Geotab Inc. has been awarded a sole-source contract by the U.S. Department of the Air Force for vehicle fleet-wide deployment of telematics. As part of this contract, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) will equip more than 21,000 general purpose vehicles with Geotab’s trusted fleet management technology.
“Governments across the globe are turning to telematics for enhanced fleet management. With its unwavering commitment to information security, Geotab is trusted by over 2000 government agencies and departments at all levels to capture, measure and analyze crucial fleet data with unparalleled granularity,” said Dan Zdarko, Business Development Manager, Federal Government at Geotab. “Winning this sole-source contract from the Department of the Air Force further solidifies Geotab’s ability to collaborate with agencies that operate at the highest levels of national data security and to provide a customized and highly secured telematics solution.”
Geotab received FIPS 140-2 validation for its cryptographic library in February 2019 and, more recently, the company secured FedRAMP authorization and ISO 27001 certification for its telematics platform. These compliance certifications and authorizations validate Geotab’s system and organizational processes, enabling the company to offer its fleet management services to all levels of federal, state and local government agencies.
The secure and customized fleet management technology includes features such as automated odometer capturing, engine diagnostics, predictive analytics, fuel data, custom reporting, GHG reduction dashboards, and fleet right-sizing reporting to help the USAF manage its vehicles more effectively.
Selected for its integration capacity and proven commitment to information security, the sole-source award from the USAF yields an Authorization to Operate (ATO) within the Department of Defense (DoD), an executive branch department of the U.S. Federal Government. This authorization will allow other DoD agencies to leverage Geotab services off the back of this USAF ATO.
“It is vitally important that the technology we deploy in our fleets meet the highest standards of data security put forth by the U.S. government,” said Mr. Tim Patterson, Program Management Flight Chief from the U.S. Air Force’s 441st Vehicle Support Chain Operations Squadron at Langley AFB, VA. “Our objective is to enhance fleet management strategies and reduce the total cost of ownership longer term across the Department of the Air Force.”