2 Agenda Software Engineering Center Organization and Mission SEC-B Business Mission Area Leaders for Enterprise ActivitiesWhy is IT Modernization important now and how we are positioned to address the challengesDecomposing the Modernization ProblemEnterprise Solutions Competency CenterService Oriented Architecture Life Cycle Management ModelStatus and Challenges
3 CECOM LCMC Software Organization Fort BelvoirSec-BelvoirEnterprise SWE,SW Asset Mgmt,SW Life Cycle SupportSouth KoreaEurope,GermanySWAContinental US locations:Ft Sill, OK (Fire Support Systems)Ft Huachuca, AZ (Intelligence Fusion Systems)Ft Belvoir, VA (Enterprise Information Systems)Ft Lee, VA (Retail Logistics and Acquisition Systems)Chambersburg, PA (National-level Logistics Support)St. Louis, MO (National-level Logistics Support)Continental US Field Sites:Ft Gordon, GA; Ft Hood, TX; Ft Lewis, WA;Ft. Bragg, NC; Eglin AFB, FL; Ft Detrick, MDOutside the Continental US:Seckenheim, GE (European SW Support Office)Seoul, Korea (Korean SW Support Office)Baghdad, Iraq(SWA Support)Field Software Engineers forward deployed with units worldwide
4 SEC-Belvoir…supporting the Army Enterprise Technical leadership and expertise to support the Army’s transition to Network Centric Warfare and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).Established the Data Strategy (DS) Center of Excellence (CoE) to provide standardized data products to support shared use and interoperabilityEstablished and maintain the Army Enterprise Solutions Competency Center to provide consulting, education, and testing services for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and SOAProvide technical expertise to members of the acquisition community developing SOA solutions:PM Future Combat Systems; PM Distributed Common Ground Station – Army; PM Battle CommandIndependent security testing for systems software including applications that ensureall the security requirements are implemented.Provisionally designated as the agent for the Army Certification and AccreditationContributor to DUSA-BT and ASA(ALT) Business Transformation initiativesSoftware Asset ManagementSoftware Quality AssessmentSoftware CommoditizationCMMI/Lean 6 Sigma Process ImprovementArmy Strategic Software Improvement Program (ASSIP)
5 SEC-B Software Enterprise Life Cycle Support Product LicenseManagement DivisionESDPLMDEnterprise Services DivisionEnterprise Business LabSoftware Asset ManagementEducationOSD NII Acq SupportTechnical ConsultingMission AreasSW Clearing HouseCTSF SW MFE SAMCSEDMSDClient SystemsEngineering DivisionMission Support DivisionFMISCAISI//CTASC IIBudgetLogisticsDTSHRLANHOMESIGNETCustomer SupportSecurity Office
6 Why is IT Modernization important now? Focus will be on software support and engineering to Army IT based on DOD standardsFast paced IT market, both from a business and technology sensewhich undermines traditional research & acquisition effortsCOTS Testing alone takes too long and cost too muchNo single body of knowledge from which a PM can judge competing IT offeringsNo single source for assessing risk, composibility and scalabilityCurrent Assessment by GAO and OSD is greater than 72% failure rate of IT programs (cost, schedule, performance, sustainability)IPV6SOASemantic WebERPWeb 2.0software as a service
7 Decomposing the Problem Of Modernization: Domain Areas of Interest Within CECOM Warfighter MissionAreaBusiness MissionArea*A gross simplification but helpful in focusing organizations and missions
8 Enterprise Solutions Competency Center Organization
9 Education Effective Training and Education/Senior Leadership Seminars Practice Area Reference Guides (ERP,SOA)Website Tutorials and Reference ToolsArmy POC for DoN IMWGDevelopment of Technology Centric Programs for Mid-level OfficersCoordination with Navy, USAFBack to Main Graph
10 Consulting Unbiased Subject Matter Experts Consult on Army and Joint/DoD Enterprise Solution Initiatives and ImplementationsSupport Business TransformationDirect support to CIO-G6, ASA(ALT),PEO-EIS, and DUSA-BTBack to Main Graph
11 Enterprise Integrated Business Environment State-of-the-art EquipmentArmy’s first business SOA https://soa.army.mil/Software available for demonstrating technologyTest Third Party SolutionsResearch and apply Emerging Technologies to problem domainsArmy’s Enterprise Business LabBack to Main Graph
12 Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is critical to Army Transformation Characteristics of the Army transformationDevelop and deploy solutions against a more flexible architecture that can beMore responsive to changeEasier to maintainMore efficientTransition from approaches that promote stovepipe solutions to those based upon SOAAvoid pitfalls that other implementations (e.g., ERP) have encounteredProblem: DoD 5000 is not designed for agile Army acquisition of services/SOA.Problem: Army needs a mechanism to help manage the entire SOA lifecycle.ResponseProvide a methodology that helps the Army make smart decisions about how to integrate SOALCMM is providing a guide to support the Army transition to SOA
13 LCMM is supporting the Army in implementing SOA Provides a consolidated place for Army-centric SOA methodologyCreates a living methodology with input from Army and other sourcesIncludes SOA industry best practicesEducates Army personnel of all levels about service orientationLCMM’s goal is enable the Army to make smart decisions about how to integrate SOA into the Army environment
14 It’s not easy .. the LCMM addresses challenges the Army may face in its transition to SOA ExampleCultural ShiftCan organizations adopt the service-oriented paradigm?How do we do SOA IV&V as an Army-wide practice?Funding IssuesWho pays for and who maintains the services?Acquisition IssuesCan we reconcile DoD 5000 with the more agile acquisition needed for many SOA projects?
