By Light Professional IT Services, Inc. has won $45 million cost-plus-fixed-fee U.S. Army contract to develop mobile device applications that support troops in training and combat environments.
The Arlington, Va.-based firm will work with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop and enhance applications through a turnkey integrated solution, said retired Army Lt. Gen. Bob Donahue, By Light CEO
“It is essential the Army develops innovative mobile device solutions to support the ever increasing battlefield information requirements of today’s modern Army,” Donahue added.
Donahue said those apps will work to automate daily operations and disperse time sensitive information to soldiers through “a disciplined approach with measurable releases and working code.”
“Our team will implement a proven ‘Agile Software Development’ process and is… impressed with the potential to leverage these mobile applications as a force multiplier to improve the overall combat effectiveness of the Army.”
By Light specializes in network design and implementation, software systems engineering, contingency communications, federal healthcare IT support, satellite communications and information assurance.