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Blue Canopy Wins $39M SEC Contract for High Performance Compute and Analytics in AWS Cloud

Award-Winning Technology and Analytics Services Provider Chosen to Build SEC’s High Performance Compute Infrastructure in AWS Cloud

RESTON, Virginia (October 2, 2015) — Blue Canopy Group, LLC., a leading Cloud, Big Data Analytics, Data Science, and Enterprise IT consultancy and service provider, announced it was awarded a 5 year $39 million prime contract by the Securities Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Information Technology (OIT) under the Chief Information Officer–Solutions and Partners 3 Small Business (CIO-SP3 SB) Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). As one of CIO Review’s “100 Most Promising Big Data Companies”, Blue Canopy will build and deploy a cutting edge FedRAMP-certified High Performance Compute Infrastructure (HPCI) with a Big Data Analytics capability hosted on Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) industry leading cloud environment. This innovative cloud-based HPCI aligns with SEC CIO Pamela Dyson’s desire to leverage “reusable highly scalable and flexible platforms…. [that] strengthen [SEC’s] cybersecurity and continuous monitoring posturing.”

This pioneering HPCI will assist SEC’s Enforcement and Compliance divisions in helping stop fraud, especially focused on High Frequency Trading (HFT). Blue Canopy’s data science team will provide advanced analytics capabilities enabling SEC’s OIT to deliver detailed analytics to multiple SEC teams including, but not limited to: High Frequency Analytics Lab (HAL), Enforcement, Office of Compliance, Inspection and Examinations (OCIE), Division of Economic Risk and Analysis (DERA), Trade & Marketing (T&M), Office of International Affairs, and the Office of Investment Management as well as future SEC organizations – providing robust analytics, responsive queries, intuitive interfaces, and comprehensive, secure access to HFT and other data sets.

"All great breakthroughs occur at the intersection of mission and technology domains.  By combining Big Data Analytics and cloud computing to create an elastic high performance computing environment, the SEC will have a platform to derive insights into compliance and fraudulent activity like never before. Our team is second to none in terms of combining subject matter expertise and technical process along with a proven track for deploying mission critical systems,” stated Bradley Schwartz, President & CEO at Blue Canopy.

The SEC HPCI will vastly improve the analysis and detection of real or potential transaction violations and improve event forensics. The HPCI implementation will also position SEC as a thought leader and innovator to meeting President Obama’s National Strategic Computing Initiative announced on July 29, 2015. With the release of this Executive Order, President Obama seeks to use a “whole of government” approach to implement HPC systems and SEC will be at the leading edge in keeping the U.S. at the forefront of HPC capabilities.

"Blue Canopy’s world-class team of analytics, cloud, data science, and HPCI experts are excited and uniquely positioned to partner with the SEC to successfully deliver a highly scalable enterprise cloud solution analyzing HFT data for the prevention, detection, and prosecution of financial crimes. We appreciate the SEC’s confidence in our team and look forward to collaboratively working with them to meet their mission needs,” stated Reuben Maher, Partner, Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics at Blue Canopy.

About Blue Canopy Group, LLC
Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Blue Canopy Group, LLC is a woman-owned business known for its mission relevant solutions and exceptional delivery of innovative solutions coupled with deep industry expertise. Blue Canopy is a certified Amazon Web Services (AWS) Consulting Partner and has been the recipient of numerous awards over the years, and was most recently recognized for expertise in data analytics by Kennedy Analysis on Analytics IT Consultancy, and named to CIO Review’s “100 Most Promising Big Data Companies” in 2014. As one of the fastest-growing businesses in the Washington, DC metro area, Blue Canopy focuses on delivering outcomes that matter by combining governance, process improvement, and the best use of technology with the industry’s most talented and experienced professionals. Blue Canopy successfully delivers Mission Support, Agile Development, Cloud & Mobility, Big Data Analytics, and Cyber Security solutions to Fortune 1000 companies, as well as government agencies, financial services clients, DoD, and the Intelligence Community.  We are proud of the ability to support our clients’ vision with an “easy to do business with” reputation. To learn more, visit For real time updates, follow us on Twitter: @BlueCanopyLLC 

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