McDonald Bradley Wins Contract for Interoperability Study at Department of Defense

Company to Identify Requirements for an Information-Sharing Framework Based on a Service Oriented Architecture Across all Branches of the Armed Services

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonald Bradley, Inc., a rapidly growing secure information sharing and IT solutions provider to the government announced today that it has been selected to perform an interoperability study for the Department of Defense that will define a future information-sharing framework to serve the needs of the armed forces. The study will identify what is needed to design, build, validate, deploy, govern, monitor, maintain and evolve the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) family of systems across DoD using a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) approach. The resulting study will assist in defining the future course and direction for improved information sharing of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance for the war-fighter.

The mission of the study is to support the creation of the DCGS Enterprise -- an integrated collection of both internal information systems across the DoD, intelligence community and armed services -- and external systems supported by foreign military partners and others. The solution will be based on a common SOA infrastructure that will enable net-centric information transfers between these currently disparate systems and enable them to operate effectively together.

"One of the key criteria for our selection was our previous experience as a prime developer of operational SOA capabilities and our early leadership in the Horizontal Fusion portfolio of projects," said Kenneth Bartee , president and CEO. "We have consistently developed next generation technology systems that reliably allow for the access and retrieval of mission critical information in ways not previously possible. We're delighted to have been chosen again to define the 21st century approach to this new system for global information sharing."

The Company's reputation as an authority on net-centric data operability has been increasingly tapped across the DoD, such as in last year's contracts at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and early contracts on the Horizontal Fusion portfolio at the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). Most recently, the Company completed work on the second phase of the Alien (All Source Intelligence Environment) Data Services Program for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), otherwise known as Landing 2. The Alien program provides a highly scaleable technology framework to support secure and reliable data sharing.

About McDonald Bradley

McDonald Bradley is a privately-held secure information sharing and IT solutions provider headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. Since 1985, we have built an exceptional reputation for delivering cost effective, forward-thinking services and solutions to the defense, intelligence, homeland security, and civilian agency communities. Our solutions portfolio includes Service-Oriented Enterprise, Data Interoperability, Information Assurance and Enterprise Management and Governance. We offer outstanding project past performance and staffing depth at all clearance levels. Recent accolades include GovCon's Contractor of the Year Award, recognition by Deloitte & Touche as one of Virginia's 50 Fastest Growing Technology Companies for 2006, and inclusion in the Washington Business Journal's 2006 list of the Largest Information Technology Employers.

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