National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
TMC Technologies has a long history of supporting the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility through a number of both prime and subcontracts dating back as far as 1994. From 1994 through May of 2012, TMC supported IV&V activities for numerous IV&V projects as a subcontractor to L-3, per L-3/Titan/Averstar/Intermetrics mergers and acquisitions. Beyond that, TMC has held prime contracts for IV&V Program Metrics, Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO), Independent Test Capability (ITC), Software Assurance Tool (SWAT) and Technical Expertise Support Services (TESS). The scope for these programs covered (1) performing IV&V On-Orbit Anomaly (OOA) analysis, (2) defining metrics plans and performing metrics program implementation, (3) supporting software assurance COTS tool installation and O&M activities, (4) full-lifecycle software assurance custom tool development, deployment, and O&M by leveraging agile and ITIL best practices, (5) ITC modeling/simulation environment development and O&M, and (6) supporting data management/warehousing, business intelligence, and knowledge management improvement initiatives within the IV&V Program.
The NASA Jon McBride Software Testing and Research (JSTAR) Lab is named after West Virginia’s only Astronaut. The JSTAR team is a subgroup within NASA’s Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) organization composed of 14 engineers with TMC Technologies serving as the lead contractor company. The JSTAR team develops software-only fully-functional spacecraft simulations to assist with flight software testing, including verification and validation (V&V) activities. The simulation technologies have been used to find and fix significant faults in flight software on high profiles NASA and NOAA missions such as the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The development of these simulation technologies has paved the way for West Virginia’s first small spacecraft mission to be launched by NASA. It is for these innovations that the JSTAR TMC Team has been nominated for the West Virginia Innovator of the Year award.
Department of Justice
TMC Technologies has a history of supporting the Department of Justice (DoJ) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Justice Information Systems(CJIS) Division. TMC is a prime contract holder the FBI Information Technology Supplies and Support Services (ITSSS) IDIQ contract. TMC is performing systems development for the Electronic Departmental Order (eDO) system that will allow American citizens to electronically request and challenge their criminal history data in FBI databases. In addition to eDO, TMC is performing systems engineering, database engineering, project management support, network administration, software development, and systems administration services for several CJIS information systems like:
- New NICS system - system that provides federal firearms license (FFL) holders the ability to perform background checks when Americans wish to purchase firearms.
- Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal (LEEP) – system that provides nation-wide law enforcement organizations virtual command centers (VCCs) used to manage active-shooter and other large-scale incidents.
- Next-Generation Identification – system that provides integrated biometric information about persons-of-interest (such as terrorists) to nation-wide law enforcement, intelligence, and defense organizations
Department of Energy
TMC Technologies has supported the Department of Energy (DoE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) on several of its recent technology initiatives. Program past performance for the NETL began in 2014 by managing its IT Division enterprise e-mail migration project from the obsolete Novell Groupwise collaboration environment to the cloud-based Office365. TMC’s Vice President Matt Shorb received formal recognition from the IT Director of NETL that the Office365 migration project was the model for successful projects at NETL. In addition to the Office365 project TMC supported NETL with its enterprise certification and accreditation (C&A) project. Under this project TMC provided IS and Cyber Security staff that planned and facilitated multi-agency, multi-vendor round-table collaborations that enabled FISMA & FedRAMP compliance and system security enclave approval to operate across three geographically separated sites each with VPN tunneling to the Dept. of Energy HQ Trusted Internet Connection (TIC).
Department of Defense (DoD)
TMC Technologies has a long history of supporting the Department of Defense (DoD) on Army, Navy, and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) work going back to the 2006 and through 2013. Program past performance for the DoD Biometrics Identity Management Agency (BIMA) included support of both Lockheed Martin and Computer Sciences Corporation and covered many IT areas including (1) research and development, (2) technology insertion, (3) systems engineering/integration, (4) operations and maintenance, (5) HW/SW installation and deployment, (6) Test and Evaluation, and (7) other technical studies, inclusive of biometric product assessments. The projects supported included the Automated Biometrics Identification System (ABIS) and the Knowledge Management & Information Technology (KMIT) systems. Additionally, TMC Technologies has supported DLA through subcontracts with ManTech in providing support on the Centralized Catalog Hosting Site (CCHS) and the DoD Electronic Mall (EMALL) eCommerce sites.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admininistration (NOAA)
TMC Technologies has a history of supporting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). TMC was a prime contract holder for NOAA on the Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System (CLASS) and was CMMI Level 3 before being acquired by Global Science and Technology (GST) for the NOAA CLASS contract work. TMC is a mature WV-based small business prime contractor with its HQ office just minutes away from the Fairmont, WV NOAA Disaster Recovery/Continuity of Operations (COOP) and State-of-the-Art Data Center. The Fairmont, WV NOAA site also includes three Satellite Antennas and supercomputers. TMC does not have any current contracts with NOAA, but we are supporting NOAA through our modeling and simulation environment test capabilities on our NASA IV&V contracts. The science/satellite partnership between NASA and NOAA provides TMC with unique insights into NOAA missions like the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM), Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite- 2 (ICESat-2), and Joint Polar Satellite Systems (JPSS) through NASA programs and partnerships.