Concurrent Technologies Corporation Develops First Software as a Service to Earn FedRAMP Authorization

Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Concurrent Technologies Corporation

The Unclassified Remote Hosted Desktop (URHD) cloud computing system developed by Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has become the first Software as a Service (SaaS) Provider to earn authorization by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). The FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board granted a Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) on December 20, making this the first SaaS to be authorized by FedRAMP, the first to deliver a virtual desktop environment, and the first to have an agency sponsor.

FedRAMP is a U.S. Government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. In accordance with a White House policy memo, all vendors who work with the U.S. Government will be required to meet the FedRAMP requirements by June 2014.

”CTC’s SaaS virtual desktop environment proves that the FedRAMP authorization process works for all types of clouds, from infrastructure to software,” said Matthew Goodrich, program manager for FedRAMP at the General Services Administration. “Additionally, CTC’s use of Autonomic Resources ARC-P Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for a portion of their offering demonstrates the ability of CSPs to partner and enhance service offerings to the federal government, while also saving time and money by leveraging a previously authorized provider’s environment.”

CTC partnered with FedRAMP-approved Autonomic Resources for IaaS delivery. Knowledge Consulting Group, a FedRAMP-accredited third party assessor (3PAO), independently validated and verified, through vigorous review, that the URHD meets FedRAMP requirements.

“CTC’s SaaS system is very unique in that it furnishes a virtual workspace that includes desktop as a service within the offerings provided by the SaaS architecture,” Greg Hoffman, CTC’s URHD program manager, said. “FedRAMP P-ATO increases agency confidence that CTC’s cloud computing system is a sound platform for other federal agencies looking for secure connectivity to support the movement of their information to the cloud and to maintain that information.

“CTC delivered a robust security architecture that promotes secure inter-agency and inter-organization resource sharing. Through the use of the URHD, analysts, warfighters and deployed personnel can access the tools and data they need with cooperating agencies from many different client types including Windows PCs, Tablets and Smartphones. Information collaboration can occur without the need to completely couple separate agency networks.”

The three major software components that make up the URHD SaaS user experience are the Launch Pad, where users can launch their virtual desktop and install additional applications; the dashboard, which provides useful information including system documentation and support contact information; and a Self Service Store (S3), which shows what applications are already installed and gives users the ability to request applications from an available list.

“CTC provides a variety of cloud computing services,” Hoffman said. “Clients can be confident in CTC’s ability to securely manage their data and computing systems. The FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board P-ATO for URHD is available to other federal agencies.”

Additional information about how the URHD helps agencies move to the cloud is available at www.ctc.com/cloudsolutions.

About CTC

Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) is an independent, nonprofit, applied scientific research and development professional services organization providing innovative management and technology-based solutions to government and industry. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, CTC’s primary purpose and programs are to undertake applied scientific research and development activities that serve the public interest. For more information, visit www.ctc.com.

About NGA 

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders. Both an intelligence agency and combat support agency, NGA enables the U.S. intelligence community and the Department of Defense (DOD) to fulfill the president’s national security priorities. NGA also is the lead federal agency for GEOINT and manages a global consortium of more than 400 commercial and government relationships. NGA is headquartered in Springfield, Va. and has two major locations in St. Louis and Arnold, Mo. Hundreds of NGA employees serve on support teams at U.S. military, diplomatic and allied locations around the world. For more information about NGA, visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NatlGEOINTAgency or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/nga_GEOINT.

Concurrent Technologies Earns 2013 Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award

Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Concurrent Technologies Corporation

For the third time in the past six years, Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) and key partners have received a Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award, which is given by the Department of Defense Joint Defense Manufacturing Technology Panel (JDMTP). The 2013 award was presented on December 3, 2013, at the Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC 2013) in Kissimmee, Florida.

The Navy Metalworking Center (NMC), an Office of Naval Research ManTech Center of Excellence operated by CTC, led a project team that developed mechanized tools that replace manual grinding of large plates for weld preparation. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) implemented the edge preparation tool in mid-2012 and the surface preparation tool in early 2013 on DDG 51 and DDG 1000 Class hulls. The new technology, which removes rust and primer from the edge and surface of large plates, is significantly increasing ship construction productivity, which will save between $2 million and $4 million on the cost of future surface combatants. The tools can be used for a variety of applications, such as ships, submarines, and bridges, as well as other processes. The project team included the DDG 1000 Program Office; Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division; BIW; Ingalls Shipbuilding; E.H. Wachs; and 3M.

“We are humbled by the ongoing recognition from the JDMTP,” said Edward J. Sheehan, Jr., CTC President and Chief Executive Officer. “The Navy Metalworking Center project teams consistently succeed in meeting our clients’ needs through advanced manufacturing technology solutions. Congratulations to all the Plate Edge Preparation Improvements project team members who worked relentlessly to see this project through to a very positive conclusion.”

Each year, the JDMTP presents awards to projects managed by one of the military services’ ManTech programs or the Defense Logistics Agency. The award criteria are manufacturing technology achievement, transition/implementation, and potential or realized benefits. NMC projects managed by CTC have also earned Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Awards in 2008 for advancements in LASCOR technology for shipbuilding applications and in 2010 for a mechanized weld shaving and back gouging system for DDG 1000 Class ships. In 2012, NMC’s alternate brazing system for piping on CVN 78 aircraft carriers was a finalist for the award.

