Team SCI provides qualified personnel, materials, facilities, equipment, instrumentation, methods and tools to the functional areas listed below. To clearly demonstrate the substantive depth and breadth that Team SCI brings to the Navy, we address directly relevant experience on important Navy programs as well as other contracts with functional requirements that correlate directly to Seaport-e requirements.
Research and Development Support- R&D (PWS 3.1)
Team SCI supports the development and application of scientific and analytical disciplines to conduct fundamental research. We use empirical evidence through observation and/or experiences which can be analyzed quantitatively or qualitatively. We apply statistical, mathematical and computational techniques to gather and organize data into common elements as part of this analysis. Alternatives and recommendations are produced and final R&D information is compiled and presented to clients as reports or briefs.
For the Department of Energy (DOE), SCI provided broad scientific R&D for various technical efforts, making recommendations to management, plus leading development and implementation of various applications. We conducted exploratory and advanced technological development within specified program areas and focused on solving a specific problem for the client. Areas of focus have included data center consolidation, Wide Area Network (WAN) network optimization, cyber systems, mobility and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), large scale distributed and replicated databases, big data management for the scientific community, and high-volume custom document management systems. We demonstrated and prototyped alternative solutions and final recommendations were presented for approval. Upon approval, these R&D efforts will become specific development projects.
Engineering, System Engineering and Process Engineering Support (PWS 3.2)
Team SCI systems engineering processes consist of a discipline for planning, designing, building, and deploying quality products. Needs are identified and we drive out the requirements, develop, measure effectiveness, and identify constraints. We identify alternatives and derive a single solution that meets the customer’s needs. Team SCI applies the DoD Engineering Framework to our projects, when applicable, which include the following phases – Concept, System Definition, Preliminary Design, Detailed Design, Technical Development, System Development & Demonstration, Production & Deployment, and Operations & Support. Each phase is decomposed with numerous tasks, reviews, and checks ensuring continuity and an end-to-end full lifecycle approach.
Team member CoreLogis, LLC (CoreLogis) performed engineering services for the U.S. Army chemical and biological protections system which involved developing system hardware and software engineering architecture; writing, decomposing, and allocating requirements and specifications; creating functional and physical diagrams; performing trade-studies; driving program action items; preparing technical document reviews; performing risk assessment and mitigation; selecting and managing subcontractors; and attending and presenting technical data for the client at reviews from project start to completion.
Team member Systems Engineering Global Inc. (SEGI) delivered Systems and Electrical Engineering services for the AWACS program where they designed, developed, and maintained the AWACS interrogator, which is secondary surveillance radar. Systems engineering services involved creating and managing requirements and producing technical documents such as test plans, test procedures, and hardware/software/firmware specifications. SEGI conducted technical document and design reviews, and operated as the suppliers interface. Using electrical engineering SMEs, they identified and solved hardware design problems, performed field programmable gate array code reviews, executed test benchmarking, and conducted design troubleshooting. SEGI identified cost savings efficiency gains in the design using automation that led to staff reductions in operations and maintenance of the project.
Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support (PWS 3.3)
Our team leverages modeling and simulation methodologies for advancing theory and research on human factors and systems. We use various simulation methods such as the Monte Carlo method, applying computational algorithms that rely on repeated random sampling to obtain numerical results and calculating those same probabilities heuristically. Team SCI uses simulation to explore and gain insights into new technology, and to estimate the performance of complex systems.
SCI delivers data center services for our Department of Homeland Security (DHS), DOE and DoD clients that encompass conducting systems modeling such as a power analysis/design simulation. For example, at the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), we modeled their cooling systems and assessed sealing specific rooms, optimizing airflow, and water-cooled computer room air conditioning (CRAC) unit efficiencies (i.e., lower speed blower assessment; supply air temperature tuning to minimize the power consumption; and supplemental cooling). We looked at the basic mass and energy balance principles to characterize the complex mass and energy flows within the raised-floor, air-cooled data center using hot and cold aisles, rack heat for recirculation that led to critical cooling system design and analysis tasks such as thermal zone mapping, CRAC units load balancing, and hot spot detection.
In support of a Department of State (DOS) Regional Computer Security office, team member Competitive Innovations, LLC (CILLC) delivered cyber computer models, threat simulation, holistic cyber analytical support, and prototyping. CILLC designed virtual computer images in a simulated pre-production prototype environment that was tested, analyzed, engineered, and hardened prior to production implementation.
