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Northern Virginia Chamber, PSC Announce 2017 Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards™ Finalists

2017 Greater Washington GovCon Finalist BadgeSeptember, 2017 —The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Services Council, announced that Solers Inc. has been selected as a finalist for the Contractor of the Year ($75-$300 Million) Category for the 15th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards. These awards honor innovative companies, industry heavyweights and long-time pillars in the government contracting community for their commitment to excellence and role in shaping the marketplace.

​More information about the Awards can be found at www.novachamber.org.

Successful GOES-R Launch Means IOC of Solers Developed ESPDS for NOAA

January, 2017 — Following the successful launch of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite — R (GOES-R) satellite on November 19, 2016, operational control of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Environmental Satellite Processing and Distribution System (ESPDS) was officially transitioned to the NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO) for post-launch testing and data product distribution. Solers, an innovative information technology solutions provider with extensive experience providing satellite ground systems for Intelligence Community, Federal, and commercial customers, developed ESPDS for the National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS) Office of Satellite Ground Services (OSGS). ESPDS modernizes the Product Generation (PG), Product Distribution (PD), and Infrastructure (INF) segments of the NESDIS Environmental Satellite Processing Center (ESPC) into a service-based ground enterprise capable of handling both the product generation and distribution needs for both NOAA and non-NOAA satellite missions while exceeding all mandated high impact system security requirements. The transition to operations of ESPDS enables NESDIS to meet their critical mission need to produce and distribute a significantly expanded volume of vital satellite meteorological data from their current and next-generation satellites to forecasters and climate researchers in the U.S. and around the world.

"The deployment of Solers ESDPS solution starts the process of fulfilling the OSGS mission of developing and deploying common Ground Enterprise Architecture Services capable of being used across all satellite missions," said Mr. Dan Beall, Solers National Systems Division Vice President. "ESPDS provides a service-based ground enterprise in which multiple satellite missions leverage common infrastructure and data processing services, thereby reducing redundancy and costs. We look forward to the transition of additional NOAA and non-NOAA missions into the ESPDS ground enterprise over the next few years."

Solers will be briefing its ESPDS solution and emerging cloud based environmental ingest and processing capabilities at the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting Booth from 22 — 26 January in Seattle, WA.

OmniEarth Announces Strategic Alliance with Solers Inc.

May, 2016

Solers Awarded DTIC Contract for Cyber Security Technical Area Tasks (CS TAT)

October, 2015 — Solers Inc., has been awarded a partial small business set-aside competition for Cyber Security and information systems technical area tasks (CS TAT) from the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC). Solers was one of six awardees and will share the maximum $5,000,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a full and open competition pool.

CS TAT provides research, development, test and evaluation efforts for technical area tasks within the software analysis, information assurance, knowledge management and information sharing, and modeling and simulation focus areas. Location of performance will be cited on individual task orders. Work is expected to be completed by Nov. 30, 2020. The Air Force Installation Contracting Agency, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.

CS TAT Value Chart

Solers is a highly successful Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC) and federal civilian (DOC, DOJ) focused company, with outstanding credentials supporting customers with enterprise software engineering, Information Technology (IT), program and project management, operational, community management, and information assurance support. Using Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 3 certified processes, Solers provides a unique blend of small business agility and mature, production-level processes for software development, deployment, operations and systems integration.

Solers Awarded DISA Contract for Defense Industrial Base Network (DIBNet) Development & Sustainment

April, 2015 — Solers was recently awarded a contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for Defense Industrial Base Network (DIBNet) Development and Sustainment.

The project addresses critical DIB CS/IA program requirements and other cyber reporting activities as required, to include the need to streamline and automate program activities and to communicate cyber threat information and collaborate with DIB participants in a secure environment. DIBNet is a web-based tool that enables program participants to exchange classified and unclassified cyber threat information and collaborate with the DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3) on a daily basis.

