Polaris Alpha
Polaris Alpha President Jay Jesse speaks at the company's Colorado Springs offices.

Polaris Alpha today announced it has recently been awarded $96 million in U.S. Air Force task orders. The contracts involve work software development, maintenance and enhancement for Command, Control, Intelligence and Surveillance, and Reconnaissance operations, according to a news release issued by Polaris Alpha.  

“The task orders will further expand work that Polaris Alpha has been doing for several years for more than 100 Air Force projects in dozens of user communities around the world,” the release said.

The advanced software development framework that Polaris Alpha has built and maintained analyzes large amounts of intelligence and provides data fusion services across the network, the release added.  

“We’ve been privileged to provide this national security enterprise support for the Air Force for over 15 years,” Polaris Alpha Executive Vice President Kevin Moffatt said in the release. “These new task orders enable us to continue that support and bring mission proven solutions to several new military customers, helping ensure the U.S. and our Coalition partners have the most effective warfighting tools available.”

The task orders are supporting projects including advanced research and development of machine learning and complex event processing; the creation and deployment of state-of-the-art command and control applications; and cross-community intelligence reporting and analysis tools, according to the release.

Polaris Alpha started 2018 with a hiring surge, seeking dozens of new scientists in the areas of advanced analytics, enterprise software engineering, cloud computing, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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Announcing the “hiring spree” in December, Polaris Alpha President Jay Jesse said the company would be taking on 50-60 scientists in Colorado and 120-130 nationwide, and was looking to expand its physical presence with the new hires and contracts. 

“This is just one of several recent contract awards. Many times we can’t release the details,” Jesse told the Business Journal in an email today. “We are definitely expanding. Colorado Springs is certainly one of the candidate locations that expansion will occur. 

“We are currently putting together a proposed expansion plan in the Springs, Denver and on the East Coast.”

Polaris Alpha provides advanced technical capabilities, specialized domain expertise and mission critical solutions to Department of Defense and intelligence community customers.