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December 21, 2012

AFRL selects ISS for USAF software development contract

Intelligent Software Solutions (ISS) has received a contract for delivery of an advanced software development framework to help the US Air Force (USAF) in development of intelligence analysis and data fusion software.

Intelligent Software Solutions (ISS) has received a contract for delivery of an advanced software development framework to help the US Air Force (USAF) in development of intelligence analysis and data fusion software.

Awarded by the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (AFRL/RI), the five-year $593m order stems from the Air Space Precision Engagement Research and Engineering (ASPERE) contract vehicle.

Under the contract, the company will extend its previous work on the web-enabled temporal analysis system toolkit (WebTAS-TK) to offer the latest innovations in the intelligence analysis and intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) domains to the air force.

The primary goal of the programme is to develop a technology that will be capable of offering enhanced situational awareness to intelligence analysts and warfighters.

ISS chief executive officer Jay Jesse said the WebTAS-TK tools suite has been used licence free by a large number of organisations and warfighters for the past 13 years.

”This new contract will continue to expand the platform’s capabilities as well as make it available to even more organisations, dramatically improving the ability of the United States and its allies to understand and anticipate behaviours of its adversaries,” Jesse added.

ISS will specifically conduct research, development, integration, testing and demonstration, as well as operations and maintenance of groundbreaking technologies and concepts for the ASPERE toolset.

The contract also requires the company to continue maintenance of its ongoing support to operations in Afghanistan, as well as on-site support to many operational commands across the US and worldwide.

ASPERE aims to deliver a software toolkit that will provide the USAF, the Department of Defense (DoD), intelligence community and other federal agencies with a customisable data visualisation and analysis infrastructure for exploitation of temporal, spatial, entity and association information, report generation, incident reporting, workflow and query/search.

The primary goal of the programme is to develop a technology that will be capable of offering enhanced situational awareness to intelligence analysts and warfighters.

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