Defense Table of Official Distances

CPS provides software application engineering, system administration, and maintenance services to the Defense Table of Official Distances (DTOD) program office. CPS services include: Operations, integration and maintenance support of the DTOD Web software applications, COTS product and other software and data extracts developed to support system interfaces; Operations and maintenance of the DTOD development and test servers; Technical support for systems interfaced with DTOD, including assistance in developing interface agreements and technical guidance in implementing the interfaces; Recommend and implement product improvements to the DTOD Web site and interfacing system applications that enable customers to become more self sufficient and streamline operations and/or reduce costs.

CPS provides full ADP life-cycle management support services to DTOD, including:

IT Facility Operation and Maintenance

CPS provides system administration support for all DTOD Windows 2003 servers, SQL Server 2000 database servers, and IIS services and components. CPS provides SQL Server Database Administration support services including creating database tables and stored procedures, maintaining database templates, tuning databases, maintaining database interfaces, creating and maintaining full text indexes, monitoring database use and size; and archiving databases.

IT Systems Development Services

CPS provides IT systems development services to the DTOD project. CPS developers meet with users and SDDC staff to define and document requirements. Development of the DTOD applications utilizes the Microsoft .NET Framework. The DTOD application server component is developed using .Net Remoting and Visual C Sharp (C#) to maintain a robust communication with the DTOD COTS product. The DTOD web application and reports development uses the Microsoft .NET Framework, Active Server Pages (ASP.NET), Visual C Sharp (C#), HTML, JavaScript, and CSS to provide DTOD users with an interactive web interface. We also define the interface specifications and develop interfaces with numerous external systems. Interfacing is provided to external systems through the use of XML based web services. The web services have been developed to provide a secure, firewall friendly interface that support the numerous system environments used by the Department of Defense. All code is thoroughly tested prior to implementation on a production system.

IT Systems Analysis Services

  • CPS has worked with the user community to define and document the requirements for DTOD enhancements.
  • CPS conducted a market survey, analyzed the results, and documented the findings and recommendations in a Technical Analysis Report.


Automated Information Systems Design and Integration Services

CPS provides automated information systems design and integration services to the DTOD program office. Our services include: Operations, integration, and maintenance support for DTOD Web software applications, COTS and other software and data extracts developed to support system interfaces; operations and maintenance of the DTOD development and test servers; technical support for systems interfaced with DTOD, including assistance in developing interface agreements and technical guidance in implementing the interfaces. We recommend and implement product improvements to the DTOD Web site and interfacing system applications.

Programming Services

CPS provides programming support services to the COTS-based DTOD project. CPS developers meet with users and SDDC staff to define and document requirements. Development of the DTOD applications utilizes the Microsoft .NET Framework. The DTOD application server component is developed using .Net Remoting and Visual C Sharp (C#) to maintain a robust communication with the DTOD COTS product. The DTOD web application and reports development uses the Microsoft .NET Framework, Active Server Pages (ASP.NET), Visual C Sharp (C#), HTML, JavaScript, and CSS to provide DTOD users with an interactive web interface. We also define the interface specifications and develop interfaces with numerous external systems. Interfacing is provided to external systems through the use of XML based web services. The web services have been developed to provide a secure, firewall friendly interface that support the numerous system environments used by the Department of Defense. All code is thoroughly tested prior to implementation on a production system.

IT Backup and Security Services

CPS performs the following IT backup and security functions for DTOD:

  • Administer local user accounts
  • Manage directory administration
  • Maintain network access restrictions and password security
  • Develop, publish and implement SOP's for security and network operational support functions
  • Recommend and implement improvements in intrusion detection and access security capabilities
  • Administrative, maintenance, and upgrade support, including monitoring and installing Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts (IAVAs) for the DTOD servers.
  • Provide operational security support by developing and publishing a schedule for daily and weekly backups, including - performing scheduled backups, providing recovery services from a backup library, testing backup and recovery procedures on a periodic basis; and developing and testing operational contingency plans for disaster recovery


IT Network Management Services

CPS provides network management support to ensure appropriate network ports are allowed through the firewall at the primary host environment and the COOP environment.

Automated News Services, Data Services, or Other Information Services

DTOD is the single, official source for determining worldwide vehicular land distance. It provides Federal users (DoD and Civilian Departments/Agencies) with real-time access to official land distances and transit times for use in such areas as calculating costs of personnel property moves, freight shipments, travel costs associated with local and temporary duty travel, among other uses. The DTOD Web Service incorporates all the functionality of the DTOD Enhancement Project and enables any new interfacing systems the capability to integrate DTOD location and distance information into their own applications in a platform independent, programming language independent, network secure way.

Other Information Technology Services

  • Program Management and Logistics. CPS provides project management and logistics support that includes: meeting coordination; action item tracking; preparation of meeting minutes; change control administration; and creation, collection, and distribution of meeting support materials. CPS also provides user communication support such as developing newsletters and user help aids. We maintain a web site for problem reporting and resolution, including user access to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
  • Tier I, Tier II, Tier III Help desk Support. CPS provides Level II and Level III help desk support to DTOD users. All calls are logged into the Siebel CRM system and are continually maintained and tracked through resolution. CPS provides telephonic and/or on-site end user support for problem analysis and resolution and user support. We develop and maintain DTOD training materials and User Manuals.
  • Testing Support. CPS prepares test plans and conducts System Acceptance Testing (SAT) of new software releases issued by the COTS vendor and all custom enhancements and interfaces with external systems.
  • Interface Support. CPS has helped design and implement interfaces between DTOD and numerous other systems, including : AF Personal Property Automated, Counseling System (AFPACS), AF Reserve Travel System (AFRTS), Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS), Army Personally Owned Vehicle Risk Management Tool(ASMIS-1), Defense (Personal) Property System (DPS), Defense Travel System (DTS), DFAS Defense Transportation Requirements Payment System (DTRS), DLA Distribution Planning Management System (DPMS), DLA Distribution Standard System (DSS), Global Freight Mgmt (GFM), Integrated Automated Travel System (IATS), Intelligent Road & Raid Information System (IRRIS), Munitions Transportation Management System (MTMS), Naval Reserve Order Writing System (NROWS), Navy Do-It-Yourself (NAVDITY), Requirements Forecasting Rate Analysis Module (RFRAM), Transportation Operational Personal Property System (TOPS), and the Reserve Order Writing System (ROWS).


Maintenance of Software

CPS provides software maintenance support to the DTOD project, using the Microsoft .NET Framework, Active Server Pages (ASP.NET), Visual C Sharp (C#), HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. Interface maintenances is provided to external systems through the use of XML based web services. All code is thoroughly tested prior to implementation on a production system.

Training

CPS develops and maintains DTOD training materials and User Manuals and provides end user training to DTOD users.