Project Summaries

The following summaries provide a sample of DataSource's project-based work.

Naval Sea Logistics Center at Indian Head, MD (NAVSEA04)

For 20 years, DataSource has provided full SDLC support for the U.S. Navy’s Ship Maintenance Logistics Information System (SMLIS), one of the largest information systems in the U.S. Government. SMLIS is a mission-critical system that supports all U.S. Naval shipyards in their business of maintaining the Naval fleet. Our support has included program/project management, business process engineering, systems integration and full SDLC services, from planning and requirements gathering through development, implementation and support. An independent study conducted by the Gartner Group documented DataSource’s superior productivity on SMLIS.

Major initiatives have included “corporatizing” the COST application across all shipyards; transitioning from “working capital” to “mission funded” accounting; and, currently, transitioning to the Maritime Systems Environment (MSE), incorporating all shipyard applications in one data center.

DataSource has implemented all its managed initiatives within budget and on or ahead of schedule. We are currently providing services in a CMMI® Level 5 environment.

Internal Revenue Service - ABIS

DataSource managed, developed and maintains the Automatic Background Investigation System (ABIS), which fully automates the processing and adjudication of employee and contractor background investigations and security clearances. ABIS is a large case management system that comprises more than 600 web pages, more than 100 reports, and thousands of functional capabilities. The system has greatly reduced the time and costs associated with processing background investigations, and has increased organizational productivity. DataSource’s innovative approach to Java development led to a 55% cost savings for the IRS on this project, and the final ABIS application can be modified by non-Java-trained personnel to meet changing needs.

ABIS was produced on time and under budget. All services were provided in a CMMI® Level 2 environment. The system continues to operate with near-zero production issues. DataSource was nominated for the IRS Guardian Award for outstanding performance on the ABIS project.

U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)

DataSource developed the Receipts and Expenditure Allocation Model (REAM), a modernized system that has eliminated complicated and manual-intensive budget and data processes. DataSource converted a complex Excel spreadsheet structure into a web-based application that gives DOI far greater reliability in its management of mission-critical data and budget reporting. REAM allows for the dynamic creation and execution of complex formulas for distribution of DOI revenues to various accounts, based on congressional actions. The system facilitates the retrieval of meaningful budgetary information by users in the DOI and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). REAM automates interfaces with other federal systems and databases.

DataSource performed all project management and technical aspects of this project. We followed our CMMI® Level 2 policies to develop REAM, which was fully tested and deployed on time and within budget.

Internal Revenue Service - TAPS

DataSource successfully modernized the Totally Automated Personnel System (TAPS), an enterprise suite of 30 applications that handle payroll and HR processes for more than 100,000 IRS employees. DataSource provided project management and performed all technical aspects of the project, which included migrating the TAPS database from Informix to Oracle 11g, converting Informix batch jobs, and re-architecting and re-writing four of the TAPS applications in a web-based platform using Java/Oracle.

DataSource’s innovative approach to Java development allowed the IRS to realize substantial savings on this project. This approach provides for the automatic generation of standards-based, best practices Java code that is maintainable in any platform. DataSource also developed an automated test program to compare batch-generated data from the legacy system with data produced by the new TAPS system. The system went into production with near-zero coding defects and was delivered on time with no requests for additional funds from DataSource. Our services were provided according to CMMI® Level 2 policies as well as the IRS’s Enterprise Life Cycle methodology.