HumanGeo, which focuses on developing big data analytics and visualizations, was founded by Federal 100 award winners Al Di Leonardo and Abe Usher.
HumanGeo was founded by Federal 100 award winners Al Di Leonardo (left) and Abe Usher.
The startup HumanGeo, launched in 2011 by Federal 100 award winners Al Di Leonardo and Abe Usher, has been acquired by the Radiant Group.
HumanGeo focuses on developing big data analytics and visualizations to identify patterns in geospatial data, and has worked with clients ranging from the Department of Defense to the British government. The Radiant Group has advanced capabilities relating to network operations and cyber-defense, and “integrating some of our geospatial capabilities with the cyber-defense capabilities of the Radiant Group we think is going to be a really positive way we can help the government and commercial customers maintain their cybersecurity in the future,” Usher told FCW.
Usher was selected as a Federal 100 award winner in 2015 for putting together the Nerd Brigade—an agile consortium of software engineers organized similarly to military special operations concepts in that all the skills needed by the team are self-contained—in support of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)’s Analytical Modernization Program.
Lt. Col. Al Di Leonardo won his Federal 100 Award in 2011 for developing the Skope Cell, a new approach to analyzing intelligence data at Special Operations Command. The Skope Cell grew to meet needs not traditionally filled by intelligence analysis techniques and has since exported its innovative collaboration and high-quality analytics to the entire intelligence community.
Di Leonardo and Usher said the future is bright for HumanGeo, predicting expansion in data analytics, cloud infrastructure and cloud migration strategies for federal agencies.
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