Information Management

Well-defined, contextually-meaningful, and available data is at the heart of every important strategic and tactical decision that Federal organizations make.  At the same time, agencies face the challenge of synthesizing data across numerous sources operated by different parts of the organization and sometimes even by other agencies.

IOP’s information management services provide comprehensive support to the architecture, management, migration, and sharing of enterprise data – providing a platform where existing data is better leveraged, new data is structured in the context of mission problems, and return on investment of data assets is optimized.

Data Architecture:  Our data architecture services leverage architectural design methods and Federal standards to shepherd agency portfolios of data assets.  We bring adherence to the strict data quality, normalization, and storage requirements while meeting standards for data retention, security, and integrity.  IOP helps agencies build a deep, wide-ranging knowledge of its information needs and priorities and effectively develop a data architecture that synthesizes technical, organizational, and program management perspectives that are tactically implemented through life cycle processes, change management efforts, and governance policies.

Data Management: IOP designs and develops new databases, warehouses, and other information stores to provide streamlined access to critical mission data using data management products ranging from mainframe-based databases, traditional relational databases on midrange platforms, as well as NoSQL and document-oriented products.  We create and support complex information repositories and data stores integrated with innovative and intuitive analytics, decision support, and business reporting capabilities.  These solutions allow our clients to maximize the operational value of enterprise data, whether through operational reporting, stakeholder dashboards, or advanced data visualization.

Data Migration:  We use COTS, custom-developed tools, and specially-designed techniques to build a comprehensive understanding of legacy information, detect and resolve data anomalies, and execute ETL and ELT processes that migrate customer data into new environments.  Our migration solutions make extensive use of automation in order to speed complex migration processes, shrink critical migration windows, and eliminate the risk of operator (human) errors. We work with large modernization programs to identify migration risks and offer advanced technical solutions that enable uni-directional or bi-directional data synchronization between legacy and modernized platforms, giving government managers flexibility to decide how best to roll out modernized solutions.

Information Sharing: At IOP, we have developed an extensive portfolio of information sharing solutions which enable our government clients to break out of their information silos, share important information with mission stakeholders, and interoperate business processes across agencies in a secure and cost effective manner.  Our solutions span platforms and technologies ranging from federated search and data synchronization services to real-time information sharing exchanges.  We apply our expertise with proven commercial ESB and integration products and mature open source options to provide our clients with scalable, extendable, and cost effective information sharing platforms.  An early proponent of NIEM adoption, our solutions leverage leading Federal and industry data standards, and enable organizations to increase investment leverage and save costs by meeting new business requirements through service-oriented and event-oriented architectures.