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Berico Technologies

Berico Technologies is a Veteran-owned, small business based in Reston, Virginia, USA, dealing in open-source, cloud-based solutions for the federal government. Berico is a pioneering data analytic solutions provider and open-source cloud architect.


  • History 1
  • Work 2
  • Bank of America and WikiLeaks 3
  • External links 4
  • References 5


Berico was founded in 2006 by military veterans.[1] One of the co-founders, Guy Filippelli, a graduate of West Point and Oxford, received the National Intelligence Medallion. He is also associated with the Center for a New American Security, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Combating Terrorism Center, MissionLink, Luke's Wings and the COMMIT Foundation.

In 2011, Berico Technologies facilitated the creation of two new companies, 42Six Solutions (since acquired by CSC) and Praescient Analytics.[2]

In October 2012 at the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) annual GEOINT Symposium, Berico released CLAVIN (Cartographic Location And Vicinity Indexer), an open-source software package for document geotagging and geoparsing that employs context-based geographic entity resolution. CLAVIN extracts location names from unstructured text and resolves them against a gazetteer to produce data lists.

In November 2012, Berico became an Authorized Systems Integrator in the Cloudera Connect partner program. [3]




  • OPEN AMPere
  • Rivium
  • Howdah


Bank of America and WikiLeaks

In February 2011 the name of Berico, along with HBGary and Palantir Technologies were allegedly found on a plan for Bank of America to respond to a WikiLeaks dump of the banks documents. The plan allegedly involved 'disrupting' reporter Glenn Greenwald's support of WikiLeaks.

On Feb 11, 2011 the CEO and COO of Berico released a statement on the matter:

"Our leadership does not condone or support any effort that proactively targets American firms, organizations or individuals. We find such actions reprehensible and are deeply committed to partnering with the best companies in our industry that share our core values. Therefore, we have discontinued all ties with HBGary Federal. We are conducting a thorough internal investigation to better understand the details of how this situation unfolded and we will take the appropriate actions within our company."[11]

External links

  • Black ops: how HBGary wrote backdoors for the government (by Nate Anderson, ars technica)


  1. ^ Our History - Berico Technologies from retr 2011 02 11
  2. ^ - Berico founders bankroll new ventures,, 2013 03 04, via on 2013 01 09
  3. ^ Ecosystem of companies developing, integrating and deploying technology on Apache Hadoop 2013 03 04, via on 2013 03 04
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Projects from, retr 2011 02 11
  5. ^ Berico Technologies discusses Battlefield Exploitation of Data - MarkLogic Newsletter via on 2011 02 11
  6. ^ MarkLogic - Customers and Partners Rave About MarkLogic Server 4.2 via on 2011 02 11
  7. ^ Contracts for Friday, April 09, 2010, via on 2011 02 11
  8. ^ Berico Technologies Wins Two Prestigious Prime Government Contracts,, 04-08-2010 retr 2011 2 11
  9. ^ Microsoft Word - NIST_CCSRWG_011 List of registered participants sokol,, 2011 01 13, via on 2011 02 11
  10. ^ DOT 2010 Detail Level Service Contract Inventory Appendix B.XLSX ames.owens, Dept of Transportation, 2011 01 26, via on 2011 02 11
  11. ^ A disturbing threat against one of our own - Inside Salon -, via on 2011 02 12
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