JANUS Research Group Acquires Cape Henry Associates

JANUS Research Group, LLC, a portfolio company of CM Equity Partners, has acquired Cape Henry Associates, Inc., a leading provider of manpower and personnel analyses and training solutions for the Department of Defense and other Federal customers.

The acquisition expands JANUS’ suite of capabilities and solutions through the addition of Cape Henry’s proprietary Data Science and Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning (“AI/ML”) products, “LightHouse” and “FogLifter”, and their innovative manpower and personnel analysis and training processes and tools. These additions complement JANUS’ growing capabilities in data science and AI/ML solutions and further strengthen JANUS’ ongoing delivery of mission-critical services. Headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Cape Henry brings over 18 years of experience in providing advanced solutions to address increasingly challenging and complex analysis and training related requirements for Government and commercial clients.

ABOUT JANUS RESEARCH GROUP, LLC

JANUS is an industry leader in the integration and application of technical, engineering, and domain expertise to deliver full life-cycle services and lasting solutions to Federal, Department of Defense, and commercial clients. With a highly skilled, professional staff and operations across the United States and overseas, JANUS specializes in capabilities integration and development, research and development, systems, software and model-based engineering, analysis and experimentation, logistics, training, and cyber engineering. Enabled by a 25-year track-record of high performance and innovation, JANUS is a vibrant, rapidly growing company dedicated to our customers’ mission. For more information, please visit JANUSResearch.com.

About CM Equity Partners

CM Equity Partners based in New York, NY, provides capital to the Federal services and aerospace and defense industries. For over thirty years, CMEP has partnered with management teams to build value in its investment companies by leveraging its long-standing industry knowledge, relationships, operating experience, and its corporate finance, M&A, and private equity expertise. CMEP provides an active and collaborative management approach to its investments, developing long-term strategic plans and supporting re-investment of profits to grow and broaden a company’s revenue base and capabilities. CMEP’s investments are structured with flexibility across a broad spectrum of the capital structure, including equity, structured equity, and mezzanine debt. For more information, please visit cmequity.com.

October 6th, 2022|

CHA is hiring!

Cape Henry Associates (CHA) currently has administrative, direct support, and operations positions available in Virginia, California, Florida, Illinois, and Rhode Island. We offer the opportunity to be on the cutting edge of technology applications as part of a team that consistently exceeds client expectations. Our current employees consistently mention our work culture as one of the best things about being part of our team.

For more information, check out our current job openings today. We update the list frequently, so keep checking back and share the information with others you know who may qualify.

To learn more about CHA, contact us today.

July 26th, 2022|

Who in the world of CHA is Bella Powers?

Bella Powers recently endured an intense one-on-one evaluation with a fellow fiber optics subject matter expert specially trained in certifying instructors for Navy fiber optics. CHA’s Curriculum Development Product Line Manager, Dylan Lynch, said, “Bella passed her demonstration and examination with flying colors. Our company now has the capability to train Navy Sailors to work on fiber, including hybrid cable, and the graduates will also be eligible to test for Fiber Optic Association (FOA) certification at no charge.”

Bella has been with Cape Henry Associates (CHA) for 10 months, coming directly from the Newport News Shipyard where she served as a hybrid fiber technician on a critical Navy ship control system. In her time there, she learned she has a true passion for fiber optics as well as for teaching, which made her a perfect fit to become an instructor and CHA’s Fiber Optic Subject Matter Expert. After getting her FOA certification in January of this year, Bella spent the next several months expanding her knowledge from strictly shipboard fiber optics to more commercial fiber optics.

As an instructor she, of course, loves to teach, but she also describes herself as “someone who loves to learn and to grow with my job.” Her goal is to see herself grow right alongside CHA until we get to a point where our team of instructors is actively teaching “all the things that are in our capabilities!” That broad capacity of knowledge is one of the things she most likes about CHA, along with the way “everyone comes together to help wherever needed.” The idea that there is a wealth of knowledge and willingness to draw from it at work motivates and inspires her.

What inspires her most, however, is her family. “They are my biggest cheerleaders and always inspire me to push harder. “But,” she adds, “even if I don’t quite reach a goal I have set for myself, they are always there to make sure I keep my head up.” That dynamic is one of the reasons she loves spending her free time surrounded by family, including her husband of almost 10 years, Dustin, and their 7-year-old son, Daniel.

Bella spends a lot of time at the ballfield watching Daniel play baseball. During the offseason, if she’s not at work or studying something new, you’ll find her curled up on the couch with the family dog, reading. This native Virginian’s favorite pastime, though, might be fishing. “I love to fish! There is just something peaceful and relaxing about being on the water throwing a worm (or whatever bait I’m using at the time) even if I am spending more time wishing than actually fishing.”

Bella’s ability to find the positive in any situation serves her well in her current position because teaching takes a lot of patience as well as the capacity to effectively identify both the areas students need additional instruction in as well as the areas in which they excel. We’re excited to be able to offer our clients fiber optic expertise and instruction with such a naturally gifted teacher.