Prototyping, Pre-Production, Model-Making, and Fabrication Support (PWS 3.4)
Team SCI applies prototyping techniques as part of our engineering design process to allow project engineers and designers the ability to explore design alternatives, execute testing, and confirm system performance prior to production.
For a commercial IT company, team member CILLC built a Mobile Device Emulation prototyping capability for clients by customizing commercial-off-the-shelf content management server (CMS) software. The prototyping emulator duplicated various hardware devices and provided a standardized and structured methodology for building cohesive web properties across multiple mobile devices and websites simultaneously. Through this structured process, they achieved standardization by creating device profiles and templates; creating standard page layouts for devices; mapping shared layouts; creating exemplary mobile pages across multiple devices; adjusting standard web page properties for specific device profiles; using device-specific transformations; and creating a separate mobile section.
By streamlining the engineering development process with this prototyping mobile emulation process, development time was reduced by approximately 20% on projects of similar scope.
System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support (PWS 3.5)
Team SCI assists our clients in maintaining their technical and system documentation, ensuring that the documentation accurately represents the latest design, configuration, integration, and installation information.
At the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP), SCI provides system documentation for requirements, design, testing, implementation, configuration, user acceptance, and training. Our application software engineering development, fully conforms to the rigorous software quality assurance polices as defined by DOE. We perform feasibility studies; requirements gathering and analysis; configuration and change management; implementation and integration activities; outreach and communications; customer and end-user training; and documentation of operational and user guides.
For the IRS, team member COACT Inc. (COACT) provided support on new systems and recertifications through the creation of security categorization documentation, collected and reviewed existing documentation, populated templates and a document tracker, and prepared documents for meetings and working sessions.
At the DOE Oak Ridge National Security Complex, SCI provided support for the Electronic Document Management System (EDMS). We supported the creation, revision, assembly, tracking, and record retention of electronic and hardcopy versions of Documentum documents.
At the USCG, SCI performs and documents feasibility studies, requirements gathering and analysis, configuration and change management, quality assurance and management, implementation and integration activities. We support outreach and communications, create customer and user training, and create and manage documentation of operational and user guides.
Using software engineering and software development lifecycle models and the application of CMMI methods, we build quality systems to customer requirements and specifications. We code many modules using various programming languages from machine language to natural language. In addition to traditional engineering, development, and support experience, our team is at the forefront of advanced methodologies and techniques. We are experienced in the latest ITIL v3 processes, and Agile development techniques including Rapid Iterative Development, Lean Programming, and SCRUM. We also provide mission critical network support to our clients and understand the many facets of network operations and maintenance. We support Network Operation Centers including network infrastructure and applications, providing network monitoring incident response, communications management and reporting.
For the DHS Office of Health Affairs, SCI engineered and developed the Biosurveillance Common Operating Network (BCON) system which uses advanced algorithms and keyed searches to provide early detection and increased situational awareness for the early detection of biological events and/or biological attacks. BCON was developed utilizing the Agile SCRUM methodology. Development cost savings were estimated at approximately 10% of total project costs due to the application of Agile.
For the USCG’s Financial Center (FINCEN), SCI analyzes, designs, develops and implements critical system interconnectors and interface systems using Java and C+. These key systems ensure the constant and consistent flow of accurate information into and out of the core financial systems. We develop complex custom designed software or modify various COTS products.
For DOE Oak Ridge Y-12 National Security Complex, SCI is responsible for analyzing, engineering, testing and coordinating new architectures, security, and emerging technologies. We perform network engineering, network operations, and operations and maintenance for the facility.
Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability (RM&A) Support (PWS 3.7)
Team SCI’s approach to Reliability, Maintainability and Availability (RM&A) is based upon the customer’s requirements, the technology strategy, and the size of the project. The effective implementation of our RM&A engineering approach evaluates predictive performance for the system and ensures that failures and time to failure distributions are captured and applied against requirements and objectives. Our approach follows the MIL-STD-785 which addresses mission reliability. Maintainability engineering efforts are driven out during the concept and design phase, ensuring high system availability is obtained while down time is effectively reduced and managed. These inputs drive an optimal Life Cycle Support Cost model.
For the DHS Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Office of Information Technology, team member Le, Arnold & Associates, LLC (Le, Arnold) was responsible to ensure that RM&A requirements were integrated into the IT infrastructure’s new and modified systems and applications. These requirements were applicable to the TSA Operating Platform projects and to specific IT Security, Network, and Communications Platforms, including ongoing project planning and verification of inclusion of these requirements into the project, and for oversight of the implementation of the detection and correction processes. They defined a plan that specified what the program RM&A requirements were, in terms of quantitative and qualitative objectives, and the required engineering activities ̶scope, work breakdown structure, detailed tasks, design engineering, customer interfaces, program organization/reporting, and schedules. To drive the programs, they executed program control, work effort analysis, program reviews, customer management, subcontractor management, cross systems engineering coordination, overall design characteristics and associated criteria, RM&A modeling, and final design verification.
