Compendium to continue support for USAF's NextGen airspace effort


Compendium has received a General Services Administration (GSA) certification to continue providing support for the US Air Force's (USAF) effort in the next generation air transportation system (NextGen) programme.

The company has been working at the USAF's NextGen Lead Service Office (LSO), established by the Department of Defense (DoD), to ensure implementation of the congressionally-mandated NextGen system.

Compendium managing partner Dennis Dempsey, who also serves as the LSO Enterprise Architecture lead, said the company is pleased to work alongside air force, military and agency partners to develop a transformation path for the DoD's NextGen architecture.

"The mission is vital, the stakes are high, and every decision leads to an outcome that has a direct effect to the Warfighter - and ultimately the American people," Dempsey added.

Led by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the NextGen is a multi-billion dollar programme focused at making air travel more secure and convenient through comprehensive modernisation of the national airspace system (NAS).

The programme uses both new and current technologies, policies and procedures to lower flight delays and save aviation fuel as well as cause reduction in aircraft exhaust emissions with an aim to prevent hazards in future.

The USAF LSO is tasked with ensuring that the aircraft and ground facilities are well equipped to maintain and further expand DoD's access to the global airspace.

Meanwhile, Compendium also secured a GSA Schedule 10 contract which makes it eligible to deliver products and services to the Federal government.

Commenting on the GSA certification, Compendium CEO, Mitzi Dempsey, said: "Being on the GSA schedule expands our reach beyond the federal government to numerous state and municipal governments as they can now take advantage of the exceptional consulting services that we provide today at set government pricing."