We find sensible answers to our Nation’s toughest problems
Visionist works closely with our customers on the front lines of defense and intelligence to combat misinformation, anticipate our adversaries’ next moves, and secure critical infrastructure
Bringing our Unique Expertise to National Security
Data Visualization & User Experience
Visionist’s foundation lies in our ability to learn customers’ pain points and develop solutions that are both effective and easy to use, including GPU-enhanced signal forensics tools, browser-based big data query tools, and everything in between.
We complement our development with one of the largest User Experience teams in the industry.
Cyber Defense & Operations
Visionist analysts play critical roles in defending our nation’s cyber infrastructure, providing expertise in malware analysis, attribution, mapping adversarial infrastructure, penetration testing, and operational planning. We embed small engineering teams with analysts to rapidly identify and solve mission capability gaps.
Analytics, Data Science, and Data Engineering
Visionist develops analytics tailored to ingest, shape, and normalize high-volume, mission critical data, where timely answers can be the differentiator between success and failure.
Our approach to data science adopts proven processes and algorithms to draw out knowledge and insights from the data. We leverage our expertise in advanced math and statistics to sift through massive amounts of data to locate needles in our customers’ haystacks. From Natural Language Processing to Machine Learning libraries, we extract intelligence from data sets to produce answers that influence tactical and strategic decision making on a global scale.
Signal Processing and Analysis
Visionist signals analysts are regarded as some of the best in the industry – ask anyone in our customer organizations about them and you’ll hear a storied history of expertise, mentorship, and dedication to critical missions. We support our analysts by building specialized tools that leverage both hardware acceleration and bleeding edge web browser capabilities to identify, isolate, and reverse engineer novel signals.
Scalable Cloud Infrastructure
Visionist engineering teams solve many unique challenges of transitioning commercial DevSecOps best practices to on-premise, high security cloud enclaves our customer’s mission depend on. We build automated solutions for inventorying software dependencies, generating documentation, and cross-domain synchronization of software between networks at varying security levels.
Internal Research & Development (IR&D)
Innovation with an entrepreneurial drive is how Visionist was started. We continue to celebrate that attitude with our Piranha Pond IR&D process, which encourages employees to pitch their idea to a select panel of company leadership and their peers. Winning teams are funded to build a working prototype and demonstrate it to the company. At the conclusion of the prototype, each team works with Visionist leadership to identify next-level opportunities for their concept. Below are a few of the many we have funded and supported over the last decade:
DraftGeM & RecruitGeM
DraftGeM is a tool that takes a data science approach to evaluating and comparing NFL draft prospects and current players with an intuitive interface that any user can understand. DraftGeM was been crafted and refined with cooperation and feedback from multiple NFL teams.
RecruitGeM expands our DraftGeM approach to evaluate the performance of athletes that are candidates for NCAA (college) teams. RecruitGeM is approved by the NCAA for use by college sports programs and has been evaluated by several major high-profile NCAA Division I football programs.
When the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services sponsored a 24 hour hackathon to identify data-driven solutions for combating the opioid crisis, Visionist’s team of data scientists and engineers built TakeBack America, a tool that identies under-served communities at greatest risk of prescription opioid abuse, helping tailor the Federal response to maximize impact. Our solution won the HHS “Prevention Track”, and our team worked with Google to integrate our data into Google Maps.
Grab & Go
When the pandemic started, many families lacked reliable transportation and financial ability to obtain meals. Visionist created the Grab & Go tool to coordinate volunteer delivery drives with those in need. Grab & Go is used to manage meal deliveries to more than 50 needy families in Howard County, Maryland.
The pandemic has made remote screen sharing a critical part of training and collaboration. Our ReTo solution extends open-source screen sharing solutions to function on tightly controlled high-security networks with bandwidth limitations, where bidirectional communications between systems could be heavily restricted or outright blocked.