Opera Solutions Government Services Recognized by Computerworld As a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate

Posted by Todd Higginson on Fri, Mar 22, 2013

 OSGS Recognized in Safety & Security Category

NEW YORK, NY, March 22, 2013 — IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program has named Opera Solutions Government Services (OSGS) as one of its 2013 Laureates. IDG’s award honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic, and educational change.

OSGS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Opera Solutions, was recognized for its SignalSensor Open Source Threat Intelligence Platform. SignalSensor continually scans more than 200 million open source sites on the Web to identify threats to individuals, places, and events. It searches in over 50 native languages, using an ontology of 80 million threat terms and more than 400 million associations, and can not only identify threats, but also determine their seriousness and time horizon.

Along with the Internet’s benefits have also come safety and security challenges, such as organized online threat incitement against persons and property,” said Scott Weber, president, OSGS. “SignalSensor has a unique ability to identify and prioritize these threats and, in so doing, keep people, places, and events safer. We are very proud that its capabilities have been recognized by Computerworld.”

“Technology continues to play a pivotal role in transforming how business and society function. For the past 25 years, the Computerworld Honors Program has had the privilege of celebrating innovative IT achievements,” said John Amato, vice president & publisher, Computerworld. “Computerworld is honored to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the 2013 class of Laureates and to share their work. These projects demonstrate how IT can advance organizations' ability to compete, innovate, communicate, and prosper.”

The Computerworld Honors Program awards will be presented at the Gala Evening and Awards Ceremony on June 3, 2013 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

Opera Solutions provides Big Data predictive and prescriptive analytics, delivered as an ongoing service, to business and government globally. With approximately 230 top-tier data scientists from over 20 disciplines among its 700 employees, Opera Solutions has one of the largest machine learning scientific organizations in private industry. It combines this scientific expertise with technology and domain expertise in providing solutions and services. OSGS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Opera Solutions, LLC, provides solutions to the most pressing needs of governments, including exploitation of open source data for threat and sentiment analysis; cyber security; fraud, waste, and abuse reduction; and spend optimization. Opera Solutions is headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, with other offices in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies, as well as oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website.

Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld’s award-winning website (, bi-weekly publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, August 2012) and was recognized as the Best Website by ASBPE and TABPI in 2012. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at

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