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  •  571-290-0260

Message From The CEO

We developed this Center based on what we saw as a critical gap in the development and delivery process.  What I mean by that is our observation of concerted efforts by industry to develop capabilities for customers at the national level, often based on incomplete information on key requirements and the delivery of goods and services that either mirrored others already in place, or while new and innovative, did not always “fit” within the culture and context of the receiving organization. Understanding the dynamics at both ends of the requirements process has indeed saved time and money, eliminated cold-calling and provided precision in the business development discipline. We also have a robust competitive business intelligence process in place to identify competitive products and offerings.  It is not unusual for a company to decide not to pursue an opportunity based on the information provided and to better direct their resources.  In every case, this has resulted in that same customer returning with new ideas!

2019 Outlook

KGH has partnered with a few top scientists to field a FR capability as part of an identity management suite of offerings.  There are a number of facial recognition capabilities on the market, but none which provide a tailored offering tantamount to identity management in a box, tailorable to each customer’s need, scalable to outpace current and emerging threat.

Facial Recognition

ETIC Technology Team-A Global Resource

Our software and system teams have over nineteen years of experience and expertise providing technical and software solutions for both commercial customers and federal government agencies.  Twelve out of those nineteen years, we have supported the Intelligence Community (IC) with critical missions built on a large-scale system for fast and fault-tolerant data processing. We are specialized in the design, development, integration, testing and deployment of leading edge technologies.  Our team works on and designs scalable, high availability, and resilient solutions using both light weight containers (Dockers) and full stack virtualization.  We support both on-premises as well as having the flexibility to support multiple cloud providers (AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform).  

We have built systems that are optimized for high throughput, low latency processing, and robust infrastructure in a complete virtualized environment. Our development and release cycle always follows best practices, following the Agile process with a fully automated continuous integration, delivery and deployment.

Select technologies that we specialize in include: Spring Framework, Enterprise Service Bus (Apache Camel), Javascript (Angular), Single Sign-On (SSO) Architecture, In-Memory Data Store (Redis), Distributed Realtime Streaming Systems (Storm and Kafka), and High Performance Diverse Computing Frameworks (Mesos).

Portfolio Company: Expert System 

“The partnership between Expert System USA and Kiernan Group Holdings aptly illustrates a mutually-beneficial relationship and underscores the unique value of the ETIC. Our technology, while mature and commercially successful, was little known within the US National Security Community. Not only did the pros at KGH introduce our capability to key government influencers, they helped us better configure and align our technology’s features to specific mission sets within that community. This partnership has improved not just our access to customers but the technology itself.”

ETIC and Cogito


Portfolio Company: GTX Corp (GTXO: 

“The convergence of talent and experience of KGH and GTX is simply a splendid example of partnering with purpose, in this case, partnering to change the world with capabilities which protect our most critical assets, our people. At GTX we advance the reality that Veterans with Alzheimer’s or children with autism can be empowered to have a higher level of independence and quality of life. We protect what we love, it is who we are. The range of earned experience of KGH practitioners has increased our reach and our market exponentially, particularly for our military veterans and also for our kids who deserve a safe environment in which to learn and to explore. We have been at the forefront of connected health for years, providing new levels of functional oversight, security and peace of mind to a variety of audiences and needs.”

GPS SmartSole Overview


Emerging Technology Innovations Center

The Emerging Technology Innovation Center ™ (ETIC™) provides a secure venue for knowledge discovery, exploration, and exploitation of innovative technology and technology applications to address common and unique requirements of the law enforcement, military, governmental, and commercial communities. This includes an ability to anticipate needs of these customers in an ever-changing global environment.
Our mission is to support the tailored design and execution of emerging technologies to vetted customers with a process that is rapid, scalable and methodologically sound. We leverage the practitioner-earned knowledge and skills across our global network to develop practical recommendations and applications to successfully develop, refine and in some cases, repurpose emerging technology. The key to this success is deliberate and skilled market and technology evaluation. As is always the case, experience matters.
The ETIC™ model links a diverse range of public and private sector communities with a broad spectrum of technology developers. We have the practical experience in end user communities and recognize operational essential capabilities, the requirement process and, as importantly, can identify those offerings, which fail to meet requirements, saving business development cycles and capital in the process.
This insight allows KGH to market technology to appropriate end users at the right decision level at the right time. The process reduces risk throughout the technology development process to include discovery, assessment, commercialization, and adoption through educating developers, investors, and actual customers. We “murder board” offerings; provide end-user requirements; and assess market strategy. Our team provides expert support including state-of-the-art web presence design and promotional/marketing materials as needed. We conduct sales rehearsals and hands-on technology demonstrations to optimize market preparedness and penetration.
Fielded capabilities now support both classified and commercial customers.  Our current focus is on identity management to include facial recognition capability suites, and on the tactical side: both C-UAS and C-VBIED efforts.