Secure Legacy Application Integration with NCES (SLAIN)

Period of Performance: 07/24/2006 - 06/11/2009

$729K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Progeny Systems Corp.
9500 Innovation Drive
Manassas, VA 20110
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Net-Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) is no longer defining and developing the nine Core Enterprise Services as originally sought, instead they are adopting GOTS/COTS services that are expected to be complete in 2007 and beyond. Navy Program Executive Offices (PEOs) require technologies to be Technical Readiness Level (TRL) 6 or higher to transition into a Phase III. Development of the SLAIN Gateway as originally planned, specifically integrating with NCES services, cannot achieve a Technical Readiness Level (TRL) 6 or higher because the relevant environment , NCES, is not ready. To overcome this disparity, two Phase II awards across the team is recommended so that the required NCES services can be developed and deployed directly into the Gateway. The developed services can be provided to NCES for adoption providing a win-win across the Navy and DISA. The stakeholders who have worked two separate Phase I s under this topic have combined complimentary capabilities and formed one team. Both Phase I efforts have been recommended for Phase II continuation and the PEO C4I & Space/SPAWAR Guidelines for Preparation and Submission of SBIR Phase II Proposals specifies allows this so two awards on one topic is not un unprecedented.