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Oakland Awarded Contract to Implement DevOps Capability in AWS GovCloud Environment

Oakland Awarded Contract to Implement DevOps Capability in AWS GovCloud Environment

5/13/2020 12:00:00 AM EDT
8 months ago

Lanham, MD

Oakland is pleased to announce that our ongoing contract with USTRANSCOM and the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) to provide technical and functional support for the Transportation Financial Management System (TFMS) has been modified to implement a DevOps capability in an AWS GovCloud environment.

As background, USTRANSCOM and SDDC have directed Programs of Record (PoRs) to modernize and transition applications to a USTRANSCOM Commercial Cloud Environment leveraging cloud managed services and automated pipeline technologies.  Similar to other “on-prem” applications, TFMS will move to the cloud utilizing a “lift and shift” strategy.  The desired end-state at the completion of this task is for the TFMS to be fully functioning in the USTRANSCOM Commercial Cloud Environment.

Having successfully migrated TFMS to AWS GovCloud, Oakland was recently awarded a contract to identify available DevOps tools, recommend business processes to be automated using those tools, and implement those recommendations approved by the Government.  Over the life of the contract, Oakland will integrate tools from differing phases of the DevOps cycle and define an end-to-end automated process.  This will contribute to synchronization and collaboration across the organization and introduce improved effectiveness and efficiency.  The end result will be faster and more accurate deployment and releases. 

Cedric Nash, Oakland’s CEO and President, noted that “Oakland’s efforts are a key part of the USTRANSCOM and SDDC cloud migration strategy and we are excited to be a part of the process”

Oakland Wins Contract To Provide Post-implementation Support For Its ERP Program

Oakland Wins Contract To Provide Post-implementation Support For Its ERP Program

9/16/2019 12:00:00 AM EDT
1 years ago

Lanham, MD

Prince George’s County Government’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) has awarded Oakland Consulting Group a contract to provide post-implementation support for its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Program.  The County’s ERP Program replaced several of its legacy systems with SAP-based solutions. Oakland will be working closely with the County to provide SAP Tier 2 and Tier 3 support services starting in September 2019. 

 “We are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the success of this important effort for Prince George’s County,” said CEO Cedric Nash.  “We will draw on our 21 years of SAP implementation and support experience, to assist our home county in realizing world-class SAP support.” 

Oakland Wins Add-on Work for DoD Client Cloud Migration

Oakland Wins Add-on Work for DoD Client Cloud Migration

5/13/2019 12:00:00 AM EDT
1 years ago

Lanham, MD, 5/13/2019

Oakland is pleased to announce that our ongoing contract with USTRANSCOM and the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) to provide technical and functional support for the Transportation Financial Management System (TFMS) has been modified to migrate TFMS to a cloud environment. 

USTRANSCOM and SDDC have directed Programs of Record (PoRs) to modernize and transition applications to a USTRANSCOM Commercial Cloud Environment leveraging cloud managed services and automated pipeline technologies.  Similar to other “on-prem” applications, TFMS will move to the cloud utilizing a “lift and shift” strategy.  The desired end-state at the completion of this task is for the TFMS to be fully functioning in the USTRANSCOM Commercial Cloud Environment.

Our team has developed and is executing a detailed migration plan that identifies cloud computing benefit, recommended migration plan, schedule, and associated costs to assist the Government. The plan includes the target environment, migration method, resource plans from both the Government and Contractor, scope, strategy, schedule/timeline, dependencies, risks/issues, estimated costs, and test strategies. 

Cedric Nash, Oakland’s CEO and President, noted that “Oakland’s efforts are a key part of the USTRANSCOM and SDDC cloud migration strategy and we are excited to be a part of the process”.

Oakland Wins Contract with WSSC for Project Cornerstone

Oakland Wins Contract with WSSC for Project Cornerstone

3/20/2019 12:00:00 AM EDT
1 years ago

Lanham, MD 3/20/2019

The Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission (WSSC) has awarded Oakland Consulting Group a contract to provide post-implementation support for its Project Cornerstone Program.  Project Cornerstone is the Commission’s effort to implement Oracle Utilities Software product in support of their move to an advanced metering infrastructure.  WSSC is implementing Customer to Meter (C2M), Mobile Work Force Management (MWM) and Work and Asset Management (WAM) solutions to help achieve their vision.   Oakland will be working closely with WSSC to provide Tier 2 and Tier 3 support services starting July 1, the anticipated go-live date for the first wave of implementation. 

 “We are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the success of this important project for WSSC,” said CEO Cedric Nash.  “We will draw on our 21 years of implementation and support experience, to assist WSSC in realizing world-class support.” 

Our Customers - USTRANSCOM

The United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) Mission Statement is to “Provide full-spectrum global mobility solutions and related enabling capabilities for support customers’ requirements in peace and war”. In support of this mission, the Integrated Data Environment (IDE) and Global Transportation Network (GTN) Convergence (IGC) Program provides supply chain, distribution, and logistics information fusion through common integrated data and services to enable development of cohesive solutions for users across Department of Defense (DOD). IGC provides a single point of access to data within the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and USTRANSCOM, and between DLA/USTRANSCOM and external systems, ensuring consistent access to common, authoritative logistics data, business rules, and reliable information. The IGC net-centric architecture provides patterns for design, development, deployment, and management of a loosely coupled application infrastructure. Militarily significant capabilities are created via multiple programs utilizing the ability to publish and consume data and reusable technical and business services. Additionally, IGC is the program of record for the Asset Visibility (AV) system from DLA.

Oakland was awarded a prime contract in 2008 to provide a variety of support services to IGC. Oakland supported the DLA IDE GTN Convergence as part of the IGC Enterprise Integration Service Provider (ESP) team delivering common integrated data services.  Oakland completed more than 30 months of development, including three Pre-Planned Product Improvement (P3I) development spirals: Business Decision Support System [BDSS] rehosted, IHX/WWX, and Motor Carrier Compliance. Oakland developed over 30 training modules to meet the customer’s need for an effective training program for IGC Spirals 1, 2, and 3 in order to facilitate knowledge transfer and end user training needs. Oakland integrated 23 of the 27 designated feeds into the data warehouse.

Oakland provided enterprise integration services by providing integration and  data broker services for supply chain transactions that integrates (1) the modernized DLA SAP Enterprise Business System (EBS) in cooperation with the Defense Automatic Addressing System Center (DAASC); (2) DLA managed data to DLA customers (e.g., SAP EBS data to the Services/Agencies); (3) support to services’ flagship programs, (e.g., Army AESIP formerly SAP Product Lifecycle Management Plus (PLM+, Air Force Global Logistics Support Center (GLSC), Oracle GCSS-AF DS, Navy SAP Enterprise Resource Planning/One Touch, Marine Corps Enterprise Shared Data Warehouse (ESDW), etc.);  (4)  the GCSS FoS to consolidate paths and technical strategy for sharing data; (5) master data services to multiple DOD consumers in cooperation with Defense Logistics Information Service (DLIS); and, (5) transportation data to IGC through successive GTN P3I releases.