OST Wins FAA Software Design and Development Services Contract
Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 4, 2007 -- Optimal Solutions and Technologies (OST, Inc.), a CMMI Level 3 externally appraised information technology services provider, announced that the company has been awarded a contract with the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) organization located in Fort Worth, TX , for software design and development services.
The AIR organization is responsible for developing, administering and ensuring compliance to standards governing the design, production, airworthiness, and continued operational safety of civil aircraft and related components. In order to provide continued operational safety, AIR needs an integrated source of safety and compliance information and processes organized for easy, quick access, anytime, anyplace. The Aviation Safety Knowledge Management Environment (ASKME) will meet these needs by storing AIR knowledge assets making them accessible, facilitating management and workforce decision making, providing a proactive system safety approach, and improving productivity in accomplishing the AIR mission.
In support of the ASKME initiative, OST will provide full life cycle services. "The OST team has a clear understanding of the work that must be accomplished for this contract due to our extensive experience in the FAA environment, coupled with similar and successful implementations," said Vijay Narula, CEO, OST. "The ASKME program will enhance operational safety of civil aircrafts and related components through the introduction of automated tools."
Beyond technical expertise, Ajay Madan, OST's COO , stressed the importance of a strong program management team. "Our team employs industry-best practices and methodologies from PMBOK™, CMMI, and RUP to ensure the integrity of cost, schedule, quality and scope. We will work with the FAA AIR to provide a methodical approach to project planning, tracking and reporting, tailored as appropriate."
OST (www.ostglobal.com) is a provider of management consulting, integrated information technology, and engineering services mainly to the aviation, defense, financial, health, insurance, transportation, and utility industries. Its client base includes numerous Fortune 1000 companies and public sector organizations including the U.S. Department of Defense, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, and Treasury, as well as state and local governments.