The objectives of this contract are:

  • Sustain and enhance DIBNet-U and DIBNet-S functionality in response to increased demand due to the expanding DIB Partnerships, facilitating improved security of DoDs sensitive unclassified information on, or transiting DIB networks
  • Improve sharing functionality within DIBNet-U/S
  • Automatic information exchange between DIBNet-S and SIPRNet

Solers Awarded DISA Contract for Service Oriented Architecture Foundation (SOAF) Architecture & Web Services

January, 2015 — Solers was recently awarded a contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Program Executive Office Enterprise Services (PEO-ES) to provide a set of core foundational web services in a Service Oriented Architecture Foundation (SOAF) architecture that directly support the Net-Centric operation of Department of Defense Information Networks (DoDIN) Enterprise Services (ES). These services enable information owners and service providers to effectively advertise their web services and for consumers to securely and efficiently find and use these services. The SOAF is based on web services standards and provides a common infrastructure that facilitates the Net-Centric interoperability of enterprise web services. This architecture provides a scalable, robust, highly available set of interoperable web services to advertise, secure, and manage web services exposed by and across DoD Communities of Interest (COIs).

PEO-ES uses the existing Non-Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet) and Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) to provide the common service infrastructure for DoD net-centric operations employing a suite of registries, directories, and catalogs that collectively describe the available DoD web services. ES SOAF services are loosely coupled to afford the Government flexibility, agility, and cost benefits for the development of a dependable and secure information-sharing environment for war-fighters and their supporting elements. DISA PEO-ES now provides a portfolio of critical enterprise services to the Warfighter, Business, and Intelligence end-users on the SIPRNet and the NIPRNet. Among the capabilities included in this portfolio of services are Department of Defense (DoD) Data Services Environment (DSE), Enterprise Messaging (EM) and Enterprise Service Bus (ESB).

Solers was awarded this effort under the ENCORE II Small Business contract vehicle. Solers has supported DISA continuously for over ten years.

Solers Awarded Identity & Access Management (IdAM) Task Order by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Program Executive Office - Enterprise Services (PEO-ES)

September, 2014 — Solers was awarded a contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Program Executive Office Enterprise Services (PEO-ES) office to provide engineering, architecture, sustainment and management support for Identity and Access Management (IdAM) and all efforts and products associated with IdAM. The IdAM service portfolio consists of three fundamental capabilities: managing digital identities, authenticating users, and authorizing access to resources. Solers will manage the processes for maintaining and protecting the identity data of an individual over its lifecycle. The WhitePages, Identity Synchronization Service (IdSS) and Enterprise Application Service Forest (EASF) support an approach wherein creation and management of digital identity records are shifted from stove piped applications to an authoritative enterprise view that enables enterprise applications or mission-specific uses without creating redundant, distributed sources that are harder to protect and maintain.

Solers was awarded this effort under the ENCORE II Small Business contract vehicle.

The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) Awards Cadet Administrative Management Information System (CAMIS) Modernization contract to Solers

November, 2013 — Solers was awarded a contract from the United States Air Force Academy for development of the new Cadet Administrative Management Information System (CAMIS). This program involves modernizing CAMIS from its legacy, stove-piped processes and systems to an Oracle Business Process Management Suite 11g based architecture which will streamline and unify management of cadet data across the USAFA enterprise. Once deployed, Solers will operate and sustain the modernized CAMIS.

Solers was awarded this effort under the ENCORE II Small Business contract vehicle. The contract is expected to generate approximately $16.5M in revenue over 5 years. Solers’ teammate on this effort is Data Networks Corporation (DNC).

Solers Successfully Appraised at CMMI® Level 3

May, 2013 — Solers has once again been successfully rated at Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) for Development Maturity Level 3. All three of Solers’ operating divisions were included in the appraisal. Solers was rated Level 3 using CMMI in 2007 and then again at Level 3 in 2010 using the new CMMI for Development Model. This third company-wide appraisal demonstrates a significant commitment to excellence in product development and process improvement.

CMMI is a framework of industry best practices for improving the management, development, and maintenance of products and services. CMMI was developed by the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI), a federally funded research and development center. Benefits of using the CMMI include reduced cost and higher productivity, quality and customer satisfaction. CMMI is recognized as the standard of excellence in government and industry, and the U.S Department of Defense (DoD) recognizes CMMI ratings to be predictive of organizational performance.

