RiverTech Awarded Contract to Provide IT Support to the DoD Working Dog Management System


RiverTech will maintain and sustain the cloud-based system for the Military Working Dog Training Squadron, which is used by the DoD and Federal Agencies

December 2, 2020       

Herndon, VA — Akima today announced that its subsidiary, RiverTech, has been awarded a contract by the Air Force Security Forces Center to provide IT maintenance and sustainment of the Working Dog Management System (WDMS) developed for the DoD. The estimated value of the contract is $9 million over six years, if all options are exercised.

“This contract further extends Akima’s support of the IT systems that are critical to the missions of our defense customers,” said Duncan Greene, President of Akima’s Mission Systems, Engineering & Technology Group. “We are proud to support the Military Working Dog Training Squadron with IT support that ensures proper maintenance of a complex and multi-faceted system.”  

The contract was awarded under the OASIS Small Business (SB) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. RiverTech will provide IT support for the WDMS main system as well as the WDMS software sustainment lab, both of which are cloud-hosted environments. 

The 341st Training Squadron provides training to military working dogs used in patrol, drug and explosive detection, and specialized mission functions for the DoD. With over 20,000 records, the WDMS tracks the full lifecycle of the identity, medical status, training, certification, operational assignment, and disposition of military working dogs that have been evaluated, acquired, and deployed. 

About RiverTech

RiverTech is an SBA certified 8(a) Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) and a wholly owned subsidiary of Akima. At RiverTech, we are dedicated to bringing innovative solutions to our customers’ complex engineering and operational challenges. Our teams deliver wide-ranging services for mission support, systems engineering, and IT, enabling information and communications dominance and superior command and control of forces across the globe. To learn more visit www.rivertechllc.com.

About Akima

Akima is a global enterprise with more than 7,500 employees, delivering agile solutions to the federal government in the core areas of facilities, maintenance, and repair; information technology; logistics; protective services; systems engineering; mission support; furniture, fixtures & equipment (FF&E); and construction. As a subsidiary of NANA, an Alaska Native Corporation owned by more than 14,000 Iñupiat shareholders, Akima’s core mission is to enable superior outcomes for our customers’ missions while simultaneously creating a long-lived asset for NANA consistent with our Iñupiat values. In 2019, Washington Technology ranked Akima #38 amongst the top 100 government contractors. To learn more about Akima, visit www.akima.com.

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