Optimus to develop DOD logistics information system

The Defense Department has awarded Optimus Corp., a company specializing in enterprise information management via Web services, a contract to develop a new system for distributing logistics data.

The company will develop the prototype and proof of concept for the system, to be called the Federal Logistic Information System Agile Mobile Media (FLIS AMM). Optimus will work for Defense Logistics Information Systems, a component activity of the Defense Logistics Agency.

DLIS manages much of the logistic information requirements for combat troops in remote locations where Web connectivity is poor or nonexistent. Currently, DLIS publishes its procurement database on CD and DVD for those users. Optimus has been responsible for that operation since 1992.

The FLIS AMM project will let DLIS use Web applications to create mobile media products that permit military personnel to obtain the information they need anywhere.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Optimus is based in Fort Collins, Colo. Although there is a company with the same name -- both are called Optimus Corp. -- in Silver Spring, Md., that is also active in government contracting, the two are not related.

About the Author

Technology journalist Michael Hardy is a former FCW editor.

Featured

  • senior center (vuqarali/Shutterstock.com)

    Bmore Responsive: Home-grown emergency response coordination 

    Working with the local Code for America brigade, Baltimore’s Health Department built a new contact management system that saves hundreds of hours when checking in on senior care centers during emergencies.

  • man checking phone in the dark (Maridav/Shutterstock.com)

    AI-based ‘listening’ helps VA monitor vets’ mental health

    To better monitor veterans’ mental health, especially during the pandemic, the Department of Veterans Affairs is relying on data and artificial intelligence-based analytics.

Stay Connected