Bashpole Software, Inc. has gained extensive experience with different IaaS and PaaS solutions through work done for internal projects as well as for our clients. We have successfully implemented distributed solutions with ability to auto-scale. We have implemented Continuous Delivery pipelines allowing our software to be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal effort and zero-downtime.
Our databases include hundreds of millions of data sets on USA consumer data, USA business data, International consumer data, and International business data. We’ve also indexed large amounts of online ads and have an online ads index.
Sole-Source SBIR Program
Bashpole Software, Inc. is a sole-source justified contractor with a primary performance history with the Department of Defense (DoD) through the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program. Congress intends agencies and their Government-owned contractor-operated facilities to give preference to SBIR awardees, including sole-source awards. Sole-source justification enables all departments and agencies to award sole-source contracts to Bashpole Software by way of the SBIR Phase III contract mechanism, thereby bypassing the usual requirement to put projects out to bid. This greatly reduces the paperwork and time the DoD would normally need to begin work on a project. Bashpole Software and the DoD contracting officers can provide Government agencies with further information regarding FAR 6.302-5, 10 U.S.C. 2304(b)(2), 41 U.S.C. 253(b)(2), and how to proceed with this sole-source mechanism.
Bashpole had two DARPA contracts that employed advanced data extraction technologies using NLP and analysis techniques to combat human trafficking. We have experience dealing with various types of document formats, and some of the proposed techniques for analyzing and parsing the documents are already being used in Updentity, a commercial identity resolution tool developed and sold by Bashpole Software.
Contract name: Mashalator SSP2
This effort expands on the previous effort’s data mashing technology development to enable it to handle scenarios that are simultaneously more complicated and more dependent on high accuracy. Presently, forums and social network sites are not able to identify human trafficking victims on their sites in an automated fashion. Worse, organized crime groups leverage the Internet and open forums to carry out human trafficking operations due to the lack of automated processes to identify their operations and their countless victims. What is missing is a centralized technology stack capable of dealing with complex work flows and unstructured datasets from multiple foreign languages, which includes a flexible and sophisticated scraping system with API functionality. The scraping system must be capable of grabbing raw text data, specifically communication channels and OCR data from a variety of open sources, including the deep web, that are being used to facilitate human trafficking.
Bashpole Software is developing a unique software platform that scrapes open source data related to human trafficking. The data is than correlated against NCMEC Missing kids Listings resulting in actionable intelligence packages.
Contract name: GISARO SSP2
When enemies gain human and financial resources, U.S. warfighters and peacekeepers become exposed to greatly increased danger when performing the Stability And Reconstruction Operations (SARO) that aim to reduce or prevent future attacks. A major source of income and human power is the existence of worldwide human trafficking networks. It is estimated that the market for human trafficking is valued at $150 Billion annually. It is also estimated that there are more individuals in slavery today than there were at the height of the transatlantic slave trade. These individuals are used to make money and soldiers for their captors. The result is huge financial gains, whether by forcing victims into pornography, prostitution, labor, or fighting. In turn, these gains put enemies in ever more formidable positions.
Bashpole Software is developing a marketing and reporting software platform to spread information about the problems with Missing Persons and Human Trafficking as well as enabling the end user to report potential Human Trafficking cases.
Bashpole Software, Inc is continuing Big Data Analytics; Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Exploitation (ISR); Imagery and Visualization IMINT; Optical Character Recognition (OCR); and Language Technology.