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Giant Oak Forges Partnership with National Security and Defense Organization #NatSecGirlSquad, Augments Member Application Screening Capabilities

by Pinkston, on Mar 23, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Giant Oak’s flagship GOST product to help identify vulnerabilities in membership screening

ARLINGTON, Va. –– Giant Oak, a leader in the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning for the regulatory and security needs of business and government, today announced its strategic partnership with #NatSecGirlSquad. #NatSecGirlSquad is an organization dedicated to building competent diversity in national security and defense enterprises. By integrating GOST® into the #NatSecGirlSquad membership platform, Herd Mentality, the organization will have the tools to screen new members in an efficient, safe, and accurate way, while also protecting their privacy.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the Giant Oak team on the continued execution of the Herd Mentality platform. Enforcement of #NatSecGirlSquad’s Code of Conduct and commitment to ensuring all members are who they say they are and do not pose a measurable risk to the safety, security, and privacy to the community were core requirements in the development of the portal and app. Deploying GOST enables our team to efficiently review publicly available information, confirm join requests, and securely onboard members in a way that proactively supports our community values,” said Maggie Feldman-Piltch, founder and CEO of Unicorn Strategies, an innovative human capital management firm widely known for its project, #NatSecGirlSquad.

Used by #NatSecGirlSquad to screen for vulnerabilities before receiving access to its digital platform, Herd Mentality, GOST is a machine learning-based platform that organizes information to confirm identities and behaviors to determine eligibility for various benefits.. GOST re-indexes the open and deep webs to return publicly available electronic information (PAEI) prioritized to meet Herd Mentality requirements.

“Screening should be fast, easy, and reveal important unknown risks. We’re happy to make GOST available to the incredible team at #NatSecGirlSquad, an organization that does so much to promote diversity in the security and defense communities,” said Gary M. Shiffman, PhD, founder and CEO of Giant Oak.

About Giant Oak

At Giant Oak, we build trusted tools at the frontiers of behavioral science and artificial intelligence that enable you to make both rapid and informed decisions in an increasingly dynamic security environment. Giant Oak Search Technology (GOST®) makes screening easy. GOST is an open-source search and triage tool that builds a custom internet domain and organizes information to detect suspicious behavior. GOST re-indexes the open and deep webs to return publicly available electronic information (PAEI) in prioritized results relevant to the user’s requirements. By deploying machine-learning algorithms to refine search results and generate analytic scores, entities are sorted by relevance and threat level. For more information, visit

About #NatSecGirlSquad

#NatSecGirlSquad builds and supports competent diversity in national security and defense through its professional development community and strategic advisory services. Our work focuses on building expertise, confidence in that expertise, and institutionalizing opportunities for success within existing systems. We want to ensure each individual has the information, ability, and support required to define professional and personal success for themselves, alter it as their priorities evolve, and achieve it over and over again.#NatSecGirlSquad engages with more than 40,000 people each month from across the national security apparatus. Membership is open to anybody, though our programming is primarily focused on serving those in national security, defense, and intelligence. For more information, visit


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