The Department of Defense and Federal government agencies are the world’s largest consumers of information technology. They face enormously complex and expensive investment decisions that have a direct impact on their ability to carry out their mission. At MAT, we help government organizations make the right decisions in technology to control costs and further agency objectives. We apply structure to an often unstructured process of technology implementations. We have expertise in the entire life cycle of information systems and the technologies that support them, and we work side by side with decision-makers to prioritize their needs, assess their alternatives, and develop the right IT infrastructures to address their needs. We also recognize that a successful IT strategy requires that the data stored in those systems can help decision-makers solve critical business problems. We are skilled in multiple data management and analytics approaches and help government organizations harness the power of their data by framing questions, applying appropriate computational methods, and communicating results. Our deep understanding of leading-edge technologies, data and organization-specific business processes combine for an invaluable 360-degree perspective on applying IT to achieve mission objectives.
MAT achieves secure software delivery using an agile development framework. Many organizations automate routine tasks with out-of-the-box capabilities of commercial off-the-shelf software such as SAP or Oracle. However, many organizations require custom developed solutions to specific challenges, to include compliance, changing processes, speeding up processes through automation, enhancing flexibility in processes, implementing standard data sharing throughout the organization, and replacing outdated applications. MAT provides trusted and experienced leadership, skilled developers, and proven approaches to ensure the success of our clients’ software development initiatives. MAT uses proven techniques and software, middleware and cloud-based development services using agile scrum, lean, Kanban and traditional software development life-cycle approaches. We conduct quality-assurance testing to ensure bug-free software, provide training solutions to ensure effective use, and help desk support to ensure a smooth transition to a new application.
MAT has significant expertise in the design, development and delivery of enterprise systems and applications to a wide range of clients. At the Application, System and Enterprise Level, MAT defines strategies, develops designs, and implements systems and processes. As a systems integrator, MAT follows the process of linking together disparate computing systems and software applications physically or functionally to act as a coordinated whole. MAT brings together discrete systems utilizing a variety of techniques such as networking, enterprise application integration, cloud-based integration, business process management or manual programming.
When addressing a system’s technical framework relative to a client’s requirements and specifications, MAT employs a set of conventions, rules, and standards in designing or integrating the various hardware, software, and network components. MAT will then develop an overall implementation solution plan, then technically lead implementation installation, customization, and integration efforts. As a final step, MAT provides the expertise to identify and translate system requirements into software design documentation. MAT develops proven, scalable solutions that meet the needs of our clients IT infrastructure. We provide an effective assessment of IT infrastructure for servers and storage platforms, along with a general network assessment.
The Department of Defense and the Federal government has countless legacy systems dispersed across agencies and the military services that are in use today and must be maintained to stay operationally available. These legacy systems have many challenges in maintaining them such as lack of documentation, knowledgeable system engineering resources and fiscal constraints. Replacement of these systems with newer, modern technology is a challenging option given the enormous cost of and lengthy schedules for development prior to fielding these systems. Therefore, our clients have a mission critical need to maintain their current systems to avoid disruption and ensure smooth and seamless operation and service to their end-users.
MAT provides technology transformation and modernization in the conversion, rewriting or porting of a legacy system to a modern computer programming language, software libraries, protocols, or hardware platform. Our experienced team of System Integrators provide automated legacy system modernization services for government clients. We aim to retain and extend the value of our customer’s legacy investment through migration to new platforms.
Software Development is the development of new applications which may be mainframe, server, network-based, cloud-based or a combination of one or more. The requirements for new software may require interfaces to existing applications and may include services such as researching; analyzing; gathering requirements; designing; programming; testing; documenting and implementing; applying changes to the software language and/or database in which the application is written; providing corrections for production or any changes needed and participation in disaster recovery planning and documentation. MAT has worked with scores of DOD clients and commercial organizations and served as their trusted custom software development partner.
Data migration is the process of transferring data between storage types, formats, or systems. Data migration is usually performed programmatically to achieve an automated migration, freeing up human resources from tedious tasks. It is required when organizations or individuals change computer systems or upgrade to new systems, or when systems merge (such as when the organizations that use them undergo a merger, acquisition or takeover).
Business Intelligence tools offer many advantages to government agencies such as dashboard creation, custom reporting and analytics. But these tools can be costly to procure and implement. Business Intelligence and Analytics offerings from Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, IBM and others leverage existing technology investments to develop integrated reporting and analytics that enable users to gain access to accurate, up-to-date information for better decision making. MAT’s use of business intelligence tools and technologies enable our clients to expand their business intelligence capabilities with minimal investment.
Weaknesses in information security can jeopardize your mission and invite fines and penalties from regulatory bodies. MAT’s cybersecurity consultants provide services and solutions that deliver continuous security assurance for Department of Defense and government critical infrastructure. Protecting the information systems and networks of the Federal government has never been so important and complex. MAT understands the business and technical challenges faced by the Department of Defense to secure their information assets. Enterprise Security is a core capability of MAT and we have been providing cybersecurity services to the Department of Defense for over a decade.
TECHNOLOGY TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
For over 15 years, McLane Advanced Technologies (MAT) has been an industry leader in technology training, professional education, innovation and leadership. Today, MAT offers an extensive, global curriculum related to the application, design, development, implementation, deployment and sustainment of computer-based information systems, business systems and ERP, as well as legacy systems.