The U.S. Air Force has awarded Systems Definition, Inc. (SDI) an AFWERX Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 contract to integrate SDI’s Advanced Personnel Accountability Application (APAA) technologies into the Air Force Disaster Response Force (DRF) Common Operating Picture (COP), the company reported on Tuesday.
"What we have learned from our prior and on-going personnel accountability efforts is the critical importance of simplicity and ease of use. DoD First Responders, just like civilian First Responders, need tools and capabilities like these to enhance safety and increase operational awareness," said Brendan Adams, SDI Principal Investigator.
The Department of Defense (DoD) will utilize SDI’s technology for defense commercialization for the department’s first responders. The proposal will provide the DoD with enhanced situational awareness and personnel accountability capabilities.
SDI’s APAA software will leverage radio-based technologies and available department datasets streamlined and accurate First Responder accountability. The contract will include the adaption of SDI's commercial APAA accountability solution into an Air Force COP. SDI's First Responder applications will support critical fire department safety and accountability efforts.
About Systems Definition, Inc.
SDI is a privately held small business located in Alexandria, VA, serving Government and private industry with innovative software applications and technical services. SDI supports a variety of DoD, First Responder, and commercial clients with focused software development, system planning, technical documentation, and innovative software applications.
SDI works alongside DoD clients to develop a wide range of system and software capabilities for many large-scale space and maritime projects. SDI also develops high-utility software applications for the First Responder community, providing innovative solutions that address unique accountability and safety objectives.