The U.S. Army has selected Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) to develop a common data fabric that would facilitate data sharing and synchronization between incompatible systems.
The company said Tuesday the Rainmaker multidomain technology is meant to link different platforms across air, land, sea, cyber and space domains to enable coordinated military combat operations.
Army Futures Command plans to use Rainmaker to align with the Joint All Domain Command and Control approach, which the Department of Defense envisions as a network of sensors informing commanders about the multidomain battlefield.
Booz Allen will use software development, data engineering, cloud computing and artificial intelligence expertise to develop Rainmaker.
As the prime contractor for the award, the company will also provide advanced analytics framework, application programming interfaces, cross-functional data store, distributed cloud architecture and other data services to support the program.
“Rainmaker will form one of the pillars of the Pentagon’s JADC2 vision as well as the foundation on which the Army and others can build a wide array of AI services to improve decision making on and off the battlefield,” said Gus Taveras, senior executive adviser for the company’s defense market.