AGIS and Envista
From 1 July 2019, AGIS and Envista will operate under the Downer Group brand.
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AGIS commands a robust presence across a range of specialist engineering services in support of the complex capability lifecycle spanning across the definition, development and introduction into service and sustainment.
In particular, Systems Engineering techniques are typically used in complex projects, where systems integration, technology readiness, requirements elicitation and governance risks are high.
AGIS recognises the inter-disciplinary approach required to successful systems engineering outcomes. Systems engineering overlaps technical, human-centred and project management disciplines. AGIS therefore maintains a strong team-based and collaborative approach to project engineering, coupled with sound analysis, a systematic approach, and a pragmatic attitude that doesn’t insist on rigid procedures, but uses best practice in a targeted fashion.
• AGIS provides pivotal contribution to the ADF’s emerging ISR platform projects requiring integration into the ADF’s Single Information Environment (SIE). Some example projects include AIR7000-1B MQ-4C Triton, Project AIR700-2B P-8 Poseidon, AIR5077-5A Wedgetail AEW&C, and a range of other classified Airborne ISR projects.
Each of these platforms are equipped with sophisticated and highly advanced ISR sensors and systems. These systems are highly data intensive, and need to be transmitted to analysts and operational planners in the shortest possible time. This presents the ADF with significant ICT integration challenges that haven’t had to be contemplated to date.
AGIS is at the forefront in capturing these information exchange requirements, and developing the associated communications architectures to support the integration of these systems into the operational and enterprise information environment.
• AGIS provides key Satellite Communications (SATCOM) support to Defence’s VCDF Group, CASG SATCOM SPO and CIOG Satellite Capability Coordination cell in a range of roles including strategic technology advisory and thought leadership, satellite terminal technical certification, satellite terminal safety reviews, SATCOM space segment planning, future SATCOM system development, and information exchange capacity planning.
To achieve these outcomes, AGIS is providing teams of engineering specialists including SATCOM RF engineers, project managers, systems engineers, network architects and Mechanical/Electrical/Aeronautical Engineers that have been certified up to Level 6 Technical Authority.
• AGIS has been providing strategic support and thought leadership to the Federal Government’s Human Services Department (DHS) by developing and implementing a tailored systems engineering framework to its software and application project delivery teams. While DHS has historically used a range of project methodologies in the past, AGIS’s systems engineering framework allowed DHS to markedly improve its success rate in better defining the customer’s requirements and fielding solutions that met the original requirements.
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