Flexible and Customizable Mass Notification Alerts for Luke Air Force Base
The 56th Maintenance Group (56 MXG) located at Luke Air Force Base (Luke AFB) and operated by the United States Air Force builds the future of air power by executing world class flying operations, providing elite instruction, and cultivating the air power community for the United States. To continue to drive this mission, the 56 MXG collaborated with the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) and the Cal Poly Digital Transformation Hub (DxHub) powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop a cloud based solution to provide a dynamic mass notification capability to ensure that critical and targeted messaging gets through to base personnel as quickly as possible.
With over 3,000 active military personnel housed at the base, the 56 MXG as looking for a modern, flexible, scalable, and customizable mass notification system to alert personnel as directed by base command via text message. 56 MXG also needed lower ranking commanders to have the ability to send targeted notifications to their subordinates while avoiding sending unnecessary and irrelevant messages to personnel outside of their command. In the past, base administrators have been required to manually enter new and existing personnel contact information from a spreadsheet when an emergency or semi-emergency event required mass notification and had limits on how many contacts could be pushed into the system at one time.
Innovation in Action
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About the DxHub
Cal Poly’s Digital Transformation Hub (DxHub) was one of the earliest collaborations between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and an educational institution focused on innovation and digital transformation. While providing students with real-world learning experiences, the DxHub applies proven innovation methodologies in combination with the deep subject matter expertise of the public sector and the technical expertise of AWS to solve challenging problems in ways not contemplated before. For more information, visit dxhub.calpoly.edu.