Digital Services

Intuitive, Efficient, and Secure | Taking Digital Services to the Next Level

Security concerns, bureaucratic restrictions and a myriad of other constraints often pose challenges to delivering true digital innovation. You need agile and flexible digital solutions to make sense of your data, protect mission interests, and deliver an advantage over adversaries.

Omni’s groundbreaking, commercially rooted approach is designed to cut through any and all challenges to deliver services in the digital realm that are intuitive, efficient, and above all secure for our nation’s warfighters. You need agile and flexible digital solutions to make sense of your data, protect mission interests, and deliver an advantage over adversaries.

UX & Design

Our philosophy on software and design is simple; place the user first, focus on their needs, and craft exceptional solutions that are engaging and intuitive. We develop and implement User Centered Design and modern best practices including responsiveness and intuitive navigation to maximize the quality and productivity of a user’s journey.

We work closely with each customer and key stakeholders to understand their needs and pain points and incorporate that input into our software design. We leave no stone unturned when it comes to providing experiences users love and that improve our nation’s defense and intelligence capabilities and achieve the desired mission outcomes.

CASE STUDY: USAF Strategic Air and Space Basing Enterprise Repository (SABER)

USAF Strategic Air and Space Basing Enterprise Repository (SABER)

The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Basing (SAF/IEIB) manages the Secretary of the Air Force’s strategic basing process. Air Force strategic basing operations requires critical information to be organized and disseminated to Senior Leaders for tactical decision making. The legacy strategic basing management platform/application called Strategic Air and Space Basing Enterprise Repository (SABER), based on SharePoint, was inadequate for the organization’s requirement and had not been sustained or upgraded since its initial implementation and was unable to migrate to a cloud environment. As a result, the Secretary of the Air Force Office of Energy, Installations, and Environment (SAF/IE) was forced to use Microsoft standalone products to facilitate parts of the strategic basing process, inhibiting collaboration, eliminating access to accurate and real time data and reporting, and ultimately preventing internal and global integration and collaboration.

Omni is modernizing the legacy SABER platform/web portal application to simplify the overall business process associated with coordinating strategic basing activities. The innovative, modernized platform and web portal provides reliable access to accurate, real-time data and enables use of automated tools for reporting, improving the quality, efficiency, and auditability of decisions. SABER now streamlines strategic basing operations, improves accountability and transparency, ensures on-time delivery of reports, and increases time for strategic planning.

Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML)

Compiling data isn’t an issue –– determining what data is available and making sense of the vast amounts of information to translate into actionable, informed decisions is the real challenge.

We enable our customers to not only ingest large volumes of data in real time, but through the use of cutting-edge data integration tools and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), apply advanced automated methods to categorize, generate predictions, and detect data anomalies. Our experienced team monitors the various facets of data available to continuously identify new analytics opportunities to assure mission readiness.

In working with Omni, your team can quickly and easily gain critical insights and pinpoint important trends to confidently inform decision making.

CASE STUDY: NGA Metadata Cataloging and Management Services (MCAMS)

NGA Metadata Cataloging and Management Services (MCAMS)

NGA provides critical support to the national decision-making process and the operational readiness of America’s military forces. Their mission is to provide timely, relevant, and accurate Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) in support of National Security objectives. To remain operationally effective within a fluid, unconventional domain, NGA must advance in capability and analytic methodology. Previous production systems lacked the tools to manage products and assets. NGA intelligence producers used a series of disconnected / unintegrated legacy systems in combination with collections of COTS products. Together, they are counterintuitive and insufficient in meeting mission needs and as a result, analysts were unable to discover and reuse assets to create new products.

Omni provides software development and software engineering support to deliver the Apollo Metadata Management System (Apollo). Our software engineers, architects, and data engineers built the system on an unclassified development platform that can create, tag, and track metadata of legacy and new geospatial assets and products to enable discovery and reuse on all three domains. Through the Apollo user interface, an analyst or decision maker using the Apollo system can review and edit the metadata tags for work products and add comments and ratings to those products to facilitate collaboration, discovery, and reuse. This empowers users to efficiently provide and gather insights from data on an enterprise-wide basis. Apollo addresses the need to neutralize the challenges introduced by a complex data landscape, maximize the value of its assets, and empower data analysts to efficiently gather and share insights from those assets.

Development, Security, and Operations (DevSecOps)

We integrate security at all phases of the software development cycle and shift security left –– conducting security testing earlier in the development process to ensure it’s baked into the design, execution, and adoption utilizing DevSecOps best practices.

