Functional Areas Proposed
ADIT and its affiliates will draw on its corporate experience and successful past performance to provide effective, efficient, and innovative support services in the following solicitation-specified areas for Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6:
Research and Development Support Experience.
ADIT staff offers R&D experience on the following U.S. Navy systems:
- Engineering development of a probe based system to capture, tow, and refuel unmanned surface vessels including the development of the design concept, engineering analysis of strength, deflection, vibration, hydro statics and dynamics, and oversight of the concept, preliminary, and detailed design, fabrication and at sea testing for NSWC CCD.
- Conceived the towed line latch concept for CCD’s unmanned surface vessel launch and recovery system. Engineered and oversaw the design of an experimental bow latching device, its integration into the HTF USSV, and several rounds of sea trials. Engineered and directed the detail design of CCD’s external bow latch device and its integration into the Navatek / GDRS ASW USV. Supported sea trials using the HTF USSV and Mk 5 vessels off Ft. Monroe.
- Engineered and directed the detail design of CCD’s internal bow latch device and its integration into the OIW MIW USV removable bow notch. Supported sea trials using the HTF USSV and Mk 5 vessels off Ft. Monroe.
- Modified ONR’s wave follower system to place instruments within inches of the sea surface. Designed a servo positioning system based on electronically controlled hydraulics, oversaw the development of the instrumentation and data acquisition system, and directed a two week sea trial of the complete system. Interpreted sea spectra and transfer function data and presented results to MTS and the OES of IEEE.
- NAWC’s Multiple Purpose Mobility Platform (MP2) program including writing winning phase I and II SBIR proposals, conducted user requirement analyses based on interviews, ship checks, a review of several hundred pages of Naval manuals, instructions, and a week on board the USS Enterprise. Developed design options and trade offs and presented same to the Navy. Lead the preliminary and critical design efforts for the selected designs by a team of 5 engineers and technicians. Drafted test plans and O&M Manuals, and oversaw the detailed design, fabrication, and integration of an omni directional weapons handler experimental model.
- Managed the design, fabrication, and integration of the $5.5M Target Model Hauldown (TMH) and Handling systems of the Intermediate Scale Measurement System (ISMS) at the Navy’s Lake Pend Oreille facility in Bay view, ID comprising a 100 ton skirted clump anchor, surfacing platform, haul down winch, target model positioning winches and translater, 2.5 mile long haul down cable system, and near shore turning sheave. Oversaw the engineering, design, fabrication of all components by a team of 20 engineers and technicians; advised NSWC CD and NCEL during ISMS TMH installation regarding procedures; supervised hauldown cable system initial hook up and initial hauldown tests. Presented results in a paper to MTS. This system is still in use to this day.
- Directed the design of a Portable Sensor Platform (PSP) for NESEA consisting of trailer, erectable mast assembly. Performed stress, vibrations, overturning, and deflection engineering calculations. Oversaw the production and testing of the first unit. Ultimately 22 PSPs were built and continue to function in the field to this day.
- Conceived the winning concept for NSWC’s ship motion simulator table, wrote the winning proposal, oversaw the engineering, design, fabrication, and shop testing of the system under FFP contract terms. This system is presently installed at NSWC in Philadelphia and is in use to this day.
- Performed the design, analysis, and oversaw fabrication of the small scale (2 ½ inch hose) Tensioned Hose Fueling at Sea System (THFASS) including lightweight composite reel design, hose testing and evaluation, and design of automatically controlled hydraulic tensioning system. Directed a three week shore side performance test at the NSWC PHD UNREP Test Site. Directed one 7 day at sea trial in the Gulf of Mexico using two supply boats. Authored comprehensive reports documenting the entire development.
Engineering, System Engineering and Process Engineering Support Experience
ADIT engineering staff works with the client and the shipyards to understand how the particular product will be integrated into the ship. We assist our client with program management and logistics support in executing the Statement of Work for Defense programs. At times, the shipyard or Navy contracts with ADIT to obtain our client’s products (we subcontract to the client and maintain responsibility for all Export license issues). In that capacity we have worked NAVSSES and the Supervisor of Ships office in coordinating the review of program data deliverables (submitted to the Ship builder). ADIT has executed 3 significant contracts for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard to deliver hardware and the associated SDRLs to support integration of our component into the ship within the past 3 years. ADIT performed program management for our clients on each.
ADIT was awarded a contract to deliver Mafo Holtkamp Quick Acting Watertight Doors for the DDG51 Multiyear procurement (DDG103 – DDG112), the LCS, and the full range of SDRLs. ADIT subcontracted for the delivery of the various SDRLs. ADIT efforts included coordination with the manufacturer, Northrop Grumman, Bath Iron Works (lead shipyard for DDG51 class), and NAYSSES in Philadelphia, Aeronav (Shock and vibration test facility). In addition to the door deliveries, ADIT delivered the following SDRLs:
- Safety Hazard Analysis – A Preliminary Hazards Analysis (PHA) was performed IAW Mil-Std-882 as a part of this effort.
