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ATIS meets with industry

By David Wood, PEO EIS Public Affairs

Mr. Douglas Wiltsie, PEO EIS, hosted the Army Training Information System (ATIS) Industry Day on Sept. 2 at Wood Theater on Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Mr. Wiltsie kicked off the event with opening remarks. "We have a lot of work ahead of us in moving this program forward and we're relying on our industry partners to help us find a solution," said Mr. Wiltsie. "We need to identify clear technical requirements while ensuring life-cycle affordability. The solution must meet the Army's readiness needs and must also fit our budget."

The event presentations provided an overview of the ATIS program, including schedule, requirements and challenges. Technical discussions focused on potential architectural approaches and challenges ATIS would face over the next year. An in-depth exchange among approximately 120 industry representatives and government panel members allowed for collaborative dialogue on several key technical areas.

Mr. Joel Phillips, ATIS project lead, was pleased with the outcome of the event. "We believe that by establishing open communication and being as transparent as possible with industry we can leverage their unique experience and insights throughout the acquisition process," said Mr. Phillips. "Based the high level of participation of large and small business and the technical exchange that took place during the panel discussions, we are excited about the possibilities as we move forward. The other key factor that made this industry day successful was the participation of our TRADOC user representatives both during the presentations and the technical panel discussions."

As a follow up to this outreach event, a request for information (RFI) was released on Sept. 4 to support the program’s ongoing market research.

Posted September 05, 2014