NIWC Atlantic Selection for Decision Intelligence SSTM Position

Adam Tyson, Senior Scientific Technical Manager (SSTM) for Decision Intelligence (DI)

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic has selected Mr. Adam Tyson as the Senior Scientific Technical Manager (SSTM) Decision Intelligence (DI).

The DI SSTM is tasked with turning data into better actions at scale for decision advantages across all naval missions from the battlespace to the board room and applied data and artificial intelligence (AI) efforts ensuring U.S. competitive advantage with data and AI teams and technologies. The DI SSTM is leading the effort to revolutionize Naval decision-making through the rapid delivery of disruptive analytics-driven, data-informed, and technology-empowered capabilities centered on the cognitive overmatch capabilities of a human-machine team. Recognizing the importance of data/AI in the future naval force, through the innovative work being done NIWC Atlantic has earned recognition as the Navy leader in building the right data/AI capabilities for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Navy (DoN).

Tyson has more than 20 years of service successfully leading DoN and Joint Programs with demonstrated experience implementing data and AI technologies into mission systems.

Most recently, Tyson served as the Command Data Officer (CmdDO) for NIWC Atlantic where he curated and managed all command data, designed the command’s data architecture, and developed data reporting and visualizations to inform command leadership decision-making. His leadership was instrumental in beginning the migration of the command’s data ecosystem to Jupiter -- the DoN enterprise data environment. Prior to that role, Tyson served as the Competency Manager for Warfighting Decision Intelligence under NIWC Atlantic’s Data Science and Analytics Competency where he managed a rapidly growing team of 100+ data-focused scientists and engineers, assigned across multiple NIWC Atlantic integrated product teams (IPT)s.

Tyson graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, in Computer Science. Upon graduation he joined the federal service and served as a Software Developer for Chemical/Biological Warfare Protection, Geographical Information Systems, and Collateral Damage/Blast Effects Estimation while at Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Dahlgren. In 2004, he transferred to SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic (SSC Atlantic), now known as NIWC Atlantic. While serving at SSC Atlantic, Tyson attended The Citadel /College of Charleston, as a SMART Scholar, where he earned a Master of Science in Computer Science in 2010. Additionally, Tyson holds a Graduate Certificate in Technical Project Management from The Citadel, a Graduate Certificate in Data Science from the Naval Postgraduate School and has completed the Lead and Drive AI paths from MIT sponsored by the DoD’s Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO). He is certified as DAWIA Engineering Level III and Program Management Level II.

As a part of Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, formally known as SPAWAR, NIWC Atlantic provides systems engineering and acquisition to deliver information warfare capabilities to the naval, joint and national warfighter through the acquisition, development, integration, production, test, deployment, and sustainment of interoperable command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, cyber and information technology capabilities.

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