Published on
Nov 30, 2022

For immediate release: 11/30/2022

A research intelligence platform to counter adversarial strategic intentions and capabilities and exploitation of open science 

Beavercreek, OH – Parallax Advanced Research has launched its first commercial product – Data Abyss. The platform provides research intelligence analytics to aid researchers and their institutions to counter the exploitation of their work by strategic competitors. 


Data Abyss is a platform that has been specifically developed to perform research and knowledge security monitoring and investigations that support the National Security Presidential Memorandum 33 (NSPM-33), Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), and Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) security objectives. Research security defines safeguarding the research enterprise against the misappropriation of research and development to the detriment of national and economic security, related violations of research integrity, and foreign government interference. Knowledge security entails mitigating the risks of espionage, unwanted knowledge transfers, intellectual property theft, data leakage, and the misuse of dual-use technology. 


Data Abyss customers use the tool to find concerning exposure surfaces between their faculty and foreign defense organizations and named entities from the Commerce Restricted Entity Lists and where those relationships appear ongoing, including those with direct military applications.   

“The benefit of Data Abyss goes beyond analyzing intelligence information,” said Dennis Andersh, president & CEO, Parallax Advanced Research. “The information it uncovers and synthesizes will enable our federal and state clients to enhance our nation’s weapons systems and, thus, improve our efforts on the battlefield.” 

Data Abyss leverages AI-assisted processing techniques to track down adversary affiliates and linked transnational entities. Very high-risk entities are tagged to track the entities connections with already tracked entities by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Federal Communications Commission, and Australia Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). Extreme risk entities are tagged to track the entities’ connections to adversary military units. These holistic views of the organizational targeting spectrum allow for in-depth analysis and understandings of:  

  • Active recruitment of American or allied academics and scientists and other related scientists.  

  • Research on reverse engineering for any related technologies.  

  • American or allied corporate and university research with sanctioned state-owned enterprises.  

  • Unidentified organizations and associated research partnerships with sanctioned state-owned enterprises.  

  • Increasing dual-use capabilities, including both state and non-state actors, and the demonstrated willingness of these parties to collaborate or transact with each other.