SeaPort-e

The Navy's SeaPort-Enhanced (SeaPort-e) program enables efficient and effective procurement of Professional Support Services (PSS) to meet strategic sourcing needs.

Services

IMT's core competencies are associated with the following Functional Areas. Further details of IMT's experience for each Functional Area can be found under the Experience section of this website.

  • Research and Development Support
  • Engineering, System Engineering and Process Engineering Support
  • Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support
  • System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support
  • Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support
  • Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability (RM&A) Support
  • System Safety Engineering Support
  • Configuration Management (CM) Support
  • Quality Assurance (QA) Support
  • Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA), and Information Technology (IT) Support
  • Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, and Trials Support
  • Technical Training Support
  • In-Service Engineering, Fleet Introduction, Installation and Checkout Support

Quality Assurance Program

Monitor and Maximize Quality

Quality is an IMT core competency and a key part of our performance process. IMT fosters a working environment focused on delivering quality products on time and within budget. Each member of IMT's technical staff is a part of IMT's Quality Control Team, and consequently share in the responsibility of maximizing quality. This affords IMT's customers with continually monitoring of performance against the applicable acceptance criteria.

IMT's Quality Control Team is led by the Project Manager, who is responsible for quality management throughout the duration of the task order. The Project Manager is also responsible for communicating and tracking all quality standards to the project team and stakeholders. The Project Manager's tracking process includes conducting periodic internal audits, identifying the root causes of variances from the Acceptance Criteria, and working with the appropriate members of the team to remediate them.

To successfully accomplish the Navy's defined goals and requirements, IMT will establish a customized Quality Assurance, Quality Control (QA/QC) Plan that will include the following specific components that will serve as the foundation for conducting evaluations in all program areas, including but not limited to management, operations, financial and administrative:

  • Objective Performance Indicators – Goals are established based on requirements and desired outcomes rather than setting goals based on past or current levels of performance. IMT will select indicators of performance and measurement criteria that are as objective in nature as possible.
  • Clear and Concise Direction – Direction will be provided that identifies performance level expectations and how each relates to the overall program objectives and goals.
  • Quality Control Reviews – Specific timetables and/or quotas will be established for the measurement of each indicator identified. Scheduled quality control reviews will be part of day-to-day program management and QA/QC oversight.

In order to maximize quality, IMT routinely assesses new initiatives both internally and from our customers, including better ways of doing business more efficiently and effectively, and implementing new plans/procedures to carry out identified improvements/enhancements.

Responsiveness and Cooperation with Customers

As a small business concern, the SeaPort-e Contract will be a cornerstone for IMT's corporate growth. Our management team is committed to cultivating work under a resultant Seaport-e Contract. This is proven by the fact that our company President will take an active role in key aspects of the contract, ensuring Project Managers have the necessary resources to maximum customer satisfaction and are able to promptly resolve any issues. Our approach to guaranteed responsiveness and cooperation with customers involves proactive, two-way communication with the Navy. IMT's President will regularly attend status meetings with customers which will result in our ability to be extremely responsive and guarantee the desired cooperation with the customer. Open and proactive communication and a solid feedback mechanism will enable us to identify any issues and resolve them promptly

Problem resolution

Through our established communication processes and procedures and open communications with the customer, we have a track record of identifying and resolving issues quickly at the lowest organizational level possible. Once a problem is identified, we will work with the Navy to identify the root cause of the problem and remediate it. Should the problem remain unresolved at the lowest level, it will be escalated to the Project Manager and eventually to the company President if necessary. IMT's hands-on approach will prove to be very beneficial in quick resolution of even contentious issues.

Partners

No team members were proposed as part of IMT's SeaPort-e prime contract offering. In the event team members are added at a future date, their capabilities and areas of expertise will be provided below.

Experience

Information Management Technology (IMT)

IMT is the lead systems engineering agent supporting the Integrated Broadcast Service (IBS) Enterprise. The IBS Enterprise is an integrated theater-tailored information and intelligence dissemination architecture, with global connectivity, using a standardized broadcast data format and a single receiver family, fully interoperable with current and programmed tactical and strategic warfare systems. IBS supports the Joint Mission and Joint Mission Tasks listed in the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Manual (CJCSM) 3500.04C, Universal Joint Task List (UJTL) and service specific planning guidance that require Near Real Time (NRT) information and intelligence to execute their missions. IBS is an integral part of the Navy's Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS-N) and enterprise network (FORCENet) initiatives. Sea Power 21 Mission Forces, to include Carrier Strike Groups (CSGs), Expeditionary Support Groups (ESGs), and Surface Action Groups (SAGs), will remain reliant on IBS as a key intelligence dissemination tool.

