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U.S. Navy Selects Empower AI (formerly NCI) for $13.4M NAVAIR Network Modernization Contract

Defense technology leader will design and install state-of-the-art network to improve Naval Air Warfare Center systems speed and security

RESTON, Va., Feb. 8, 2022 – Empower AI (formerly NCI), a leading provider of advanced information technology solutions and professional services to the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal agencies, announced today it has received a five-year $13.4 million prime contract from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division. Under the Installation Fiber Optic Networking Support Services contract, Empower AI, with its partner IntelliBridge, will enable faster, more secure network connections for the Navy by delivering state-of-the-art engineering and implementation fiber optic networking support services.

“The operational readiness and survivability of today’s warfighters are more closely tied to the speed and security of network technology than at any time in our nation’s history,” said Paul A. Dillahay, president and CEO of Empower AI. “We are honored to partner with IntelliBridge on this program to support the Navy with better, faster and more secure connectivity to support fleet modernization and mission readiness at sea.”

Alan B. Thomas, chief operating officer at IntelliBridge, agreed, noting that IntelliBridge was proud to continue its long-term support of the Navy, as well as the NAVAIR community in China Lake, Calif. “Combining our deep understanding and experience of our Navy customer with NCI’s network support services expertise will help enable our naval warfighters to safeguard their operations and respond to potential threats more effectively,” Thomas said.

Under the contract, Empower AI and IntelliBridge will transform system interoperability and integration for networks supporting NAWCWD and NAVAIR, enabling seamless and secure computer connectivity. The two organizations will provide E&I fiber optic networking support services such as state-of-the-art network designs, fiber builds, infrastructure mapping and networking solutions.