Raytheon unveils Appsmart, GOtab online services
Raytheon has developed two online services to provide critical capabilities to users in the defense, intelligence and first-responder communities faster than they are able to get them now.
The Appsmart market is a tool to develop apps and access content, a market to buy secure apps and a way to get capabilities to users quickly. It is self-sustaining and performance-based, protecting intellectual property of third-party developers. Because it is a marketplace, Appsmart incentivizes innovation through market forces.
“Because we have built Appsmart with our own funds and are working directly with third-party developers, we are reducing the government’s risk and cost associated with the procurement of new capabilities,” said Mark Bigham, vice president of Business Development at Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems. “Appsmart provides tools that developers can use to quickly and securely create, publish and market capabilities for tactical-edge users.”
One of those is an emerging capability, called GOtab™, which provides a mobile, geocentric, user defined and tailored environment for discovering and retrieving mission-relevant information. “GOtab puts rich geospatial visualization in the hands of users, from which they can query and access a range of online GEOINT services to display, analyze and exploit geographic and imagery intelligence, as well as human geography,” said Kevin T. Brown, technical director of GEOINT Programs at Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems. “This would significantly improve timely access to current information, products and services for military operations, natural disasters or humanitarian crises.”
Currently, several apps developed by Raytheon and third-party entities are available via Appsmart, including programs for situational awareness, buddy tracking, triage tracking and language translation, among other capabilities.