U.S. Air Force Recognizes Potential in First-of-its-Kind Incident Authority
SimpleSense today announced that the U.S. Air Force Advanced Battle Management Systems (ABMS) Chief Architect Integration Office (CAIO) awarded SimpleSense a $950,000,000 ceiling indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the maturation, demonstration and proliferation of capability across platforms and domains, leveraging open systems design, modern software and algorithm development in order to enable Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2). This contract is part of a multiple award multi-level security effort to provide development and operation of systems as a unified force across all domains (air, land, sea, space, cyber, and electromagnetic spectrum) in an open architecture family of systems that enables capabilities via multiple integrated platforms.
According to an AMBS spokesperson, the $950 million is set as a ceiling for any one vendor as a method of giving the Air Force the greatest possible flexibility in how it doles out funding as vendors demonstrate the applicability of their technology to the overarching ABMS architecture.
“We are incredibly excited to join this cohort of defense contractors and other startups in our effort to improve interoperability to incidents,” said Eric Kanagy, CEO of SimpleSense. “Our mission is to break down information silos to save lives. This contract represents a significant opportunity to further that mission.”
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SimpleSense is a first-of-its-kind incident authority that enables interoperability between safety and security teams. In an emergency, it doesn’t matter which agency you’re with or what software platform you’re using: every responder needs the most critical incident information as soon as possible.
Security teams have deployed SimpleSense technology at military bases, public safety agencies, Fortune 500s, universities, property management companies, and government institutions. The company is based at Newlab, a collaborative tech hub for entrepreneurs, and is a member of the NYC Urban Tech Hub.