Aptima and Milcord merger focuses on human-centered engineering for defense, intel

WOBURN, Mass. Aptima, a company that develops tools to enhance human-machine performance for the defense and intelligence communities, has announced its merger with Milcord, a government-technology company based in Waltham, Mass., specializing in knowledge management, human social-culture modeling, and cyberdefense. Under the agreement, Aptima will acquire Milcord’s portfolio of completed, active, and pending contracts and intellectual property developed under these contracts; the merged entity will continue under the Aptima corporate umbrella.

Since its founding in 1995, Aptima has handled more than 800 contracts throughout the Department of Defense () and is perhaps best known for applying commercial best practices and fast-tracking deployment of government solutions in the areas of knowledge management for disaster response, decision models for counterterrorism, data marts for human terrain data, mobile apps for civil operations, and cyberdefense applications. One of Milcord’s notable programs is the Marine Civil Information Management System (MARCIMS), the U.S. Marine Corps knowledge-management system for global disaster and humanitarian missions.

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