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DISA's Open Source Corporate Management Information System (OSCMIS)
DISA's Open Source Corporate Management Information System (OSCMIS)
DISA's Open Source Corporate Management Information System (OSCMIS)
DISA's Open Source Corporate Management Information System (OSCMIS)
DISA's Open Source Corporate Management Information System (OSCMIS)
DISA's Open Source Corporate Management Information System (OSCMIS)
DISA's Open Source Corporate Management Information System (OSCMIS)
DISA's Open Source Corporate Management Information System (OSCMIS)
DISA's Open Source Corporate Management Information System (OSCMIS)
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DISA's Open Source Corporate Management Information System (OSCMIS)


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DISA's Open Source Corporate Management Information System (OSCMIS)
Jeff Smart,
Georgia Tech Research Institute

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  • 1. DISA’s Open Source Corporate Management Information System (CMIS)<br />Jeff Smart<br />Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)<br />
  • 2. OSCMIS Home Page<br />
  • 3. OSCMIS Summary<br /><ul><li>OSCMIS is a suite of Federal practice workforce management, administration, and automated workflow products
  • 4. Built almost entirely in Adobe ColdFusion 9 and MS SQL Server 2005
  • 5. HR Suite
  • 6. Security Suite
  • 7. Training Suite
  • 8. Additional applications, tools, reports, links, and more
  • 9. Fully DISA security accredited, PKI enabled software
  • 10. Uses role-based access management
  • 11. OSCMIS knows who you are, who your peers are, what you are authorized to access, and your chain of command and applies that to what you can see and use
  • 12. Notifications of actions requiring response by others are provided by machine generated email between initiator, current responder, and next responder throughout
  • 13. System requirements
  • 14. Adobe ColdFusion 9
  • 15. Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008 or other SQL database
  • 16. LDAP or ocsp server for authentication
  • 17. Web server
  • 18. email server access</li></li></ul><li>Sample of OSCMIS Applications and Tools<br /><ul><li>Multiple Federal HR tools
  • 19. Automated SF-50, Telework Management, On-Boarding, Manpower, Military Manpower, and more!
  • 20. Comprehensive Personnel and Physical Security tools
  • 21. Virtually all DoD requirements can be performed in the Security suite
  • 22. Actions are tracked as to time and person modifying record, are auditable
  • 23. Acquisition Corporate Management Information System (ACMIS)
  • 24. DoD designated tool for Acquisition community training management is a component application within OSCMIS, as are multiple special tools and reports
  • 25. Learning Management System
  • 26. Comprehensive product for training administration, competitive training selection, military training requirements (all services), mandatory training, intern development, mentoring, individual and group electronic SF-182’s and more
  • 27. Balanced Scorecard
  • 28. Used by all of DISA, built to DISA practice: simultaneous measure, task, milestone, and progress panes, plus chart of goals to performance quarterly and annually
  • 29. Protocol Office
  • 30. Comprehensive event planning application to track all aspects of events
  • 31. Calendar and event views, comprehensive planning capabilities
  • 32. DISA Alert Notification (DAN) and Personnel Accountability Management (PAM)
  • 33. Comprehensive, customizable, email and text message alerts for specific groups, with many added capabilities in DAN including instructions for action, attachments, test messages, variable email From, and more
  • 34. PAM provides status response update mechanism for individuals to management, comprehensive organizational group and individual status tracking
  • 35. Used for emergencies or significant events (tested with a pandemic alert to over 2,000 personnel)</li></li></ul><li>Software Architecture<br /><ul><li>Aggregates Native (ColdFusion) Applications &amp; Government Links
  • 36. Government Link Examples
  • 37. Office of Personnel Management (OPM):
  • 38. Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS):
  • 39. DoD Employee Benefits Information System (EBIS):
  • 40. Native Applications
  • 41. Adobe ColdFusion 9
  • 42. Written by DISA developers
  • 43. Independent (modular) applications in the Web server
  • 44. Modular design supports highly configurable CMIS versions
  • 45. Modular design supports sharing among CMIS versions
  • 46. One-to-one mapping to database in SQL Server instance
  • 47. Wrapper.cfm provides common header &amp; footer for consistent look &amp; feel among most applications</li></li></ul><li>Data Architecture<br /><ul><li>Separate Database for Each Native ColdFusion Application (~30 Total)
  • 48. Modular Configuration Enables Customization
  • 49. All Application Modules interface with Manpower and Portal Privileges Databases
  • 50. Customer data loading begins with Manpower Database </li></ul>CMIS User<br />Manpower<br />…<br />Privileges<br />Security<br />Training<br />Telework<br />Microsoft 2005/2008 SQL Server<br />Personnel, Security, Training Administrative Data Input<br />
  • 51. OSCMIS Background<br /><ul><li>Developed internally for DISA use worldwide
  • 52. Begun 1997, recoded into Adobe ColdFusion, MS SQL Server 2005 in 2005-2006
  • 53. 16,000 customers at 40 sites including tactical sites in south Asia
  • 54. Currently contains 109 applications and tools, hundreds of reports and links
  • 55. Six full time government developers work 2-3 dozen projects at once
  • 56. One DBA, 2 systems administrators, 1 security rep, and 1 systems analyst support part time
  • 57. ColdFusion ease of development, speed, and security enabled this team to field 63 new products and substantially upgrade 69 more in FY2009
  • 58. Many products readily usable by non-Federal or even non-government organizations
  • 59. Established Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Open Source Software Institute (OSSI) in 2009
  • 60. Software is copyrighted by OSSI (
  • 61. Licensable under Open Source License v.3
  • 62. NOT a GPL/LGPL license—allows proprietary software to be used in conjunction with OSCMIS and remain proprietary
  • 63. License available at;task=view&amp;id=332&amp;Itemid=210</li></li></ul><li>OSCMIS OSSI Support<br /><ul><li>Open Technology Research Consortium (OSSI &amp; academic institutions)
  • 64. Customization
  • 65. Development
  • 66. Automate Data Loading
  • 67. Installation Support
  • 68. Training
  • 69. Access to Information, Source Code, and Demonstration
  • 70. OSSI Home Page (Program and Activities):
  • 71. DISA-provided OSCMIS disc
  • 72. Coming Soon (GTRI Demo Site):</li></li></ul><li>CMIS Community Versions<br /><ul><li>Open Source will facilitate proliferation
  • 73. DISA thread still being developed by original authors
  • 74. Current version 3.10.2
  • 75. New release at end of each (calendar year) quarter
  • 76. Open Source thread
  • 77. Maintained by Open Source Technology Research Consortium under DISA CRADA
  • 78. Close cooperation with DISA original developers
  • 79. Available for customization into new threads
  • 80. Other Government versions
  • 81. Maintained by individual agencies
  • 82. More than 70 Federal to local government, industry, academic organizations, and even individuals have licensed as of February 2010
  • 83. Any instance may collaborate with any other instance while maintaining control of their configuration</li></li></ul><li>For More Information Contact:<br />John Weathersby Dick Nelson<br />Director, Open Source Software Institute Chief, Personnel Systems Support Branch,<br />601.427.0152 Defense Information Systems Agency<br /> 703.607.4464<br /><br />Jeff Smart Josh Davis<br />Senior Research Engineer Research Engineer<br />Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)<br />404.407.7762 404.407.7554<br /><br />