DoD Entrusts Enlighten IT for Continuing Dev’t of Cyber Platform

DOD BDP ingests and stores data derived from numerous DoD sensors to support analytics that protect and defend the Department of Defense Information Networks (Image: DARPA)
DOD BDP ingests and stores data derived from numerous DoD sensors to support analytics that protect and defend the Department of Defense Information Networks (Image: DARPA)

The federal government has awarded Enlighten IT Consulting, a $40 million task order against a GSA schedule, for continued development of the Big Data Platform (BDP).

The BDP is a robust and scalable cloud-based architecture with streaming ingest capabilities and provides storage and retrieval rates in the trillions of records per second.

BDP ingests and stores data derived from numerous DoD sensors to support analytics that protect and defend the Department of Defense Information Networks (DoDIN).

“Enlighten is pleased to be selected to lead the mission of continuing to develop and propagate the BDP for DISA and its mission partners,” said Duane Shugars, the BDP and Governance Project Manager.

“Through continued innovative agile development practices and processes, Enlighten will continue to move the platform ahead to meet the challenges of the network defenders and warfighters utilizing critical IT infrastructures.”

Cyber threats to the DoDIN continue to increase and rapidly become more sophisticated.

Cyber threats to the DoDIN

Combatting these threats requires a community approach to evolving the platform and its capabilities.

The Enlighten technical team also must maintain the integrity of the platform’s secured and accredited model and uphold the required interoperability with other critical DoD systems and infrastructures.

This will continue to accelerate the pace at which the platform and accompanying analytics are developed, shared, and deployed into the various, possible production environments.

Enlighten’s expertise will build on and improve the methods used to rapidly infuse new emerging commercial and open source technologies into the platform.

Enlighten will also facilitate the contribution of new capabilities and analytics by DISA’s mission partners to assist the entire DoD community in fulfilling its missions.

As the next step in the BDP’s evolution, DISA recently announced an upgrade that will enable faster identification of cyber threats by increasing access to ad-hoc query capabilities, keeping BDP on the leading edge of emerging cyber technology.

Enlighten IT Consulting Inc.

Enlighten IT Consulting Inc. is a veteran-owned information technology solutions company headquartered in Hanover, MD.

Founded in 2007, Enlighten delivers mission critical services to federal, state, and local clients with specific emphasis on the warfighter and decision makers responsible for national defense and security.