The Office of Facilities Management (OFM) at the Department of Veterans Affairs is responsible for providing asset management services (acquisition, construction and support) to the Veterans Health Administration and other areas of VA. The office works with medical centers, clinics, regional offices and national cemeteries to ensure that quality facilities are available to support U.S. veterans. Tracking, analyzing and preparing reports for VHA, VA, Congress and others involved in federal construction projects, is a routine part of OFM's duties, while also maintaining capital asset inventories.
OFM goal is to modernize their core systems in order to effectively operate the estimated $5 billion of capital assets that it is expected to manage, due to the approval of the Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services (CARES) program.
VMD, as a subcontractor to Lockheed Martin, has architected a solution to deploy a system of systems to satisfy the requirements of OFM. Each unique system, whether a COTS product or an OFM developed application, seeks to share data wherever possible and eliminate redundant data entry. The OFM applications provide the following core business functions:
The VMD team is using the Rational Unified Process (RUP) Methodology, to implement the modernization solution for OFM. RUP is made up of the following four phases, which are performed in an iterative manner:
VMD, as a subcontractor to Lockheed Martin, completed the inception phase of the project, by validating and identifying the vision of the project. Steps have also been taken towards the elaboration phase, as some system requirements have been captured and the software architecture has been sketched out to ensure collaboration and maintainability between subsystems. VMD is also in the process of documenting Standard Operating Procedures for OFM which will be valuable artifacts for the modernization effort.
The next phase VMD will elaborate the requirements with more detail and begin construction on some of the first set of core systems and components (CMIS, Reporting and Single Sign On).
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