May 08, 2019 (LINTHICUM HEIGHTS, Maryland) – MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB), announced today that its subsidiary, Enlighten IT Consulting, LLC, (EITC) is offering comprehensive training for analysts, analytic developers, and system administrators on its Big Data Platform (BDP). Originally developed for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Enlighten’s BDP is a critical tool for defending U.S. Department of Defense networks. During training, attendees representing both government and commercial sectors participate in real-world cyber exercises on the platform developed by analytic experts in the field.

Last year, Enlighten personnel trained close to 400 intelligence and cyber analysts from multiple countries on BDP capabilities that included how to facilitate more effective Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) missions by hunting for cyber threats among massive amounts of data. Additionally, Enlighten has added two more course offerings in 2019 for developers and systems administrators. They include how to use platform technologies and data science tools to rapidly deploy analytics, and how to effectively install and maintain the BDP environment.

“We are thrilled to expand our course offerings as a way to continually promote and sponsor adoption of the BDP within the cyber and intelligence communities,” said Duane Shugars, Enlighten’s Senior Vice President and General Manager. “System administrators, developers, analysts, and other experts will gain insight into many aspects of BDP deployment and optimization including cyber hunting, analytic development, data science tools and other platform technologies.”

Training is offered at Enlighten’s state-of-the-art facility in Linthicum Heights, Maryland or at requested customer locations. For more information, visit

About Enlighten IT Consulting (EITC)

Enlighten IT Consulting, has been an innovative provider of advanced and mission-critical big data infrastructure, secure cloud engineering, and analytic solutions for federal, state, and local clients with specific emphasis on the warfighter and decision makers responsible for national defense and security. A premier partner of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Enlighten has collaborated with AWS to provide innovative solutions to meet many of the challenges facing the U.S Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community related to big data, cyber analytics, data fusion, and IT transformation. To learn more, visit

About MacAulay-Brown, Inc., An Alion Company


MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB), an Alion company, has been solving many of the Nation’s most complex National Security challenges. MacB is committed to delivering critical capabilities in the areas of Intelligence and Analysis, Cybersecurity, Secure Cloud Engineering, Research and Development, Integrated Laboratories and Information Technology to Defense, Intelligence Community, Special Operations Forces, Homeland Security, and Federal agencies to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world. To learn more, visit

About Alion Science and Technology Corporation

Alion combines large company resources with small business responsiveness to design and deliver engineering solutions. Our engineers, technologists, and program managers bring together an agile engineering methodology and the best tools on the market to deliver mission success faster and at lower costs. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards; as such, Alion maintains ISO 9001:2015 certifications and maintains a CMMI Level 3 appraisal. Based just outside of Washington, D.C., we help our clients achieve practical innovations by turning big ideas into real solutions. To learn more, visit


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