Armag’s SCIF Hits Every Target for Fort Hood IS&A
When Fort Hood needed support for its Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) New Equipment Training (NET), they needed a facility that could meet the needs of their very specific application, and they needed it in short time. The Project Manager (PM) Intelligence Systems & Analytics (IS&A) contacted Armag Corporation who designs and manufactures their proprietary A.R.C. Vault SCIF.
Armag’s A.R.C. Vault (Armored, Rapid-deployment, Compartmented Vault) is a custom, secure, rugged modular facility. It provides a TEMPEST-compliant and ballistically-protected environment that supports the PM’s requirements for the DCGS-A NET.
“We worked closely with PM IS&A’s Training & Training Support Branch and listened to their needs,” said Armag Chief Operating Officer Benjamin Bruce. “Each application is unique, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’, so we collaborated with PM IS&A to ensure their operational requirements were met, and exceeded. Our entire team was involved with the custom, modular design of these unique facilities.”
The operational schedule too was short, leaving little time for procurement, design and fabrication. Fortunately, the Armag A.R.C. Vault structures are modular and transportable, thus requiring no MILCON, instead being procured as equipment under Defense Logistics Agency acquisition.
The result was a custom 4,000 sq. ft. multi-module secure facility that supported open floorplan facilitates training of C4ISR activities, including multi-domain connectivity and a power feed to ground-based vehicles.
“The ability to train on mission critical systems is imperative to the PM IS&A’s vision of outpacing near-peer threats with technical excellence,” said LtCol. Michael Fowles, Product Manager (PM) Intelligent Systems (IS). “We received a facility fully capable of system interoperability that allowed us to operate in a wide range of environments.”