The scope of the EPI BPA is to provide technical support services in support of the DHS non-classified acquisition management system. All DHS agencies are eligible to utilize this BPA. The EPI system consists of four separate instances: production, test, training, and development. AEEC is responsible for maintaining and upgrading all instances, each of which is running PRISM version 7.1 or higher. AEEC’s efforts include operations and maintenance, financial management system integration, asset management system integration, help desk support, data migration, implementation, training, report writing, business consulting, custom user manuals, training manuals, quick reference guides, and IT security related to the operation of the EPI.
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AEEC has established long-term relationships with US Federal Government Agencies and Fortune 500 customers we have served. Some of those include the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
AEEC’s scope includes providing system development life cycle support, technology system planning, system design, infrastructure engineering, network engineering, system engineering, accessibility engineering, enterprise architecture, data architecture, application architecture, and implementation activities in support of new automated information systems and enhancements of existing systems to improve the patent and trademark application processing and dissemination of patent and trademark information to the public.
AEEC has been a First Tier subcontractor to IBM on the CBP Modernization Project for over ten years, and currently has over 40 resources engaged, from IT engineers to developers, architects and analysts, in areas ranging from software design and development to system design, implementation and integration and beyond.
- Program and Technical Management
- Architecture and Systems Design
- Integrated Operational Environment (IOE) Definition, Design, Development, and Implementation
- Ongoing Delivery and Managed Services
- Enhancements and Operations and Maintenance
IBM is the Prime Contractor for this contract, and AEEC is a key subcontractor to IBM. IBM’s team is organized into the following Functional Components:
- Organizational Transformation
- Business Process Re-engineering and Change Management
- Case Management with Document Management and Biometrics Support
- IT Architecture, Infrastructure Rationalization and Simplification, and Life Cycle IT Development and Implementation Support
- Integrated Operational Environment
AEEC has provided consulting and technical resources skills in the areas of architecture, web development, database, operations, testing, and training to the IBM team, and continues to work with IBM to staff the project as new requirements arise.
AEEC provides a host facility in Fairfax, VA to support this effort as well as a team of technical and quality control document control specialists to support FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Map Service Center (MSC). AEEC maintains a repository of legacy, current effective and future effective data available for viewing, downloading, and delivery to the public, government, and contractors. AEEC personnel provide SME support for resolving data issues on the MSC website, developing a new community table and Flood Map Status Information Service (FMSIS) access database, data migration quality control, accounting support, and training new MSC staff.
- Providing greater standardization and consistency in the delivery of applications development services to all mission partners within the TSA community
- Improving information sharing and collaboration via enterprise architecture principles and supporting technologies
- Optimizing return on all IT investments
- Creating partnerships with industry leaders to capitalize on best practices and leading-edge solutions with emphasis on innovation and future ideation
This initial phase included analysis of existing systems and data, meetings, and interviews with key Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) stakeholders and action officers, and analysis of best practices and industry standards relative to information and data management. AEEC engaged IBM as a subcontractor, and the team conducted the engagement in a relatively short period of time (3 months). The engagement resulted in the thoughtful development of multiple key deliverables to be used in future phases of the Knowledge Center implementation. Specifically, AEEC provided JITC with a Gap Analysis, Requirements Analysis, Logical Data Model, Solution Definition and Roadmap, and Lessons Learned.
Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS) x.509 Plug-In
The Defense Intelligence Agency uses a communication tool, IBM Sametime Instant Messaging software, as one of their primary collaboration tools. Prior to our deployment, real-time communication via the Internet was limited to only DIA JWICS users (the TS/SCI network), but agencies within the Intelligence Community have the need to collaborate with each other in a fast but secure way. CollabCenter was developed to resolve this problem.
Cross Domain Intelligence Release (CDIR) – Foreign Material Management System (FORMMS) Integration
Cross-Domain Intelligence Release is a single, consolidated multi-domain database and Information Management System based on Oracle’s Cross-Domain Security Express (CDSE) framework. FORMMS is a DIA-sponsored, multi-agency web application designed to track foreign materiel from the initial acquisition request and opportunity to the receipt, inventory, and then final dispersal of the item. AEEC’s goal for the CDIR-FORMMS integration was to replace the FORMMS Web production database with CDIR, and eventually provide users with a single interface for accessing data across multiple domains.
Message Processing and Distribution System (MPDS) – ORION Data Layer
AEEC supports DIA’s ORION program to ensure programs are successfully integrated into the ORION data layer and to migrate the MPDS system into the ORION environment. The resulting single ORION data layer encompasses best of breed for all the combined programs, will be DI2E-compliant, and will provide timely global access to relevant, fused and actionable intelligence.
