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1 This document is confidential and is intended solely for the use and information of the client to whom it is addressed. CASE STUDIES: Robert Babiskin, Chief Engineer John Weiler, Co-Founder and CTO Dedicated to maximizing the utilization of COTS/Open Solutions and leveraging of existing implementation/testing best practices. “Assuring the business value of technology” Interoperability Clearing House IT Acquisition Advisory Council

2 ICHnet.org Company Confidential - Copyright ICH ICH Mission to advance collaborative mechanisms that assure successful implementation of commercial IT solutions aligned with business needs The Need, Concept and Vision in a collaborative and conflict free environment

3 2 AAM Use Cases Assuring Transparency and Implementation success “The unique work you’ve done to frame issues about Interoperability effects on IA of systems is particularly encouraging. I believe it can contribute to ongoing work in the field of IA metrics and composition ongoing at DARPA and other agencies.” “I was pleasantly surprised at the effective and efficient use of funding I was able to invest in this effort as well as your ability to leverage other funding sources. You guys came through!” DARPA PM regarding ICH Information Assurance Modeling Project

4 ICHnet.org Company Confidential - Copyright Challenge: Establish a common and repeatable AF Wide COTS assessment/acquisition process Case Study: Streamlining the IT Acquisition process SAF XC/AQ; AF Solution Assessment Process (ASAP)  Integrated ICH Architecture Assurance Method into all major AF IT components –Developed root cause of analysis of current weaknesses and deficiencies –Identified and integrated both AF and industry best practices into a common framework –Developed series of templates and input/exist criteria for each stage of the SDLC process  Outcomes –Provided a common, enterprise wide process designed for leveraging COTS –Augmented architecture process to address legacy and COTS capabilities –Reduce market research and analysis in a fraction of the cost and time by leveraging existing expertise and lessons learned of the market –Provided mechanisms for forcing adoption of 80% solution. Past Performance “We have put to practice the AF Solution Assessment Process (ASAP) at the Air Force Communications Agency (AFCA) with some well documented success. It was developed with Interoperability Clearinghouse (ICH) and provides a structured and measurable IT assessment process with the agility to provide decision-quality assessments ranging from quick-looks to more in-depth capability-focused technology assessments and lightweight business case analysis.” General Mike Peterson, AF CIO

5 ICHnet.org Company Confidential - Copyright Challenge: Establish a enterprise ship board infrastructure for CANES Case Study: Validating SOA and Cross Domain Solutions Navy PMW 160 CANES Program  Establish an actionable solution architecture that leverages SOA & COTS implementation best practices –Provide a standardized Solution Assessment Methodology to leverage best practices and mitigate deployment risk (compliment NESI). –Establishes a Solution Architecture standard and public/private research partnership that maximizes use of commercial trends (COTS/Open Source solutions) via an actionable Open Architecture (OA) –Enable Capability Based Acquisitions. Reveal Gaps in both requirement and industry offerings (define realm of the possible). –Establish SOA performance metrics and SLAs that reflect real world limitations and hold suppliers accountable.  Outcomes of ICH engagement; –Proved out as a standardized IT Assessment & Solution Architecture process that will mitigate deployment risk. –AAM assessment products used: Capability Determination and Metrics Service Component Prioritization and Alignment and Feasibility/Risk Assessment –Demonstrated the feasibility and viability of using GOTS/COTS/Open Source products within the CANES Architecture –Demonstrated a method and a plan to: Assess SOA Service Components for CANES Assess migration to Netcentric “need-to-share” systems Produced a large body of artifacts that are important for the architecture phase Past Performance

6 ICHnet.org Company Confidential - Copyright Case Study: Streamlining the DoD Business IT Acquisition Process Challenge: Establish OSD BTA’s Capability Assessment Method  Applied ICH new Acquisition Assurance Method –Developed IT Business Systems lifecycle entry/exit criteria for great transparency –Established enhanced Clinger Cohen Act process guide for OSD BTA CIO –Developed Value Chain Capability Assessment Methodology (CAM) –Established IT Acquisition Advisory Council to overcome cultural impediments.  Outcomes; IT Acquisition Reform we can believe in –Complemented Business Capability Lifecycle (BCL), providing analytical tools for framing decisions –Enabled actionable Clinger Cohen Act compliance that goes beyond check list –Enabled Component Acquisition Executive with means of judging business value of IT investments –Provided OSD BTA with alternative approach to DoD weapons systems style processes Past Performance Office of the Secretary of Defense, DCIO (2001) ”Since the value of the ICH to our programs increases rapidly through results sharing, we encourage the defense community and IT industry to participate directly in the public service initiative in terms of sponsorship and lessons learned"

