Bridgeborn has been a trusted advisor to DoD clients since 2003

AIMD

Business Intel Case Study

Every organization, whether commercial, governmental, or military, collects data about itself, its customers and their business. Key to formulating strategies and decision making is the ability to synthesize that data into a form that makes it readily available and easily understandable.

Since 2008, Bridgeborn has worked with the US ARMY Architecture Integration Management Directorate (AIMD) to do just that. AIMD's mission is to integrate operational architectures with ARMY doctrine and to make that data available in usable form for more efficient reporting and analytics. With over 600 operational architectures describing relationships and use cases; referencing equipment, organizations and personnel, from multiple databases, is a daunting task.

Bridgeborn's efforts yielded a reusable framework, the Architecture Visualization and Analysis (AVA) solution, that utilized web services to extract, transform and load architecture data. This process left the data in place, with its original stakeholders, while making it available to any application or purpose. Bridgeborn then transformed the data outputs of these web services into a rich, interactive reporting application; resulting in a more effective and efficient decision making process, saving time, money and resources.

 


 

US Army G2

Business Intel Case Study

The US ARMY G2 (Intelligence) needed a solution to make decisions on extensive collections of Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) data. The Client also needed to provide the DoDAF community with a better understanding of complex architectures in terms of broader relevancy to defense planning, operations, and tactics.

In response to this need, Bridgeborn developed a comprehensive Architecture Visualization and Analysis (AVA) solution for a service-leading DoDAF community. Using an extract, transform, load, and visualize (ETL-V™) process, Bridgeborn connected DoDAF data with relevant data extracted from a number of disparate sources. By utilizing a combination of robust XML technologies and lightweight programming in a Rapid Application Development (RAD) environment, AVA connects ETL outputs to digital dashboards and presentation media. The result is a solution that allows the client to present DoDAF data to a broader community (non-DoDAF experts) and use that information in a collaborative environment.

Bridgeborn’s AVA provides decision makers with “at-a-glance” visibility into workings of complex service organizations, systems, dependencies, and requirements, as well as “drill down” capabilities to data required for verifying and validating decisions. This capability reduces time needed to understand DoDAF data and will greatly increase leaders’ ability to quickly and accurately make decisions.

 


FCS

Business Intel Case Study

The US Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS) project was designed as a modernization program to connect a family of systems over a common network. This integration of systems would provide a measurable advantage in complex and challenging environments. However, this concept placed upon subject matter experts the requirement of having deep and sophisticated knowledge of thousands of complex components, systems, and procedures. The sheer volume and density of data associated with this project challenged the Army’s ability to understand the process and verify results.

Bridgeborn provided agile tools that gave system integrators and other subject matter experts the ability to associate data with high fidelity 3D environments depicting integrated operation use cases (IOUCs) for FCS platforms and systems. Information linked to these environments included assessment objectives, design documents, requirements data, and the outputs of OneSAF Testbed simulations. The solution provided a common metaphor through which experts from different domains (soldiers, engineers, managers) could communicate without losing sight of relevant detail from their respective domains. The entire solution was lightweight and delivered over the web to standard personal computers, making it easily accessible.

Bridgeborn’s support of FCS provided the US ARMY and the lead system integrator (LSI) with a clearer understanding of their Integrated Operational Use Cases by dramatically increasing traceability and visibility into and across disparate data sets. Our intuitive, 3D environments reduced time to decision by delivering “at a glance” views of complex information and resulted in higher confidence in their decisions. Additionally, this solution greatly improved enterprise-wide communication across the program’s diverse stakeholders.