The Department of Defense has awarded Alion Science and Technology task orders valued at $6 million to digitize almost 110, 000 paper documents for the Defense Technical Information Center’s (DTIC’s) Total Electronic Migration System (TEMS).
The three-year contract entails scanning scientific and technical data from the libraries of the Weapon Systems Technology Information Analysis Center (WSTIAC) and the Advanced Materials, Manufacturing and Testing Information Analysis Center (AMMTIAC) into electronic documents and making them available through TEMS, a searchable, Web-based system. The project will also allow users to store, retrieve and use large quantities of data electronically in performance of their missions.
Chris Amos, Alion senior vice president and manager of the Technology Solutions Group, said the mission of TEMS included placing “valuable scientific and technical information that is pertinent to supporting the warfighter at users’ fingertips.”
“The AMMTIAC and WSTIAC libraries house more than 400, 000 hard-copy documents, which span the areas of materials, manufacturing, and testing as well as the development, production, fielding and maintenance of conventional and modern weapon systems, ” Amos said. “Alion is spearheading these efforts as part of a long-term project to help DTIC convert all of its high-priority documents into digital format. It is an enormous, but important undertaking.”