It is our inherent drive to deliver software quickly without compromising security and quality, at the speed today’s missions require. We work with all customers to establish key performance indicators with corresponding acceptable performance levels to ensure an effective and tailored solution.

CASE STUDY: USAF Platform One BOA Task Order Contracts

USAF Platform One BOA Task Order Contracts

LevelUP is the cyber software factory for the Air Force and, with the help of industry partners, is developing the next generation of advanced cyber tools for the Air Force and Department of Defense by leveraging military-compliant Lean, Agile, and DevSecOps methodologies. The Air Force’s LevelUP Code Works Platform One requires support for product development and solicits full-stack DevSecOps, Cloud, and Infrastructure engineers and other key developers, trainers, and consultants through the Platform One Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA).

Omni was awarded five Platform One task order contracts where we support Big Bang cloud infrastructure, Party Bus Platform as a Service (PaaS), CNAP cloud-based enterprise security framework, and Iron Bank capability. We are supporting Big Bang’s mission to deliver a baseline continuous delivery tool for deploying DoD-hardened and approved packages into a Kubernetes cluster. For Party Bus, we are facilitating remote onboarding for continuous ATO-enabled DevSecOps service for mission application development teams, enabling rapid development and deployment of approved working mission apps. For the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) security framework, CNAP, Omni performs continuous monitoring to enable eased access to unclassified and classified resources for the DoD. To help support Iron Bank’s ability to automate, secure, and accelerate the approval process of commercial and open-source containers, we support the container security toolchain to ensure seamless delivery and protection of applications.

Cloud and Platform Engineering

Omni provides a full range of cloud and platform engineering inclusive of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions that are secure, scalable, and accessible when you need them.

Through a layered technology stack comprised of commercial and open-source tools, we build vendor and platform-agnostic infrastructures to mitigate architecture limitations, create parity-of-environments, and align with Modular Open System Architecture (MOSA) methodology.

By automating security, quality, and execution of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and Configuration as Code (CaC) processes, we provision resources efficiently and consistently in a repeatable manner to improve security, scalability, and reusability.

CASE STUDY: Army Enterprise Cloud Management Agency (ECMA) DevOps

Army Enterprise Cloud Management Agency (ECMA) DevOps

To gain the competitive advantage needed to win on the battlefield in the Information Age, the Army has a mission critical need to operationalize its data and invest in resilient information ecosystems specifically designed to provide and protect critical information for the Joint Forces. The Army’s ability to master the application of cloud computing is critical in the pursuit of operationalizing data. The mission of the Army’s Enterprise Cloud Management Office (ECMO) is to increase Army readiness and lethality and as part of a secure, globally dominant cloud ecosystem, ECMO is tasked with delivering DevSecOps products, services, and expertise that enable the Army to deploy applications across multiple classification levels and cloud service providers. ECMO required a DevSecOps vendor to assume, expand, and continuously improve upon ECMO’s DevSecOps CI/CD pipeline services to reduce complexity, increase security, eliminate duplication of effort, and increase the Army-wide adoption of cloud computing technologies.

Omni is implementing a new Kubernetes based multi-security, multi-tenant, hybrid-cloud platform for ECMA that includes Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and a DevSecOps pipeline as well as security, monitoring, and deployment services. Omni supports onboarding of over 250 product teams consisting of over 1500 developers onto the platform. Our development of a GitOps architecture enables a rapid, consistent process to update tools, resulting in reduced time for updates from approximately 4 hours of manual procedures to less than 20 minutes. Our development of a process, workflow, JIRA tracking board and metrics significantly improves the customer engagement process. Initially, customers were reporting a lack of response and inability for CReATE to answer their questions. Now, response time is within a day, and we are receiving positive customer feedback. In addition, we delivered a cluster to the Data Engineer Division with appropriate controls so they can more rapidly deploy their applications to a secure and containerized environment and leverage DevSecOps best practices.

Application Services

The Omni team maintains an expert-level understanding of Agile software development methods, principles, tools, and processes. We implement Agile methodologies including Scrum, Kanban, Lean, and eXtreme Programming to provide efficient, rapid deployment of capabilities in an iterative manner.

Our methodology streamlines processes and helps to deliver on mission requirements for quality, security, and compliance. We incorporate automated builds, security scans and tests to facilitate the rapid development of software in complex regulatory environments without ever sacrificing quality. And our industry leading UX capabilities result in applications users want to use.

