AF DCGS 10.2 Presentation for AF DCGS PMR

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AF Distributed Common
Ground System (DCGS)

Modernization with

Enterprise Services Manager
(ESM)


Susan Giallombardo

Sharon Orser
-
Jackson

April 28, 2009

MITRE Public Release Statement

Case # 09
-
1389

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AF DCGS Overview


Transforming AF DCGS


ESM Program Objectives


ESM Technical Solutions


Accomplishments


Lessons Learned


What’s Next

Outline

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Users: PACOM, EUCOM, CENTCOM, Air
National Guard


Legacy systems: Daily 24/7 operation
for 25 years


Complex systems and interfaces


Part of a larger DoD DCGS
interoperable ISR enterprise


Tailored DCGS capabilities fielded to meet each
Service mission

AF DCGS Overview

3

Multiple Data

Sources and
Methods


Global Hawk

U2

National

Predator

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1998 AF DCGS Program of Record (POR)


9 Program Elements merged into 1 POR


9+ independent systems


Stove
-
piped operations


2001


Operational Requirements Document (ORD)


Block upgrade program initiated


Network connectivity across multiple sites


2002 Weapon System Designation


2003
-

2005 DCGS Integrated Backbone (DIB) developed as
part of AF DCGS Block upgrade and released to DCGS
community


Provides a commercially
-
based integration platform (J2EE) for
enabling data interoperability and common enterprise services
across the Distributed Common Ground Systems (DCGS)
Family of Systems (FoS)


Start of Net
-
Centric operations


Emerging AF DCGS SOA

AF DCGS System Background

4

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Evolving AF DCGS SOA

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Provide seamless 24x7 access to services,
programs and information


Higher customer
expectations


Enhanced
mission
performance


Streamlining operations


A
common view of
information and
resources


Deliver
security of
information

Create reusable straight
-
through operational
processes which optimize linkages with
constituents at reduced costs

Innovate services to offer faster and improved
quality of service and deliver new services
across multiple channels of distribution

Leverage industry standards (e.g. Web service
standards) to provide single entry connectivity
and improved reusability for compliance

Innovation by flexible / responsive
systems

Market
forces

Create interoperability across the battlespace
through services linking sensors, analysts,
warfighters and mission control

Innovate front line services to offer improved
response to real time intelligence data and
secure information delivery

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Enterprise Services Manager
Determination



Utilize lessons from commercial industry


IT industry expertise to compliment domain knowledge


Utilize commercial SOA standards


Business Process Modeling


Service identification


Separate the architecting and service
identification from the solution design and
development

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Enterprise Services Manager
Objectives

7

Sample

Business

Process

Government Chief Architect & Engineer provide guidance, monitoring, approvals


AF DCGS

Business

Process


List

AF DCGS
Roadmap
Definition

Deployment

Strategies into

AF DCGS

Enterprise

DoDAF
Products

ESM

RFP

ESM

Contract


Award

Collaboration/WGs

950 ELSG SMEs

User
-
SMEs

National Mission Partner
SMEs

Service
Portfolio

Business

Process Model

Service

Specs



NCID S300

AF DIB

Requirements analysis

SOA Best
Practices/
Guidance

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Competition selected
-

Centech/IBM


PoP: 5 Mar 08
-

6 Mar09


ESM Contract Highlights

8

Functionality

Methodology

DCGS

Architecture


= “the plan and design”

System Implementation

= “the operational system”




Strategy


= “DCGS’s purpose & goals”








DCGS Strategy

Fire and
hope!

DCGS Architecture

Operating Environment

and IT Infrastructure

Architecture

Governance

Operational

View

System View

AEI
Corporate
Yankee
Group
Saturn
Group
Yarn
Division
Knits
Division
Seneca
Plant
Raleigh
Plant
Cash
Management
Shipping
Accounting
Component
Design
Yarn Buying
Order Entry
Component
Scheduling
Yarn
Dyeing
Inventory
Assortment
Planning
Component
Knitting
Tagging &
Packing
Organizational
Structure

Change Programs

Soln Outline

Macro Design

Micro Design

Devt, etc.

