Press release

FEDLINK Contract Award Expands Giant Oak’s Footprint in the Federal Government

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, a leader in Machine Learning software development and
behavioral science, today announced the company has been awarded a
contract by The Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) for
its GOST® Software-as-a-Service technology. This will
significantly broaden access to GOST’s custom information platform using
ML/AI for federal agencies.

With the latest FEDLINK IDIQ award, government contracting officials are
now able to access GOST through three different avenues—GSA IT Schedule
70, DHS Open Source/Social Media Data Analytics IDIQ, and now the
FEDLINK program.

“Our federal government is facing a massive data deluge, which is only
going to grow larger and more complex. Analysts and investigators need
the most effective technologies to ensure the safety and security of
those they serve, and do so in the most efficient manner,” said Dr. Gary
Shiffman, founder and CEO of Giant Oak and former Chief of Staff at US
Customs and Border Protection. “Through this contract vehicle,
professionals can access our solution, which can dramatically reduce
false positive results and improve screening efficiency by over 90% — so
humans are no longer bogged down.”

Born out of DARPA’s research and development programs, GOST leverages AI
and ML to rapidly and systematically conduct large-scale, high-speed
deep-web search and retrieval of publicly available information (PAI).
This proven technology has successfully helped those in public safety
and national security identify crime, fraud, child exploitation,
terrorist financing, and many other illicit activities.

FEDLINK is comprised of a consortium of agencies across the Executive,
Legislative, and Judiciary branches of the U.S. federal government, that
includes the Library of Congress, Department of Defense, Department of
Justice, Department of State, all branches of the U.S. military, and the
Supreme Court of the United States.

About Giant Oak

Giant Oak combines behavioral science, computer science, and deep
domain expertise to make screening and continuous vetting easy. Led by a
team of social scientists, machine learning experts, and security
professionals, the company provides GOST
®, a
platform which provides custom searches the open and deep web to reveal
and rank otherwise-hidden actions, actors, and communities. GOST’s
human-centered design principles apply machine learning and artificial
intelligence to publicly available information enabling organizations to
see a clearer picture of the people and companies with whom they
transact. Government, financial and regulatory organizations, and
national security agencies use GOST to comply with screening and vetting
processes, reduce false positive results, increase workflow confidence,
and enable smarter and more efficient screening and continuous vetting.
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