AEEC’s team provided work in the areas of: Account Management Services (AMS) Domain Architecture and Release work, Customer Account Data Engine (CADE) Release work, Issue Management System (IMS) Requirements Management, Notice Management Information System (NMIS) involving BRRM Guidance and Outreach (G&O) support and the ID Card Media Issuance System (ICMIS) project.
With our Joint Venture Partner, TKL, AEEC is maintaining and improving the groundwater extraction system at Operable Unit 4, Defense Depot Hill Utah following the requirements of the approved DA/EPA ESD and Central Weber Sewer Improvement District (CWSID) Discharge Permit. In addition, groundwater sampling and reporting for both OU4 and OU1 are also provided, as well as abandonment of an oil/water separator and much of the existing OU4 system infrastructure (e.g. unnecessary extraction and injection wells, treatment system, piping, etc.).
TKL-AEEC, JV is operating and maintaining the recently modified groundwater extraction system and is demolishing the older, larger system. O&M includes performing required groundwater sampling and reporting required under both the DDHU OU1 and OU4 monitoring programs; annual sampling at OU1 and semiannual sampling at OU4. Operational sampling of effluent from OU4 is also being conducted and reported per the CWSID Discharge permit. Requirements of the discharge permit include an annual permit renewal and payment of monthly discharge fees. O&M activities also include complying with the ESD for the Record of Decision for the OU4/OU4HS wells, maintaining hydrologic control of the OU4/OU4HS groundwater contaminant plume, minimizing system down time through preventative maintenance of the pump and extraction system and response to any system shutdowns at OU4/OU4HS, maintaining a flow rate, performing required groundwater sampling and reporting, and providing responsive service to Army Materiel Command, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
As a key subcontractor, AEEC is a part of the Hill AFB Performance Based Remediation (PBR) team with EA and CH2M Hill. AEEC is providing Basewide Monitoring and Operations and Maintenance Services. AEEC is providing services for the required monitoring and operational reports for compliance with applicable Federal Facility Agreements (FFAs) and Records of Decision (RODs) for Hill AFB restoration sites. The work includes basewide groundwater monitoring (OUs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; A); all compliance monitoring of treated effluent from all remediation systems; underground storage tank (UST) monitoring including free product removal at sites 454 and 870; remediation system O&M at OUs 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 12; CERCLA landfill cap O&M at OUs 3, 4, and 7; and management of the Soil Management Pad and Heavy Equipment Decontamination Pads. Project requires sample collection and reporting for monitoring points; sampling of media, extraction well rehabilitation, monitoring point maintenance, optimization of groundwater remediation systems treating LNAPL, DNAPL, and dissolved organic contaminants; monthly system performance reports, annual reports, compliance reporting, and updates to documents related to the project monitoring and measurement requirements for Operable Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and A.
Former Stead Air Force Base Solvent Site Operable Unit 1
Since 2004, AEEC has provided CERCLA Remedial Action Project Coordinator services to the Appropriate Parties of the Stead Solvent Site Operable Unit 1. The Stead Solvent Site is located on the premises of a former Air Force Base near Reno, Nevada, which is now being used as a municipal general aviation airport. The purpose of the Remedial Action is to address chlorinated solvents that have impacted the soil and groundwater of the site and threaten water production wells associated with the local drinking water supply. The remedial action technologies employed at the site include source area remediation by soil vapor extraction and dual phase extraction and plume containment by groundwater extraction and phytoremediation barrier.
AEEC’s current work at a Mine Site includes the completion of the Constructed Wetland Demonstration Treatability Study for a demonstration-scale passive treatment system, incorporating both horizontal and vertical flow configurations, to evaluate the treatability of mine water. AEEC also completed the design of the vertical flow configuration and associated telemetry system for both configurations. The primary objective of the wetland demonstration is to remove particulate iron and dissolved manganese, cadmium, and zinc present in the mine water to concentrations that are below regulatory discharge limits in a manner that is cost effective, robust, and sustainable. The wetland demonstration design includes specific features that can be used to provide data for full-scale implementation of a constructed wetland. The results of the wetland demonstration will be reviewed to evaluate the potential of full-scale implementation of constructed wetland technology as a treatment remedy.
The purpose of the telemetry system is to demonstrate function, performance, and maintenance requirements of the system in preparation for a full-scale design and to reduce operational requirements during the wetland demonstration. Instrumentation was selected for use in the wetland demonstration in order to identify and evaluate various sensors and approaches to telemetry that can be used as part of a long-term remedy for the site.
Power Generation and Mining Site System O&M
AEEC is providing O&M service for remediation and pumping systems at a power generation and mining site. The remediation systems address free product and are comprised of six fuel oil skimmers and two pneumatic pumps. Recovered fuel oil is recycled. The pumping system includes 16 extraction locations. Water levels and operational data are collected and reported monthly. Maintenance is also provided for each system on an as needed basis and coordinated with site personnel.