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Craft.co Secures Multiyear Air Force Contract to Enhance DOD Supplier Due Diligence

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Craft.co Secures Multiyear Air Force Contract to Enhance DOD Supplier Due Diligence

The Secretary of the Air Force has awarded Craft .co a five-year, $28 million agreement to strengthen due diligence efforts undertaken across the entire Department of Defense.

The company’s supply chain resilience platform offers a streamlined solution for supplier evaluation and monitoring, currently used by the DOD and 23 other federal agencies, Craft .co said.

The platform leverages a robust data fabric, gathering over 1,300 data streams per supplier and incorporating premium foreign influence data from companies such as Strider, Bluefoot and Pitchbook.

Additionally, it employs artificial intelligence-powered risk assessment tools and facilitates information sharing through a collaborative workspace, fostering communication across agencies.

Over 500 government personnel from various agencies, including the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, the Office of Commercial and Economic Analysis, the Air Force’s AFWERX and the Defense Logistics Agency, currently use Craft to enhance due diligence practices within the Small Business Innovation Research program.

For instance, Craft said that through its platform, OCEA evaluated over 35,000 organizations participating in the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.

Brian Mackerer, group director of Craft’s government and defense sector, emphasized the company’s commitment to supporting and safeguarding technological innovation within the DOD by providing “the most comprehensive platform for identifying, monitoring and mitigating risk.”