Human Factors, Performance, and Usability Engineering Support (PWS 3.8)
Team SCI uses technology and human factors specialists to assess a particular task being performed, the specific demands on the user, and the application of assets or equipment being used along with associated information. We ensure that tasks, functions, information and the environment fits the user by focusing on the entire development process and setting usability goals on the basis of user and task analyses, and evaluating prototypes or simulations of the system at critical stages throughout the design cycle.
For DHS, SCI brought together a cross-functional team with diverse skill sets to build usability requirements. Performing a human factors usability assessment, we were able to explore the process covering the relationship between the device and users and how these devices were to operate within the environment, and the tasks identified. Through usability testing we were able to ensure human factor performance operated per requirements.
Team member AndPlus LLC (AndPlus) created and deployed a mobile application for the ESPN TV network which gave mobile access to fire control systems. AndPlus was able to come in and work on behalf of ESPN and its partners to design, develop, and secure better access to previously developed and proprietary systems. They were able to decrease human error by studying the common actions that occurred on a regular basis, and automated those actions for the user based on a single action. AndPlus software provided a single point of access at the web service level, which performed the actions once the user was identified. A common Apple platform was selected as the new control interface.
System Safety Engineering Support (PWS 3.9)
Team SCI applies safety engineering disciplines when delivering systems that identify and addresses potential safety challenges by enabling system engineers to design systems from a safety point of view (i.e., hazard analysis folded into the design process rather than conducted as a separate activity).
System safety engineering services were used on the DHS TSA Operations and Engineering Division contract where team member Le, Arnold identified safety requirements — including safety responsibilities, design constraints, and hazard analysis. During the system design, they further decomposed the requirements and ensured that logic and controls were embedded. Design and physical representation and associated testing results were generated and risks documented along with risk mitigation plans. They reviewed and validated operational readiness for the phase/gate processes as a prelude to release management. In production, safety was managed as a control problem and accidents only occurred when component failures and interactions among system components were not adequately handled or controlled.
Configuration Management (CM) Support (PWS 3.10)
Team SCI applies discipline to identify, document, and verify the functional, performance, and physical characteristics of systems. We execute Configuration Management (CM) by standing up a CM control board, planning, creating a baseline, evaluating change requests and change proposals, establishing configuration item descriptions (i.e., hardware, software, firmware, etc.) and performing verification and audits. We apply the principles, best practices, and disciplines of CMMI, ISO 9001:2008, and ITIL v3.
For the DHS Office of Health Affairs, BCON, SCI provides project, change, and configuration management support for the full software lifecycle of the development, enhancement, maintenance and deployment of the BCON system. We delivered configuration management (CM) and change management support during initial system deployment, and continue this support as the system is enhanced. We are also responsible for CM for the migration of the BCON production environment into a new architecture and a DHS consolidated data center. Our CM tasks include creating a baseline, managing change requests, and reporting.
For DOE, SCI provides physical configuration management support for mainframe computer enhancements as well as 600 servers, including IBM, HP, and HP/DEC, and for core products like Oracle, Sybase, DB2, CICS, CA-IDMS, RDB, and SAS. The scope of our support includes configuration identification, verification, and compliance as well as scheduled audits.
Quality Assurance (QA) Support (PWS 3.11)
Team SCI incorporates best practices, processes and procedures based on ISO 9001:2008, CMMI, Program Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and ITIL standards to ensure our services result in a quality product for our client – quality is built into the design and reviewed through installation versus being an afterthought or missed.
SCI is ISO 9001:2008 certified and applies those practices to the support of our clients. For DOE, SCI performs Quality Assurance reviews on processes, procedures, and products generated by the tasks. We recommend quality improvements in processes and procedures. We supported the development of the Quality Assurance System (QAS), which automates several QA processes that are inter-related. Data from one process is often used for multiple purposes (one primary purpose, but there may be several secondary applications). These processes include: management assessments, surveillances, independent assessments, supplier evaluations, conditions adverse to quality, nonconformance reports, approved suppliers list, and suspect/counterfeit items. The QAS application focuses on improving the data management aspects of these processes.
Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA) and Information Technology (IT) Support (PWS 3.12)
Team SCI applies information technology methods using Software Development Lifecycles (SDLC) such as the traditional linear waterfall development, rapid application development and prototyping iterative approaches, Agile sprints, and extreme programming. For information assurance, we manage system processing, storage, and data transmission risks. Through risk assessments, we identify and review the information assets to be protected. We perform vulnerability assessments to capture potential threats capable of exploiting the assets which considers both the probability and impact of a threat. Once the probability of occurrence and impact assessment of the threat is captured, we build a risk mitigation plan and execute an Information Assurance resolution strategy.
In support of our three Oak Ridge DOE customers, SCI provides full lifecycle SDLC for software development and enhancement support. To assist in the collection, management, and dissemination of the related project data, we developed and deployed multiple SharePoint instances to support communication, collaboration, document management, and business intelligence services. We also developed web-facing interfaces to certain SharePoint applications to allow external commercial companies access to upcoming tasks, to input cost estimates/bids for those tasks, and to report task status. We are responsible for the analysis, design, delivery, maintenance, and operations of these sites as well as the quality and the accuracy of the data to ensure that management has current and accurate data supporting tracking and decision making.
For DOS, Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA), VISA Office (VO) QSI provided VISA fraud analysis and prevention via screening, training, standards compliance, documentation, instruction, and surveillance. They performed random inspections, computer-generated reports, and complaint investigations across all Consular Offices including the Watch Office which required daily monitoring and collection of classified information.
Team member COACT supported the IRS Office of Cyber Security and all fourteen Security Program Management Offices in the collection, analysis, and reporting of data necessary to test security controls annually across the approximately 184 General Support Systems and Major Applications for Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).
For DOE, SCI provides technical helpdesk support for 12,541 users, systems administration support for 500 unclassified and classified computer systems, 7x24x365 operation and management of four major computer data processing centers, operations support for Classified Communications Center equipment, production processing and system monitoring and verification of all major IT systems, IT architecture planning and deployment, applications software development and maintenance for general support software, classified and unclassified network management, engineering, and operations, and database support for more than 350 Oracle instances.
At the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Nationwide IT has Tier 1 and 2 technicians who use Remedy to log incoming calls, track progress on calls, record lessons learned, and prioritize tickets. They guide customers through navigating systems and processes as well as provide assistance troubleshooting on hardware and software. Since project inception, they have improved service delivery performance by 50% from the previous contractor and the team has received multiple performance awards.
Inactivation and Disposal Support (PWS 3.13)
Team SCI approaches inactivation and disposal support activities based on specific waste requirements and government regulations.
For the DOE ETTP, SCI had a primary objective to remove, dispose and safeguard hazardous materials from the former uranium enrichment facility of the Manhattan Project which was used for the gaseous diffusion method. This decommissioning and demolition project created over 80,000 shipments of waste planned for disposal at the landfill from the ETTP site. Transport and disposal of contaminated and hazardous waste required compliance with numerous transportation, health and safety, radiological, physical security, classification, and nuclear material control and accountability requirements. Each waste shipment required information about the waste, the trucks carrying the waste, and the results of inspections performed. Once the waste was delivered, additional information was captured documenting receipt of the shipment, as well as location information regarding placement of the waste within the landfill. Working with the Waste and Transportation function, Security, Radiological Control, Field Services, and Information Technology (IT), we analyzed the data and designed a process to eliminate the manual documentation of waste shipments while maintaining compliance with requirements and regulations, and improving the quality of the documentation associated with waste shipments. The result of the analysis led the team to identify and design a system using passive Radio Frequency Identification Definition (RFID) technology. We captured waste shipping information and tracked shipments to/from landfill. The implementation of the application and a paperless waste shipping process resulted in significant improvements in real-time information on waste demographics and disposal location; increased Physical Security oversight of waste shipments; increased the total volume of waste disposed each day; elimination of errors associated with manual data entry; real-time data tracking and truck movement visibility; and reduced time and frequency of truck inspections for entry/exit to classified areas.
The implementation of this technology and application provided a cost savings of $7.8M through the elimination of over 250,000 manually generated shipping documents, and reduction of 60,000 gallons of fuel. An estimated 50,000 additional waste shipments through 2015 will result in an additional savings of $3.2M, and will continue to sustain cost savings across the Oak Ridge reservation. The elimination of manual paperwork from the waste shipment process, and the resulting decrease in truck idle time (waste of waiting) also supports sustainable development goals, in reducing Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) emissions by 6,500 pounds, and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions by 350,000 pounds. This system has been recognized as best-in-class, and was the recipient of the EPA’s Federal Electronics Challenge Silver, Gold, and Platinum awards.
Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support (PWS 3.14)
Team SCI applies testing methods ensuring the requirements, design, development and interoperability (application software and/or hardware), meets the needs of the stakeholder as expected.
For the Desert Ship Operational (OP) Program at White Sands Missile Range, team member Sam Inc. performed system test support including flight test plan reviews, flight test adaptation validations for specific test scenarios, design concurrence with missile 6-DOF simulations, development of test program specification including test script design, conducted regression testing, and development and maintenance of associated documentation. Other tasks supported included the participation in Test Coordination Panel, Mission Control Panel, Mission Readiness Review (MRR), and OP Program Committee meetings.
For TSA OIT, team member Le, Arnold supported the Applications Playbook program by defining a formal phase/gate process where all new and modified systems, applications and platforms were formally reviewed at critical stages for approval. Specific technical and management controls were developed and applied to address testing and performance acceptability prior to promotion to the production environment. These controls include early-on identification, validation of achievement, functional and performance requirements, test acceptance criteria, and encompassed User Acceptance Testing and IT security requirements.
For USCG CG-926 team member Insight Technology Solutions (ITS) provided program/project management, R&D, and test and evaluation support services. They delivered management and technical support services that include requirements coordination, studies evaluation, test management planning/strategy/ performance, test document drafting, developmental testing/ operational testing coordination, requirements verification tracking, Integrated Product Team support, test plan drafting/ implementation, test Contract Deliverable Requirements List review/comment, test witness/participation, test action item tracking, risk assessment/ mitigation, test discrepancy resolution and Verification Performance Report development. ITS developed the quarterly Test and Evaluation Risk Assessment reports which consist of a risk evaluation, mitigation strategies and a timeline for each program. They coordinated test plans between multiple organizations to assist in the development of a Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP). Schedules were analyzed to ensure proper sequencing of events to support decisions by senior USCG leadership including Operational Test Readiness Reviews (OTRR) and other milestone Acquisition Decision events.
Measurement Facilities, Range, and Instrumentation Support (PWS 3.15)
The SCI Team applies engineering, analytical, and technical disciplines in the operation and support of instrumentation through all phases of developmental and operational test and evaluation for weapon systems and nuclear management systems. We also provide infrastructure maintenance on equipment, electrical power, and information technology support.
For the NAVAIR Metrology and Calibration (METCAL) Program, team member Sam, Inc., provided primary support to the government at AIR-3.9.2, 22113 Fortin Circle, Patuxent River, MD for a precision measurement and calibration capability to all Navy and Marine Corps air combat systems and their associated ground support equipment. Scope of work covered the instrumentation requirements, calibration and measurement analysis support, and technical/engineering support.
Our team has significant experience writing software which enables the operation and support of measurement facilities, ranges, and instrumentation used for testing, evaluating, experimenting and exercising platforms and systems. Most recently, team member AndPlus engaged with Phoenix Controls, a Honeywell subsidiary, to design, develop, and implement an Android-based application which measured, tested, evaluated, and exercised values both in and out of BACnet-enabled measurement devices. AndPlus built an interface that provided real time, asynchronous access to measurement facilities within a critical environment. The interface had easily identifiable error and alarm states for key indicators of the appropriate critical environment; supported multiple critical environments on the same interface; integrated with BACnet, an industry standard building automation protocol; and displayed complex mathematics reporting based upon multiple data points collected in real time.
Logistics Support (PWS 3.16)
The SCI Team applies a disciplined approach to defining and implementing operational and logistical support requirements. Using DoD Standards 1388-1 and 1388-2, we ensure that logistic requirements are clear, verifiable and managed throughout the process.
Team member CoreLogis supported Army Third-Party logistics systems at three distribution center/warehouse operations located in Suffolk, VA, Hazel Green, KY, and Columbia, SC. CoreLogis designed, developed, deployed, enhanced, and maintained systems including the order fulfillment, warehouse and inventory management system supporting over 10,000 DoDAAC ship-to locations, and 5 main US Army Recruit Training Centers with new uniform and footwear orders. They conceptualized and constructed a Total Asset Visibility (TAV) framework for clothing and footwear delivering: 99.99% Inventory Accuracy Rate; $600M Annual Throughput, $200M On-Hand; 4,100 National Stock Numbers, and 350,000 Material Request Orders. CoreLogis delivered 36 Million Individual Items Tracked with 100% TAV.
