How We Deliver
Sigma Defense has a rich history of solving the most complex challenges for our customers across the DoD and Intelligence Community, for DevSecOps, C5ISR, JADC2, Software Development & Delivery and Training & Readiness.
The FORGE is a Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS) prototype and the Navy’s first weapons systems software factory, tasked with development, testing and certification of software code to modernize the capability and delivery of weapons systems. Sigma Defense Systems holds a prime OTA contract to staff the FORGE with software engineers to develop code for the software-based AEGIS Combat System. The FORGE is a Navy owned and managed effort to create a software development environment that has government mandated cyber security embedded from the beginning
The FORGE was created in recognition of the need to adapt to a rapidly changing environment, addressing:
- Rapidly advancing threats outpacing current Navy processes
- The need to evolve from the traditional software development model to a more modern process to achieve a Naval Operational Architecture for ships and aircraft for a “force-level integrated combat system”
- Supporting the goal of achieving a fleet-wide integrated combat system through digital engineering and virtual twins, which are critical and far more commonplace than before
Sigma Defense Systems works side-by-side with Navy personnel to quickly solve the Navy’s software challenges and outfit sailors with new and more lethal capabilities through rapid software development, certification, testing and fielding.
The Surface Search Coordination Planner (SSCP) is deployed by Navy PEO C4I and PMW 150 to develop, deliver, and demonstrate its Surface Search Coordination Planner (SSCP) capability in support of enhanced coordination of fleet operations. It incorporates analytics tools capable of ingesting multiple data points to include drones, meteorological sensors, weather reports, sea conditions and ship specifications, providing the Navy greater visibility for optimal planning and deployment of fleet assets. Sigma Defense Systems provides critical support to ensure the software developed under this tasking is operational within the Navy’s test, staging, and afloat networks to ensure safe transit for the Navy strike group in contested or potentially dangerous areas. SSCP helps PMW 150
- Create Plan of Intended Movement (PIM) for strategic Strike Groups
- Develop plan to maximize detection of surface threats to the Strike Group
- Identify additional search areas and task assets to sweep those areas
- Plan optimization using built-in algorithms
SSCP development, integration, and testing of software code is completed through a government furnished DevSecOps pipeline toolset in the NAVWAR Overmatch Software Armory, the Navy’s first secret, commercial, cloud-enabled, development, security, and operations (DevSecOps) pipeline that is accelerating software development and transforming how the Navy protects and manages access to data and applications across all mission areas.
The Tactical Training Group Pacific (TTGP) provides the US Pacific Fleet with training to conduct effective naval and joint operations across the spectrum of combat operations. This training requirement spans individual units, Amphibious Readiness Groups (ARG), Carrier Strike Groups (CSG) and Carrier Strike Forces (CSF).
Sigma Defense Systems provides the Distributed Training Architecture (DTA) development, configuration, operation, and management support to advance the TTGP mission of “providing advanced tactical training to warriors in order to improve their proficiency in war fighting and joint operations and also to meet the unified commander’s requirements.” The Sigma Defense team works with TTGP to expand tactical innovation and war fighting skills by supporting wide range of engineering and technical support relative to Fleet Synthetic Training (FST) in San Diego, CA; Yokosuka, Japan; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; and Everett, WA to include:
- Development and improvement of technical planning documents, instructions, and guidelines for fleet and unit-level synthetic training.
- Operational systems integration support through engineering and related tasking including full-scale development and updates to hard data and training tools.
- Training Pacific Fleet mission critical FST utilizing current training tools and systems
- Recommend changes to training tools and instruction updates and improvements in support of Pacific Fleet and Ballistic Missile Defense training programs.
Black Pearl provides a proven, secure DevSecOps platform that unifies and streamlines software development across the DOD enterprise. Their mission is to accelerate the deployment of software applications, simplify complexity and significantly lower costs over a traditional DIY approach. Sigma Defense Systems holds a contract vehicle with the Navy’s Program Executive Office – Digital and Enterprise Services (PEO Digital) for enabling the advancement of transformational software development and Department of Navy (DON)-wide collaboration. Black Pearl’s common software environment provides commoditized DevSecOps tooling and pipeline component templates, integration infrastructure and compute. Together, these enable fast, cost-effective standup of software factories. Through Black Pearl we deliver:
- DevSecOps Tooling
- Governance / Management
- Logging & Metrics
- Runtime Security & Cluster Compliance
- Kubernetes Development
- Operating System Hardening
- Cloud Automation
Automated Digital Network Systems (ADNS) is the Tactical Internet Protocol (IP) Routing and Switching system for all Wide Area Network (WAN) IP services, which connect afloat and undersea units to the various global ADNS shore sites. It delivers ship to sub to shore IP connectivity and promotes the efficient use of available satellite and line of sight communications bandwidth, converging all voice, video, cyber and data communications between ship, sub, and shore for efficient and secure data transmission. Sigma Defense Systems provides technical expertise and services to Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific in support of this program. ADNS automates the routing and switching of tactical and strategic Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence (C4I) data via Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networks linking deployed battle group units with each other and with the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) ashore. In support of the ADNS contract, Sigma Defense Systems delivers services and expertise for:
- System Engineering
- Network Engineering
- Cyber Engineering
- Software Engineering
- Program Management Services
Through ADNS, NIWC PAC’s mission is to conduct research, development, engineering, and support of integrated (C4I), cyber and space systems across all warfighting domains, and to rapidly prototype, test, evaluate, and deliver in service engineering support. Sigma Defense Systems is proud of our longstanding relationship with NIWC PAC and supporting this initiative to modernize Naval systems, C4I capability, engineering capability, and supporting every aspect of Network, Cyber, and Space to the warfighter.