General Interoperability Toolkit: Migrating Shipbuilding Interoperability Tools to Cross-Domain Functionality

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$95,973.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QX-07-C-0068
Award Id:
83494
Agency Tracking Number:
O064-SP3-2037
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
175 Admiral Cochrane Drive, Suite 400, Annapolis, MD, 21401
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Allegra Treaster
Project Manager
(410) 897-9912
allegra.treaster@atlantec-es.com
Business Contact:
Bryan Miller
President
(410) 897-9910
bryan.miller@atlantec-es.com
Research Institute:
UNIV. OF NEW ORLEANS
Xiao R Li
2000 Lakeshore Dr
New Orleans, LA, 70148
(504) 280-7416
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
One of the most significant challenges facing the Defense Industry today is the lack of interoperability between software applications. Weapons systems data is voluminous, complex, and distributed across many disparate applications. Typically, only a few of these applications are truly integrated and manual processes are required to synchronize data maintained across multiple systems. Users must manually "integrate" the data in these applications by generating separate reports from multiple sources, adding missing data, and manually verifying the results. The resulting system is an inefficient, uncontrollable, inflexible set of software tools, which neither meet the needs of the DoD or fulfill the needs of the programs and missions that they were designed to serve. This lack of system integration and interoperability is quite evident within the DoD legacy systems. There are hundreds of specialized systems for design, requirements, maintenance, maintenance planning, operation, logistics, technical manuals, drawings, training, personnel, supply, and analysis. Any planning or investigative activity necessarily involves interaction with several systems. Nevertheless, there is no interface to provide the user with an integrated view of this data. What is currently lacking is an open, adaptable interoperability solution which can integrate data across DoD legacy systems.

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