The following profile was originally featured in the November 2022 issue of Army Magazine.
Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Akima’s work for the U.S. Army spans the globe. The company’s projects extend from West Point, New York—where Akima provides comprehensive logistics support services and vehicle maintenance for the U.S. Military Academy—to Mongolia, where teams stand up and support network infrastructure installation services. Akima is at the ready across the U.S., Asia, Europe and beyond to provide the support, expertise and staffing needed for customers to succeed in their missions.
In the ongoing effort to ensure smooth operations, Akima provides large-scale logistics support services, information technology (IT) support and construction and renovation at Army posts around the world. These services include outfitting thousands of soldiers with well-maintained gear and repairing tactical vehicles and equipment. Whether a battalion needs depot-level maintenance on Black Hawk, Chinook and Apache helicopters or infrastructure for outdoor gun ranges, Akima teams are working in the background to ensure that there is nothing keeping the Army from operating at full force. Akima also stands ready to communicate and act in the event of an emergency. Akima teams provide systems integration and sustainment for emergency mass notification systems at Army installations nationwide, providing 24/7/365 IT support to maintain operability of mass warning platforms such as network alerting systems, enhanced 911 technologies, telephonic alerting systems and giant voice integration and audiovisual notification systems.
As the Army modernizes its strategies and tactics, Akima is in lockstep to provide the support required to implement cutting-edge solutions. For example, at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Akima teams provide IT planning, break down data silos and eliminate redundancies. Akima also provides a full range of IT solutions and services for U.S. Army Signal Network Enterprise Centers at Fort Carson, Colorado; Fort Sill, Oklahoma; and Devens Reserve Forces Training Area, Massachusetts. At those three centers, Akima teams perform software and hardware updates, cybersecurity enforcement, network modernization, training and more.
Akima is actively supporting the development of the next generation of Army systems through its work on electronic warfare systems at the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon, Georgia, and the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence lessons learned program at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. At Fort Huachuca, lessons from the field are consolidated into published reports with battlefield techniques, tactics and procedures that help guide new solutions to current problems. Akima works with the U.S. Army Futures Command at both posts, helping the Army find solutions for future and present challenges.
Not only is Akima a major supporter of active-duty soldiers, but the company also works to ensure that veterans and transitioning soldiers are well-positioned to succeed after their last day of service. By working with the Army’s Partnership for Your Success program, as well as several other veterans’ transition and recruiting organizations, Akima places Army veterans in roles that will help grow their skills in the civilian world while working for a familiar customer. The company is a steady supporter of the Association of the U.S. Army, the USO, AFCEA International, the Army Aviation Association of America, the Night Stalker Association and other local and military organizations.
Akima’s unique ability to mobilize reliable teams of experts makes the company a dependable partner for DoD. With depth of experience in large-scale installation logistics support, cybersecurity enforcement, building renovation and construction, artificial intelligence machine learning, robotic process automation, IT planning and more, Akima delivers innovative solutions to enable superior outcomes for its DoD customers.