Automated Application Distribution and Deployment
- Navy WAVE
- Service Oriented Architecture
SOLUTE is developing automated application provisioning and installation for the NAVWAR’s Command and Control (C2) Family of systems. The current phase of the SBIR is focused on automation of the provisioning, installation, and configuration of the GCCS-M application, with the goal being a system that has broad applicability across the entire Maritime GCCS Family of Systems, including MTC2. SOLUTE’s team leverages agile software development processes and has evaluated the current GCCS-M architecture and capabilities, and has analyzed interoperability issues relating to automation. The team has also analyzed the security posture and network architecture of the system and has developed an approach to modernize the existing system using new technologies and agile software development.
The team has made heavy use of Java, Service Oriented Architecture, Ansible, vagrant, and other modern technologies. SOLUTE has worked with the Government and industry partners such as Red Hat to ensure that the software system follows Government and industry best practices. In Phase II of this effort SOLUTE integrated another S&T project, Navy Wave, into the application deployment framework while maintaining its security posture. SOLUTE has worked with Fully Qualified Navy Validators to ensure the proposed solution is consistent with the Information Assurance policy and has applied appropriate STIGS.
SOLUTE is currently maturing the capability created during the SBIR Phase II.5 to prepare it for successful transition into multiple PEO C4I Programs of Record. During the Phase II.5, SOLUTE modified the A2D2 prototype to be more scalable and transitioned it into an enterprise software capability that utilizes trusted, scalable tools and infrastructure. SOLUTE worked with the GCCS-M Development Team to perform a proof of concept development and demonstration of capability utilizing A2D2 to remotely deploy GCCS-M software. SOLUTE is currently working to bring the core A2D2 functionality to a level of maturity suitable for transition into a Navy Program of Record (PoR).