|Office of the Secretary of Defense|
VAIL is currently supporting the OSD Office of the Chief Management Officer (CMO) in the development of the Defense Enterprise Business Operations (DEBO) Governance Strategy and Framework. The goal is to optimize enterprise business operations to assure the success of the National Defense Strategy (NDS).
Army Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO-EIS)
Proving architecture and portfolio analyses support to help the Army Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO-EIS) implement their business system strategy, facilitating the convergence of ERP platforms and sunsetting legacy systems.
VAIL provides Product Line Reference architecture support for the Benefits Appeals and Memorials (BAM) portfolio. This includes development of system interface documentation, high-level operational concept depiction graphics, and relating operational concepts with both portfolio systems and services.
|US Army, Office of Business Transformation|
At the end of January 2020, VAIL Technologies completed nearly a decade-long contract at the Army Office of Business Transformation. Through the development of methodologies and analytic tools which comprise the Enterprise Knowledge Repository (EKR), VAIL’s work greatly enhanced portfolio management capability within the Army, inspiring other Department of Defense (DoD) branches and components to implement replica instances.
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology
VAIL is a leader in the design of enterprise business systems for the Department of the Army. Due to our experience, VAIL was asked by Department of the Army to work directly for the Army Acquisition Community and define the detailed requirements for the Army’s Future Business System, which will provide enterprise net-centric capabilities for all Army Acquisition practitioners. As such, VAIL supported the ASA(ALT) in their role of Combat Developer, defining requirements across the business enterprise, and consolidating the requirements from the various proponents offices to the Program Office.
Defense Information Systems Agency
In March 2015, VAIL Technologies completed a four-year contract to provide Security, Budget, Finance, Acquisition, and Contract Management Support to the Defense Information Systems Agency Multinational Information Sharing (MNIS) Program Office. VAIL provided subject matter experts to assist with all business processes of the MNIS program, to include: Planning, Programming, Budget and Execution (PPBE), Defense Acquisition Management, Contracting Management, and Financial Management.
In previous years, in support of the Global Information Grid Bandwidth Expansion (GIG-BE) Program Office, VAIL delivered an advanced architecture for this Department of Defense (DoD) network. The GIG-BE Program was a major net-centric transformational initiative executed by DISA, resulting in a ubiquitous “bandwidth-available” environment to improve national security intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, information assurance, as well as command and control to select Joint Staff-approved locations worldwide. GIG-BE is a secure, robust, optical terrestrial network that delivers very high-speed classified and unclassified Internet Protocol (IP) services and on December 20, 2005, the program achieved Full Operational Capability (FOC).
Defense Travel System
The DTS program office awarded multiple project management and engineering positions to VAIL in 2001. Working with four other prime contractors, VAIL offered uniquely qualified individuals with more than twenty years each of US Government acquisition and finance system development experience. The DTS is a fully integrated, electronic, end-to-end financial management system that automates temporary duty travel for the DoD. DTS also meets the DoD security and financial requirements, as well as conforming to DoD travel policies and regulations. VAIL program management experts and software developers worked directly with the DTS Program Manager providing acquisition advice, system architecture, and software development oversight for multiple versions of the Defense Travel System. Through DTS, the Department of Defense now has an automated travel management system for all military services and defense agencies. The system interfaces with more than 35 accounting systems, as well as a travel records repository, and DOD’s public-key infrastructure. Users access DTS via the department’s Non-Classified IP Router Network.
US Army General Fund Enterprise Business System
VAIL provided multi-year support for the US Army Program Executive Office for GFEBS, providing program management support and strategic planning assistance. GFEBS is a SAP-based system that allows the U.S. Army to share financial and accounting data across the Service. With more than 79,000 end-users at nearly 200 Army financial centers around the world, GFEBS is one of the world’s largest enterprise financial systems. As GFEBS replaces scores of largely incompatible legacy accounting and financial management systems, it will eventually manage $160 billion in spending annually by the active Army, the Army National Guard and the Army Reserves.
US Military Entrance Processing Command
VAIL built a wide variety of software products that are in operation across all 65 Military Entrance Processing Centers nationwide. VAIL upgraded many legacy software applications to Java code enabling the command to perform many functions across the NIPRNet and Internet, to include testing of new applicants into the Armed Forces for job field and career placement. The task order and deliverable responsibilities included researching, analyzing, designing, proposing, and coding several Java based applications which perform critical functions for assessing all new enlisted members of the military services. VAIL engineers provided the insight necessary to conceive the automated solutions, build consensus, and (sell) execute those solutions. They were involved in all aspects of the project life cycle, from the initial visioning, through the requirements analysis, design, POC, and implementation. Major program sub-tasks included, but were not limited to, establishment of the overall architectural view, identification of major system interfaces, development of module reuse on an enterprise wide scale, and identification of existing architecture weaknesses and opportunities for process re-engineering. VAIL software engineers have significant technical expertise in web services, database/data mart, networking, security, operating systems, systems software, telecommunications engineering, and enterprise application architecture.
Department of Justice
VAIL provided system architecture and design support to the Terrorist Screen Center (TSCNET) Chief Information Officer who requested a SISA-related assessment to evaluate its applicability for the Department of Justice TSC Data Centers. The task allocated to the project specific deliverables, including an overall systems and security assessment report containing SISA network and services readiness, an assessment of operational readiness, a security assessment with gap analysis, and a recommended remediation plan comparing the SISA operational model to TSC’s current model. VAIL was able to accomplish this rapid system architecture study and new design prototyping by using an improved set of IA metrics to address information management challenges at both current and new data centers.