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

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

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

  • DISA’s Open Source Corporate Management Information System (CMIS)
    Jeff Smart
    Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
  • OSCMIS Home Page
  • OSCMIS Summary
    • OSCMIS is a suite of Federal practice workforce management, administration, and automated workflow products
    • Built almost entirely in Adobe ColdFusion 9 and MS SQL Server 2005
    • HR Suite
    • Security Suite
    • Training Suite
    • Additional applications, tools, reports, links, and more
    • Fully DISA security accredited, PKI enabled software
    • Uses role-based access management
    • 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
    • Notifications of actions requiring response by others are provided by machine generated email between initiator, current responder, and next responder throughout
    • System requirements
    • Adobe ColdFusion 9
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008 or other SQL database
    • LDAP or ocsp server for authentication
    • Web server
    • email server access
  • Sample of OSCMIS Applications and Tools
    • Multiple Federal HR tools
    • Automated SF-50, Telework Management, On-Boarding, Manpower, Military Manpower, and more!
    • Comprehensive Personnel and Physical Security tools
    • Virtually all DoD requirements can be performed in the Security suite
    • Actions are tracked as to time and person modifying record, are auditable
    • Acquisition Corporate Management Information System (ACMIS)
    • DoD designated tool for Acquisition community training management is a component application within OSCMIS, as are multiple special tools and reports
    • Learning Management System
    • 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
    • Balanced Scorecard
    • 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
    • Protocol Office
    • Comprehensive event planning application to track all aspects of events
    • Calendar and event views, comprehensive planning capabilities
    • DISA Alert Notification (DAN) and Personnel Accountability Management (PAM)
    • 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
    • PAM provides status response update mechanism for individuals to management, comprehensive organizational group and individual status tracking
    • Used for emergencies or significant events (tested with a pandemic alert to over 2,000 personnel)
  • Software Architecture
    • Aggregates Native (ColdFusion) Applications & Government Links
    • Government Link Examples
    • Office of Personnel Management (OPM): www.opm.gov
    • Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS): www.dod.mil/dfas
    • DoD Employee Benefits Information System (EBIS): ebis.satx.disa.mil
    • Native Applications
    • Adobe ColdFusion 9
    • Written by DISA developers
    • Independent (modular) applications in the Web server
    • Modular design supports highly configurable CMIS versions
    • Modular design supports sharing among CMIS versions
    • One-to-one mapping to database in SQL Server instance
    • Wrapper.cfm provides common header & footer for consistent look & feel among most applications
  • Data Architecture
    • Separate Database for Each Native ColdFusion Application (~30 Total)
    • Modular Configuration Enables Customization
    • All Application Modules interface with Manpower and Portal Privileges Databases
    • Customer data loading begins with Manpower Database
    CMIS User
    Manpower

    Privileges
    Security
    Training
    Telework
    Microsoft 2005/2008 SQL Server
    Personnel, Security, Training Administrative Data Input
  • OSCMIS Background
    • Developed internally for DISA use worldwide
    • Begun 1997, recoded into Adobe ColdFusion, MS SQL Server 2005 in 2005-2006
    • 16,000 customers at 40 sites including tactical sites in south Asia
    • Currently contains 109 applications and tools, hundreds of reports and links
    • Six full time government developers work 2-3 dozen projects at once
    • One DBA, 2 systems administrators, 1 security rep, and 1 systems analyst support part time
    • ColdFusion ease of development, speed, and security enabled this team to field 63 new products and substantially upgrade 69 more in FY2009
    • Many products readily usable by non-Federal or even non-government organizations
    • Established Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Open Source Software Institute (OSSI) in 2009
    • Software is copyrighted by OSSI (www.oss-institute.org)
    • Licensable under Open Source License v.3
    • NOT a GPL/LGPL license—allows proprietary software to be used in conjunction with OSCMIS and remain proprietary
    • License available at http://www.oss-institute.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=332&Itemid=210
  • OSCMIS OSSI Support
    • Open Technology Research Consortium (OSSI & academic institutions)
    • Customization
    • Development
    • Automate Data Loading
    • Installation Support
    • Training
    • Access to Information, Source Code, and Demonstration
    • OSSI Home Page (Program and Activities): www.oss-institute.org
    • DISA-provided OSCMIS disc
    • Coming Soon (GTRI Demo Site): oscmis.gtri.gatech.edu
  • CMIS Community Versions
    • Open Source will facilitate proliferation
    • DISA thread still being developed by original authors
    • Current version 3.10.2
    • New release at end of each (calendar year) quarter
    • Open Source thread
    • Maintained by Open Source Technology Research Consortium under DISA CRADA
    • Close cooperation with DISA original developers
    • Available for customization into new threads
    • Other Government versions
    • Maintained by individual agencies
    • More than 70 Federal to local government, industry, academic organizations, and even individuals have licensed as of February 2010
    • Any instance may collaborate with any other instance while maintaining control of their configuration
  • For More Information Contact:
    John Weathersby Dick Nelson
    Director, Open Source Software Institute Chief, Personnel Systems Support Branch,
    601.427.0152 Defense Information Systems Agency
    jmw@oss-institute.org 703.607.4464
    richard.nelson@disa.mil
    Jeff Smart Josh Davis
    Senior Research Engineer Research Engineer
    Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
    404.407.7762 404.407.7554
    jeff.smart@gtri.gatech.edujosh.davis@gtri.gatech.edu