WEST 2023 Sponsorship and Branding Opportunities

AFCEA and the U.S. Naval Institute have developed an enhanced sponsorship program for WEST 2023 that will offer maximum visibility to those who participate! What better way to make sure you stand out and increase your exposure than at this foremost event in which industry leaders can learn about military requirements and connect with decision makers and operators, where senior military and government officials can gain feedback from sea service warfighters, and where industry thought leaders will discuss and demonstrate sea service solutions? Sponsorship opportunities are offered at a several investment levels, ensuring your ability to participate.

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Arlington,  VA 
United States
  • Booth: SPONSORS

Primer delivers AI/ML applications that meet rapidly evolving defense and security needs. Primer's Natural Language Processing (NLP) solutions operationalize AI for strategic and information advantage, helping partners in the IC and DOD automate analysis and insight from unstructured data. The speed to deployment and accuracy of our solutions enable decision-makers and analysts to shorten critical decision cycles and detect misinformation campaigns in real-time across news and social platforms.

 Press Releases

  • Primer CEO Sean Gourley testified at the fifth and final U.S. Chamber of Commerce AI Commission field hearing in Washington, D.C., in July 2022, where experts from civil society, government, academia, and industry gathered to discuss strategic issues related to the adoption, use, and regulation of AI.

    “The U.S. may lose its position as a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) if we do not modernize our intellectual property system and bolster our national security strategy.”

    – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) Director, Policy, Michael Richards (source)

    On the agenda were several challenges impacting the U.S. ability to innovate and lead, including cooperation between Russia and China to compete against the U.S. Regarding the Commission’s forthcoming policy recommendations, U.S. Chamber President and CEO Suzanne Clark said, “You can count on us to not just produce a white paper but to really turn it into action, into work.”

    Indeed, the House Intelligence Committee approved the fiscal year 2023 Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) in July, authorizing funding for initiatives that will improve the Intelligence Community’s ability to modernize its use of emerging technology, monitor and assess foreign malign influence online, and identify and respond to adversaries’ information operations globally, among other priorities. 

    Importantly, this year’s IAA authorized funding above the budget request, signaling the strategic significance and urgency of these initiatives to U.S. national security.

    The Commission delivered six recommendations for how the U.S. can lead on AI, including bolstering AI as a national security priority, elevating the U.S.’s strategic advantage in AI, and ensuring AI is effective for decision-making. 

    For a full summary of the Commission’s recommendations, read AI’s Role in Modernizing Intellectual Property and Bolstering National Security

    Watch the entire session here: Artificial Intelligence Commission Field Hearing (Washington, DC). Tune in to hour 2:42 for Primer CEO Sean Gourley’s testimony and the important Q&A that follows.

    Read a summary of Sean Gourley’s testimony to the Commission: AI in Warfare: A Race the U.S. Can’t Afford to Lose

  • Customers now have access to even more sources of OSINT data to confront risk and security threats in near-real time.

    Primer announced a partnership with Flashpoint, a globally trusted leader in open source (OSINT) and closed intelligence for governments, commercial enterprises, and educational institutions worldwide.

    The partnership encompasses joint sales, go-to-market, and technology integrations. It allows Primer to add important sources of publicly available information (PAI) from Flashpoint  – including Telegram, Reddit, Discord, and the deep and dark web – then apply our industry-leading AI/ML to enable customers to gather timely, relevant, and accurate insights from a firehose of data for better situational awareness and decision making in times of crisis.

    Primer customers responsible for tracking emerging threats from adversaries who move from mainstream to less-regulated social networks will find significant value in pairing Primer’s ML algorithms with the data sources they care about most.

    Request a demo of Primer’s technology here.

    Primer’s NLP helps customers find the “needles” in Flashpoint’s “haystacks.”

    Primer and Flashpoint already share many joint customers across the defense and intelligence communities and the Fortune 500. Customers will receive tremendous value from our partnership with access to a breadth of data sources, the ability to return historical data from as far back as Flashpoint has available, and a near-real time capability on some data sources – all delivered in a single application.

    “Primer’s partnership with Flashpoint signals tremendous opportunity for our joint customers in National Security and other mission-critical operations who strive every day to gain decision superiority. Our aligned vision, complementary offerings, and strong working relationship will deliver unprecedented benefits for customers as they seek greater value from their vast volumes of unstructured data. Primer with Flashpoint is truly a case of ‘better together.’”

    – Jon Wolken, CRO, Primer

    “Flashpoint is excited to be partnering with Primer as it brings together two world-class companies that are poised to solve some of the world’s hardest challenges for some of the most discerning organizations. This is just the start as Primer and Flashpoint are already bringing intelligence-led analytics to clients. The world will be a safer place as a result of our two companies working together.”

    – Brian Brown, SVP, Head of Flashpoint National Security Solutions (FNSS), Flashpoint

    If you would like to partner with Primer or learn more about our partnership program, please visit https://primer.ai/partners/ or email the team at partners@primer.ai.

    About Flashpoint
    Trusted by governments, commercial enterprises, and educational institutions worldwide, Flashpoint helps organizations protect their most critical assets, infrastructure, and stakeholders from security risks such as cyber threats, ransomware, fraud, physical threats, and more. Leading security practitioners – including physical and corporate security, cyber threat intelligence (CTI), vulnerability management, and vendor risk management teams – rely on the Flashpoint Intelligence Platform, comprising open source (OSINT) and closed intelligence, to proactively identify and mitigate risk and stay ahead of the evolving threat landscape. Learn more at www.flashpoint.io.

    About Primer
    Primer builds and deploys mission-ready AI solutions that meet rapidly evolving defense and security needs. Primer is recognized for fast speed to deployment, powered by a proven ML infrastructure, and the high performance and accuracy of AI/ML models required to inform critical decision making. Primer’s AI capabilities scale from off-the-shelf applications to secure on-premises deployments, trained on state-of-the-art custom models against customer data sets. Multiple National Security and Intelligence Community (IC) agencies as well as global commercial enterprises trust Primer with next-generation AI technologies that accelerate decision superiority. For more information, visit https://primer.ai.


  • Primer Analyze On-Prem
    Custom Strategic Analysis...

  • Surface insights from your data, on your network, to help you with strategic analysis. Trained on open-source and classified data, our world-class NLP models structure your data for exploration and surface entities you care about, dramatically reducing your time sifting through messy data. Developed in partnership with our national security customers, Primer is accredited to run on a secure network and maintains custom connectors to work securely with your data stores.

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