Tantus Technologies and OnPoint Consulting joint venture Tantus|OnPoint has been awarded a contract to provide support services for the US Army's chief, army reserve decision support system (CARDSS).
Awarded by the Army Office of the Chief, Army Reserve (OCAR), the contract covers provision of automation and analytical support to the Army Reserve mission, which aims to "provide trained and ready units and individuals to mobilise and deploy in support of the national military strategy."
Under the contract, the company will provide operational maintenance on CARDSS system, including software support, data imports, help desk, training and communications, while coordinating with data owners to add new data versions or sources.
OnPoint's CEO and president Shankar Pillai said: "We are proud to support the army reserve with technical expertise and deliver world-class services to a critical component of the Department of Defense."
In addition, the company will ensure the system's operational readiness through maintenance of application databases, software support, troubleshooting system issues and resolution support, maintenance upgrades, configuration changes, technology trends monitoring and updates recommendation.
The value and additional details of the CARDSS task order, which was issued under the army's information technology services-small business (ITS-SB) contract vehicle, remain undisclosed.
The ITS-SB is a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) task-order contract, established to provide the army with a range of innovative and world-class information technology (IT) support services and solutions.
The CARDSS system provides the chief of the army reserve with an integrated and flexible means to address the cross-functional challenges related to the mission, by bringing together incongruent data from different standard army systems (STAMIS) and reserve-unique business applications into one location.