Our solutions and systems are primarily focused on DoD requirements and solving their most difficult problems. Our founding Team has extensive recent military experience in both Iraq and Afghanistan developing technological and innovative solutions for the warfighter.
The founding Team has first-hand experience with the frustrations of rapidly getting the right technological solutions in the hands of the warfighter. Adversaries are often able to counter our technologies before we can counter their efforts. Having an adversary inside your technology development cycle is clearly not a good place to be.
Innovative Algorithms was founded on the premise of staying ahead of any potential adversary. We are driven to serve those who continue to serve in harm’s way. We are motivated in part by passion to create something new and in part by frustrations of bureaucracies stifling innovation. Our Team believes we can continue to serve by founding a new different kind of company that can move fast, take risks and iterate innovation to deliver a product to the warfighter.
Technology is not enough
For a technology to become an innovation it must encompass many complex aspects of military and human culture. DOTMILPF in the JCIDS process is good, but only the beginning. Innovative Algorithms develops innovations based on our years of experience in the field. Having firsthand witnessed troops in field become frustrated with technology that was not understood, supported and simply did not work for that warfighter, or worse caused him more problems than it solved, Innovative Algorithms is premised on the concept of developing the innovations that work for the warfighter.
It was once remarked to the founder, while deployed to Afghanistan, by a solder: “Sir, the Unattended Ground Sensors seem to need a lot of attending.” Short battery life, high False Alarm Rate, inadequate communication systems and poorly ergonomically designed sensors are just a few of the shortfalls that require a lot of “attending”. The Commanding General of RC-South voiced his frustration as well: “Please don’t send us any more systems that can’t be supported.” The founder saw many UGS thrown away, or as one soldier remarked: “Sir, we call these E-UGS” for expendable UGS.
Innovative Algorithms not only understands the concerns and frustrations of the warfighter, but has lived them firsthand. Our system design strives to go beyond requirements to better satisfy the how the warfighter uses the technology in the field. We will propose no solution that cannot be fully supported from a training, logistics, systems integration perspective and does not burden the warfighter.
We will only propose systems that we have field-tested ourselves and would be willing to go in harm’s way with the system.