The Air Force Portal: Purpose-Built for Our Airmen

Application Design & Implementation

AF Portal Challenge

The Challenge

Created over fifteen years ago, the Air Force Portal was the single site for Airmen to securely receive communications, access information, or connect and collaborate with other Airmen. However, the old system had become cluttered, was difficult to navigate and didn’t support mobile access. Today’s Airmen were unable to do their job efficiently.

AF Portal Results

750K users access content from 9,000 combined websites

$9.8M in annualized savings

The Results

We refashioned the Air Force Portal with a mobile-ready, responsive web design optimized for low-bandwidth network connections. Streamlined content and a more intuitive navigation boost usability while our updated design reflects current Air Force branding. To increase airmen productivity, we implemented features that enabled user personalization and group workspaces.

Our technology upgrades resulted in $2M in annual software licensing savings. In addition, enterprise content migrations and consolidation of websites to the Air Force Portal resulted in $9.8M in annualized savings.

More recently, we refactored and migrated the Air Force Portal to the Cloud One AWS GovCloud.  This modernization effort helped reduce compute costs by over 50%, facilitated capacity on demand, and an agile approach to faster release processes.

750K users access content from 9,000 combined websites

$9.8M in annualized savings

Service Offerings

Services Used

Technology Used

  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Spring
  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk, RDS, S3, Redis/Elasticache
  • Docker
  • Autonomy
  • Ansible
  • jFrog Artifactory
  • Jenkins

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