BAE Systems has launched a new Robotic Operation Centre (ROC) to customise and deploy suites of software robots that automate high-volume, repetitive tasks in support of US national security missions.
The ROC, which builds on the company’s partnership with UiPath, a leading developer of robotic process automation (RPA), leverages machine learning and RPA tools to transform large volumes of data into relevant, actionable intelligence and to bring large-scale automation to IT operations.
“The emphasis on security is driving a significant increase in the collection of data across the IT enterprise, giving analysts access to more data in greater detail than ever before. RPAs augment a human analyst’s capability by allowing them to focus on high-value tasks – rather than tedious and repetitive actions – leading to faster and better decision-making,” explained the company’s Vice President/General Manager of Intelligence Solutions, Peder Jungck. “The ROC streamlines IT operations, helping customers to take advantage of the vast sea of information to improve responsiveness while reducing cost and security risk.”
The ROC offers best practices and standardisation of software robots, (known as ‘bots’), which can be deployed at the server or enterprise level or in a cloud environment to automate a variety of tasks. The ROC enforces security and governance measures for both attended and unattended bots, an important factor when scaling automation to hundreds or thousands of bots. The company also offers customers onsite assistance to deploy the bots and implement the RPA technology.
“RPA technology allows for automation of legacy and disparate IT systems, integration of business processes, and structuring of large data sets, which can improve efficiency and reduce operating costs,” stated acting Chief Technology Officer of the BAE Systems Intelligence & Security sector, Jon Dorn. “We use our expertise in defense and intelligence to provide customers with a tailored solution that meets the highest security standards.”