SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --
An Air Force-wide civil engineering information technology system was tested at Schriever Air Force Base, Jan. 8-12.
The new system is a commercial, off-the-shelf maintenance software called TRIRIGA Real Property, and was first tested at Andrews AFB in 2014.
The 50th Civil Engineering System is currently in the process of replacing the legacy system from the 1980s.
The software provides an integrated asset management structure for CES.
Master Sgt. Michael Watrous, 50th CES superintendent of operations and engineering, explained contractors update TRIRIGA quarterly, but in the past they haven’t had access to the AF network, so they tested it on their contracted network.
“With the Air Force network, everything doesn’t always work the way it’s supposed to, so they (contractors) are at Schriever making sure all the updates are working across the network,” he said.
50th CES also worked with contractors to trouble shoot the software and work through the communication focal point to get the software working and properly installed.
The new system will be more cyber secure and user-friendly.
Customers on base will be able to track their work requests, and will not have to call 50th CES customer service to find out the status of the work order.
“The system provides increased visibility,” Watrous said. “I’m excited about the changes because a lot of them are long overdue and they will bring us into current times. The old system works, but policies have changed so it’ll be good to get this new system out.”
Contractors will visit the U.S. Air Force Academy next to ensure the system works at not only Schriever but other locations as well.
Sean White, configuration manager supporting the Air Force Civil Engineering Center, was impressed with the support 50th CES provided for the testing.
“They not only secured and set up the testing lab, but resolved numerous technical issues to enable us to have a successful event,” he said. “Watrous provided the best support in our testing that we’ve ever received.”
50th CES plans to reveal the system later this year, and will update the base with more information as a set date is established.
“Everything we do in 50th CES is going to dramatically change once we go to this new system,” Watrous said.