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RESTON, Va., Dec. 15, 2020 – Empower AI (formerly NCI), a leading provider of advanced information technology solutions and professional services to U.S. federal government agencies, announced today it has received a follow-on three-year, $28 million contract to upgrade Wired and Wireless Local Area Networks (LAN/WLAN) for the Defense Health Agency (DHA). Under the Army’s Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-3 Services (ITES-3S) multiple-award indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract, Empower AI will provide expert engineering, procurement, integration, cybersecurity and testing services for 24 Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) in OCONUS and CONUS locations. The system enhancements are in support of NCI’s long-standing customer, the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command Fort Detrick Engineering Directorate (ISEC-FDED), and will ensure DHA MTFs operate the most current and secure network infrastructure and devices.
“The efficient management of patient care across geographically separated facilities requires modernization of our military’s health systems and network,” said Paul A. Dillahay, president and CEO of Empower AI. “This win is a pivotal piece of NCI’s business strategy to enhance our value-based, innovative solutions, while exploring opportunities to utilize our artificial intelligence and digital transformation technologies to deliver critical information assurance and unparalleled systems. We look forward to continuing to deploy emerging tech capabilities in support of the treatment and well-being of our country’s warfighters.”
The DHA is working to install and maintain a common, standards-based telecommunications infrastructure for the DoD’s global medical community. This infrastructure will provide a robust network with the connectivity, reliability, data integrity, and information security that medical professionals need to provide high-quality care to members of our armed forces and their families.