Achieving Real-Time Situational Awareness

Federal government budgetary constraints and new regulatory guidelines demand that agencies and departments do more with less while still meeting fluid mission objectives. The federal government now must meet more stringent mandates to create and maintain the security and resilience that directly supports current and continuous critical business processes as they protect assets, services, functions and employees. Agencies must continually innovate, improve, and streamline their operations to ensure mission success.

The key to this success relies heavily upon the continuous improvement of operations by ensuring trusted operational data. But this feat can be extraordinarily challenging if the data that holds the answers is scattered amongst disparate systems, formats, and processes. Add the recent technical demands presented by the Internet of Things (IoT), with its inherent complexities of connecting to hundreds or thousands of assets, and one can appreciate what government agencies are facing.

Enter the PI System by OSIsoft – a long-proven and vendor-agnostic commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software infrastructure that connects sensor-based data, operations and stakeholders to enable real-time operational intelligence. In this industry perspective, GovLoop partnered with OSIsoft to learn more about the PI System and how it’s helped their government partners deliver greater operational improvements and breakthroughs that ultimately lead to comprehensive enterprise transformation.