Chantilly, Va. – June 7, 2017 – Vencore, Inc. announced today that Patrick T. Biltgen, Ph.D., technical director of analytics, has been named the inaugural winner of the Neil Armstrong Award of Excellence. Biltgen will receive the award at the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation’s (ASF) Innovators Gala on Sept. 16, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
The award is presented to a former ASF scholar whose research and work has made a positive impact on industry and who exemplifies a passion to expand the boundaries of exploration through science and technology. Biltgen is a two-time ASF scholar having received the award in both 2001 and 2002.
“At Vencore we are tasked with solving our customers’ most difficult problems,” said Mac Curtis, president and CEO of Vencore, Inc. “And we couldn’t do that if it weren’t for the ground-breaking innovators we employ. We congratulate Pat on this well-deserved award, and are proud that he is part of the Vencore Family.”
Over the last several years, Biltgen has used innovative methods for data integration and analysis to further the advancement of Activity-Based Intelligence (ABI). Additionally, Biltgen is the co-author of the textbook “Activity-Based Intelligence: Principals and Applications.” Advancements in ABI have benefitted the United States military and Intelligence Community by locating and identifying explosive caches used to manufacture improvised explosive devices, saving dozens of soldiers’ lives.
In addition to his contributions to the U.S. military and Intelligence Community, Biltgen’s work has also had a positive impact on humanitarian efforts through the documentation of treaty violations and monitoring relief efforts in the Middle East.
Vencore serves as a corporate partner of ASF and is committed to providing internship opportunities to ASF scholars, and is dedicated to furthering their professional development.
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