The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has recently experienced a dramatic expansion of its IT engineering capacities and requirements at its two primary campuses in Morgantown, WV and Pittsburgh, PA. These IT engineering activities often concerned with analyzing evolving technologies, system design, and infusing new technologies into the NETL IT infrastructure require a strategic and systematic approach to solution development, performed by professionals with a knowledge of Enterprise Architecture methodologies. When developing these solutions, in addition to technological concerns, many external factors must also be considered, including:
The President’s Management Agenda which includes expanded electronic government initiatives with emphasis on citizen-centered electronic government.
The increasing number of cyber security related directives with which all federal installations have had to comply in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The Clinger-Cohen Act that requires all federal organizations to have robust processes in place to provide a framework for selection, management, and control of IT investments.
Ultra Electronics, ProLogic’s Information Technology and Engineering Support (ITES) contract with NETL unites an interest in being responsive to these new requirements with a commitment to quickly accommodating the ever-changing requirements of the complex IT environment. In our performance of ITES, Ultra Electronics, ProLogic provides NETL with access to a cadre of the requisite experience, skills, and personnel necessary to plan and implement new requirements over a limited time span and the specialized skills required to design and deploy new technologies and solutions. Ultra Electronics, ProLogic is responsible for all aspects of IT operations at the NETL campuses, including cyber security, computer facilities (client-server) operations, desktop (end user) solutions, telecommunications services, network data services, client system engineering, enterprise architecture, and enterprise systems support. Ultra Electronics, ProLogic also performs a variety of engineering tasks for NETL, including technology focused feasibility studies, process re-engineering, business analysis, systems analysis and design, enterprise architecture, software development at increasingly advanced levels of the Software Engineering Institute/Capability Maturity Model, preparation of technical specifications related to acquisition of hardware and software, deployment of complex new technologies into the existing IT environment, risk assessments, electronic data interchange, electronic commerce and E-Government, knowledge management, and infusion of new cyber security technologies.