She even sings, or so she told us when we asked her for a little-known fact. “I love to sing. I’d be a famous singer right now if I could have lived out my childhood dreams.” We’re just glad she chose not to “sing for her supper” as the saying goes, and instead has opted to use her considerable talents to assist our clients with their fiber optic training needs.

To learn more about CHA’s curriculum and training capabilities, explore our website or contact us today.

July 9th, 2022|

CHA honored by Virginia Values Veterans award

Cape Henry Associates (CHA) is honored to have been recognized by Virginia Values Veterans (V3) and the Virginia Department of Veterans Services at the ninth annual Virginia Women Veterans Summit for our 2021 efforts in hiring women veterans. CHA hired seven women veterans during that period. This is the fifth year this prestigious award has been presented.

The award was announced at the 2022 summit in Richmond, Va., June 15. CHA’s Katie Askew was in attendance, with CHA’s Gretchen Boals and Kara Weaver, both women veterans. The theme of this year’s summit was “Empowered! Sisters in Arms Inspiring Generations” and, according to Katie, they “all left feeling EMPOWERED by our time there.” With a host of guest speakers covering topics ranging from personal stories about obstacles and successes experienced during active duty to diversity, glass ceilings, sexual assault/trauma in the workplace, gender discrimination, and current efforts to assist women veterans in the workforce, the event offered attendees valuable information to take back to their respective workplaces.

 

July 7th, 2022|

Who in the world of CHA is Bryan Olsen?

This installment of our “Who in the world of CHA” blog series features Bryan Olsen, one of Cape Henry Associates’ Junior Training Support Specialists.

Bryan’s team leader, Dylan Lynch, nominated him to be featured, saying, “Bryan is, without a doubt, an invaluable asset to my Team and CHA as a whole. He constantly volunteers himself to assist employees on my Team and employees on other projects.”

In his CHA role, Bryan is responsible for reviewing and analyzing current taskings and responsibilities broken down by specific rates for Navy personnel and identifying ways to improve the training provided. He’s also part of a team working on developing a career map for Navy ratings as part of a system for Navy personnel to take greater control over their career paths.

In the short 11 months Bryan has been with CHA, he’s “revamped the entire Ready Relevant Learning (RRL) CLLC process, saving extensive man-hours while training the entire RRL project team on the new tool. He’s traced 2,101 PS and LSS tasks and identified 1,093 gaps for PS and 587 gaps for LSS,” said Dylan.

 

Bryan is a Navy veteran who spent 13 years on active duty, finishing as an Intelligence Specialist First Class (E6), so working on improving Naval training is not only a natural fit for him, but a passion project as well. He enjoys the CHA work environment stating, “Although a lot of the time we are doing our work in a virtual environment, it feels very inclusive, collaborative, and relaxed.” That work atmosphere is why Bryan thinks CHA will branch out to support all branches of the Department of Defense in the next few years and why he doesn’t see himself leaving CHA any time soon. “I’d like to be serving as a CHA production manager in the future,” he adds.

A dedicated, hardworking employee, Bryan describes himself as an “equally hardworking and fun-loving, loyal person that my friends and family can rely on.” He attributes his work ethic and loyalty to the man who raised him, his stepfather, who ultimately adopted him when he was 11 years old. “My father has been in my life since I was six months old,” he says. “Having seen a man take control and responsibility for another life that he had no biological connection with left a major stamp on me. He taught me that if you work hard and are a loyal person the rest of the more fun and interesting parts of life come along with it.”

That life philosophy has translated to a wonderful marriage to a fellow Navy veteran and current Naval Reservist with whom Bryan shares 4-year-old Matthew and 1-year-old Isabella. Along with his wife, “who is the rock that keeps our entire house and family going strong,” Bryan says his children are “without a doubt the bright spot of my day.”

The family enjoys doing outdoor activities together, and when he’s not working tirelessly on CHA projects or otherwise enjoying family life, Bryan can be found watching sports, mostly football. As a die-hard Las Vegas Raiders fan, he’s looking forward to the upcoming football season. Football loyalties aside, we’re just glad he’s part of the CHA team.

May 14th, 2022|

CHA’s FogLifter: Changing the scope of high-volume data processing capabilities

FogLifter is Cape Henry Associates’ fully managed, turnkey environment for high-volume Machine Learning (ML). As a stand-alone, scalable, secure, and fully dedicated mobile Artificial Intelligence (AI) framework powered by NVIDIA NGC, FogLifter is capable of:

  • Rapid ingestion of a wide variety of data
  • User-configurable filtration of AI Interesting Artifacts (AI/IA)
  • User free-form investigation of AI/IA
  • ML experimentation and training
  • Flexible visualization

In testing, FogLifter was configured to ingest raw, unstructured text datasets of 120GB in minutes, but it’s scalable for much more. It is capable of being re-created from scratch in under 10 minutes to adjust to changing needs. It provides faster access to highly relevant information through skillfully created state-of-the-art technology platforms and can be applied to endless industry needs.

