Digital Data Strategies


Ogden, UT

How might we facilitate the development of an overarching acquisition and sustainment digital data strategy that allows for a secure and scalable cloud hybrid data environment?

Problem Statement

The Department of the Air Force’s Digital Transformation Office (DTO) is seeking companies with innovative methodologies/technologies that will accelerate development of cloud hybrid data architectures and/or facilitate the development of an overarching data strategy for the enterprise while ensuring the movement of the data happens for Air Force users in real time, near-real time. The capability envisioned is an open architecture services platform which enables plug-and-play digital functionality including increased efficiency during the product development process, support for distributed teams working on common engineering objectives, and support for an online community of users sharing data and models and building software tools.

The DTO seeks digital transformation technologies to develop, demonstrate and validate advanced digital engineering and digital manufacturing tools to accelerate their adoption and implementation of data strategies within the Air Force enterprise. The disparate way data is currently being delivered is not keeping pace with tactical timelines of the threat. The desired end state is a collaborative, integrated digital environment that guides, orchestrates, and delivers the means for everyone across the enterprise to access the data, functions, and elements needed to do his or her job in a purely digital manner.

The Ogden Catalyst Accelerator team invites early-stage companies with innovative technologies pertaining to this call to apply for the inaugural cohort focused on Digital Data Strategies.

Topics of Interest

The ability to facilitate and/or create the following:

  • Overarching Air Force Acquisition Data Strategy
  • Data Integration
  • Data Governance
  • Data Strategy Training
  • Data Strategy Frameworks
  • Data Strategy Success metrics
  • Trusted access to common data storage
  • Management of data resources across the architecture
  • Data visualization and data-based/model-based decision making

Cohort Companies

Dare Venture Group

Dare Ventures brings together the very best technology, talent, and teams to bring groundbreaking capabilities directly to the hands of our country’s warfighters. At DARE they are committed to remaining dynamic, agile, and high-powered in order to conquer our customer’s toughest problems. Their focus is on the criticality of the merger between warfighters and emerging technologies. They take pride in the fact that our customers are top tier and our support to them will be unencumbered by traditional government boundaries.

Data Crunch Lab

DataCrunch Lab is on a mission to modernize maintenance planning through analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and automation. Analytics to gather and analyze data quickly, AI to anticipate needs, and automation to assist in procuring parts, schedule skilled labor and create work orders. Their goal is to maximize operational availability, expedite maintenance operations, and reduce operational costs.

KANA Systems

KANA Systems brings Aloha Spirit and grit to government contracting. Their expertise is delivering data excellence to enable warfighters and leaders to make timely, better decisions. They partner with customers committed to modernization, leaders who fear the status quo more than they fear change, and people who seek help and are eager to collaborate. Their technology, the Kokua Hub, makes it simpler, faster, and cheaper for organizations to leverage the value in their data to optimize decision-making.

PMAT is disrupting the way we share and visualize domain awareness data for military, commercial and humanitarian efforts. Their talented team is building a microservices led collaborative awareness data engine that links structured and unstructured multi-INT data to provide a shared situational awareness picture no matter the platform or location. With an extensible architecture and the ability to operate in bandwidth restricted areas at near real time, PMAT offers the next wave in ISR mission capabilities. A future that is built for speed, mission interoperability and distributed operations.


Polysentry is a technology company, based in San Francisco and Washington DC, that provides artificial intelligence (AI) enabled software platforms for analyzing large datasets. Their platforms transform how organizations use their data by removing the barriers between back-end data management and front-end data analysis. The company’s solutions are built to support operations and intelligence-focused data analytics and decision support functions for both commercial and government customers. Their core product has already been successfully commercialized, providing decision makers with the ability to analyze large structured and unstructured data sets.


Securboration is a high technology company founded on the belief that Security and Collaboration will have a significant impact on the evolution of software architecture across a variety of domains. As such, they are focused on developing and transitioning innovative technologies that address current mission problems facing the DoD spanning areas from intelligence operations, mission planning, effects based assessment, adversarial modeling, cybers operations, and digital engineering.

MSBAI enables you to set up simulations in minutes, with a ‘Universal Interface for Simulation’ called GURU. Three verticals they focus on are: 1) Computer-aided engineering, 2) Trajectory and mission planning, 3) Virtual world immersive training. They have been awarded two Phase II SBIRs so far with DAF + MDA for threat trajectory simulation and DAF for digital engineering. Right now only 1% of engineers use simulation in their day-to-day work. GURU will make it 100!

Cymantix builds tools such as Publication Access Through Tiered Interaction & Exploration (PATTIE) to enable analysts to search, explore, interact, and visualize high dimensional unstructured data (e.g., audio transcriptions, OSINT, etc.) through a spatial semantic user interface. Their primary innovation behind this paradigm is the application of information foraging theory and scatter/gather for browsing large document collections through a visual metaphor.

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