Integrated Program Management is critical to delivering a project on time and on schedule. The role of systems engineers and program managers has evolved in most organizations from that of managing multiple projects to implementing business strategy through an integrated portfolio of projects involving the management of multiple teams and executive-level stakeholders. As such, today's program manager requires a refined set of business and leadership skills. ISS has real-life experience as program managers. We created the first ever Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) currently being used to develop and produce the F/A-22. The success of the initial effort has made the use of IMPs and IMSs a standard business procedure in the Department of Defense (DoD). We stand ready to help you build and execute an integrated program plan.
Management and Professional Support Services
Integrated Systems Solutions provides the following types of management and professional support services in support of our clients:
- Providing assistance, advice or training closely related to responsibilities and mission of organization
- Supporting or contributing to organizational improvements or program management, logistics management, project monitoring and reporting, data collection, budgeting, accounting, auditing, and administrative and/or technical support for conferences and training programs
- Reviewing and assessing existing managerial policies and organizations, develop alternative procedures, organizations and policies, and examine alternative applications and adaptations of existing or developing technologies
Two core competencies for the company in this category of support services include program management and acquisition policy support.
Acquisition Policy Support
ISS has over 50 years of experience in writing, following, and executing acquisition policy. Our experience in using the DoD 5000 series, the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and public law. We can help guide you through the critical steps required achieve a milestone decision and fulfill the reporting requirements of Congress.
Studies, Analyses, and Evaluations
Integrated Systems Solutions also supports our clients with their studies, analyses, and evaluation requirements to include:
- Providing organized analytic assessments/evaluations in support of policy development, decision-making, management, or administration
- Providing studies supporting R&D activities
- Providing support for methodologies and related software supporting studies, analyses, or evaluations
To assist clients with their studies, analyses, and evaluations needs, ISS leverages a unique visual information mapping methodology. Visual information mapping helps senior government officials execute complex programs, implement complex visions, and harmonize configuration control discipline across the enterprise. Visual information mapping is a form of information engineering that is designed to promote stakeholder harmonization through the creation of a common understanding. This technique, when combined with experienced program management and subject matter expertise provides a unique and highly effective approach to dealing with the inherent complexity of most IT infrastructure initiatives. The technique is particularly effective in support of the following challenges:
- Complex program management
- Training support
- Strategy/vision execution
- Architecture support and development
Engineering and Technical Services
The company has strong core competencies and past performance in engineering and information technology (or technical) services to include:
- Providing support to the program office or manager during the acquisition cycle
- Providing assistance and training needed to maintain and operate fielded systems, equipment, and components at design or required levels of effectiveness
Our systems engineering and IT infrastructure service offerings are particularly robust.
A good systems engineering and systems management process are strategic element in successfully managing technically challenging projects. Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary approach and means for enabling the realization and deployment of successful systems. It can be viewed as the application of engineering techniques to the engineering of systems, as well as the application of a systems approach to engineering efforts. Systems engineering considers both the business and the technical needs of all customers, with the goal of providing a quality product that meets the user needs. Systems engineering integrates other disciplines and specialty groups into a team effort, forming a structured development process that proceeds from concept to production to operation and disposal.
Systems engineering is the overarching process that a team applies to transition from a stated capability need to an operationally effective and suitable system. Systems engineering applies the systems engineering processes across the acquisition life cycle (adapted to each and every phase) and is the integrating mechanism for balanced solutions addressing capability needs, design considerations and constraints, as well as limitations imposed by technology, budget, and schedule. Balanced system solutions are best achieved by applying established systems engineering processes to the planning, development, and implementation of a system or system-of-systems acquisition in an Integrated Product and Process Development framework.
The role of systems engineers and program managers has evolved in most organizations from that of managing multiple projects to implementing business strategy through an integrated portfolio of projects involving the management of multiple teams and executive-level stakeholders. As such, today's systems engineer and program manager requires a refined set of business and leadership skills. ISS has real-life experience as systems engineers and program managers. We created the first ever Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) currently being used to develop and produce the F/A-22. The success of the initial effort has made the use of IMPs and IMSs a standard business procedure in the Department of Defense (DoD).
IT Infrastructure Services
We support our clients with network centric, cost effective capabilities to better store protect and share mission critical information. ISS is particularly focused on those technologies that support energy efficient data centers and more robust cybersecurity frameworks. As such, the company has three major information technology service offerings:
Data Storage Services
- Networked storage design
- Storage area networks
- Networked attached storage
- Data de-duplication
- Database implementation and data warehousing
- Continuity of Operations (COOP) support services
- Server virtualization
- Desktop virtualization
- Storage virtualization
- Virtualization Management
- Active Directory support services