Solers' rating resulted from a rigorous assessment by the CMMI Institute using the Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement. Maturity Level 3 confirms compliance in 18 process areas spanning management, engineering, and support activities.

The Air Force Lifecycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Awards Prime Contract to Solers

December, 2012 — The Air Force Lifecycle Management Center (AFLCMC) has awarded a prime contract to Solers for the development of Command and Control Applications and Information Services Development (C2AD). C2AD is a five year $249M multiple award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract. C2AD will support the full lifecycle development and fielding of Command and Control (C2) applications and services in the air, space, and cyberspace domains. Solers will use this contract vehicle to rapidly develop next generation C2 capabilities for the US Air Force that are innovative, service-based, and modular. Solers’ teammates for C2AD include Aviture, Intelligent Decisions, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT), SRA International, and Modus Operandi.

Solers Awarded GEMSIS ISD Development and Sustainment Contract for the DISA DSO

November, 2012 — Solers was awarded a new $5.8M, four year contract called Global Electromagnetic Spectrum Information System (GEMSIS) Integrated Spectrum Desktop (ISD) Development and Sustainment for the DISA Defense Spectrum Organization (DSO). The GEMSIS ISD is an effort to federate future and existing DoD Spectrum capabilities and services. By significantly increasing integration and interoperability between spectrum management tools, substantial improvement in visibility and information flow within the spectrum management business processes is expected. Solers’ support includes software design and development, integration, test, delivery, and initial sustainment of the GEMSIS ISD. Solers’ teammate on this effort is Exelis, Inc.

Solers Awarded Identity and Access Management (IdAM) Support Contract within DISA’s Enterprise Services Directorate

October, 2012 — Solers was awarded the Identity and Access Management (IdAM) Support contract within DISA's Enterprise Services Directorate with a subcontractor Deloitte and Touche LLP. The Solers’ team is supporting the IdAM branch through architecture, engineering, and project management support to several initiatives within the IdAM Portfolio. The IdAM Portfolio includes the Open Source Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) product, a Commercial Off-the-Shelf ABAC product, Authentication Gateway Service (AGS), Identity Synchronization Service (IdSS) and Enterprise Application Services Forest (EASF) and White Pages and Data Quality effort. The IdSS/EASF product line provides the entire identity infrastructure support for Enterprise capabilities such as the Defense Enterprise Email. The team is also currently building a DoD Enterprise White Pages 1.0 solution, a capability that will provide identity contact information for all personas that exist within the DoD.

Solers won this effort in an open competition under the ENCORE II Small Business contract vehicle. The contract should generate approximately $6.2M in revenue for Solers over 2 years.

Solers Awarded First Task Order in Support of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

September, 2012 — Solers was recently awarded our first Task Order in support of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The key objectives of this Task Order are to provide the Unified Financial Management System (UFMS) with the cross domain capability to support web services and data file transfers with the integration of the Radiant Mercury Cross Domain Solution (CDS). The FBI requires the Initial Operating Capability to be available to support the UFMS data flow requirements by June 2013. The Solers team is just beginning to kick start the effort and plans to build and support over 25 data flows in a highly redundant architecture to support mission critical applications at the FBI. The Task Order should generate approximately $1.3M in revenue for Solers within the base year.

Solers Awarded the Cross Domain Solutions Planning, Program Management, and Development & Integration Support Contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency

April, 2011 — Solers was recently awarded the Cross Domain Solutions (CDS) Planning, Program Management, and Development & Integration Support contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). This contract will assist DISA with all aspects of implementing enterprise cross domain solutions that will be used across the Department of Defense (DoD). As the United States continues to increase its reliance on support from our coalition partners and operations at multiple security levels, this new CDS contract is an important aspect of ensuring effective information sharing across security boundaries.