IMT was also tasked by the United States Air Force (USAF) to analyze, assess, evaluate and document the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Satellite Communications System as a viable alternative communications pathway for the IBS Common Interactive Broadcast (CIB). While the focus for the USAF customer was a systems viability analysis, included were several options for follow-on, proof-of-concept modeling, development and testing; all of which were well received. As a result, the Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC) is evaluating the study recommendations as a means to enable NWDC to evaluate AEHF's potential as an alternative dissemination path for the Navy critical Common Operating Picture (COP).

IMT has worked extensively with the Navy's Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station (NCTS) and Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Mater Station (NCTAMS) facilities in the planning, installation, testing, evaluation, and accreditation of the Integrated Waveform (IW) and its effect on pre-assigning or demand assigning airborne assets to support IBS.

IMT has extensive engineering experience in all aspects (i.e., end-to-end systems and more importantly systems-of-systems components) of IBS. Major programs that IMT has completed include: Common Interactive Broadcast (CIB), Common Message Format (CMF), IBS Network Services (IBS-NS), CIB Uplink Site (CUS), Global/Theater Interface Nodes (GINS/TINS), Downlink Monitoring Element (DME), Intermediate Support Facility (ISF), IBS P5 Alt Path (IBS-A), Global Broadcast Service (GBS), and UHF/UFO/SATCOM as they relate to IBS.

The following table provides the relevance of the work IMT has performed to the SeaPort-e Functional Areas.

IMT Work in SeaPort Function Areas
Research and Development Support IMT identified Government and contractor lead program offices and system developers for both the IBS-Enterprise and AEHF and compiled all pertinent design, performance, cost and schedule information for all architecture components. High level requirements comparison was performed in order to develop analyze and evaluate concepts of operations, technologies, systems and subsystems for the purpose of viability assessment and determination of initial risk areas and/or mitigation strategies.
Engineering, System Engineering and Process Engineering Support Integration of an alternate path IBS data, providing resiliency to the IBS Over the Air (OTA) network. This requirement is a response to Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) guidance following a SATCOM vulnerability study.
Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support Through the use of modeling and link budget analyses IMT was able to mathematically prove which OTA burst rates disadvantage IW users could reliably close the satellite link. These same types of modeling and analyses were also used to determine the required transmit Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP) for an IW broadcast network to be received by all users, including those on the edge of the satellite footprint or on a rapidly moving platform.
System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support Develop and maintain all IBS-Enterprise System Design and Technical Data support documentation
Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support Sustainment support for CIB Planning Tool (CIB-PT), which IMT developed and requires routine refreshes to maintain functionality and accreditation. It is a critical path item that if not properly maintained will completely disable the CIB.
RM&A Support Support equipment consists of controlled cryptologic devices, Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) equipment, servers, workstations, exploitation equipment, network communications devices and related support necessary for effective operations in a distributed operations Command and Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems (C4ISR) environment.
System Safety Engineering Support IMT staff applies engineering and analytical disciplines to ensure that safety is considered in all aspects of design, development, operation, maintenance, and modification of systems and platforms. For each system, or system-of-systems including the IWCC, IMT publishes Safety Awareness Guidelines and provides training to users.
CM Support IMT is a standing member of the IW Configuration Control Board (CCB), applying engineering and analytical disciplines to identify, document, and verify the functional, performance, and physical characteristics of systems, to control changes and non-conformance, and to track actual configurations of systems and platforms.
QA Support Applied engineering and analytical disciplines to ensure that the processes and products used in the design, development, fabrication, manufacture and installation of the IW CS and IWPT result in quality products. These disciplines include but are not limited to; visual inspection/verification, statistical analyses and process capability.
IS Development, IA, and IT Support IMT designed and developed the IW CS and IWPT in accordance with the IS and IA requirements set forth in DoDI 8500.2 and DoD 8551. IMT implemented all applicable Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) in both the design/development system servers as well as the deployed system servers. IMT supported SPAWAR PMW-790 in the DIACAP accreditation process.
Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support IMT provides system engineering support for the joint interoperability requirement testing performed by JITC for both the IW CS and all the IW Terminals.
Training Support Support to IBS enterprise training and situational awareness for COCOM Information Management Elements (IMEs). This function: (1) Ensures all current and emerging users are capable of executing the mission as assigned, and (2) Identifies opportunities for system improvement and requirements development. Training includes IBS users situated globally in all Services, Collaborating Nation Partners, and National Agencies. Provide Five Eyes (FVEY) Support as directed by the Program Office to include the Embedded National Tactical Receiver (ENTR) and other equipment utilized in the IBS Enterprise.
In-Service Engineering, Fleet Introduction, Installation and Checkout Support IMT staff members conducted a series of training sessions (e.g., SPAWAR Systems Center PACIFIC, NCTAMS, and NCTS) on the IW Control System (CS) and Planning Tool Satellite Access Controller (SAC) III Component (PTSC). Additionally, IMT provides 24/7 technical support to all fielded systems.

Task Orders

SeaPort-e is an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract vehicle. Task Orders are competed and executed as separate procurements. Currently, IMT was not been awarded any Task Orders. As Task Orders are awarded to IMT, they will be listed below.