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Amyx Success Stories
Amyx Supports Successful Global Transportation Network Cutover for the Defense Logistics Agency - Each year technology advances, presenting opportunities to improve IT systems and applications. The Integrated Data Environment Global Transportation Network Convergence (IGC) is a major Department of Defense (DoD) program that is ready to implement a highly anticipated upgrade of the Global Transportation Network, developed 15 years ago by the US Transportation Command (USTC).
Predictably, the existing technology has become outdated, not robust enough to support the DoD, and no longer cost efficient. With the transition – “cutover” - to IGC, DoD will obtain a modern, cost effective system for visibility across DoD’s Defense Transportation Systems (DTS). The cutover of 1600 GTN users to the fully operational IGC successfully occurred on August 15th, 2011. Since then, those users have already executed more than 34,000 reports and queries.
IGC leverages the Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA) Data Sharing capability with USTC’s Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW). This powerful combination delivers a state of the art capability that provides real time visibility of equipment, personnel and material moving through the DTS. IGC possesses a robust ad hoc query capability that enables users to build their own reports, queries and alerts. Users are able to schedule queries utilizing web services to get access on a recurring basis.
The capabilities of the IGC cutover spur numerous opportunities for Amyx. As IGC’s capabilities are learned throughout DoD, Amyx’s Rapid Development Team (RDT) will have an expanded amount of work that could lead to increased staffing opportunities for developers to emphasize support for strategic planning and knowledge sharing.
“IGC has an excellent reputation as a program that Amyx should be able to leverage since the Amyx team is an integral part of the Program Management Office (PMO), specifically in Requirements Management, Financial Management, Testing, Business Intelligence Development and Program Control.” --Roy Brooks, Amyx’s DLA/USTC Integrated Data Environment Global Transportation Network Convergence Program Management Support Manager.
Amyx Helps Defense Logistics Agency’s Integrated Data Environment Program Attain Full Deployment - For over a decade, Amyx has successfully provided top notch services to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Integrated Data Environment (IDE) Program Management Office (PMO). In July 2011, the IDE program successfully completed its Full Deployment milestone, marking the final phase of the program’s lifecycle and resulting in the successful transition of the program into sustainment.
Completion of the programmatic requirements and transition into sustainment has sparked a new organization name: DLA Data Sharing Services. During the final year of the IDE program, Amyx provided their highly respected system engineering and technical assistance services with two goals in mind: to achieve all IDE programmatic requirements according to cost and schedule baselines, and to work in collaboration with IDE sustainment organizations to successfully transfer the management of the IDE capabilities on schedule and without disruption to IDE customers.
“The trusted relationship between the IDE PMO and Amyx support team allowed us to remain committed to programmatic success despite what at times seemed like insurmountable odds. For over a decade now, the IDE PMO and Amyx team have helped drive a vision for data sharing across the agency to ultimately deliver new and improved capabilities for the warfighter as well as to reduce costs associated with information sharing,” said Bill Schaefer, Amyx’s IDE Program Manager.
The transition provides Amyx the opportunity to support a seamless transfer of responsibilities to the DLA Data Sharing Services office in Battle Creek, Michigan. Amyx will continue to lend its expertise in IT project management, systems engineering, and requirements management to the Data Sharing Services office.
While there have been changes over the decade in IDE’s Government leadership and Systems Integrators, Amyx has remained the foundation for program support. "DLA would like to thank the Amyx Program Management Office Support team for their outstanding support in the successful transition of the IDE Program to Full Deployment to Sustainment. Well Done!!" said Elizabeth Comacho-Hart, Acting Program Manager for DLA Integrated Data Environment PMO.
With the wealth of knowledge gained, Amyx has been able to apply its comprehensive experience, continuously refining processes to drive greater efficiencies, and offer suggestions towards DLA’s future endeavors.
Asset Visibility helps DLA-Pacific support typhoon-relief efforts - When Typhoon Morakot slammed into Taiwan and China it caused significant damage and loss of life. According to official reports, more than 100 Taiwanese are confirmed dead, several hundred more are missing and thousands are homeless. Many more residents remain without access to potable water.
When disaster strikes in the Pacific one of the first calls USPACOM makes when it plans an aid operation is to DLA. One of the first questions normally asked is, "what humanitarian relief supplies are immediately available?" and for DLA-Pacific Region, that translates to "what does DLA have on hand?"
To maintain a level of disaster preparedness, the DLA-Pacific Region team maintains current listings of all available humanitarian supplies and works closely with USPACOM to expedite delivery. The lists, containing items requested during past crises, get the aid moving swiftly because DLA-Pacific doesn't have to ask customers to provide stock numbers and other data that could be time-consuming to produce. Asset Visibility (AV) is a system amalgamating authoritative sources to provide users with near real time information on the location and status of equipment and supplies. Activated pre-defined queries provided immediate visibility of humanitarian assistance supplies located around the world regardless of owning service. Thanks to the information supplied from AV, distribution depots in Guam, Okinawa (Japan) and (mainland) Japan provided exceptional short notice, after-hours support to this high-priority mission.
To date, DLA has supplied more than 500,000 water purification tablets and 120 rolls of plastic sheeting to the current relief package, said Marine Lt. Col. John Turner, chief of operations and exercises in the DLA-Pacific's Logistics Operations Center.
When DLA is asked to help with disaster relief planning, instead of having to ask the customer what they require, DLA-Pacific, using Asset Visibility, simply provides a listing and says, "this is what we have available; tell us what you need and where to send it".