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Continuous Evaluation

Prioritize your highest threats from cleared personnel, early and accurately.

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Continuously evaluate risk

Background investigations determine the clearance-worthiness of government job applicants – but as many recent incidents have shown, an individual can become far less trustworthy over time. In response, several government agencies have implemented their own continuous evaluation (CE) programs, only to discover that they are costly to run, and allow only random and too-infrequent evaluations. Constellation for Continuous Evaluation addresses these challenges by automatically processing and analyzing large amounts of data and then prioritizing only the highest-risk personnel for ongoing evaluation.

Continuously evaluate risk

Background investigations determine the clearance-worthiness of government job applicants – but as many recent incidents have shown, an individual can become far less trustworthy over time. In response, several government agencies have implemented their own continuous evaluation (CE) programs, only to discover that they are costly to run, and allow only random and too-infrequent evaluations. Constellation for Continuous Evaluation addresses these challenges by automatically processing and analyzing large amounts of data and then prioritizing only the highest-risk personnel for ongoing evaluation.

Use a person-centered approach

Embedded in our Constellation platform is a ‘whole person’ mathematical model representing hundreds of positive and negative behaviors. CE data from approved sources or collected in background investigations is processed using multiple artificial intelligence techniques and run through the model to produce a detailed ranking of all individuals in an agency. Constellation can quickly and economically process data on hundreds of thousands of personnel, zeroing in on individuals who exhibit issues of adjudicative concern, lowered clearance-worthiness or other pre-determined risk thresholds. And because Constellation runs continuously, a pattern of life over time can be derived, showing when an individual is trending in a negative direction or deviating from existing security policies.

Use a person-centered approach

Embedded in our Constellation platform is a ‘whole person’ mathematical model representing hundreds of positive and negative behaviors. CE data from approved sources or collected in background investigations is processed using multiple artificial intelligence techniques and run through the model to produce a detailed ranking of all individuals in an agency. Constellation can quickly and economically process data on hundreds of thousands of personnel, zeroing in on individuals who exhibit issues of adjudicative concern, lowered clearance-worthiness or other pre-determined risk thresholds. And because Constellation runs continuously, a pattern of life over time can be derived, showing when an individual is trending in a negative direction or deviating from existing security policies.

Act on proven risk-based results

With Constellation, agencies can cost-effectively measure the clearance-worthiness of their entire populations. Our model-based approach frees them to focus on continuously evaluating only their highest-risk individuals. The Constellation platform has been proven in operational settings, drastically reducing the number of personnel warranting evaluation and thereby lowering data analysis costs and adjudicative staff burdens. And because Constellation is transparent rather than ‘black-boxed’, a user can see how a risk score is being calculated – giving CE departments an analytically defensible way to demonstrate why a particular individual needs to be continuously evaluated.

Act on proven risk-based results

With Constellation, agencies can cost-effectively measure the clearance-worthiness of their entire populations. Our model-based approach frees them to focus on continuously evaluating only their highest-risk individuals. The Constellation platform has been proven in operational settings, drastically reducing the number of personnel warranting evaluation and thereby lowering data analysis costs and adjudicative staff burdens. And because Constellation is transparent rather than ‘black-boxed’, a user can see how a risk score is being calculated – giving CE departments an analytically defensible way to demonstrate why a particular individual needs to be continuously evaluated.

"Haystax Technology's security analytics platform originated from the company's work with the defense and intelligence communities. Today, Constellation supports our nation's largest insider threat program, proving it is a platform that scales to new challenges and domains as they arise in today's world of increasingly complex and sophisticated cyberthreats."

Gen. Peter Pace (USMC, Ret.) , former Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff

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