Systems Engineering and Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
iCES has been supporting DISA, DoD, and other governmental agencies for the past several years to refine the agencies Systems Engineering process by integrating software and systems processes together and adopting Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) to develop architectures capabilities for their various products and services.
iCES Corporation adopted in early stage the MBSE and has been a strong advocate of SysML and its deployment as the SysML begins to play a key role as the de-facto Modeling Language of this technology. iCES Corporation has positioned itself to be at the forefront of this technology and has been assisting our clients in executing coherent deployments and implementation strategy for a successful transition. We are working to assist the agencies in developing and adopting a roadmap that bring all critical elements together from modeling tools and model processes to architectural frameworks that will ensure a successful MBSE life cycle implementation.
Model Driven Architecture of Complex Systems and Enterprises
iCES has built an exceptional reputation for working closely with the government and DISA in particular to deliver quality support and continuously seeking to improve processes through innovative solutions and dynamic approach to technical issues in partnership with the government. iCES provided DISA and DoD CIO with GIG EWSE Technical expertise and helped integrated Systems and Software Engineering processes to meet the agency vision and objectives. iCES’ work on the EWSE contracts is a prime example of our in-depth knowledge governmental organizations and how to bridge this experience and outreach effort with other DoD agencies, lead industrial institutional, and organizations to bring uniqueness to the team at multiple levels.
iCES has demonstrated extreme capability to fully understand and analyze industry trends and expertise needed to develop a vision for a strategic roadmap for GIG IT capabilities. iCES translated this by developing the overarching DISA GIG Technical Architecture for all of its capabilities (GIG Architecture approved by the DISA Director and adopted by DoD CIO).
Some of the activities and efforts included: Tasked to develop a DoD GIG Architecture based on MBSE and SysML; Led the development of the GIG Enterprise Systems Engineering reporting to DoD CIO; Worked with DISA and USD/AT&L and developed an integrated Systems and SE Process and Guidebook. Led the Technical Strategy for DISA and worked with DISA Strategic Planning to develop the Campaign Plan; Leading DISA in transitioning to MBSE and Architecture and initiated resiliency architecture awareness. Led the GCMP effort and developed the DISA technical Strategy for both GCMP 1.0 and 2.0.
Systems Modeling and Simulation
System modeling and simulation have advanced and become a critical part of successful system architecture and development. iCES understands the intricacy of the process and we are working diligently in supporting our clients by undertaking initiatives to ensure successful life cycle implementation.
In a complex system architecture, it takes many models to describe a system. This where iCES is taking a major role in integrating models that require interaction and data interface and establish protocols for model simulations and synchronization to provide feedback between models and simulation results.
iCES has been taking a lead role in helping DISA to reap the advantage of interfacing SysML and OPNET by bringing in the expertise of models developers and enlisted the expertise of academia to explore SysML customization of SysML profiles, models integration, and simulation engines and tools that are best suited to the DISA architectural needs.
Identity Access Management (IdAM)
iCES has developed the design and systems architecture for DoD IdAM capabilities in collaboration with DISA, the office of the DoD CIO, and the Intelligence Community. iCES has worked in augmenting existing IdAM by extending its capabilities to meet the vision of the DoD Joint Information Environment (JIE). The new vision strategy is to provide person and non-person entities secure access to authorized DoD resources, anywhere, at any time. Operational capabilities improve mission effectiveness by providing dynamic access control, access accountability, and contact data lookup capabilities. iCES designed and produced several IdAM components to provide Operational and Data Capabilities to include: Authentication Gateways, Assertion and Authorization Services, Contact Data Lookup, Data Management, and Data Exchange and Registration Services.
Biometrics: Integrated Surveillance and Control
Epidemic outbreaks like Ebola are serious threat to global health and our national security. Deploying the latest technologies of Remote Sensing and Control is part of an effective public health countermeasures strategy. iCES Corporation is advancing in the development of real-time biometrics technology platform by integrating the flexibility of wearable sensors such as wristband to information technology through mobile communications systems. Such integration helps with monitoring quarantined people or military troops by providing real time status monitoring, data analysis, and reporting of infectious disease exposures. Individual can be geographically tracked and data can be analyzed to reveal individual medical condition as well provide decision support system to define exposures and manage outbreak propagation and transmission scenarios.