RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCI Information Systems, Inc. (NCI), a leading provider of advanced information technology solutions and professional services to U.S. federal government agencies, today announced an exclusive partnership with Holonic Technologies, Inc. (Holonic). Holonic is an artificial intelligence (AI) firm based in Atlanta that specializes in automated code refactoring, modernization and replatforming. NCI will harness the power of Holonic’s proprietary CodeIntent™ solution to further expand the capabilities of NCI’s Shai™ AI‑as-a-Service (AIaaS) offering.
By leveraging the Holonic AI technologies as part of Shai, NCI can help government agencies address today’s most urgent mandated security initiatives and modernization challenges, caused by outdated legacy code, antiquated programming languages, software owned or written by foreign-based companies, and shortages in highly-skilled programming staff for legacy systems.
“Government agencies are burdened with the significant cost of operating and maintaining legacy mission-critical systems,” said Paul A. Dillahay, president and CEO of NCI. “By delivering refactored applications using the CodeIntent platform, NCI will be able to decrease the time and cost of typical modernization efforts by more than 70 percent while significantly mitigating overall budget and schedule risk — with speed and accuracy unmatched by humans alone.”
CodeIntent is an additional tool within NCI’s overall AIaaS offering, which integrates powerful commercial technologies, such as intelligent automation, machine learning, code refactoring and other customized solutions. These capabilities enable NCI to continue to operationalize AI for its government customers.
“Holonic is excited to partner with NCI and bring our proprietary code refactoring technology to the federal government,” said Eric B. Schorvitz, Ph.D., president and CEO of Holonic. “Together, we will deliver an AI solution that radically improves software performance and increases speed of operations for government clients.”
The Office of Management and Budget estimates the U.S. Government spends approximately 41 percent of its annual IT budget on the operation and maintenance of legacy systems. NCI’s AIaaS offering supports application modernization by leveraging operational AI tools using agile DevSecOps principles that decrease overall code complexity and minimize ongoing support costs.
With rapid code refactoring, Holonic's CodeIntent can semantically understand as well as automatically modernize any legacy software system. The technology works by transforming code of existing software into a standardized, simplified form — all without changing its behavior. Flaws are automatically corrected in both the implementation and the intent of the original code, ultimately resulting in the regeneration of streamlined software to any language, platform or architecture.
This agreement with Holonic is NCI’s third exclusive, strategic partnership with AI leaders from the commercial sector to benefit federal customers. NCI initiated its first exclusive partnership in 2017, with Columbus, Ohio-based Olive, formerly CrossChx, to help build a groundbreaking, proprietary, U.S.-coded AI platform for the federal government. Launched last June, Shai (Scaling Humans with AI), was the AI framework built to meet the rigorous security needs of the federal government. Leveraging only American-made operational AI tools, the Shai framework is designed to enable agencies to shift employees from low-value to high-value work. In April, NCI announced its second exclusive partnership with award-winning machine learning company Tanjo of North Carolina. Together with Tanjo, NCI is building new data analytics capabilities into Shai.
NCI was named a 2018 Industry Innovator, recognizing Shai as one of the top new innovations in the area of federal technology solutions.
NCI is a leading provider of enterprise solutions and services to U.S. defense, intelligence, health and civilian government agencies. The company has the expertise and proven track record to solve its customers' most important and complex mission challenges through technology and innovation — delivering cost-effective solutions and services in areas such as advanced analytics; agile DevSecOps; artificial intelligence; cybersecurity and information assurance; engineering and logistics; health IT; and hyperconverged infrastructure. Coupled with a refined focus on strategic partnerships, NCI is committed to bringing commercial innovation to missions of national importance. NCI is a mid-tier systems integrator headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and operates at locations across the globe. For more information, visit www.nciinc.com or email email@example.com.
Holonic Technologies provides a deterministic, semantic, AI-driven, machine-learning platform called CodeIntent™ that transforms existing software on any stack to a proprietary canonical form, allowing Holonic to refactor the original software, identify and repair flaws in the intent and the implementation, and regenerate the software in a customer-specified language, architecture, or platform. CodeIntent™ automatically rectifies its customers’ code inefficiencies, eliminates compounded technical debt, and provides optimized code for efficient ongoing development. CodeIntent™ has been under development for over two decades. Holonic Technologies is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with research and development based in Tucson, AZ. For more information, visit www.holonic.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.