Program Architecture

Soln Outline

Macro Design

Micro Design

Devt, etc.

Program Architecture

Technology

Availability

Intel

Opportunity

DCGS Strategy

IT Strategy

Technical

Standards

Roles

Transition

Planning


Service

Oriented

Architecture

Processes & Activities

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AF DCGS ESM Products & Dependencies

9

Candidate

Service

Analysis

Operational

Process

Model

DoDAF

Architecture


System

Performance

Spec

DIB Upgrade

Analysis

report

Service

Interface

Spec

Service

Deployment

Plan

Developer


Style

Guide

Market

Research

Governance

Plans

DoDAF

Architecture


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Two Paths to Service Definition

10

Current OPM

DCGS Incr. 2

CDD

Vignettes

WebSphere

Business

Modeler

Rational

System

Architect

Service


Oriented
Modeling &
Architecture

DoDAF
Architecture
(tool:System

Architect)

Process
Model

(OV
-
6c)

Operational
Nodes /
Activities
(OV
-
2/5/3)

System
Nodes

(
SV
-
1/2)

System
Functions

(SV
-
4/5/6)

Services

DoDAF OV Products

DoDAF SV Products

Operation Process Modeling

Service Discovery

OPM

GOAL

AF DCGS
Operational
Process


Model

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Functional
Decomposition

Integrated Architecture

11

Operational
Activity Model

Operational Node
Connectivity

External

Organizations

External

Organizations

External

Organizations

External

Organizations

External

Organizations

External

Organizations

External

Organizations

External

Organizations

External

Organizations

External

Organizations

Enterprise

Management

Operations

Support

Operations

External

Organizations

AF DCGS

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Integrated Architecture

12

Functional
Data Flow

Functional
Data Flow

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Extending the Architecture

13

Application Logic (.NET, J2EE, Legacy)

Business Processes

Services Interface Specification

Application

Layer

Service

Interface Layer

Business

Process Layer

Orchestration Layer
(BPEL



Business Process Execution Language)

Exposed Business Services (WSDL


Web
Service Definition Language)

Protected Application Services (WSDL)

DoDAF OV
-
3, OV
-
5,
OV
-
6c

DoDAF OV
-
7

(Information Demand)

DoDAF SV
-
5 (Matrix Only)

DoDAF
SV
-
6

DoDAF SV
-
4, SV
-
11

DoDAF OV
-
1, OV
-
2, SV
-
1, and SV
-
2

Represents
multiple layer overlay

.
NET

J2EE

Legacy

DoDAF Views

Industry Design Language

Business Logic (BPMN


Business Process Modeling Notation)

Utilize lessons learned by commercial industry to help build our SOA

Enterprise Model*

*
derived from
“Service
-
Oriented Architecture”

by

Thomas Erl

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AF DCGS ESM Products & Dependencies

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Candidate

Service

Analysis

Operational

Process

Model

DoDAF

Architecture


System

Performance

Spec

DIB Upgrade

Analysis

report

Service

Interface

Spec

Service

Deployment

Plan

Developer


Style

Guide

Market

Research

Governance

Plans

Domain
Decomposition
Subsystem
Analysis
Service
Specification
message & event
specification
component flow
specification
service flow
specification
Realization Decisions
Goal
-
Service
Modeling
Existing Asset
Analysis
Component
Specification
information
specification
service allocation
to components
component
layering
technical feasibility
exploration
Identification
Specification
Realization
Domain
Decomposition
Subsystem
Analysis
Service
Specification
message & event
specification
component flow
specification
service flow
specification
Realization Decisions
Goal
-
Service
Modeling
Existing Asset
Analysis
Component
Specification
information
specification
service allocation
to components
component
layering
technical feasibility
exploration
Identification
Specification
Realization
Service

Oriented Modelling and Architecture Identification Phase

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AF DCGS ESM Products & Dependencies

