OM Group Awarded Air Force AFWERX Contract for Intelligent Process AutomationMarch 9, 2020

Reston, VA (March 9, 2020) – The Air Force AFWERX program for technical innovation awarded OM Group a Phase I contract for the next generation of business process workflow automation.

“Our Research & Development Team’s Robotic Operations Center (ROC) is solving the limitations of current software automation that is blind to unstructured data,” said OM Group Chief Technology Officer, Mahesh Srinivasan.

OM Group VP and COO Sangita Subramanian said, “Our DoD clients have handwritten forms and complex approval processes that involve tedious work validating data in multiple legacy systems. It’s manual and prone to error. Those delays cost money and they slow down decision-making for service men and women. I challenged our ROC to see how automation can help.”

OM Group’s solution converges the abilities of automation with innovative technologies that can “see” and understand documents and data in context - much like humans - introducing cognitive intelligence to document processing. The solution will benefit Air Force offices with processes burdened by forms that require manual data entry, validation, and approval processes. Routine, repetitive tasks are handled automatically, while intelligent bots can deliver more sophisticated information to staff to expedite decision-making.

“Intelligent bots will radically increase the sophistication of business processes the Air Force can automate,” explained Mahesh. “We are honored to bring our research to the AFWERX innovation program.” Intelligent Process Automation (IPA) is this next level of in business process workflow automation, with the capability to understand documents, recognize patterns, predict actions, and self-improve over time to expedite decision-making and automate mundane tasks.

About OM Group Inc

OM Group solves complex government IT mission challenges via digital transformation initiatives, including Cloud Migration, IT Modernization, Robotic Process Automation, Agile DevSecOps, & Enterprise Systems Integration. Our Research and Development Team thinks steps ahead for our clients, delivering practical innovations to solve pressing needs. We bring deep understanding of DoD network and environments, anchored by modern, lean, commercial best practices rooted in CMMI DEV/SVC L3, ISO 9001, and ISO 27001 standards. 8a/WOSB


Established in 2017 by the Secretary of the Air Force and reporting to the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, AFWERX is a catalyst for agile Air Force engagement across industry, academia and non-traditional contributors to create transformative opportunities and foster an Air Force culture of innovation. The ultimate aim is to solve problems and enhance the effectiveness of the Air Force.We enable thoughtful, deliberate, ground-up innovation across the Air Force. We do this through an innovation approach that combines startup urgency with the largest pool of motivated talent in the world to uncover opportunities to improve Air Force capabilities, connect and engage the right stakeholders, and facilitate outcomes.

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