SCI has managed complex logistical challenges and introduced innovative solutions to meet mission requirements. DOE built a 2 million square foot uranium enrichment facility post-WWII (a.k.a.Y12). Recently, the site underwent a re-industrialization which entailed a methodical movement and tracking of the waste ensuring compliance with all Federal statutes and policies. We established a logistics process and system to track the debris throughout its long life cycle. We architected a solution that integrated software, hardware, network, and database technologies, and addressed engineering challenges and complex requirements associated with waste management, transportation, security, and maintenance. Today, every truck is tagged with a RFID tag and towers are set up at designated points within the East Tennessee Technology Park. When a truck passes one of the designated points, data is seamlessly transmitted to a database as an official record of when and what waste was being moved. The tagged waste is continually tracked and monitored, including movements among and between “final” resting places. The data is used for audits and supporting environmental and other reporting requirements. Since initial implementation, this solution has been re-used at other DOE facilities such as the Oak Ridge National Lab saving costs across DOE.
For NAVSEA Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Defense (CBRND) Consolidated Storage Facility (CSF), inventory and transaction management systems installed at the Fort Worth CSF, team member CoreLogis managed orders and fulfillment, managed ship and individual customer accounts, and provided CBRND asset control for U.S. Navy CBRND Individual Protective Equipment (IPE) transported to and from ships. CoreLogis provided a systems solution that was retained as the default solution due to its accuracy, ease of use, and information transparency. The CSF included: 300,000 individual sailor records, $500M in on-hand inventory, support to produce 600+ individual kits per day, and a tie-in with the CBR-OSIMS system.
Supply and Provisioning Support (PWS 3.17)
We approach supply by ensuring that spares and repair parts required to operate and maintain systems are provided on a timely basis. Hardware supply support consists of a provisioning phase followed by routine replenishment, and supply support includes software and firmware cataloging and provisions for routine re-supplying. As part of a proactive management approach to supply, the SCI team works with our government client to craft maintenance plans supporting provisioning.
SCI is responsible for the warehouse inventory, property control management, and transportation of equipment for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Headquarters (HQ) telecommunication and infrastructure managed services. We assisted in the development and implementation of a warehouse, tracking and inventory system (which identifies where items are physically located, establishes thresholds for minimum/maximum inventory stock levels, and tracking of multiple types of in-transit items). We conduct routine testing of equipment based on shelf life, refurbishment, and the shipment of sensitive equipment/items. We support overall provisioning activities and track the shipment and delivery process ensuring our response time on local deliveries is under 24 hours and even less for emergency responses. We make recommendations for the purchase of new equipment versus refurbishment of non-operational equipment, to include vendor recommendations and cost effectiveness, and facilitate the purchase order process, then package, label, and ship the equipment. Using the eCity inventory management tool and dashboard, we deliver real-time control and visibility of stock levels, location and order status for our EPA client.
For the USMC Consolidated Storage Program (CSP) – Individual Issue Facilities, CoreLogis designed and implemented the transaction, warehouse, and inventory management system that is currently utilized by the CSP Individual Issue Facility – IIF program. This program supports the individual Marine via integrated asset and transaction management systems, web-based Total Asset Visibility system, and the warehouse inventory management system. The SCI Team assisted in the rollout of these systems, comprised of a leading commercial Warehouse Management System integrated with Asset Management software. The systems are accessed via the web and are hosted in a DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process accredited facility. The CSP system is utilized at 15 USMC Expeditionary Force bases and two Training and Education Command sites. The system tracks inventory management, issues, and return transactions for 300,000 individual customer records containing Individual Combat Equipment and Chemical-Biological-Radiological-Nuclear IPE; manages $940M+ in managed assets, processes 8,999,008 units annually, 50,000 transactions monthly, oversees $11.6M in redistributed obsolete serviceable excess, and supports 22 Warehouse locations worldwide.
Training Support (PWS 3.18)
Team SCI designs and delivers technical and professional development training courses, workshops, development courses, and coaching incorporating education best practices. Our courses can encompass a comprehensive curriculum or be delivered as a stand-alone offering. We use student feedback as part of our continuous process improvement to constantly enhance and uplift our courses.
Team SCI designs and delivers technical training courses where we provide a structured approach for developing classroom and computer-based training including all instructional materials and syllabus and delivering the training anytime/anyplace.