CASE STUDY: NGA Software Aqua Badge Engineering Resources (SABER) / NGA DevCorps for Geospatial Apps

NGA Software Aqua Badge Engineering Resources (SABER) / NGA DevCorps for Geospatial Apps

NGA’s GEOINT Services organization revolutionizes, creates, and provides geospatial capabilities of common concern for National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG) mission partners. DevCorps is one of the divisions within GEOINT Services and delivers accessible, intuitive, and interoperable development capabilities and services to enable a broad range of missions. DevCorps needed to increase their capacity to address mission needs for Agile software development by soliciting additional software engineering resource capabilities through the Software Aqua Badge Engineering Resources (SABER) contract.

Omni’s team is building several applications to support the NGA’s mission to develop advanced mathematical, scientific, and geospatial modeling capabilities. We apply SAFe patterns and principles such as regular and predictable cadence, small batches of work, and synchronized cross-domain planning, as well as DevSecOps best practices including automated static and dynamic application scanning, secure coding practices and Security as Code, and deployed to NGA’s Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) based PaaS environment. Our approach enables the ability to generate various output files including military standard formats that are more conducive for effective analysis and dissemination.

Digital Engineering

We leverage open Model Based System Engineering standards to produce high-quality architectural designs and software products for defense and intelligence customers. By creating digital models of systems and through more accessible, understandable, consistent, and unambiguous generation of architecture and design artifacts, we work with all stakeholders to validate the design, identify potential problems and solutions, and rapidly analyze the impact of changes

CASE STUDY: Unified Integration and Transformation Enterprise (UnITE) Prototype Project

Unified Integration and Transformation Enterprise (UnITE) Prototype Project

The Program Executive Office Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) maintains highly capable but segregated architectures, interfaces, standards, and products hosted in multiple disparate live and synthetic environments, using a variety of tools, methods, and frameworks. This stove-piped arrangement is not conducive to effective and efficient understanding and management of enterprise system interdependencies for modern training, threats, and test-based environments to achieve Multi-Domain Operations (MDO). The Unified Integration and Transformation Enterprise (UnITE) needs to provide an enterprise-wide product line factory that enables PEO STRI training, threats, and test-based programs to develop, secure, deploy, and operate training capabilities in a secure, flexible, and interoperable manner.

Omni is providing an enterprise-wide product line factory to support the U.S. Army’s PEO STRI mission. We established an open, non-proprietary, industry-standard, multi-tenant DevSecOps Software Factory and migrated multiple pilot programs. Omni leverages open architecture and modular design to ensure flexibility and scalability and we maximize reuse. We bring proven processes and technologies to streamline implementation and ensure full functionality.

Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM)

Omni provides a unique, proven approach to ICAM leveraging our capabilities in UX, DevSecOps, Data and Cloud. Understanding that each customer has varying levels of identity maturity, we customize and tailor our ICAM solutions to meet the access needs of users while balancing the control needs of the enterprise. Following our commercially driven methodologies, we ensure ICAM is usable, scalable, adaptable and secure to meet the needs of today and tomorrow.

CASE STUDY: CMS ICAM Identity Management (IDM) System Operations and Maintenance

CMS ICAM Identity Management (IDM) System Operations and Maintenance

In 2020, CMS legacy Enterprise Identity Management was modernized from an Oracle-based Identity and Access Management suite to the new Identity Management (IDM) solution. The cloud-based IDM Hub provides business logic services to more than 600,000 users across 200+ applications and provides custom APIs for specific functionality to integrated applications. As a comprehensive solution with the agility to rapidly introduce new functionality while maintaining high availability and reduced application downtime, CMS IDM requires secure platform operation, maintenance, enhancement, and performance to continuously enable business owners and application maintainers of Health and Human Services (HHS) and CMS application systems to integrate with CMS’ IDM products that best meet their needs.

Omni is responsible for the secure operation, maintenance, enhancement, and performance of the CMS IDM platform and all associated services needed to provide identity management for the CMS enterprise. Our approach includes Human Centered Design (HCD) principles, continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD), Agile/SAFe development, and Inspection and Delivery. Combining CI/CD with an Agile development methodology, Omni leverages automation wherever possible to accelerate the transition of robust IDM work products into production. This continual push for automation increases efficiency and effectiveness of the development of CMS IDM use cases. Utilizing Agile development allows our architectural flexibility in the prioritization of the program backlog of IDM activities so that we can better address stakeholder needs and priorities.