The CDS contract contains two major components: Cross Domain Program Management/Customer Support, and Cross Domain Development/Integration. The first component, Program Management/Customer Support, is responsible for assisting new customers with cross domain information sharing needs to navigate the challenging process of assembling, deploying, and accrediting new cross domain information flows. The Development/Integration component is responsible for designing and developing next generation cross domain solutions that reduce the time from concept development to a fully accredited and deployed solution.

The CDS contract should generate approximately $27 million in revenue for Solers over five years. Solers' teammates on this effort include Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) and Tresys Technology, both of whom bring a wealth of cross domain expertise to the team.

Solers Awarded Net-Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) Messaging Contract

April, 2011 — Solers will provide operations and maintenance support for the NCES Messaging service. This new contract will take the Messaging capability from a portion of the NCES program to a Department of Defense (DoD)-wide shared Enterprise Service. It includes the consolidation of two DISA messaging services (M2M Messaging and Joint User Messaging) into a single capability.

The Messaging contact will generate approximately $20 million in revenue for the core tasks over the next four years.

Solers Awarded NOAA Contract

August, 2010 – Solers was awarded a contract from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for development of the Environmental Satellite Processing and Distribution System (ESPDS) which initially consists of two Work Assignments and an overall Enterprise task. The ESPDS is an effort run by NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) division to provide enhanced system development and integration support for the Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution (OSDPD). This effort encompasses both legacy as well as next generation satellite missions such as the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R) Series and NOAA’s next polar-orbiting satellite series. The support will also cover the areas of IT Security, communications, enterprise data access and distribution, system tool development, and migration of the current OSDPD collection of individual product systems to an enterprise architecture.

Solers won this effort in an open competition under the GSA Alliant Small Business Indefinite Duration/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract vehicle. As awarded, ESPDS will generate approximately $40 million in revenue for Solers over 7.5 years with the potential to add additional work assignments as requested by the customer. Solers’ team members include Lockheed Martin, Arctic Slope Research Corporation (ASRC), Innovim, I.M. Systems Group (IMSG), and SM Resources Corporation (SMRC).

Air Force Awards Solers Contract for C2IS

October, 2009 — the Electronic Systems Center Air Force Material Command has awarded Solers a new delivery order contract through ENCORE II to support the Command and Control Information Services (C2IS) Risk Reduction Effort (RRE). For this effort, Solers has established a fully integrated team with General Dynamics and Artel to evaluate data storage and data management technologies and identify an extensible architecture for sharing and managing data within the Air and Space Operations Center Weapon System (AOC WS) infrastructure. C2IS is intended to be a virtually integrated database of air operations data that is accessible through Web Services with minimal degradation in Disconnected, Interrupted, and Low-bandwidth (DIL) operations. In addition, C2IS will be the data-services component of the Command and Control Air and Space Operations Suite (C2AOS).

Solers Awarded Web Services Notification Contract

June, 2009 — The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has awarded Solers a prime contract to provide Web Services Notification Technical and Engineering Support for DISA’s Chief Technology Office (CTO). For this effort Solers will refine, test, and administer the Joint User Messaging (JUM) capability for the Advanced Concept Office (ACO) and operationalize JUM at select DISA Enterprise Computing Centers (DECCs). JUM provides a SOA infrastructure with machine-to-machine messaging for the enterprise and a capability to send messages based on templates created or customized by end users. The underlying messaging service is based on a commercial product from Seros called the Information Distribution Service (IDS). Solers will work with the National Senior Leadership Decision Support System (NSLDSS) initiative, Global Force Management, and other applications to use and integrate the JUM capability.

GSA Awards Alliant SB Contract to Solers

February, 2009 — The General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded Solers a prime contract for Alliant Small Business (Alliant SB), a competitive multiple award IDIQ set-aside small business contract. Sixty-two small businesses were selected for this 10 year, $15 billion contract to provide all departments and agencies of the U.S. federal government with management and technical support services for complex IT solutions. Through the Alliant SB contract Solers will support all aspects of integrated IT solutions including service access and discovery, service platform and infrastructure, component framework, service interface and integration, process automation, digital asset services, business analytical services, back office services, controls and oversight, risk management and mitigation, IT security, and system and network controls.