Nice work if you can get it. Nice systems has just been awarded, by the FAA
, a seven-year, IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity) contract with a potential value up to $69 million. What to do? NICE Inform and other NICE solutions have been selected to enhance air traffic recording capability at up to 850 FAA
and Department of Defense (DOD) sites. NICE were awarded the contract under the FAA’s VRRP (Voice Recorder Replacement Program). NICE, the prime contractor, will be partnering with Raytheon
Company, which will be deploying the NICE solutions and providing training to FAA personnel. It's part of a larger initiative to modernize the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system to meet future air traffic safety, capacity, and efficiency needs for more than one billion passengers by 2015. The system will be replacing the FAA's existing digital voice recording systems with the NICE Inform™ multimedia incident information management solution which will enable rapid and thorough review of safety or security-related incidents. The ATC recording task embraces voice and Radar data. ATC voice recording is a mandatory, legal requirement and is based on ICAO resolutions and FAA regulations. High reliability, time-locking and integrity is essential for all parts of the recording systems - applications, software, hardware, platforms and infrastructure.