2013 Fed 100

Federal 100: Irving "Mac" Townsend

Irving Townsend

Name: Irving "Mac" Townsend
Title: Senior Technical Officer for Data Management
Agency: Defense Intelligence Agency

Orion's founding father. Extracting actionable intelligence in a sea of information is a top challenge for analysts and others in the defense community. Enter Townsend, who in the span of 16 months led the building of Orion, a key system for fusing, interpreting and visualizing data. With capabilities for tagging, commenting and highlighting information, Orion is built on open-source technology and is flexible enough to deploy worldwide. "The insights garnered from Orion will help prevent strategic surprise and deliver a decision advantage to warfighters, defense planners and policy-makers," said Karina Babcock, customer programs and marketing manager at Cloudera.

Click here for the full list

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

Featured

Reader comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above