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Technologies to Improve Software Acquisition/Development Process

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Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
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Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Analytical Services, Inc. (ASI)
AL Huntsville, AL 35806-3200
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Technologies to Improve Software Acquisition/Development Process
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-06-C-7302
Award Amount: $750,000.00


The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) does not currently have an automated, centralized database to store Rad-Hardening (Rad-Hard) vendor data and corresponding test results. Portions of this data are currently stored in a spreadsheet, without consistency, distributed access, robust data search, filtering, or reporting capabilities. These data are not readily available to the developers of mission-critical MDA systems. In Phase I, Analytical Services, Inc. (ASI) developed and documented a set of design specifications to migrate the Rad-Hard data to a Web-based catalog, accessible only by authorized users, with centralized data storage and management functions. Respected members of the Rad-Hard community - government personnel and prime vendors - contributed to these specifications. In Phase II, ASI personnel will build upon the demonstrated Phase I prototype catalog and significantly enhance its capabilities. The catalog, with its underlying architecture and its interfaces, will accommodate: A. Storage of vendor-related data, test results, and technology communications; B. Interfaces to external Modeling and Simulation (M&S) assets; and C. Assignment of technology readiness levels. The completed Phase II product will be readily applicable for users within the industrial bases associated with U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and other federal agencies.

Principal Investigator:

Larry Jess
Director of Customized So

Business Contact:

Mary Griffith
Chief Procurement Officer
Small Business Information at Submission:

689 Discovery Drive, Suite 300 Huntsville, AL 35806

EIN/Tax ID: 631076302
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No