Mission first. People always.

A passion for delivering support to critical national security missions and a commitment to identifying, developing, and supporting the best people to put that mission in focus.

As Illuminate's mission operations and support division, Mission Solutions incorporates Illuminate’s broad invention and technology engineering capabilities, retaining our "Mission First, People Always" focus and commitment to National Security solutions.
Illuminate Mission Solutions (IMS) was founded originally in 2008, as Cyberspace Solutions. We have grown to over 350 employees operating throughout the world in support of critical National Security challenges. We built our reputation by providing quality careers to highly qualified veterans and delivering the highest peerless analytic solutions to our customers.

Solutions

How can we bring you focus?

Leveraging all of Illuminate’s divisions, we bring focused analytics, tradecraft, and technology together. As a critical partner to the American intelligence mission, we deliver integrated solutions for intelligence analysis, cyber solutions, and mission operations.

Intelligence Analysis
Actionable analytical services for Intelligence and Special Operations Communities.
  • All-source intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) research and analysis
  • Multi-INT analysis (HUMINT, SIGINT, GEOINT, MASINT, OSINT, POLMIL, and TECHINT)
  • Open source and publicly available information analysis Counterintelligence analysis Multi-layer targeting
Integrated Technology Solutions
Integration of highly qualified analysts, edge technology, and engineering to accelerate informed decision making
  • Big data platform integration amplifies data ingestion and customer-specific data visualization
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities increase the speed and utility of warfighter-critical information
  • Innovative and dynamic data science tools and techniques enhance analyst tradecraft
  • Full-spectrum training for intelligence operators
Cyber Superiority Solutions
Insight into cyber operations, priorities, and best practices across the cyber domain.
  • Development and implementation of diverse solutions for cyber operations
  • Software application development
  • Cyber fusion, security, effects, forensics, and exploitation
  • Cyber operations, including offensive and defensive
  • Electronic surveillance support
  • Information warfare/information dominance support
Mission Operations Support
Full-spectrum, mission-critical strategic and operational support for National Security missions.
  • Highly customizable solutions for intelligence and operational challenges
  • Critical joint operational intelligence centers establishment and operation
  • Strategic-level programmatic guidance to senior military personnel
  • Mission management and coordination for critical intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) deployment
  • Full-spectrum training for intelligence operators

Case study

We support amazing projects and missions.

Harnessing the Combined Power of Illuminate

Illuminate Labs (ILL) and Illuminate Mission Solutions (IMS) worked together to develop an innovative solution leveraging their combined knowledge of the USSOCOM warfighter mission and Illuminate’s Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technology.

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Our Team

Your mission is in good hands

Jason Goodfriend
President

Mr. Goodfriend has 19 years of experience in the Government and private sector as an executive, leader, analyst, and contract Program Manager. Prior to joining IMS, Mr. Goodfriend spent over 8 years at BAE Systems in multiple roles—leading a business directorate focused on the successful execution of multi-million-dollar programs and the development of new business—winning opportunities in new and expanding services markets. Before entering the private sector, Mr. Goodfriend served as an active duty U.S. Army Intelligence Officer with deployments to Kosovo and Iraq.

David Bishop
Chief Information Officer

Mr. Bishop has over 35 years of experience in Defense and Intelligence, with a focus on Intelligence Systems. Before IMS, he was Chief Technology Officer for intelligence support at Titan and has supported the Office of Naval Intelligence, the Innovation Office at the Defense Intelligence Agency, and recently developed Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) solutions for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Dave served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and received multiple commendations for his work supporting Desert Shield/Storm, his contributions to the creation of programs such as the Joint Deployable Intelligence Support System, and representing the Navy on technical and policy on National boards involving National Imagery.

Gregg Melanson
Executive Vice President, Business Development

Mr. Melanson has over 29 years of organizational leadership experience with an emphasis on service delivery, business development, and organizational transformation. After starting his career at the Walt Disney Company, Mr. Melanson went on to leadership roles at Sprint, NCI, C-Technologies, PPC, Trowbridge, and CyberCore Technologies. In the Federal sector, he has won business within the Defense, Civilian, and Intelligence agencies — including the US Army, Navy, Air Force, USDA, and the Departments of Justice, Commerce, Labor, and Homeland Security. Over the past three years, Mr. Melanson has focused on the Intelligence Sector and has won several contacts within the Intelligence Sector (specifically at the NSA, NRO, NGA, DIA and CIA).

Ray Brooks
Vice-President Global Solutions

Mr. Brooks has over 35 years of management and leadership experience in military, government, and the defense industry. He leads IMS Global Solutions, supporting a wide range of customers, including Combatant Commands and military service organizations. Mr. Brooks had multiple combat tours and managed numerous Department of Defense and Army programs, with values in excess of $100 million. He began his Army career in the Ranger Regiment and served as a Ranger Instructor before being assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group. Prior to retirement, Mr. Brooks spent his final 10 years in the military in a Special Mission Unit.

Ross Berkoff
Vice-President Cyber & Analytic Solutions

Mr. Berkoff has over 18 years of progressive leadership and management experience in the Defense and Intelligence contracting industry on The Joint Staff and the U.S. Military. As a civilian, Mr. Berkoff has held multiple positions as a senior analyst, program manager, and business developer, supporting several large Defense Intelligence Agency and Department of Homeland Security contracts. He leads IMS Cyber and Analysis Division supporting a wide range of services contracts for IC agencies and customers (including DIA, NGA, ODNI, NSA, FBI, DHS, The Pentagon). A decorated Combat Veteran and former U.S. Army Intelligence Officer, Mr. Berkoff completed multiple deployments to Afghanistan conducting reconnaissance, security, and intelligence collection operations.

Always looking for bright people.

We have opportunities from across the intelligence analysis spectrum, including:

Intelligence Analysis

Do you speak All-Source, HUMINT, SIGINT, CI, COMINT, IMINT and MASINT? Do you want to support the global and homeland fight against terrorism? We’re always seeking exceptionally-qualified analysts with TS/SCI clearances to provide impeccable insight to our mission contract clients.

Software and System Engineering

Like puzzling through how things work together? Have a focus on breaking down and designing software, or exploring the combination of software and hardware? Can you do it with one hand tied behind your back and in a cleared environment? You sound like the engineer for us.

Data Analytics

Do you enjoy bringing insight and order to a problem set of massive information? Do you want to aid the customer mission in accelerated decision making? Our team is working every day to support our customer’s mission sets and with new and flexible ideas.

Cyber and Vulnerability Analysis

Do you believe that cyber solutions enable mission success? Do you eat, sleep, and breathe malware and other threats? We need cleared leads and analysts who can stay on top of the latest in cyber and security relations trends as we propel continued customer awareness and preparedness against the newest threats in cyberspace.