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Contract Title: Technology and Science Studies, Analysis, Support and Search
Project Description of Services/Products: Synovision Solutions applied a broad spectrum of technical and analytic sources to help identify issues and problems. Once identified, potential solutions were pursued with test and demonstrations to proof solutions prior to wider application.
This contract spawned the concept, study, experimentation, testing, and demonstration that became External Insulation of Temporary Structures (EITS). In addition, the Type I (single sprayer system for Djibouti), the Type II (single sprayer for Kuwait), and the Type III (dual sprayer for Iraq) were built and delivered though this contract. Spraying was conducted in the US, Kuwait, and Djibouti with concurrent operations ongoing in Djibouti and Kuwait. While other projects were also accomplished in this contract, EITS was the major program with all tasks accomplished between December 2006 and August 2007. Goals, tasks, and objectives changed regularly as the program matured requiring not just superb technical expertise but managerial agility. This demonstrated not only an ability to accomplish complex tasks concurrently but with sufficient management expertise and execution quality to have generated an ongoing program that is monitored at the OSD level. Reports from Synovision Solutions’ field operations and measurement team have been briefed at the highest levels of the Department of Defense and to other USG agencies.
While spraying polyurethane may seem a simple task that could be accomplished by minimally experienced laborers, the challenges of doing so on flexible substrates under the challenging conditions and at rates needed demanded a truly expert team. This team was formed from management level to sprayers. This team proved their ability to complete as much as 10,000 square feet per sprayer per day for a single shift. The ability of the Synovision Solutions team to start within 30 days of contract award and to complete almost 4 million square feet by 30 June 2008 depended greatly on this demonstrated level of performance.
Synovision Solutions conceived of and designed the sprayer equipment currently in use for EITS today. The units were tailored to the particular need with common commercial components to allow for ease of maintenance and repair. All sprayers use the same proportioner (the controlled pump for the A and B component), drum pumps (used to siphon from source drums), container, and container. Type II and III sprayers have larger generators and air conditioners which are used to manage the temperature of A and B components prior to application in a high heat environment. A unique requirement for an require high altitude sling loading of the unit. Joe Amadee combined his experience as a load master in the 101st with to produce an airmobile Type IIIA sprayer. All sprayers were maintained in superb operating condition by the team with no outside support. No spray job has ever been down for more than an hour due to equipment failures.
Synovision Solutions has a proven track record of being able to arrange and execute domestic and international transportation of goods by commercial and military air, commercial rail, commercial truck, and commercial ship. This experience includes successful customs, importation, and transition to USG shipping in Kuwait and Djibouti on this contract.
Personnel have been transported successfully by commercial and military air into and around theater. Synovision Solutions has an Air Force CIC/TAC code for personnel and cargo movements by Air Force transport. All personnel on this contract were eligible for and received passports and visa to all ports required. LOA’s and Country Clearances have also been coordinated by current management personnel. In addition to simply moving personnel and equipment, Synovision Solutions’ team consistently was able to get personnel and equipment to the right job site together and on time despite the challenges often found in theater. This included several sites in Kuwait while executing spraying in Djibouti as well.
Col. Gregory Tubbs, former Director of the Rapid Equipping Force, has cited the External Insulation of Temporary Structures (EITS) as one of a handful of “game-changing” projects.