The U.S. Air Force’s AFWERX organization has issued a solicitation for an “innovative adaptation of a commercially available development-to-operations (DevOps) platform-as-a-service (PaaS)” to provide the Joint Force Space Component Commander’s operations center with the means to “efficiently identify, modify or develop, integrate, and test new capabilities, ingest and validate new space situational awareness (SSA) data sources, and quickly onboard the capabilities in support of the space command and control mission.”
AFWERX said the acquired solution also “will establish both a cloud- and on-premise-based environment for the rapid development and large-scale operation of big data, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) applications.”
“The platform will address multiple use cases for the national security space enterprise, helping to reduce the AFRL [Air Force Research Lab] DevOps team’s software development backlog and laying the longterm foundation and the ability for responsive depot sustainment support to the Warfighter,” AFWERX said. “Finally, this effort will identify a construct for rapid testing and incorporation of new data sources that are routinely exposed to the greater SSA community.”
Reponses to the solicitation are due Jan. 18.