Walnut Creek, CA (June 10, 2022) – Bright Apps LLC, a California-headquartered information technology
company, was recently awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the
Department of the Air Force in support of the US Space Force (USSF). The grant will allow Bright Apps to
further develop MatchStrike™, its novel and innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning
(ML) driven general-purpose matching system.
While the US Space Force will use MatchStrike™ as a core part of its next-generation Talent Operations
Management Enterprise, MatchStrike™ itself is domain agnostic, capable of supporting any community
of interest across disparate data sets. According to Bright Apps’ CEO, Greg McGregor, “Our approach is
unique within the industry as we embrace AI/ML methodologies and technologies that allow
MatchStrike™ to determine relationships across large data sets on its own, without the need for users to
manually build complex taxonomies and without the need for tens of millions of records to train the AI.”
MatchStrike™ allows organizations of any size to tackle complex data challenges, improve their overall
user experience, reduce errors, automate processes, enhance decision making, and increase operational
efficiencies all while reducing costs and time to market.
The US Space Force recognized the power of MatchStrike™ and decided to fund additional Research and
Development (R&D) to tailor the capability to address their unique Talent Operations Management
needs. “The relatively small size of the Space Force and the incredible challenges presented by our
domain necessitate a targeted approach to cultivate and secure diverse talent. Existing models of
military recruitment … [are] incompatible with our needs.” (The Guardian Ideal, 17 Sep 2022).
By leveraging MatchStrike’s™ unique set of capabilities Space Force Talent Operations Management can
quickly understand the competencies, experiences, career paths, and needed career development of its
Guardians within the overall context of Space Force’s workforce development plan to help find and
empower the right Guardians, at the right time, aligned to its mission requirements.
MatchStrike™ is not a monolithic system attempting to be everything to everyone. Instead, it is a highly
capable, highly configurable force multiplier designed to work within existing information enterprises,
alongside legacy systems, providing enhanced capabilities as part of a more unified and universal
approach to information management and data discovery.
The core elements of MatchStrike are a semantic dictionary, clustering algorithms, and multiple
matching algorithms leveraging Bright App’s new automated AI/ML domain specific skills taxonomy
development engine. Using automatically developed domain taxonomies and their resulting word
vectors, MatchStrike’s™ AI/ML feedback loop automates much of the process for data discovery,
identification, and classification, greatly reducing the cumulative manpower required among
information management personnel while simultaneously increasing the speed and accuracy of results.
About Bright Apps LLC
Bright Apps specializes in developing custom, end-to-end software solutions focused on the creation,
integration, and operationalization of emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence/Machine
Learning, Quantum Technology, Blockchain and Encryption. Bright App’s past performance includes
cutting edge development of quantum encryption and networking under a Limited Purpose Cooperative
Research and Development Agreement (LP-CRADA) with US Naval Information Warfare Systems
Command (NAVWARSYSCOM, formerly SPAWAR) as well as the development of a loss-forgiving network
protocol under a CRADA with the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT).
Bright Apps’ technologies have successfully digitally transformed organizations of all sizes to include the
US Government, Fortune 500 companies like Verizon as well as industry leaders such as Deliotte, Vesto,
Moon Laboratories as well as lesser-known startups and small companies.
With decades of experience creating innovative technologies with a group of highly skilled engineers,
Bright Apps can work in any discipline as well as provide graphic, IT consulting and business
development services. Bright Apps can provide expertise in AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, AI,
Blockchain and quantum entropy security solutions.
Bright Apps is excited to partner with the DoD, the US Air Force, and the US Space Force to advance
artificial intelligence and machine learning by providing custom software development services under
SBIR II # FA864922P0983. www.brightappsllc.com
About Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program was established by Congress in 1982 to fund
research and development (R&D) by small businesses of 500 or fewer employees with the goal of
providing solutions to the warfighter in a faster, more efficient manner than was presently available.
Fast forward almost 50 years, and the program is reducing barriers and accelerating processes, seeding
the future of the U.S. Air Force through innovation and forward-thinking technology. Learn more about
the program at: https://www.afsbirsttr.af.mil/About/Program-Overview/
Disclaimer: Research reported in this press release is supported by the Department of the Air Force and
US Space Force under SBIR II award number FA864922P0983. The content is solely the responsibility of
the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of the Air Force or
the US Space Force.