7 ICHnet.org Company Confidential - Copyright Challenge: Structure requirements process to acquire a COTS based digital content management system Case Study: Digitizing the Worlds Largest Printer Government Printing Office Future Digital System Project  Applied ICH Architecture Assurance Method to GPO Future Digital System –Normalized and aligned requirements with market best practices –Provided strategy for cutting integration cost and managing risk –Leveraged industry best practices to avoid common failure patterns  Outcomes –Validated requirements against marketplace offerings –Developed contextual evaluation metrics derived from best practices –Improved confidence in technology decisions via business driven assessment framework –Significantly reduced time/cost/risk of acquisition process –Guided evolution of emerging Electronic Content Management Standards that drive interoperability (iECM Past Performance

8 ICHnet.org Company Confidential - Copyright Challenge: Architect an enterprise web infrastructure to enable multi-media information sharing  Applied ICH Solutions Validation Program –Performed architecture baseline assessment –Provided guidance and selection support for Web-app server, VPN, portal, last-mile wireless connectivity  Outcomes –Validated requirements against marketplace offerings –Developed contextual evaluation metrics derived from best practices –Improved confidence in technology decisions via business driven assessment framework –Significantly reduced time/cost/risk of global implementation –Assured successful implementation of world wide, web based, multi-media solution by vetting interoperability issues prior to acquisition. Case Study: Most innovative Media Company Discovery Channel’s Enterprise Multi-media Web Services Project Past Performance

9 ICHnet.org Company Confidential - Copyright Challenge: Define information sharing architecture for patient record integration  Applied ICH Architecture Immersion Program –Developed architecture validation criteria to GCPR Program Office –Developed product selection guidelines for Prime Contractor –Applied ICH Architecture Assurance Method  Outcomes –Enabled award based on unambiguous design specs –Augmented architecture process to address legacy and COTS capabilities –Was able to cycle through market research and analysis in a fraction of the cost and time of traditional efforts. –Ensured viability of Solution Architecture in terms of; meeting HIPPA, security, and interoperability requirements Case Study: World Largest Healthcare Agency OSD HA’s Government Wide e-Healthcare program “The ICH repository data and analysis methodologies was very helpful in supporting a quick turn around for [Information Assurance] section of COTS security products. Highly detailed ICH technology domain and product evaluation data comprised over 60% of this urgently needed [architecture] report”. Northrop Grumman on ICH’s GCPR support Past Performance

10 ICHnet.org Company Confidential - Copyright Case Study: World’s Largest Research Agency DARPA’s Information Assurance Architecture Project  Develop a method for represent EA heuristics, and use AI tools to model solution –Developed common criteria to represent each major IT class (DB, OS, Middleware) –Create profiles and templates that can represent complexity of market –Apply Java Expert System Shells (JESS) to build rules based AI tool –Take existing system specifications from DII COE to make decisions  Outcomes –Developed approach for modeling complex solutions based on rules based engine –Developed means of representing security attributes into a solution architecture –Developed a tool that could do “what if analysis” on the fly based on partial and incomplete data. –Demonstrated how component-based architectures could be applied to improve the richness of our planning and EA processes as a means of managing risk Challenge: model and simulate information assurance and interoperability attributes “The unique work you’ve done to frame issues about Interoperability effects on IA of systems is particularly encouraging. I believe it can contribute to ongoing work in the field of IA metrics and composition ongoing at DARPA and other agencies.” “I was pleasantly surprised at the effective and efficient use of funding I was able to invest in this effort as well as your ability to leverage other funding sources. You guys came through!” DARPA PM regarding ICH Information Assurance Modeling Project Past Performance

11 ICHnet.org Company Confidential - Copyright Case Study: Managing Successful ERP GSA FMS Project Challenge: making EA actionable, eliminate redundant Financial Mgt. Systems  Outcomes –Enhanced and normalized existing EA products –Identified key business processes required for implementation –Enabled senior management to interact with EA process for the first time. –Helped GSA go from “red” to “green” Applied Value Chain Analysis –Developed metrics for FMS implementation success –Evaluated current EA products –Developed Value Chain assessment model –Moved EA effort into CFO office –based on Value Chain effort –Identified over $100 M in potential savings via ICH Value Chain Approach OMB Report on ICH Architecture Assurance Method: The Road Map contains information on a variety of interrelated topics including, but not limited to, software and vendor performance, best practices, and lessons learned. The Road Map provides a web-based library to directly support those implementing financial management systems. The modernized program must continue to provide information and communication using current technology trends and tools. Past Performance


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