The Workshop on Naval Applications of Machine Learning

The 3rd Annual Naval Applications of Machine Learning (NAML) workshop was held the 11th through the 14th of February in San Diego. It is hosted by SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific and it featured “oral and poster presentations on technical topics including autonomy, computer vision, and cybersecurity”. It has quickly grown from a great idea to a significant venue for showcasing applied machine learning solutions in our community.

Expedition Technology at NAML

Expedition (EXP) has been attending this conference since the first and is very happy to be participating this year as well. EXP’s CTO, Greg Harrison, presented our most recent work on object detection and tracking in Wide Area Motion Imagery, while Senior Scientist Enrico Mattei outlined our progress in developing state-of-the-art deep learning systems for analysis in the radio frequency realm on our RFMLS project. These topics were also discussed in an open forum at the GTC-DC conference late last year.

The presented projects aim at taking the best approaches in this rapidly evolving field and developing them into deployed, modern solutions in support of the United States. They represent premier examples of the work our team perform here at EXP and why we are proud to be a part of it.

We are hiring!

If you think you would like to spend your days working on solutions to similar problems, apply to one of our positions or reach out to us here or to one of our folks on LinkedIn. We are happy to talk to you about life at EXP.

Oh, The Places We’ve Gone!

Expedition at the GPU Technology Conference

This week the team at Expedition Technology had the opportunity to publicly discuss a couple of the compelling projects we are working here. At NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference in DC (GTC DC) we presented results on computer vision and on signal processing. The talks were:

The projects outlined in these talks are great examples of the type of work we tackle here at EXP and are also representative of the state-of-the-art algorithms and results we are developing. If taking on these kinds of big ideas and building solutions to address them is the sort of thing you would love to be doing, drop us a line or check out our current job postings!

Expedition Technology Ranks No. 489 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 1,040 Percent

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its 37th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

Expedition Technology Ranks No. 489 on the 2018 Inc. 5000
With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 1,040 Percent

NEW YORK, August 15, 2018Inc. magazine today revealed that Expedition Technology is No. 489 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“The more than tenfold increase in revenue growth over the last three years is the result of the dedicated drive of our employees and an array of incredibly supportive customers. We have worked hard to align our capabilities with some of the highest priority challenges facing our nation, and we anticipate this positioning will allow us to solve larger and more complex problems in the years to come,” says Marc Harlacher, President and CEO of Expedition Technology.

Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 15) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The lines of business may come and go or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 17 to 19, 2018, at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort, in San Antonio, Texas. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.

Expedition Technology (EXP) offers expertise in algorithm and system development spanning application areas from radar, lidar, imaging and full motion video, to communications, navigation, signal intelligence, and data analytics. With backgrounds as active duty Naval Flight and Air Force officers, engineers, scientists, mission operators and executive managers, the EXP team understands the importance of evaluating challenges from the customer perspective. Our vision is to build EXP into a formidable provider of differentiated image and signal processing products for commercial, defense and intelligence customers.

Holly Palmer

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Methodology
The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2014 and 2017. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2017. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 18,000,000 today.  For more information, visit www.inc.com.
The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.
For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.

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Expedition Technology Wins DARPA Award to Map the IoT Via Machine Learning

(Dulles, VA) August 2, 2018 – Expedition Technology, Inc., is proud to announce the receipt of a three-year prime contract award worth up to $9.1 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the Radio Frequency Machine Learning System (RFMLS) program.

RFMLS is the first DARPA program to emphasize the application of machine learning to the RF spectrum. Machine learning is demonstrating considerable success when used in related fields including speech recognition and computer vision, but it has not yet been similarly applied to the crowded spectrum of signals that currently exists.

Through this contract, Expedition Technology and its partners will develop the foundations for applying modern data-driven Machine Learning to the RF Spectrum domain as well as develop practical applications in emerging spectrum problems which demand vastly improved discrimination performance over today’s hand-engineered RF systems. Ultimately, these innovations will result in a new generation of RF systems that are goal-driven and can learn from data rather than being hand-engineered by experts.