For the U.S. Treasury, teammate Nationwide IT performed a thorough analysis of records management laws, regulations, standards, and guidance and developed a high-level course outline for each module, developed video scripts, produced instructional design scorecards, developed records management resources and glossary terms, and created questions for interactive knowledge checks, and the graded final exam. They utilized a variety of software, video production, and graphics design tools to create modules incorporating high-end graphical user interface features like interactive exercises and video. Nationwide IT performed thorough alpha and beta testing both internally with standalone versions and externally with beta testers through the Treasury Learning Management System (TLMS). The final modules were interoperable with TLMS; Shareable Content Objective Reference Model (SCORM) and Section 508 compliant; and compatible with specific end-user federal desktop configurations, operating environments, and standards. We included feedback from the Office of Privacy, Transparency, and Records to ensure that the modules fulfilled PTR’s vision.
For the District of Columbia, team member Nationwide IT designed and implemented training to prepare users for the new time and labor and payroll systems. This training had to adapt to and accommodate the needs of over 4000 trainees from more than 70 agencies across the District government. Nationwide IT managed all of the logistics including scheduling special meeting places for classroom training.
For the US Army Inspector General Agency, Nationwide IT provided baseline office automation, administrative software, and training software support through commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) and Government-developed software. They were responsible for delivering the training and ensuring that all students received their training at specific times.
Team SCI designs and delivers professional development training courses to help our troops build a career path through personal enhancement and challenge. We help provide students the educational capability to build new skills from leadership to systems thinking.
Nationwide IT led an analysis and training strategy for the Defense Integrated Military Human Resources System (DIMHRS) for 1.2 million Army personnel. Additionally, they participated in -DoD Integrated Product Teams (IPT) to shape the direction of the development and delivery of training to over 3.1 million end users. Nationwide IT provided expertise in adult learning theory, collaborative, instructional system design, and systems approach to training to ensure the approach and methodologies are consistent with industry best practices. They conducted job task analysis, workforce analysis, job impact analysis to identify all the changes and impacts of deploying a cultural changing system. Nationwide IT also developed regular communication and stakeholder support for soldiers deployed to the Iraqi theater of operation to ensure they were included in the process.
In-Service Engineering, Fleet Introduction, Installation and Checkout Support (PWS 3.19)
Team SCI personnel do not currently perform this function.
Program Support (PWS 3.20)
Our team approaches program support by ensuring efficient and effective management and delivery of administrative, contracting, and technical activities, as required. We perform program functions in support of the program manager or the program management office (PMO).
In support of the DOE Y-12 National Security Complex (NSC), SCI staffs a full-function program management office (PMO), consisting of both contractor and government personnel. SCI performs task orders for strategic planning, best practice implementation, risk management, program assessment, vendor coordination and interface, quality assurance, continuous improvement, investment planning and management, process definition, process improvement, communication processes, and programmatic oversight for 18 separate tasks with more than 425 subtasks, each requiring its own budget management and invoicing. SCI provides comprehensive program management activities based on Project Management Institute (PMI) approaches and best practices for planning, initiating, executing, controlling, monitoring, and closing a task order and/or contract.
For the USAF F22 Program, teammate Nationwide IT assists in planning, organizing, and managing the overall government integrated master plan, integrated master schedule (IMP/IMS), to include consolidating input from program office personnel. They assisted in performing a wide range of program support activities including: conducting analyses, evaluation and validation; performed staffing assessment based on organizational maturity and program scope; development and implementation of requirements for pre-acquisition and acquisition strategy planning; milestone planning, tracking, and scheduling; developing and analyzing key program metrics centered around the program schedule; developing and performing schedule risk assessments; providing program briefings; effectively communicating recommendations orally and in writing to higher organizational management; arrange, participate, and support various Integrated Product Team actions; and integrated program planning activities to include program level critical path assessments.
Functional and Administration Support (PWS 3.21) Clerical and Administrative Support
Team SCI has performed administrative, clerical and general functional support across the spectrum of roles from accounting and general clerk to property management and word processing.
Team member QSI provided daily on-site classified administrative and clerical support services to the Secretary of the Air Force, Finance Management and Budget Office, located in the Pentagon. Responsibilities on this contract included tracking grant budgets, preparing material for SAF/FMB reports, such as annual budget reports, entering data into the Fiscal Year Database, preparing reports, and coordinating and conducting executive-level meetings and conference support services. They provided task tracking services; administrative coverage in support of designated staff; management of Directors’ schedules and calendars; administrative operational support; word processing; visitor reception and escorting; front desk services; mail processing and information distribution; reproduction services; telephone coverage and reception duties; fax processing and distribution; support of SAF/FMB supply and equipment needs; typing; proofreading; preparation of letters and other correspondence, forms, staff summary sheets, memoranda, award write-ups, performance appraisals, staff packages, presentations, speeches, and other documents.