CTC is an independent, nonprofit, applied scientific research and development professional services organization providing innovative management and technology-based solutions to government and industry.  As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, CTC’s primary purpose and programs are to undertake applied scientific research and development activities that serve the public interest.  For more information, visit www.ctc.com.

Concurrent Technologies Corporation One of Four Awardees on $36 Million Contract to Support the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Defense Readiness Reporting System

Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) has been named one of four awardees on a three year, $36 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to support the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. The contract, won under full and open competition, includes two option years, which, if exercised, bring the potential value up to $61 million.

Under the contract, CTC will bid on task orders to provide systems engineering, software design and development, systems integration, testing, installation, training, life cycle maintenance, system documentation, procurement support, help desk services, and management support for the Defense Readiness Reporting System (DRRS). The DRRS initiative is a dynamic, on-going evolutionary development aimed at providing the Department of Defense, Combatant Commanders, Services, and Agencies the highest level of readiness reporting, collection, display, and analysis for readiness assessment and planning.

“The DRRS is an important piece of technology that has allowed the Department of Defense to transition to a capabilities-based planning process to deal with the greater uncertainty in threats and enemy capabilities,” said Robert Kubler, CTC Readiness Market Segment Lead and Program Manager for the contract. “Readiness measures the status of equipment, supply, personnel, and training resources that are integrated with the mission essential task assessments associated with each Command level, supporting an Office of Secretary of Defense readiness capability view.”

“CTC has worked on DRRS for eight years, and we are honored to continue to work with the Office of the Secretary of Defense to continue to improve readiness capability,” said Edward J. Sheehan, Jr., CTC President & Chief Executive Officer. “We strive to provide the best possible solutions for our clients, and in the case of DRRS, the best solutions to aid our warfighters.”

Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) is an independent, nonprofit, applied scientific research and development professional services organization providing innovative management and technology-based solutions to government and industry.  As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, CTC’s primary purpose and programs are to undertake applied scientific research and development activities that serve the public interest. For more information, visit www.ctc.com.

Concurrent Technologies Corporation Awarded Marine Corps Logistics Support Services (MCLOGSS) Contract

 

Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) has been awarded a competitively bid, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award contract from the U.S. Marine Corps Logistics Command for Marine Corps Logistics Support Services (MCLOGSS). The contract has a $170 million ceiling in year one and contains options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative combined value to over $854 million. Work will be performed globally and could continue until May 2018 if all options are exercised.

“Under this new contract, CTC will provide innovative and responsive logistics support to meet the evolving mission needs of the warfighter,” said Edward J. Sheehan, Jr., CTC President & Chief Executive Officer. “We have partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps Logistics Command several times over the past decade, most notably on the award-winning Marine Corps Equipment Readiness Information Tool (MERIT). We are excited about this new contract and look forward to providing additional support to the Marine Corps in the future.”

CTC led a team comprised of 38 partners including 20 large businesses and 18 small businesses. This team can comprehensively and competitively perform any task order issued under the contract. CTC and its partners will provide support in the areas of program management and operations, information technology, training, programs, transportation/supply, maintenance, and technical data to Marine Corps Logistics Command Centers, such as Logistics Capabilities Center (LCC), Program Support Center (PSC), Supply Management Center (SMC), Maintenance Management Center (MMC), Distribution Management Center (DMC), and Logistics Operations Center (LOC).

Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) is an independent, nonprofit, applied scientific research and development professional services organization providing innovative management and technology-based solutions to government and industry. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, CTC’s primary purpose and programs are to undertake applied scientific research and development activities that serve the public interest. For more information, visit www.ctc.com.

Concurrent Technologies Corporation One of Five Awardees on $64.5 Million Contract to Support the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Office of Information Technology

 

Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) has been named one of five awardees on a contract to support the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Office of Information Technology (OIT) under GSA Information Technology (IT) Schedule 70. This contract was awarded under full and open competition. It is a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) that includes a base year and four option years, worth an aggregate of $64.5 million.

The SEC is a federal agency that holds primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securities laws and regulating the securities industry, the nation’s stock and options exchanges, and other electronic securities markets in the U.S. The OIT is responsible for organizing, implementing, and managing an integrated information technology program to support the SEC and its personnel.

CTC will provide the SEC OIT with software engineering services to define, design, develop, integrate, test, deploy, maintain, troubleshoot, and enhance the functionality of applications using the Oracle platform.

“This is a significant win for CTC,” said Edward J. Sheehan, Jr., CTC President & Chief Executive Officer. “It’s our first opportunity to partner with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We are proud of this award and look forward to developing innovative solutions for this new client.”

Dr. Kamal Gella, CTC Senior Director, serves as the Program Manager of the contract. “CTC’s work for the SEC will leverage our past expertise in Federal Enterprise Architecture,” explains Dr. Gella. “Our team has implemented award-winning IT projects for other Federal clients that encompass the breadth of the Software Development Lifecycle from business process analysis and requirements elicitation to user acceptance testing.”

Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) is an independent, nonprofit, applied scientific research and development professional services organization providing innovative management and technology-based solutions to government and industry. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, CTC’s primary purpose and programs are to undertake applied scientific research and development activities that serve the public interest. For more information, visit www.ctc.com.