New task to support CENTCOM, bridge service gaps

Award calls for creation of cloud-based system to integrate, share intell in support of strategic Air Force projects, among other aspects

Intelligent Software Solutions Inc. will provide specialized software to the Defense Department under an Air Force task order worth $49.9 million.

The award from the U.S. Air Force Research Labs calls for the Colorado Springs, Colo., company to support the U.S. Central Command’s efforts to improve situational awareness.

The work also will involve the creation of a cloud-based, information-sharing system that will eventually help bridge data gaps across various organizations, according to an April 25 company statement.

Under terms of the contract, ISS will expand its support of CENTCOM’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operations around the world.

ISS’ software, known as Web-Enabled Temporal Analysis System, will gather and analyze intelligence information to determine and improve mission situational awareness during ISR mission planning and execution.

The technology also will assess how ISR efforts are supporting CENTCOM operations and commanders’ intent, the announcement said. The one-year contract is the latest task order to be awarded under the existing $500 million program that the Air Force awarded to ISS in 2009.

The program goal is to provide the software tools and services that allow users to process, analyze and visualize large amounts of intelligence information from multiple, disconnected sources.

The project also will create a cloud-based system to integrate and share intelligence information in support of strategic Air Force projects, and will eventually bridge information gaps between various services.

The WebTAS-TK contract encompasses more than 100 projects for 70 different user communities. The ISS team has more than 120 personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan supporting the bundled tools under this contract, the company said.

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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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