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Developing Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8771-22-C-0013
Agency Tracking Number: F2D-2476
Amount: $749,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF211-DCSO1
Solicitation Number: X21.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-05-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-05-15
Small Business Information
7528 Rio Grande Way
Gainesville, VA 20155-1111
United States
DUNS: 080622114
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Gabriel Bermeo
 (347) 304-0391
 gabriel@omnifederal.com
Business Contact
 Parag Thakker
Phone: (571) 403-2111
Email: pthakker@omnifederal.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Business Enterprise Systems Product INnovation (BESPIN) has a national defense-related mission need in the area of Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Specifically, a holistic and agile solution driven by innovation, that delivers a scalable end-to-end RPA, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML) automation approach is needed to enable our Warfighter’s to become operationally resilient and focus on higher-level tasks. In the past RPA was used by commercial organizations to streamline back-office burdens by removing monotonous tasks, therefore speeding up the supply chain and providing a more effective use of manpower. Today, our Warfighter’s are facing a manpower intensive environment coupled with unprecedented workloads, and a confluence of remote challenges. Currently, the BESPIN Digital University (Digital U) education platform transforms the way 18,000 users complete technical training. Further, Digital U is challenged by an expensive siloed automation that is currently relying on a large scale of people for general knowledge and process functions. Therefore, we believe the technology development under the subject SBIR topic may eventually contribute to solving a mission need. The main goal of our involvement in this project is to provide a holistic and agile RPA+AI solution that allows robotic automation to be a strategic enabler for Digital U, by leveraging data services and end-to-end process and efficiency for our Warfighters. This innovative solution will reduce human intervention, improve task execution efficiency, and drastically decrease labor and operational costs. The mission impact of this project on the Air Force and the DoD will position BESPIN to develop and implement a series of bots designed to automate transactional, rule-based human tasks by mimicking user interactions without any intervention. These robots will implement algorithms to not only complete human repetitive tasks, but reduce errors and downtime, and increase the return on investment (ROI).

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