Illumination Works (ILW) is proud to announce our award onto the Army’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) Data Readiness for Artificial Intelligence Development (DRAID) Services Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA). 

The DRAID BOA is a decentralized vehicle to streamline rapid procurement and agile delivery of AI data readiness capabilities for the Department of Defense (DoD). This BOA opens the path for the DoD to access cutting-edge commercial services to prepare data for use in AI applications, which can involve complex technical challenges. Read more here.

Our human-centered data science approach begins with understanding our customer’s business questions and answering their most pressing business challenges by maturing the value of data via machine learning, natural language processing, and statistical analysis.

This BOA will provide the JAIC with an efficient means to reach AI leaders through call orders for their most pressing needs. Illumination Works will support high priority JAIC project needs within the following areas:

  • Project Management, Software Configuration, Cloud Integration
  • Data Ingest, Integration, Architecture, Extract, Transform, Load
  • Data Quality, Feature Engineering, Natural Language Processing

“The successful use of AI depends critically on the availability of quality data that can be used to build reliable AI-enabled systems.” Source: JAIC Selection LinkedIn Post

About the JAIC

The United States Department of Defense established the JAIC in 2018 to seize upon the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence technology for the benefit of America’s national security. Over the past decade, researchers and practitioners of AI technology have made extraordinary progress. Their success has greatly expanded the performance of AI systems across a diverse set of existing applications and also enabled new, previously impossible applications. Read more here.


Illuminations Works is honored to be one of the awardees of the JAIC DRAID BOA. We look forward to supporting the DoD’s information dominance needs with AI/ML to support data-driven decisions for the benefit of America’s national security.

Jan Turkelson

VP Government Division, Illumination Works

About Illumination Works

Illumination Works is a trusted technology partner in user-centric digital transformation, delivering impactful business results to clients through a wide range of services including big data information frameworks, data science, data visualization, and application/cloud development, all while focusing the approach on the end-user perspective. Established in 2006, ILW has offices in Beavercreek and Cincinnati, OH.

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