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Candidate

Service

Analysis

Operational

Process

Model

DoDAF

Architecture


System

Performance

Spec

DIB Upgrade

Analysis

report

Service

Interface

Spec

Service

Deployment

Plan

Developer


Style

Guide

Market

Research

Governance

Plans



Leverage
existing business
application assets, isolate the
impact of change


Prevent “Rip
and Replace



Investment Protection

Service Deployment

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AF DCGS ESM Products & Dependencies

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Candidate

Service

Analysis

Operational

Process

Model

DoDAF

Architecture


System

Performance

Spec

DIB Upgrade

Analysis

report

Service

Interface

Spec

Service

Deployment

Plan

Developer


Style

Guide

Market

Research

Governance

Plans

Operational

Process

Model

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Operational Process Model:

Service Identification

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Service

OPM

Description

Details

Exploitation Plan
Creation Service

Create Still
Frame Imagery
Exploitation Plan



Create
Geospatial
Exploitation Plan



Create
Geospatial
Spectral
Exploitation Plan


This service will assign exploitation tasks to the resources
on the mission for a Still Frame Imagery, Geospatial, or
Geospatial Spectral Mission


Use the Personnel Assignments to determine the
resources assigned to the mission, and the Sensor Plan to
develop the exploitation tasks


Analyze each target to determine the complexity and
level of difficulty for exploitation


Retrieve the target history


Retrieve the Personnel Assignments from

the Site Master Schedule for the mission.


Analyze the profile for each person resource to ascertain
the skill level


Assign each exploitation task to a resource


Calculating the optimal exploitation plan

Data items:

Site Master
Schedule

Sensor Plan

Personnel Profile

Target

Spectral Signatures
Library

Geospatial Spectral
Exploitation Plan



Input:

Mission ID.


Constraint (any
special
consideration to be
used in the
calculation).


Output:
Exploitation Plan.



Owner: Site.

Exposure: Internal.


Service Specification

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*Portion of the Standard template: NCIDS S300

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1
st

time AF DCGS enterprise operations modeled


Action: Operational Process Model (OPM) and Enterprise Architecture created
through iterative workshop sessions held with the User community and SMEs


Result: Captured all AF DCGS enterprise operational processes to support the
future vision


Enterprise Management


Multi
-
INT Operations


Support activities (e.g. schedule, maintenance and training)


Impact:

Provides the vision to smartly execute modernization capability
decisions


Developed a solid foundation for AF DCGS SOA modernization


Action: Utilized a 3
rd

party SOA expert to provide guidance on how to effectively
and efficiently modernize AF DCGS


Result: Suite of integrated products created a foundation for modernization


OPM and Enterprise Architecture (Operational, System, and Technical Views)


Candidate Service List, Service Performance Spec, & Service Interface Spec


Developer Style Guide, Service Deployment Strategies, & Governance Plan


DIB Analysis and AF DCGS Recommendations


Impact:

Integrated solution set compiles all of the processes, methods, and
practices within a single construct to more effectively field capabilities to the
warfighter

Accomplishments

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Modeling requires several iterations due to complexity of
the processes driving challenges in modeling


Entire AF DCGS Enterprise processes are complex to model (42
Roles, 63 Processes and 1090 Tasks)


Definition of the scope of the effort was a challenge


A team of domain experts and IT experts is required for
success


Forging a joint AF

Industry (IT experts) partnership is
instrumental in creating an architecture to support a future
vision


Partnership requires constant interaction and coordination


Strong teaming and collaboration environment necessary


Subject Matter Experts Workshops were essential to the
development of the final ESM products

Lessons Learned

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AF DCGS evolving towards a open and flexible architecture
to be able to respond to ever changing mission needs


Operational Process Model supports implementing services
where business case makes sense


Leveraging industry standards and processes ensures “best
practices” applied


Structured foundation supports a consistent implementation of
architecture throughout evolution

What’s Next

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AF DCGS 950 ELSG/KG


Susan Giallombardo


AF DCGS Lead Architect
-

ESM


sgiallom@mitre.org


781
-
266
-
9282


Sharon Orser
-
Jackson


AF DCGS Lead Engineer
-

ESM


soj@mitre.org


781
-
266
-
0714

Contact Information

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