15 The LCMM has gone through several iterations, engaged SOA Consortium, and continues to evolve … September 2007Presented early LCMM draft to SOA Consortium (SOA-C SOA Army Adoption Project)November 2007Army officially joined the Object Management Group’s (OMG) SOA ConsortiumDecember 13, 2007Presented LCMM Version 1.0 to the SOA ConsortiumMarch 12, 2008Will discuss the coordination and cross referencing of the LCMM and SOA-C Planning Framework for mutual benefit (evolving)
16 The SOA Consortium/Army interaction presents a great opportunity for synergy The SOA Consortium (SOA-C)Established the Army SOA Adoption ProjectAgreed to an exchange of vital SOA information between the Army and the Consortium membershipThe SOA-C mission is consistent with Army SOA ObjectivesAchieving the benefits of service-oriented architecture requires significant changes for both IT and business executivesEnterprise SOA practitioners would greatly benefit from a vibrant practitioner community to drive local, business-driven, SOA successCross referencing the SOA-C Planning Framework with the LCMM Business Roadmap provides an opportunityTo synchronize the LCMM with industry practitionersInform the SOA-C through implementation of a SOA methodology within a government environment
17 The next versions of the LCMM will expand on several areas SOA and securitySOA and dataAgile methodology for delivering SOA servicesGovernance (organizational, design-time, and run-time)Synchronization between SOA Consortium Implementation Planning Framework (evolving)
18 Using a discrete volume approach future releases, LCMM users can easily determine where to go for their specific needsRoadmapModel Driven ArchitectureMetadata and SemanticsCapability & RequirementsPerformance& TPMsBusiness ProcessesInformation & DataSystem Architecture RequirementsDeploymentInterfacesService ComponentDynamic Architecture FeaturesComposing Applications at Run-time FeaturesPrinciples of SOA EngineeringPrinciples of SOA DeliverySOA CharacteristicsSOA Funding& AcquisitionAcquisitionFundingSOA Governance (organizational, design-time, run-time)Control PointsBusiness RhythmsPromotions and DemotionsAgile SOA MethodologyWorkflowsEvent-driven ActivitiesTasksSOA and DataServiceDataInformationApplicationUtilizationComponentBusiness RoadmapMajor ActivitiesService EnablementService SustainmentSOA Methodology FrameworkFramework ProcessOrganizational EntityDisciplineRolesMajor, role-based entry pointsIntegrated Subject AreasSOA and SecurityThreatsProtection PointsServicesAssuranceThe diagram illustrates the LCMM volumes for future releases. The next release of the LCMM will consist of the first nine volumes; volume 10 is for a future release.
19 Status and Challenges Status Closely couples with DISA NCES SOA-F programClosely couples with US Army CERDEC Warfighter and SOA foundational researchASA(ALT) coordinating for review of SOA LCMM and potential cross walk with Ultra Large Scale Computing analysis, software acquisition policy, software version blocking and deploymentOSD ALT future review of SOA LCMM for potential impact on DOD regulations and policyChallengesLate adoption, early adoption paradoxData Meister and communities of interest parochialismsShiny Nickel tendency in DOD
20 Contacts Colonel Thomas C. Loper George (Chip) Raymond, Jr. Commander, CECOM LCMC SEC-BelvoirGeorge (Chip) Raymond, Jr.Division Chief, Enterprise Services Division (ESD), Enterprise Systems Competency Center (ESCC), SEC-BelvoirLTC Willard (Bill) RobinsonBranch Chief, ESD/ESCC SEC-Belvoir
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