2019 Fed 100

Federal 100: Randel Torfin

 

Name: Randel Torfin
Title: Head, Engineering Maintenance Management Branch, Military Sealift Command
Agency: Department of the Navy

Ship-shape data. Flooded with decades of unstructured maintenance data on over 100 ships, the Navy’s Military Sealift Command couldn’t easily tap into that data to inform decisions. Working with the artificial intelligence experts at Abeyon, Torfin and his team built an AI-based text-analysis tool that pulled context and patterns from Word documents to turn nearly 30 years’ worth of data into a decision-making engine for ship maintenance. The technology learns as it works so that it can guide recommendations on equipment health and potential for failure. Thanks to Torfin’s efforts, officials can now predict problems and preempt them.

Click here for the full list

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

Featured

  • IT Modernization
    shutterstock image By enzozo; photo ID: 319763930

    OMB provides key guidance for TMF proposals amid surge in submissions

    Deputy Federal CIO Maria Roat details what makes for a winning Technology Modernization Fund proposal as agencies continue to submit major IT projects for potential funding.

  • gears and money (zaozaa19/Shutterstock.com)

    Worries from a Democrat about the Biden administration and federal procurement

    Steve Kelman is concerned that the push for more spending with small disadvantaged businesses will detract from the goal of getting the best deal for agencies and taxpayers.

Stay Connected