Intelligence gathering in the cloud: Army awards cloud computing data mining contract to Data Tactics

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 14 Oct. 2010. U.S. Army intelligence experts needed a cloud-based computer architecture to extract and mine objects, events, and relationships from several intelligence sources -- including full-motion video, audio, imagery, financial data, signals intelligence, and all source reporting. They found their solution from Data Tactics Corp. in Alexandria, Va.

Oct 14th, 2010

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 14 Oct. 2010. U.S. Army intelligence experts needed a cloud-based computer architecture to extract and mine objects, events, and relationships from several intelligence sources -- including full-motion video, audio, imagery, financial data, signals intelligence, and all source reporting. They found their solution from Data Tactics Corp. in Alexandria, Va.

Data Tactics won a $24.8 million contract Wednesday to provide the Army with military cloud computing capability for intelligence gathering and analysis with these capabilities. Awarding the contract are officials of the Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) Contracting Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

Cloud computing works over the Internet to provide software and information to computers as they need these resources -- often as web-based tools or applications that users can access and use through their web browsers, similarly to how they use programs installed on their own computers. A major benefit of cloud computing is the ability it provides to IT managers to expand computer and software resources to users based on current demand.

Data Tactics specializes in enterprise architecture, cyber security, engineering, system/software development, data/system integration, and operations & maintenance (O&M)/sustainment, and identifies, resolves, and supports complex computer data, storage, security, and systems problems.

Data Tactics will do the work in McLean, Va., and should be finished by the end of September 2011. For more information contact the CECOM Contracting Center online at www.monmouth.army.mil/cecom/acq, or Data Tactics at www.data-tactics.com.

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