ECS wins M-SHARP recompete
On May 18, Fairfax, VA-based ECS announced that it has been awarded a three-year, $19 million contract to support the Marine Sierra Hotel Aviation Readiness Program (M-SHARP). As the prime incumbent on the firm-fixed-price (FFP) contract, ECS will expand on their existing work, building new and enhanced functionality for M-SHARP.
Managed by the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Training and Education Command (TECOM) Aviation Standards Branch (ASB), M-SHARP is a web-based training management program that enables units to conduct flight operations and maintain combat readiness through real-time forecasting, scheduling, execution, and reporting. ECS will provide operational agile software engineering, maintenance and sustainment, routine updates, enhancements, user support and training, help desk support, accreditation and information assurance, as well as cloud hosting maintenance and sustainment.
Previously, ECS delivered a new training and readiness (T&R) module which streamlined the publication of T&R manuals internal to M-SHARP, improved the training and development of aircrew, and enabled readiness reporting for crews on all types, models, and series (T/M/S) of aircraft. Additionally, ECS oversaw the system’s migration to an approved USMC cloud environment, improving application performance and providing redundant, failover capabilities. Going forward, ECS will continue to support all Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) units with field service representative (FSR) end support and training, while delivering an integrated ticketing system, enhanced logging and reporting, and customized flight schedule capabilities.
“We’re thrilled to continue our support of M-SHARP, leveraging Scaled Agile Frameworks (SAFe) to continuously deliver new capabilities to the MAWs on time and on budget,” said Luis “CC” Colon-Castro, ECS vice president of mission systems. “Our mission helps support critical Marine Corps Aviation initiatives as the organization looks to meet the goals laid out by Force Design 2030.”
“Force Design 2030 is reimagining the way Marines operate, and as these strategy changes take effect, modernized training management solutions will be critical to achieving mission readiness,” said John Heneghan, president of ECS. “ECS is honored to work on M-SHARP as we continue to provide cutting-edge IT solutions which help our nation’s warfighters be mission ready.”
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