Accenture Federal Services won a $25 million digital transformation contract to modernize operations for the Air Force Sustainment Center.
The contract includes work at each of the three Air Logistics Complexes at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma, Robins Air Force Base in Georgia and Hill Air Force Base in Utah.
“With more than 25,000 pieces of equipment and 40,000 military and civilian personnel spread across the three Air Logistics Complexes, the Air Force Sustainment Center provides world class aircraft depot maintenance, supply chain management, and operations support for the warfighter,” said Bill Marion, a managing director in Accenture Federal Services and Air Force client executive.
Accenture Federal Services will use cloud, edge computing and the Industrial Internet of Things to create a new IIoT enterprise platform for the AFSC’s Technology Hosting Environment for NextGen Automation, a program referred to as ATHENA.
ATHENA is part of the Air Force’s plan to create a “digital depot” and modernize AFSC operations. The period of performance for the ATHENA contract is up to five years.
“Accenture Federal Services is thrilled to be selected to transform operations for the Center, incorporating connected devices, machine learning, and Operational Technology (OT) cyber into this complex ecosystem to deliver valuable analytics and manufacturing transformation,” Marion said.
By securely collecting and transporting OT data from disparate sensors and devices onto the platform, IIoT data from across the AFSC enterprise can be integrated and monitored with real-time dashboard capabilities, the company said.
“Currently, Air Force Sustainment Center monitoring and servicing in the industrial areas is performed across ten networks with a variety of processes and tools which can lead to pockets of disconnected data sources,” said Keith Runtz, a senior managing director in Accenture Federal Services and defense portfolio lead.
“Accenture Federal Services looks forward to using state-of-the-art technologies to create a resilient and secure digital depot ecosystem. The platform we’re building will enable the standardization, visualization, and integration of data from numerous shop floor machines to support the future industrial area production environment, and ultimately, the success of the warfighter.”