Booz Allen Hamilton has received a potential five-year task order to improve human performance within the army and other federal agencies.

The task order has a potential value of $561m and was awarded by the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Aviation & Missile Center’s Systems Simulation, Software and Integration Directorate (AvMC S3I).

CCDC AvMC is responsible for providing research, engineering and analytical expertise to the Army.

The S3I is involved in software engineering, modelling and simulation, and systems development.

The task order requires Booz Allen to deploy an athlete management system to provide soldiers with access to holistic fitness guidance.

The artificial intelligence-based performance platform will use cognitive services to improve understanding of the training provided to personnel.

Booz Allen executive vice-president Greg Wenzel said: “Increasing warfighter effectiveness and reducing potential loss of life require a deep understanding of the US Army’s mission, expertise in the latest technologies, and access to cross-sector partnerships.

“Booz Allen is the only open technology integrator that offers a vision and roadmap to a fully connected, digital battlefield where intelligence and operations converge at the speed of need.

“Using an open yet secure architecture that quickly and easily integrates the best emerging tech on the market, Booz Allen is helping the army arm the digital soldier with the latest cross-reality, artificial intelligence, and data-centric solutions to improve their physical and psychological performance, as well as tactical equipment design and implementation.”

The tactical human dimension training programme seeks to improve both the physical and cognitive performance of troops.

The platform will feature augmented and virtual reality simulations and involve data science and analytics capabilities to optimise performance.

It will enable AvMC S3I to closely monitor the results and the efficacy of the programmes.

The training will assist military agencies such as US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, US Army Cyber Center of Excellence, and US Air Force 17th Training Group.