For the United States Army Ordnance Center and School (USAOC&S) at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), QSI provided personnel, equipment, material and supplies needed to operate and manage administrative support services for the USAOC&S, U.S. Air Force Detachment 1, 3340 Technical Training Group, and APG U.S. Marine Corps Administrative Detachment. They maintained academic records and updated the Army-wide training database using the Army Training Requirements and Resource System (ATRRS) and the Automated Instructional Management System (AIMS). Support services also included classified material handling and destruction, mailroom operations, printing management, and training coordination.
Analytical and Organizational Assessment Support
Team SCI performs organizational assessments, survey development and data analysis, and organization capability assessments. Our approach produces an organizational diagnosis based on acquired relevant knowledge. This knowledge-based assessment provides input into performance management by evaluating the capabilities of resources, future performance estimations, and identification of weaknesses that can be corrected.
QSI had high level security cleared personnel provide Administrative Executive support to several Assistant Secretary, Financial Management and Comptroller, Air Force (SAF/FM) offices and staff. This included developing efficient and effective processes and procedures in performance of analytical and organizational directives. They provided an assessment and recommendation of an optimized organization including structure and resources (government billets, contractor resources). QSI staff liaised with Major Commands (MAJCOMs), Air Force (AF), the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), and other government department offices to perform analytical tasks. These tasks were in support of the President’s Management Agenda and SAF/FM Strategic Goals and Initiatives and included various initiatives. They assessed multiple office automation software with varied functions to produce a wide range of documents that often required formatting, with graphics, tables, editing and reformatting electronic drafts, creating and updating or revising databases or spreadsheets. QSI personnel independently planned and performed duties requiring different approaches and methods from one assignment to another enabling us to retain multi-skilled resources on the program.
For the DOE Y12, SCI performed an organization assessment which looked at organizational change processes within this facility operation. We interviewed leaders and collected data, and identified organizational gaps and transformation risks/issues. We devised an action plan which was presented and approved by the executive team.
Most Efficient Organization (MEO) Teaming Support Services
Team SCI works closely with the KO and the government project team to drive MEO. We designate focal points for organizational, functional, and technical questions pertaining to each performance-based activity on the program. We specify measurement areas and performance levels required for each system. The project team specifies the forms, methods of documentation, and frequency of reporting used to assess performance-based activities and ensures these requirements are included in a Performance Management Assessment Program (PMAP). In addition, we identify the qualifications, training requirements, and responsibilities for personnel assigned to assess and monitor performance-based activities.
For the DOE National Security complex, SCI works directly with the government as a cohesive team to deliver projects and services. From management plans through documentation and reporting, we implement the requirements as an MEO ensuring effective tracking, delivery, communication, and management of identified programs, activities, and maintenance and operations. The objective of the MEO was to identify process improvements and cost reductions associated with performance of activities required by the work statement. The MEO team looked at staffing economies through collocating personnel and implementing innovative technologies to integrate the cost reductions resulting from these strategic opportunities.
Public Affairs and Multimedia Support (PWS 3.22)
Team SCI supports public affairs and multimedia through the use of various mediums from press releases and video briefings to automated conference demonstrations. We have resources with various skills including technical writers, editors, photo and photo-optics technicians, video processing, animators, graphic artists, web publishers, etc. who can work with customers from conceptual phase through the final product.
QSI designed the event website for the DOS Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) Industry Day at the Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC. The website utilized an online registration process and a secure bank server to process major credit cards. They performed administrative tasks to include preparation of participants list, name badges, and table tents. Onsite support included registration and other administrative services. Event procedures were developed and reviewed with the Program Office prior to the event. Their staff developed marketing strategies to ensure the financial and program success of OBO Industry Day. The end result was a successful event, including an attendee total much higher than OBO officials had projected.
Front Rowe Inc.
System Eng. Global
Nationwide IT Services
Cirdan Group, Inc.
Le, Arnold & Assoc.
Global Eng. & Tech
Valiant Solutions, LLC
Insight Tech Solutions
Team SCI provides qualified personnel, materials, facilities, equipment, instrumentation, methods and tools to the functional areas listed below. To clearly demonstrate the substantive depth and breadth that Team SCI brings to the Navy, we address directly relevant experience on important Navy programs as well as other contracts with functional requirements that correlate directly to Seaport-e requirements.