SeaPort-E Requirements from Solicitation and Contract

In accordance with the requirements of clause H.11 of the Seaport-e Prime Contract, the following information is provided:

The most recent conformed copy of each Task Order received under this contract

None to date

A list of all team members proposed and their capability/area of expertise

DMM Ventures, Inc.

DMM Ventures, Inc., a service disabled, and veteran owned small business with offices in Yorktown, VA. DMM has a proven record of successful AFRL and DARPA Phase 1 and Phase 2 Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR). DMM is experienced in developing network centric, system of system model and their analysis and visualization; using image based viewers for dependency analysis and planning products (Cassandra, NETPlan, Google Earth); Software Configuration Management and Environment Integration; System Integration engineering ISO AOC WS 10.2; Cognitive & Systems Engineering Support; Experience in the development and evaluation of Systems of Systems models, based on the capabilities, dependencies and vulnerabilities; and C4ISR Decision Support for Mission Insurance.

A list of the last 3 years services experience, for all team members listed at the SeaPort-e Contractor Information Registration site


Point(s) of Contact to provide information on customer satisfaction with the services performed

Mr. Melvin Sassoon

A description of the Contractor’s quality assurance program:

Cougaar Software, Inc. (CSI) employs an approach to quality assurance which is utilized throughout all the management and technical processes associated with a project/task. CSI has adopted the concept that quality is concrete, measurable and defined generally as “conformance to specification,” and that ensuring quality is a function of the processes being applied. Such a concept emphasizes the importance of baselining customer expectations, project and system scope, requirements and design specifications. Thus, commitments can be tracked, acceptance criteria can be established early, and product testing can be traceable to agreed-upon acceptance criteria based on requirements and design specifications.

CSI’s quality assurance program is based on continuous process improvement and the ISO-9000 inspired philosophy of “Say what you do; Do what you say; and document sufficiently to prove it!” CSI embeds quality assurance in all of its project management and technical development processes, ensuring that the requirements and outcomes for each task are specified, and that appropriate quality checkpoints and processes are applied.Each project/task is initiated with a Kick-Off meeting confirming project expectations, strategies, schedules and commitments with the customer; followed by updates in each task milestone reviews throughout the project. As the requirements for the products are clarified and a solution design starts to emerge, they are documented and confirmed with the customer through Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBRs) and/or Software Requirements Reviews (SRRs) and Preliminary Design Reviews (PDRs) and Critical Design Reviews (CDRs). Therefore the quality monitoring of the solution delivery is predictable and based on successful integration and acceptance test reviews, which also summarize outstanding functionality and recommendations for future activities.

CSI applies an hybrid Agile development approach that incorporates the baseline management concepts of traditional life cycle models, while applying an iterative development approach organized into a series of development “Sprints.” The development strategy for CSI development projects is defined in a Build Plan — with a specific set of requirements and tasks identified for each Sprint with an evolving “Backlog” of requirements traced back to the project requirements. Quality Checkpoints are required throughout the Sprint process, including team plan review, peer review for the products of each task, code standard reviews via automated tools, and an internal Sprint review for the outcomes from the Sprint. For each product and Sprint, the results of the reviews are documented and tracked to ensure that all requirements are addressed in the product and/or are associated with revisions of the task requirements in the project backlog.

While the Quality Checkpoints for the project and each Sprint assure that CSI produces effective and useful products, CSI has is also dedicated to continuous process improvement. At the conclusion of each Sprint, a “Sprint Retrospective” is held to evaluate the effectiveness of the processes applied in the Sprint and to adjust planning and/or execution in future Sprints. Similarly, CSI conveys “post mortem” project analysis sessions for each development build and project to identify opportunities for improving its processes on a corporate-wide level.

CSI ensures responsiveness and cooperation with its customers through frequent direct communication and collaboration. From project planning to technical product delivery, the customer is involved and CSI’s activities are transparent. CSI designates management and technical points of contact (POCs) from our Senior Management team and Project Managers at appropriate levels across the projects to ensure direct access. Whether administrative, financial, management or technical, the customer will know where to go for an answer, increasing the speed and quality of response and eliminating unnecessary bureaucracy and ensure a quality and successful completion of the project/task.

Points of contact for information related to the SeaPort program

Mr. Melvin Sassoon