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AFWERX Selects Hexagon US Federal to Build Innovative Under New Challenge; Mark Rowland, Tammer Olibah Quoted

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Tammer Olibah
Tammer Olibah CEO Hexagon US Federal

AFWERX has announced that Hexagon US Federal is one of the top 92 participating teams selected from across the globe competing to build the Base of the Future Challenge, the company reported on Monday. 

"The AFWERX Base of the Future Challenge is critical to our mission of increasing collaboration between large businesses and entrepreneurs to accelerate solutions for the Air Force," stated Mark Rowland of AFWERX. “On behalf of AFWERX and the Department of Defense, we congratulate the teams advancing to the next phase. Their contributions are invaluable and have the potential to create game-changing results across the Air Force enterprise,” Rowland added. 

The challenge has focused on six topics, including Base Security, Installation Resilience, Leveraging Technology for Operational Effectiveness, Reverse Engineering, Culture of Innovation and Airman and Family Wellbeing

Hexagon US Federal’s proposal has been selected to advance innovative solutions across new base security technology and VR training modules to virtual assistants and apps designed for wellness and leadership development. The company is competing in the Leveraging Technology for Operational Effectiveness Challenge to build the Base of the Future and modernize the Department of Defense (DoD).

The company will leverage artificial intelligence (AI), additive manufacturing and machine learning (ML) to build an innovative Air Force base. The Air Force has planned to integrate state-of-the-art operational technology, automation, AI, digital integration and cybersecurity to ensure that the Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida becomes a premier innovation hub for industry and government.

Hexagon US Federal submitted the solution, "Digital Reality, Digital Twin," that will enable the U.S. Air Force to develop richly detailed 3D models of its bases. This scalable digital reality solution integrates a variety of Hexagon sensor technologies to create a digital twin of Air Force base facilities. The company’s digital reality solution will improve decision-making for on-base emergency management, maintenance, construction and other critical activities.

"It's an honor to be among the solutions selected to move forward," said Tammer Olibah, Hexagon US Federal CEO. "We are proud of our ongoing support of the Air Force through our work, and we are excited for the opportunity to take our support to a new level with our innovative digital reality solutions." 

Chris Reichert, vice president of Strategy with Hexagon US Federal, recently spoke with ArchIntel regarding competitive intelligence (CI), and how the new business model has shaped the government contracting (GovCon) sector. 

“Competition is reliant on the people that you have on your team. There are services and resources that you can pay for and gain access to certain databases and reports, as long as the company’s willing to spend that money. Everyone’s dealing with the same information. It really just comes down to the people that you build around your intelligence cycle,” Reichert said in his interview with ArchIntel. 

To read Chris Reichert’s full interview on how to remain competitive within the marketplace, view ArchIntel’s ‘Competitive Intelligence Spotlight Series’.

About Hexagon US Federal

Hexagon US Federal is part of Hexagon serving the U.S. federal market. Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications. Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

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