Modus Operandi Celebrates 30 Years Of Service To U.S. Military
July 7, 2014
Modus Operandi, a leading software and information integration technology company, has announced it is celebrating its 30th anniversary throughout the month of July. Originally incorporated in 1984 as Software Productivity Solutions, the company has provided advanced software products to a number of U.S. military branches, always with a consistent goal of improving mission capability on the battlefield.
The company was formed by current chairman and CEO Peter Dyson and two other co-founders, with the original intent to develop tools to help organizations automate software engineering and improve their productivity. Its first large customer was the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in 1985, when the company won a contract with the Air Force Research Laboratory. Since then, Modus Operandi has been awarded many additional contracts with the Air Force, the Marines, the Navy, the Army, and the Missile Defense Agency.
“I’m very proud of the commitment our employees have made to our customers over the years, and how that commitment has made a critical difference in the missions and lives of our military customers,” said Dyson. “We do a lot of technology development, but that is a means to an end. Ultimately, we have always wanted to make a difference in someone’s life on the battlefield, and I can proudly say we have done that.”
Currently, the company, which has 80 employees, provides intel analysis software products and services to help its customers discover critical hidden patterns in large amounts of data, such as incoming raw intelligence for military customers. Those patterns are used to predict possible threats as well as potential opportunities, providing users with invaluable opportunities to take preventative action or quickly leverage important advantages. Modus Operandi is a recognized leader in semantic analytics, in which software is used to identify the meaning of data patterns, to better understand what is actually happening.
“We are really striving to make computers think more like humans, instead of forcing humans to think like computers,” said Dr. Eric Little, chief scientist, Modus Operandi. “By doing this, we dramatically speed up our customers’ understanding of what huge amounts of incoming raw data really mean. For military customers in a war zone, that could be the difference between life and death.”
The company’s leadership in the semantic analytics arena is gaining attention in the commercial sector, as some large enterprises have expressed interest in using its technology to help them gain true value from their Big Data. In the coming years, Modus Operandi fully expects to expand into a number of commercial sectors, such as pharmaceutical, financial services, and manufacturing.