of DoD/IC domain experience, completion of hundreds of AI/ML projects in commercial, defense, and federal civilian sectors, significant teaching and training experience, and participation in all phases of the AI lifecycle, make Elder Research uniquely qualified to deliver digital transformation to the defense and intelligence industry.
  • We collaborate with all stakeholders to quickly identify root problems, plan the analytics roadmap, and quickly create IC/DoD solutions while communicating results early and often.
  • We focus on the entire data science life cycle and emphasize and support continuous professional development for each team member.