U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command Selects Overwatch
AXIS Pro(R) Software as Analysis Tool of Choice
More Than 15,700 AXIS Pro Licenses Now in Use by the U.S. Army
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 03/26/14 -- Overwatch Intelligence
Solutions, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc.
(NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the U.S. Army Civil Affairs
and Psychological Operations Command (USACAPOC) has selected AXIS
ProÂ® as its software tool of choice for socio-cultural information
gathering and analysis. Under an existing licensing agreement with
the Army, USACAPOC is distributing 5,600 copies of the software to
its personnel. With this action, the Army has now distributed more
than 15,700 copies of AXIS Pro since it started deploying the
analysis software in 2009.
Central to USACAPOC's mission is organizing, training, equipping and
resourcing its forces worldwide to provide civil considerations
support to regional combatant commanders and other agencies.
"Civil Affairs (CA) needed a cost-effective way to bring together
different sources of information and portray their piece of the
Common Operating Picture. The use of AXIS Pro will fill that void by
allowing us to visually depict the civil environment and increase the
supported commander's environment awareness. Leveraging the Army's
unlimited license to this product means no cost is borne by CA," says
Col. George Hanhauser, USACAPOC (Airborne) Strategic Initiatives
AXIS Pro offers an integrated software suite of analysis tools. The
complete system is comprised of the core infrastructure, research
services, analysis tools and supporting collaboration services, which
facilitate real-time collection, storage, processing, analysis,
visualization and sharing of data throughout all phases of a mission.
The U.S. Army's and Marine Corps' unlimited license to the AXIS Pro
commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) product, a close corollary to the
Army's Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) suite, provides
broad cost-effective access to these leading edge analytical tools.
"The software has the ability to ingest random, disconnected cultural
cues and events and transform them into predictable and actionable
portraits of potential activity," explains Steve Overly
Intelligence Solutions senior vice president and general manager. "By
incorporating AXIS Pro's capabilities into the decision-making
process, commanders are empowered with relevant, socio-cultural
information and knowledge with which to enhance their operational
United States Soldiers and Marines may obtain copies of AXIS Pro by
contacting Overwatch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overwatch Intelligence Solutions is the leading provider of
integrated intelligence software and services for today's U.S. and
international defense and intelligence communities. For the past 20
years, Overwatch's intelligence solutions have supported decision
makers, counter-terrorism analysts, warfighters and first responders
by providing proven tools that simplify the integration, analysis and
exploitation of intelligence in order to present a complete
operational picture and accelerate the time-to-decision. More
information is available at www.overwatch.com.
About Textron Systems
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defense, homeland security and aerospace communities for more than 50
years. Headquartered in Providence, R.I., the company is known for
its unmanned aircraft systems, advanced marine craft, armored
vehicles, intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems,
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