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Amy Billinger, Jeremy Jackson and Jennie Jackson, co-founders of Anneal Initiative Inc., have benefited from Kansas PTAC services while contracting their intelligence expertise to a number of government agencies.

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GETTING IT DONE With her extensive government services background, Dunn provides “lots of free intelligence” to her PTAC clients through one-on-one sessions, as well as workshops offered in conjunction with colleagues covering a variety of topics, including legal issues and tips to help bidders differentiate themselves from competitors. “Small business owners have amazing tenacity and really impress me,” said Dunn. “The aptitude of the small business community in Shawnee County in particular and their willingness to not only learn but to act are leading to success not only for their companies but for the region as a whole.” ANNEAL INITIATIVE INC. Amy Billinger and Jeremy Jackson, two of three co-founders of Anneal Initiative Inc., were conducting “groundbreaking intelligence work and fighting a lot of bureaucracy” in their efforts to provide threat warning and assessment for Kansas Homeland Security, when their entrepreneurial epiphany occurred. They started their company in 2017 to first and foremost apply their skills toward protecting the nation and secondarily to cultivate cyber-intelligence opportunities in Kansas. “It became clear that as federal contractors, we could make the best use of U.S. intelligence analysis resources and dollars. Building a company that produces innovative methods for earlier detection and assessment of threats is the best way to match the agility of America’s adversaries,” said Billinger, an Air Force intelligence specialist and Russian history scholar. “A number of agencies need the intelligence expertise we can provide,” said Jackson, an Air Force intelligence officer and mechanical engineer. “Protecting government and private infrastructure, especially power, financial, food and agriculture, from threats that could harm U.S. citizens is something I’ve been passionate about since 9-11.” Anneal’s founders have benefited from Kansas PTAC services, including capability assessments, contract

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