Subscribe to the InfoTech eNewsletter

infoTECH Feature

December 07, 2012

US AMC Extends Enterprise Deployment of AtHoc IWSAlerts

U.S. Army Materiel Command has extended its enterprise deployment of AtHoc IWSAlerts. With the extension, AMC will be able to assist several supplementary installations and groups from the equivalent Defense Information Systems Agency (News - Alert) (DISA) data center.

For the first time, the Army has implemented enterprise EMNS by using a centralized protected private cloud architecture. The AMC system will assist the Army in including remote locations and organizations like HQ Army Contracting Command, HQ Army Security Assistance Command, Pine Bluff Arsenal, Corpus Christi Army Depot, Blue Grass Army Depot and Camp Stanley Storage Activity, in a simplified manner.

The Army will also be able to include remote locations and organizations as and when they are added.

In a statement, (Ret) Army Colonel David Brown (News - Alert), director of Army Operations, AtHoc, said, "AtHoc IWSAlerts provides AMC Full Operational Capability (FOC) of a mass notification system (MNS) that satisfies the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) requirements, well before the required 2014 deadline. AtHoc IWSAlerts is the only EMNS solution on the DISA Approved Product List (DISA APL) with the Army's enterprise-wide Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) and Authority to Operate (AtO) – reducing overall infrastructure and maintenance costs, while significantly expediting deployment time."

An extremely economically viable centralized architecture has been used to implement the AMC system. Consistency across the enterprise is therefore ensured. Concurrent sustainment expenses are decreased as well.

These implementations offer a centralized system located at DISA data center with complete failover capabilities. The implementations also ensure complete interoperability among all installations. Command-wide, installation-wide, or targeted notifications can also be sent to all devices. All assisted locations will therefore be offered reliable training and procedures.

The implementations also guarantee rapid execution time, accomplishing complete operational status in a matter of days for the latest installations. As the AMC system offers shared servers and communications infrastructure, the total expenses are considerably decreased. The AMC system offers instantaneous response monitoring and reporting, resulting in employee responsibility.

The supplementary AMC installations are offered a speedy, conventional, and unified platform by the latest enterprise extension. Employees are therefore guaranteed notification and alerts across a broad assortment of technologies and end-user devices like desktop alerts, e-mail, telephony and SMS/text messaging. 

Want to learn more about the latest in communications and technology? Then be sure to attend ITEXPO Miami 2013, Jan 29- Feb. 1 in Miami, Florida.  Stay in touch with everything happening at ITEXPO (News - Alert). Follow us on Twitter.

Edited by Braden Becker

Subscribe to InfoTECH Spotlight eNews

InfoTECH Spotlight eNews delivers the latest news impacting technology in the IT industry each week. Sign up to receive FREE breaking news today!
FREE eNewsletter

infoTECH Whitepapers