For more information on how FogLifter was used in pursuit of a Defense Intelligence Agency requirements solution, read our case study. For a quick overview of FogLifter’s capabilities, check out our FogLifter resource. Interested in learning more or scheduling a demonstration of how FogLifter can help you? Contact us today.

May 6th, 2022|

CHA Story, Part 3 – What We Provide: Engineering & Logistics

Cape Henry Associates (CHA) goes beyond curriculum and training solutions. We actively work to ensure mission readiness with a variety of services and support options. From analyzing maintenance systems to providing document analysis, or supporting systems acquisition and planning agendas, CHA has the solutions our clients need.

CHA can assist clients with a variety of engineering and logistics needs, such as:

  • Engineering Change Request/Ship Change Document (ECR/SCD) Analysis
  • Life Cycle Support Plan (LCSP) Development
  • Planned and Corrective Maintenance (PM/CM) Analysis
  • Planned Maintenance Systems (PMS) and Technical Document Support
  • Safe Engineering and Operations (SEAOPS) Manual Development
  • Ship/Activity Acquisition and Life Cycle Support
  • System Acquisition and Life Cycle Support

To find out more about how CHA can help you, explore our website. We encourage you to check out our case studies to see how we help our clients achieve their goals and beyond. Want to know even more? Contact us today for further information or to schedule a demonstration.

April 26th, 2022|

CHA Story, Part 2 – What We Provide: Curriculum & Training

If you have curriculum development and training needs, Cape Henry Associates (CHA) has your solutions. Our highly qualified Instructional Systems Designers work hard to provide you with the most innovative, state-of-the-art curriculum and training solutions possible. Working closely with our Fog Bank division, the force behind our innovative and technologically advanced services, CHA walks you through a comprehensive front-end analysis to the design and development phase to a career-long learning continuum analysis.

We want to provide you exactly what you need today, and into the future. We offer Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) solutions which means, because of our multiplatform development capabilities, we can offer curriculum and training solutions across a broad range of industries. Currently, we have applications available for:

  • Government
  • Financial Services
  • Construction and Development
  • Education
  • Energy and Utilities

CHA is at the forefront of Training and Simulation with comprehensive, innovative, and future-forward solutions. Our process is designed to give you the curriculum and training capabilities you need, while streamlining the process and setting you up for future growth. One of the ways we incorporate new technology into our curriculum and training services is through our Unity plug-in, FogBoxer. FogBoxer’s impressive ability to provide high-volume synthetic image generation, automated label annotation, and rapid AI prototyping sets you up for continued success. Visit our FogBoxer website today to learn more and contact us about how we can help with your curriculum and training needs. 

March 28th, 2022|

CHA Story, Part 1 – What We Provide: Mission Readiness

At Cape Henry Associates (CHA), “Mission Readiness” is something we take very seriously. It’s one of the things that makes us a full-service solution for our clients. Our tools and methods ensure a complete, efficient, effective, and accurate assessment of your need(s) and what we can do to support your mission. Our mission readiness commitment comprises a three-fold approach to bring you the solutions you want and need.

  1. Our comprehensive Analysis capabilities assess where you are and where you want to go. The Manpower and Training Requirements Planning (MTRP) Documents, Training Estimates (TE), Manpower Estimate/Preliminary Ship Manpower Document, Manpower Gap Analysis, Analysis of Alternatives (AoA), and High Driver Analysis are examples of analyses CHA can perform to determine what you already have working well and then use to compile a list of recommendations to improve your ability to operate in your chosen environment.
  2. Our Requirements component addresses various needs you may have. This includes the development, implementation, and sustainment of Preliminary Ship/Fleet Manpower Documents (PSMD/PFMD), which may include Aviation Manpower Requirements Worksheets (MRW) for CVN Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD); Billet Training Profiles (BTP); Crew Scheduling and Phasing Plans (CSPP); Manpower, Personnel, and Training (MPT) Plans; cost of manpower requirements for the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution System (PPBES); and Training System Installation Plans (TSIP).
  3. We also offer Special Studies options that don’t fit into traditional analysis or requirements categories. Examples of special studies offerings we have provided to clients include Billet Saturation Analysis and Manpower Validation Studies, but whatever special studies requirements you have, let’s connect and see how we can meet you at your point of need.

CHA remains committed to being a full-service provider to our clients, with a holistic approach to our products and services. Contact us today to learn how we can help you, from identifying and assessing your unique needs to providing custom-built solutions and support that will help you reach your goals and set new ones.

March 24th, 2022|

CHA I/ITSEC white paper now available!

In case you missed it, members of our R&D department presented a paper at the 2021 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando, Fla. “Digital Twins to Computer Vision: A Rapid Path to Augmented Reality Object Detection on the Battlefield” reviewed our research and findings on how to improve battlefield situational awareness moving forward.

I/ITSEC has provided access to the white paper, either from the I/ITSEC website or by clicking this link, which will take you directly to a downloadable version.

You can see a less-than-one-minute video overview of our presentation here.


February 24th, 2022|