The four technical components of the program include: feature learning, attention and saliency, autonomous RF sensor configuration and waveform synthesis. A successful RFML system is intended to address the need for enhanced spectrum situational awareness. By discerning subtle differences in signals transmitted by mass-produced devices, RFMLS strives to identify signals intended to spoof or hack into devices in the Internet of Things (IoT). Additionally, RFMLS investigates new paradigms for the rapid evaluation of broad spectrum use to better support cognitive radio applications.

“The RFMLS program is the centerpiece of Expedition Technology’s rapidly growing portfolio of RF machine learning capabilities,” says Marc Harlacher, President and CEO. Harlacher continues, “Success in this endeavor will give our military the ability to discern and characterize signals in the increasingly-crowded RF spectrum, enhancing the ability to understand what is going on in the wireless domain.”

EXP is a prime contractor for DARPA’s RFMLS program, leading a team that includes the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) and Leidos as partnering subcontractors.

About Expedition Technology
Expedition Technology (EXP) is a leading developer of machine learning algorithms and autonomous systems for defense and intelligence C4ISR applications including radar, lidar, imaging, full motion video, communications, navigation, signal intelligence, and data analytics. As a small business with extensive experience researching, engineering, developing and operating civil and military defense and aerospace systems, EXP is applying rapidly evolving machine learning capabilities to provide our U.S. Government customers with improved situational awareness and actionable intelligence.

Expedition Technology, Inc. selected as finalist for 10th Annual Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) Government Contractor Awards

Expedition Technology today announced that it was selected as a finalist for the 10th Annual Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) Awards.  Winners will be announced at the SECAF Awards Gala on Tuesday, May 10, 2018 at the Hilton McLean in Tysons Corner.  The event honors small and emerging government contractors and the players in the industry that rely on small business.  

2018 finalists are named in the following categories: 

  • SECAF Government Contractor of the Year (Under $7.5 Million in Revenue) 
  • SECAF Government Contractor of the Year ($7.5 to $15 Million in Revenue)  
  • SECAF Government Contractor of the Year ($15 to $27.5 Million in Revenue) 
  • SECAF Award of Excellence  
  • SECAF Government Project of the Year 
  • SECAF Small Business Mentor/Partner of the Year  

 Expedition Technology is a finalist for SECAF Government Contractor of the Year (Under $7.5 Million in Revenue) 

“Expedition Technology (EXP) is honored to be selected for the second year in a row as a SECAF Contractor of the Year Award finalist” says Marc Harlacher, President and CEO of Expedition Technology, Inc. “Strong execution by the EXP team delivered value to our customers, expanded our core businesses, and produced the best financial results in our history. We are proud to be recognized by SECAF for our efforts.” 

 “For the last decade, the SECAF Awards Gala has spotlighted the tremendous small businesses that are doing outstanding and innovative work in the government contracting community,” said Cameron Hamilton, Senior Managing Director at The McLean Group and one of the 2018 event chairs.  “We are thrilled to recognize Expedition Technology, as it is a shining example of the tenacity, vision, and commitment that enable the community of small business government contractors to deliver excellence year in and year out.” 

At EXP, our mission is to research, design, develop and deploy advanced signal and image processing solutions for our customer’s most demanding Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) problems. We bring together a talented, multi-disciplinary team of machine learning researchers and engineers to craft innovative analytical capabilities and enable autonomous systems. To operate in an increasingly complex environment, our success depends on our ability to obtain accurate insight and to provide awareness wherever and whenever necessary. 

Read more about the 10th annual SECAF awards 

Expedition Technology, Inc. selected as finalist for 9th Annual Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) Government Contractor Awards

Expedition Technology, Inc. The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum’s (SECAF) 9th Annual Government Contractor Awards. SECAF’s flagship event honors small and emerging government contractors and the players in the industry that rely on small business.

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