Federal Systems Integrator Focusing on DoD Logistics
Cambridge, Mass.—November 3, 2003—InterSystems Corporation today announced that Chenega Technology Services Corporation (CTSC), a federal systems integrator, is using the Ensemble integration platform in a project designed to demonstrate key concepts of the Defense Department’s recently announced Net-Centric architecture.
The announcement came during InterSystems’ worldwide launch of Ensemble. The fastest growing provider of database software, InterSystems added Ensemble to a product line that includes the high performance post-relational CACHÉ database.
Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., CTSC is a certified 8(a) Alaska Native Corporation that provides support services and information systems development, military operations research and technical analysis. The Net-Centric testing initiative is now under way at the CTSC facility in Anchorage, Alaska.
Common Information Capabilities Worldwide
The Net-Centric architecture will provide a common set of information services over a global information system, according to CTSC Director, Joint Information Technology Center, Jay Ferguson. “CTSC is involved in one of the early pilots exploring Net-Centric technologies,” he says. “We’re targeting the supply and transportation aspects of logistics with our focus on proving that Net-Centric concepts and technologies will work across a global enterprise.”
“The project will test virtually all aspects of enterprise integration, including application interconnection, business process orchestration, composite application development and business activity monitoring. Ensemble’s comprehensive architecture, which enables it to address all four of these integration domains, plays a fundamental role in meeting the challenging requirements of this project,” says Trevor Matz, InterSystems managing director of application integration.
Initial phase of the CTSC integration project is to provide a common view of the DoD supply chain processes as it relates to 15 to 20 systems, Ferguson explains. Ensemble is being used to integrate multiple applications running on a variety of platforms, including Unix, Windows and Linux, as well as multiple data repositories.
“We are going to take an order from the time a request is made and track it through multiple supply chain events,” says Ferguson. “The objective is to ensure that the user knows everything possible about the order. The project involves monitoring where Defense Department resources are located, as well as monitoring messages back and forth between systems,” he says.
The end result of the Net-Centric implementation will be to shorten decision cycles by providing real-time connectivity to get information to the right people in the right time and appropriate format. “Based on early results, we think we’ll be successful in proving the Net-Centric case,” says Ferguson.
“InterSystems has a very long and successful track record with multiple federal government agencies, including the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Indian Health Service, as well as the Defense Department,” says Paul Grabscheid, InterSystems vice president of strategic planning. “We’re doing everything possible to support the CTSC pilot and ensure the success of the Net-Centric initiative.”
Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, InterSystems Corporation (www.InterSystems.com) has served the needs of IT organizations and independent software vendors for more than two decades. InterSystems’ showcase products, the Caché post-relational database and the Ensemble integration platform, enable the rapid creation and fast integration of high-performance applications. Over four million people use mission-critical applications based on InterSystems’ software. Twenty regional offices serve application developers and integrators around the world, and 24 x 7 support is provided for all InterSystems products.
Based in Alexandria, Va., with satellite offices throughout the US, Chenega Technology Services Corporation (CTSC), formerly McLean Research Corporation, is a certified 8(a) Alaska Native Corporation. The CTSC mission is to apply technology and management skills to win government and commercial contracts that will provide profit, training, and employment opportunities for Alaskan Native shareholders. Through sole source and competitive contracts, strategic teaming with prime and sub-contractors and superior performance, CTSC is cultivating a satisfied customer base and achieving that mission. Additional details are at www.CTSC.net.
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