Winners Announced for Navy’s Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Tool Automation Challenge

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division in April 2022 launched a two-phase prize challenge aimed at identifying providers of a capability that would automate document and data assessment for the controlled unclassified information (CUI) content using artificial intelligence (AI) and /or machine learning (ML). Recently, NSWCPD announced the winners of the challenge.

Taking first place of the Phase Two challenge was IBM followed by Deloitte, SERCO/Nuix and the Navy’s own Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific Division’s (PAC’s) Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing (ML/NLP) Group. Each team received prize money. Eligible teams received prize monies for a total of $120,000 (first place-$50,000; second place-$40,000; third place-$30,000).

As participants in the 2021/22 cohort of the Navy’s Bridging the Gap leadership development program, a team was assembled to pursue this unique and challenging Action Learning project.

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