News$60 Million Award Drives Growth for Aptima in Dayton OH

$60 Million Award Drives Growth for Aptima in Dayton OH

Focus on warfighter performance & strong ties to US Air Force bolster local presence

Fairborn, OH – May 24, 2021 – Aptima, which applies expertise in human and AI systems, announced today continued growth in its Fairborn office, with plans to hire additional personnel to support its work with the Department of Defense dedicated to preparing and training Warfighters for mission readiness.

Aptima delivers practical solutions that improve the performance of Warfighters in complex, technology-rich environments. Our engineers and scientists provide intelligent recommendations for precision training and on-the-job augmentation. We do this by combining sensing and assessment technologies with advanced analytics based on models of human performance.

Drivers of its recent growth include a Phase III contract award which has generated more than $15 million in funding over the past year, with potential value of up to $60 million. The contract vehicle has facilitated the transition of the company’s capabilities, which include ‘adaptive learning systems,’ which personalizes learning at scale, and supports the Air Force vision for Proficiency-Based Training (PBT). These advances support the military’s goal of developing Warfighter proficiency, and maintaining readiness, through more efficient, targeted learning.

As part of its growth, Aptima plans to add new hires, including data scientists, software engineers, AI and machine learning experts, and industrial & organizational psychologists. The additions will expand its local workforce by 50%.

A recent task order is in support of the “Simulator Common Architecture Requirements and Standards” program, or SCARS, an architecture to enable the Air Force to update the cyber security posture of its networked simulators. As the prime, Aptima is partnering with Ball Aerospace, Cubic, Leidos and L3Harris.

Aptima has built longstanding relationships throughout the military, particularly with the US Air Force. Its customers include The 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Combat Command (ACC), Air Education Training Command (AETC), among others.

“We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our customers, who have fueled our growth,” said Michael Garrity, Executive Vice President, Government Programs at Aptima. “We also want to thank the Dayton Development Coalition and JobsOhio for their outstanding support since we opened our offices here, helping us grow and build our team of incredible talent. We look forward to further investing in a community that we are proud to call home.”

“We’re thrilled Aptima will grow their operations here in the Dayton Region,” said Julie Sullivan, Executive Vice President for Regional Development, Dayton Development Coalition. “Our proximity to Air Force leadership, our skilled workforce, and innovation ecosystem make the Dayton Region an ideal location for Aptima and the work they do to support our military.”

Aptima worked closely with the Dayton Development Coalition and JobsOhio on the project, which is being supported with Job Creation Tax Credits from the Ohio Development Services Agency.

In addition to Aptima’s professional hires, Garrity also spoke of the company’s robust internship program, with plans to bring aboard 10 interns this summer, ranging from those with advanced degrees to those in high school. The company has built a strong relationship with The Dayton Regional STEM School, as part of its commitment to building the next generation of talent for the company and region’s success.


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