AFRL Awards $300M Contract to ISS for Software Development
Intelligent Software Solutions in Colorado Springs, CO received a 5-year, $300 million software development contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate in Rome, NY. At this time, $5 million has been obligated. AFRL manages the contract (FA8750-09-D-0022).
The contract encompass more than 100 software projects for 50 different user communities. These projects range from research and development for machine learning and complex event processing to the development and deployment of command and control applications and intelligence analysis tools.
In addition to software development efforts, ISS will continue its development and fielding of the Combined Information Data Network Exchange (CIDNE) used by CENTCOM to analyze campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq…
CIDNE brings together disparate US military communities by providing a standardized reporting framework across intelligence and operations disciplines. This common framework allows structured operational and intelligence information to be shared as part of user-defined workflow process that collects, correlates, aggregates, and supplies information to US troops and commanders in theater.
CIDNE also supports counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) operations. Its capabilities support both defeating IEDs and attacking the network – from initial threat reporting through device exploitation, target development, and evidence tracking, the company explained. Under this contract, ISS will refine the CIDNE platform as well as integrate support for more operational missions.
Also as part of this contract, ISS will continue development of the WebTAS software toolkit that supports integration of data sets, visualization, project organization and management, pattern analysis and activity prediction, as well as various means of presenting analytical results.
Using non-proprietary software, WebTAS provides a Java thick client and web browser-based access capabilities as well as access to data via a service-oriented architecture (SOA) standards-based set of interfaces. The company is adopting Web 2.0 standards and migrating the WebTAS web presentation layer to the Adobe Flex environment. The use of a Web 2.0-like application enables the intelligence community to break down long-standing barriers to sharing information.
ISS will also continue on-site support for a number of intelligence analysis tools, such as Maritime Domain Awareness and Intelligence Fusion. The company has more than 75 deployed personnel supporting US military customers around the globe.