TIAG and CoachMePlus Win Small Business Innovation Research Phase II Award for Warrior Performance Technology to Accelerate U.S. Air Force Readiness
RESTON, Va., August 21, 2019 — TIAG® — an innovative technology company providing strategic, transformational solutions to private industry and across the Department of Defense — together with partner company CoachMePlus, recently merited the second phase of a highly competitive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award to boost U.S. Air Force readiness via the Warrior Performance Platform (WP2™).
This SBIR Phase II award is an outcome of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and technology accelerator AFWERX, which partner to provide SBIR funding for innovative companies and products that can help the Air Force achieve its mission. TIAG Director of Solutions & Technology Jake Repanshek notes that this award expands upon TIAG’s WP2 achievements for the U.S. Navy, and represents yet another opportunity to bring an industry-leading human performance optimization solution to the Department of Defense.
“In this second phase, we’ll be working with several USAF organizations — among them, Air National Guard and Air Force Health Promotion program — to conduct pilot programs that maximize the WP2 capability and validate how WP2 can improve their operations,” says Repanshek. “Inadequate fitness, preventable injury, overall attrition and lack of resilience are major areas of focus for USAF and DoD at large, and we aim to use WP2 to help address these challenges.”
Another major focus of the pilot programs will be to iteratively configure WP2 software implementation to meet optimum operational needs of the communities being served, and to identify gaps in product capability to drive future product development activity — providing a pathway for widespread adoption across the Air Force.
About TIAG® | Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with regional offices in Seattle, Wash., Huntsville, Ala., and Charleston, S.C., TIAG® is an innovative technology company providing strategic, transformational solutions to private industry and across the Department of Defense. Established in 1999, TIAG takes pride in its people, processes and successes in advancing customer missions. ISO 9001:2015 certified and appraised at Maturity Level 3 of the Capability Maturity Model® Integration (CMMI) for Services TIAG delivers focused expertise and support ranging from complex, enterprise-wide solutions to stand-alone custom projects. Please visit tiag.net to discover “TIAG technology that transforms.”
About CoachMePlus | Based in Buffalo New York, CoachMePlus is a leading athlete data and analytics software provider. Helping to prepare athletes for competition, the CoachMePlus applied sports science platform comprises powerful software that provides teams with the most complete set of tools for data collection and analysis.
About SBIR | The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization.
About AFRL and AFWERX | Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research process in an attempt to speed up the experience, broaden the pool of potential applicants, and decrease bureaucratic overhead. Beginning in SBIR 18.2, the Air Force has begun offering ‘Special’ SBIR topics that are faster, leaner and open to a broader range of innovations.
About Warrior Performance Platform (WP2™) | Leveraging more than 60 wireless, wearable technologies that monitor key indicators of a warrior’s health, ability, performance and readiness, WP2 is powered by applied science and next generation human performance analytics, and includes an enterprise application and team access point. The cloud-based WP2 platform is hosted through Amazon Web Services (AWS) and is built to meet stringent DoD and Federal cybersecurity standards. WP2 fuses TIAG’s demonstrated expertise in data analytics, telemedicine and cutting-edge health IT solutions with decades of lessons learned within military communities and professional sports arenas. Advancing proactive performance management from training through deployment, WP2 integrates the CoachMePlus performance-optimization solution used by major teams across the NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, NCAA, MLS, CFL and military.