- Human Engineering Analysis. A Human Engineering System Analysis Report (HESAR) was prepared IAW Mil-H-46855B.
- Provisioning Parts List – IAW NAVSEA Technical Specification 9090-1500.
- Weight/Center of Gravity
- Tools and Test Equipment
- Protection during ship construction
- Tech Manual. The submission was in accordance with TMIN S9086-UF-STM-010 Rev 2. The submission was completed as a change to Navy Ships Technical Manual, Chapter 600 Watertight closures to include the new doors.
- Life Cycle Test and Report
- Mil-S-901 level Shock Testing with associated hydrostatic testing and Reports
- Mil-Std-167-1 Vibration Testing and Reports
ADIT was also awarded a contract to deliver DCN Helicopter Handling Grids for the USCG Deepwater Project with a more limited set of SDRLs. In addition to the deck lock grids, ADIT delivered the following SDRL items:
- Technical Documentation of design and maintenance of equipment in contractor format
- Weight/Center of Gravity
- Non Destructive Testing Results
- Mechanical Analysis of design
Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support Experience
ADIT has been developing software application and network solutions to Federal agencies for over 25 years. Our team understands the importance of enabling our customers to have software applications that are developed and delivered on-time and within budget. We will work with project stakeholders in the early requirements/gathering and validation stage of the project to determine project needs and map those to a solution that could include Commercial-off-the Shelf (COTS), Government-off-the Shelf (GOTS), or Custom-developed solutions.
Our approach begins with a careful analysis of the problem and a comprehensive design plan that ensures the best solution for current needs, while being scalable and adaptable for future growth. ADIT applies a robust Software Engineering Process (SEP) when developing or tailoring solutions to ensure that the final product meets the client’s needs, is fully functional, and is thoroughly tested.
Our SEP is an iterative software development process based on the IBM Rational Unified Process (RUP). It follows industry-standard approaches, is CMMI Level 3- and ISO 9001:2008-certified, and implements phases that are appropriate to the work. Analysis, design, and development are all accomplished in close cooperation with the client to ensure that the final product meets the requirements.
The five major phases of SEP as applied to our system design are:
- Requirements Analysis—the process of defining what the solution will do
- Analysis & Design—the process of specifying how it is to be built and configured
- Development—the process of configuring and customizing hardware, software, and documentation
- Testing—the process of determining the efficacy of the system, the accuracy of the documents, and the validation of all technical elements of the solution (testing is part of every phase)
- Implementation & Rollout—the process of establishing a hosted-site instance, creating administrative rules, supporting all final troubleshooting, and providing technical support
ADIT affiliate AVIRTEK is pioneering innovative autonomic management solutions to proactively and automatically manage the complex and dynamic nature of cyber-infrastructures and their services. They have developed significant expertise, building blocks, and capabilities for automatic and efficient monitoring of cyber-infrastructure behavior, identifying anomalous behaviors due to malicious attacks, mis-configurations, HW/SW failures, and/or performance degradations due to workloads and network traffic changes. They have also developed automatic and semi-automatic action modules that are capable of protecting critical infrastructures.
As part of two funded SBIR and STTR Phase I and II projects, AVIRTEK developed and demonstrated an Autonomic Software Protection System (ASPS) that is based on autonomic computing and how to apply the prototype to three different markets, industrial control systems, wireless ad-hoc networks and enterprise environments. The autonomic paradigm is inspired by the human autonomic nervous system that handles complexity and uncertainties, and aims at realizing computing systems and applications capable of managing themselves with minimum human intervention. The ASPS prototype integrated AVIRTEK’s technologies including AVIRTEK’s comprehensive application flow structures (AppFlow), AVIRTEK’s autonomic management and control environment (Autonomia), data mining, and fusion techniques to demonstrate the capabilities of automatically self-configure resources and applications to tolerate the effect of cyber-attacks, both known and unknown.
They use existing software tools to monitor activities in the cyberspace as well as psycho-social data. Information about human social behavior patterns that can be obtained without violating privacy laws from Human Resources (HR), performance evaluation, and policy violation reports will be used to build the CSF features. The cyberspace activities that can be monitored include web services and access patterns, file access and transfer patterns, applications, and individual and shared accounts. For simplicity, this module can be viewed as databases of important social and cyberspace features with their timestamps.
Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA), and Information Technology (IT) Support Experience
ADIT technical solutions and approaches are compliant and aligned with the Federal Health and Enterprise Architectures (FHA, FEA) as well as DoD, OMB, and NIST guidelines. ADIT staff use industry-recommended best practices and frameworks within our technical methodologies, risk mitigation strategies, and security compliance. ADIT project teams are knowledgeable of and apply appropriate industry service models to each technical discipline:
- IT support and O&M-based services. IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF), and ISO 20000 IT service management models
- Application Development-based services. CMMI Level 3 processes, and our best-practices based Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), the Application Iteration Methodology (AIM)
- Information Security-based services. (Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), NIST, DoD or other agency-specific standards and processes
- Management Support-based services. Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) project management approach, Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) process
ADIT and our affiliates design, implement, and manage enterprise-wide architectures that align IT goals with business and mission goals. Our IT centric, performance-based, managed solutions are flexible, scalable, and repeatable for improved efficiencies and lower operational costs. We design, integrate, and manage a wide array of IA solutions to safeguard the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information systems and critical business data. We offer highly-skilled, exceptionally motivated IT personnel. Most of our employees work in engineering, IT, and technician fields, and hold one or more clearances. Further, our robust training program invests in the expertise of our employees to ensure currency with evolving technologies and promote optimal service delivery.
ADIT and our affiliates provide information security support and services in accordance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) of 2002 (44 U.S.C. § 3544), Appendix III of the Office of Management Budget (OMB) Circular A-130, guidance and standards from the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (e.g. guidelines NIST SP 800-116), Agency-Specific Information Resources Management (IRM) Policy Manual, Standard Configuration Document manual, LAN Operating Procedures Manual, and Regional Security policies (i.e., Security Plans, and ISO directives).
We provide the following IT support:
- Operational and analytical support related to security for computers, file servers, and LAN information assets. This includes detection of malicious programs (for example, viruses, worms, Trojan Horses, etc.), as well as unauthorized software, and provide methodology to counter, neutralize, eliminate and/or control them. It also includes implementing and maintaining security controls and auditing user profiles in accordance with documents concerning Information Security Guidance and Standards, and making recommendations and reporting discrepancies to the Agency Information Security Officers.
- Data gathering, as required, that relates to computer and LAN/WAN security, using Agency Standard Applications, i.e., BelManage, ARCSIGHT ESM and any additional applications that the Agency will utilize as a standard.
- Install/uninstall, operate, configure, update, review, test and maintain security monitoring software, related software and related hardware that the Agency utilizes to gather data for the purpose of fulfilling its requirement(s) for information security.
- Review and analyze server logs that cover applications, systems, and security; and other IT assets that logs user and connection traffic as required by the Agency and provide documentation and reports based on the analysis.
- Operate, update, and maintain security related hardware, i.e. dedicated security servers, firewall, intrusion detection/prevention system, and other hardware and peripherals, which the Agency utilizes for fulfilling its data gathering and analysis requirement(s).
- Participate in Regional Security related training projects, i.e., classroom presentations, reading material preparation, distribution of brochures, and WEB based training preparation and support.
- Review, analyze, comment, and report on Agency security related documentation, procedures, and guidance documents, i.e. Security Plans, Government Information Security Reports, XACTA, and other information security related documents.
- Participate in meetings, teleconferences, and seminars related to computer security when required and under the awareness of the ISO.
- Network security monitoring using Agency security standards and create reports and analysis
- Implement network security controls in accordance with Agency Information Security Guidance and make recommendations to improve the network security posture.
ADIT affiliate IMCI Technologies deployed several new, advanced wireless applications to New York City that will support first responders and transportation personnel. This major network upgrade is intended to deliver the following secure, high-speed data and video applications:
- Transmission of large database files including building designs, construction, and floor plan information from automated computer-aided dispatch systems. Such files also could include fingerprints, criminal records, and mug shots.
- Transmission of full-motion streaming video
- Monitoring of biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological materials
- Control of traffic signals via wireless commands
- Capabilities for automated vehicle location
- Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) functionality with guaranteed quality of service
They utilized a team of 15 technicians to plan and implement the integration of 440 facilities in support of major municipal Public Safety Network (PSN). This project involved the integration of equipment from multiple manufacturers used to monitor hazardous materials and physical security, control traffic signals, and disseminate critical information from a central command center. It additionally incorporated systems used for proactive monitoring of water, temperature, shock, tilt, and smoke alarms for each site.
ADIT affiliate I3IT Solutions offers the following experience highlights:
- Launched and implemented an FBI enterprise SharePoint and collaboration services for the organization.
- Saved projected $5M+ in resources and software licensing by consolidating and migrating FBI mission systems to open source technology.
- Supported the implementation of the first enterprise cloud environment (IC GovCloud) for the Intelligence Community (IC).
- Conducted program management activities for IC IT Environment (IC ITE) that contributed to the delivery of this historic program.
- Developed the program plan and implementation strategy for a high-profile personnel security and insider threat capability.
- Developed a custom decision support system for flight programs resulting in multi-million dollar savings for the Department of Defense.