Air Force portal contract awarded
- By George I. Seffers
- Dec 06, 2000
The Air Force has awarded a $1 million contract to Sytel Inc. to develop
a prototype of My.AirForce, the company announced Wednesday.
When completed, the Air Force portal will consolidate data from hundreds
of existing systems into a single entry point. Users will be able to access
all service information from a standard Web browser customized to their
individual needs and interests.
My.AirForce will also provide online services for airmen, such as automated,
paperless processing of personnel, medical and payroll information. The
portal might also serve commanders requiring critical battlefield information.
Initially, the portal effort will focus on providing access to data
from the installations and logistics communities. Another 22 functional
communities and major commands will be added during 2001.
"Air Force senior management has put this portal on a fast track for
development and implementation," said Lt. Gen. John Woodward, Air Force
deputy chief of staff for communications and information. "We're very pleased
to see so much functionality in less than three months and are excited about
"One of our immediate objectives was to prove we can rapidly incorporate
standards-based, commercial off-the-shelf solutions to increase the decision
power of our network users," Woodward said.
Sytel is a private company specializing in providing e-business infrastructure