Illumination Works (ILW) is proud to announce our Automated Data Cleansing and Analysis Tool (ADCAT) is now “Awardable” through the Tradewind Solutions Marketplace. ADCAT applies machine learning (ML) approaches to automatically cleanse data of errors. ADCAT’s robust, optimized, and abstracted processes allow for easy scaling across domains and shortens the time to analytics, enabling faster and more accurate decision making for the enterprise.

Machine Learning for Self-Healing Data

Managing data assets has become increasingly important to DoD functional communities. Overall, poor data quality hinders the DoD’s ability to gain valuable and accurate insights from data. Given the volume of data, manual correction is ineffective and inefficient.

ADCAT’s machine learning-driven approach to data self-healing offers a powerful alternative by automatically cleansing data of errors, enabling valuable, accurate, and actionable insights from cleansed data.

DoD Data Strategy Mandate for AI-Readiness and AI-Competitiveness

As a TRL 7 capability, ADCAT is a robust, platform agnostic, modular solution for data cleansing that can be leveraged across domains with its abstracted processes, model quality monitoring capability, and intuitive user interface. ADCAT is comprised of four customizable core modules, allowing the best cleansing technology for each data set. The flexible ADCAT web-based application enables users to interact with the data cleansing results in a codeless environment including a human-in-the-loop functionality where users can review and validate ML-driven error corrections.

“Illumination Works is excited to have ADCAT posted on the Tradewind Solutions Marketplace so DoD organizations can benefit from this robust capability, which identifies and accurately repairs errors in data in an automated manner. ADCAT will allow organizations to have trust in the data feeding their analytics and decision making.”

Janette Steets, PhD

Director of Data Science, Illumination Works

“High quality data is the key to well-informed decision making. ADCAT’s ability to detect and correct errors in data makes it a powerful tool for improving data quality and decisions made using that data.”

Doug Mooney, PhD

Senior Data Scientist, Illumination Works

Data-driven decision making is dependent on quality data. Automating the self-healing of data with ADCAT enables the DoD to make rapid decisions, helps gain a competitive advantage over global adversaries, and provides cost savings with higher confidence in data-informed decision making while lowering technical risk.

About Tradewind Solutions Marketplace

The Tradewind Solutions Marketplace is the flagship offering of Tradewind, the Department of Defense’s (DoD) suite of tools and services designed to accelerate the procurement and adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML), digital and data analytics capabilities. The Marketplace allows for streamlined procurement of available solutions, which enables small businesses and non-traditional defense contractors to do business more easily with the government. A team of experts evaluates all submissions to the Tradewind Solutions Marketplace, and those deemed “awardable” are posted to the Marketplace for rapid government procurement. Federal customers can log in to browse and procure solutions via a range of contracting instruments. For more information, see the Tradewind Solutions Marketplace open call announcement on or visit

    Contact Us

    For information about how ADCAT can help your organization, contact Jan Turkelson, Vice President, Government Division.

    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 primary offices in Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as physical operations in Utah and the National Capital Region. In 2020, Illumination Works adopted a hybrid work model and currently has employees in 14 states and is actively recruiting.

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