In 2004, a group of entrepreneurs and Drexel University researchers founded Drakontas LLC, with the goal of building a company that could deliver software and communications solutions to the government customer. Our initial work focused on commercializing research and development work conducted for the U.S. Army Communications Command (CERDEC) within the Applied Communications and Information Networking (ACIN) program. Co-Founders, Brian Regli (CEO) and James Sim (COO), brought together a multidisciplinary team of technologists, psychologists, software engineers, and public policy experts to craft a full evaluation of the developed technology and sought feedback from the law enforcement community regarding the most relevant capabilities for transition from the research and development program.
Drakontas has built its business through partnerships. In 2005, we launched our first software package, known as DragonForce™, as part of our ongoing collaboration with Drexel University, integrating the results of trial and evaluation efforts conducted with local law enforcement agencies in New Jersey and Pennsylvania that were funded by the National Institute of Justice U.S. Department of Justice) and the Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) of the U.S. Army Medical Command. In 2007, Drakontas was awarded a cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice to establish the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technologies Center (NLECTC) Communications Technologies Center of Excellence and has subsequently built partnerships with dozens of jurisdictions nationwide to identify, trial, evaluate and deliver new communications platforms. Additionally, we have been funded to research and develop a wide range of new software tools through programs of record managed by the U.S. Departments of Defense (DOD) and Transportation (DOT). In 2010 we launched our second collaboration tool, LABFx, for forensics professionals to enhance and streamline operational workflow and reduce DNA case backlog in the criminal justice system.
What we have learned since our inception is that the collaboration experience is the key to our success – the software tools that we have designed and the research programs that we manage are designed to be responsive to customer needs and changing requirements. Our track record of success is a result of the hard work of our people, but also the invaluable contribution of all of the partners and allies referenced herein. We look forward to adding to our list of partnerships in the years to come, and invite you to contact us to become a part of our story.