Northrop Grumman selects Appian to deliver platform for Army Defense Knowledge Online initiative

VIENNA, Va., 19 April 2007. Appian, a provider of Business Process Management Suites (BPMS), has been selected by Northrop Grumman to provide the enterprise portal technology and underlying process-based services to support the U.S. Army's task order to develop Defense Knowledge Online (DKO). The task order with a $267 million ceiling was awarded under the U.S. Air Force Network-Centric Solutions contract vehicle and is the largest portal task order ever awarded in the federal government.

Apr 19th, 2007

VIENNA, Va., 19 April 2007. Appian, a provider of Business Process Management Suites (BPMS), has been selected by Northrop Grumman to provide the enterprise portal technology and underlying process-based services to support the U.S. Army's task order to develop Defense Knowledge Online (DKO).

The task order with a $267 million ceiling was awarded under the U.S. Air Force Network-Centric Solutions contract vehicle and is the largest portal task order ever awarded in the federal government.

"DKO promises to provide all warfighters with access to the information they need to better do their jobs and complete their missions, and we are actively working to deliver the best possible solution to attain this goal," Matt Calkins, CEO of Appian, says.

Leveraging Appian's platform, DKO will be the single enterprise service portal, serving as the entry point for all U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and authorized users to access DOD and government intranets supporting operations, missions, and critical support processes for forces worldwide.

DKO will provide relevant information and applications to the warfighter and other government users through a secure service-oriented framework to help them perform their missions more effectively. Appian's technology will help enable the DKO enterprise solution to grow from 1.8 million users to possibly eight million users or more, potentially across all federal government agencies.

Using Appian Enterprise, DKO delivers personalization capabilities for deploying content to an unlimited number of targeted communities based on the profiles and preferences of groups of users. DKO users can collaborate as individuals or groups in private and secure virtual communities that they create themselves, on demand.

The length of the DKO task order is one year with four six-month options. Initial work will be performed at Fort Belvoir, Va., an undisclosed site in Maryland, and in southwest Asia.

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