Personifi - Identifying and Enabling Emerging Technology Leaders
Award last edited on: 4/3/2023

Sponsored Program
Awarding Agency
DOD : Army
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Principal Investigator
Sam Stowers

Company Information

Black Cape Inc

4075 Wilson Boulevard 8th Floor
Arlington, VA 22203
   (703) 999-7995
Location: Single
Congr. District: 08
County: Arlington

Phase I

Contract Number: 2022
Start Date: ----    Completed: 8/15/2022
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The Army and Technology are inextricable in 2021 - the success of the Army in Great Power Competition is directly correlated to its ability to innovate and implement technology at the speed of war. Technology and innovation, however, are human domains where code alone cannot win wars. Thus, the Army must find technical experts within their formations and elevate them to positions where they can lead technical efforts, represent Soldier-users, and integrate technologies critical to mission outcomes. We must leverage technology, novel approaches, and experience from the private sector to unlock this trapped capacity and hidden talent to find these experts. The Army needs Emerging Technology Leaders (ETLs) to usher in a new era where the Army can integrate critical new technologies like artificial intelligence/machine learning, autonomy, hypersonics, quantum computing, and many more. Black Cape proposes integrating and tailoring Personifi, a next generation talent management tool suite, providing a novel data centric approach transforming Army talent management. Harnessing modern cloud infrastructure and databasing is a critical step to enable advanced analytics like artificial intelligence. The most vital step in this project is identifying and cataloging the many sources of Soldier data and working collaboratively with Soldiers and existing Army systems (e.g., IPPS-A) to paint a complete picture of the whole person. When available information is assembled and correlated, gaps filled by Soldier inputs can complete the masterpiece. Black Cape has helped the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), and many other Government agencies aggregate this type of data. In support of DIA, Black Cape customized and deployed the Personifi tool as the Career Explorer capability that modernized the DIA’s approach for talent identification, development, and placement. The Personifi Suite combines authoritative HR data (from DIA’s myHR) with mission attributes to provide improved insight on personnel and job opening decisions.

Phase II

Contract Number: W52P1J-22-C-0038
Start Date: 12/13/2022    Completed: 00/00/00
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