The Army’s assistant chef of staff for installation management has issued a task order to Arlington, Virginia-based Phacil Inc. for support services related to the military branch’s repository for real estate data.
Phacil will maintain and improve the Headquarters Installation Information System, which is responsible for all Army real estate property and related data, as well as the Army’s official registry of installations, sites, bases and complexes.
The company will provide an Army-wide analytics platform and reporting capability, and aid the Army’s information storage system and registry for assets and sites. It will also support planning, design, development and testing of the data within the system along with the system itself.
The Defense Department has been trying to get control of its real estate portfolio, which costs upwards of $800 billion, for some time. Last year, the Government Accountability Office issued a report calling on DOD to improve its use of data to find what it called “consolidation opportunities.”
In that report, the Army tried to show government officials how to use a recently developed data tool, with the demonstration resulting in 45,000 errors related to Army installations.
Along with the DOD, Phacil also works with the departments of Agriculture and Housing and Urban Development, and the Environmental Protection Agency.