Passion for Solving Critical Problems


Our mission is to provide innovative, high-quality software solutions and services that enable organizations to rapidly discover threats hidden in a deluge of data to keep our nation safe.



Founded in 2005 by Dr. James A. DeBardelaben, IvySys Technologies, LLC has always been an innovative technology solutions and services firm. From the very beginning, IvySys focused on solving critical threat awareness problems for the defense, intelligence, and homeland security communities using its advanced analytics capabilities. Initially, IvySys specialized in developing novel software – for both signals intelligence (SIGINT), and measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT) – aimed at closing the “collection-analysis” gap to enable rapid extraction of actionable intelligence. With the growing array of non-state actors, the complexity of the security threats facing our nation has increased at an unprecedented rate. Intelligence processing, exploitation, and dissemination techniques that primarily operate on data silos (e.g., MASINT, SIGINT, etc.) to find known targets are no longer sufficient to address these evolving critical security challenges. 

IvySys is now combating these new threats by extending its extensive signal processing-based advanced analytics capabilities, honed in the MASINT and SIGINT domains, to the multi-source big data domain. Whether the mission is to disrupt a terrorist plot, identify an illicit account or counter weapons of mass destruction, we deliver the unique software solutions and actionable analytics that customers need to discover unknown threats hidden in big, noisy data. 

As an SBA-certified Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), IvySys has become a leader in advanced analytics, modeling and simulation, information sharing, and interoperability. Strategically located in Arlington, Virginia, IvySys is an R&D innovation partner to the U.S. government’s most advanced research and development agencies. 


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James A. DeBardelaben, Ph.D.

Founder, President & CEO

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Vondell L.

Senior VP of Operations

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Jeremy K. Miller

Chief Technology Officer

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Otis B. Jennings, Ph.D.

VP of Engineering

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Karolyn Babalola, Ph.D.

Director of Data Engineering

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Kirill Orlov

Director of Software Engineering



IDIQ Contract Vehicles

Joint Enterprise – Research, Development, Acquisition, and Production/Procurement (JE-RDAP)

Contract Number: W911QY-18-D-0086
Period of Performance: 1 November 2017 through 31 October 2027
Program Ceiling: $8.276 Billion
Program Manager: James A. DeBardelaben, Ph.D., 703-414-5665
IvySys JE-RDAP email address:
Customer Satisfaction POC: Vondell Coleman, 703-414-5665



JE-RDAP is a Multiple Award (MA), enterprise-wide omnibus Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle supporting the research and development of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high yield Explosives (CBRNE) defense systems, capabilities, equipment, supplies and material. The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) will use the JE-RDAP IDIQ contract to execute activities to provide the capability of CBRNE Defense Systems, Capabilities, Equipment, Supplies and Material; Radiological/Nuclear Defense Systems; and CBRNE Information Systems to the Warfighter.

For more information on JPEO-CBD, visit the website.