Cloud Integration & Data Center Consolidation

Client

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)

Description

The USUHS is a worldwide center of excellence for military and public health professions, education, and research. USUHS prepares outstanding scientists and health care practitioners for careers in service to the nation.

The primary mission of the USUHS is to train, educate, and prepare uniformed services health professionals, officers and leaders to directly support the Military Health System, the National Security and National Defense Strategies of the United States and the readiness of our Armed Forces.

The Challenge

USUHS maintained both a .mil NIPRNET network as well as an .edu commercial network to meet its Department of Defense (DoD) academic mission and to facilitate the maintenance of approximately 17 external educational and/or clinical accreditations. Due to enhanced mission support and increasing demand for greater external academic collaboration, USUHS had a need to migrate a significant number of assets and users from one physical network to another. tiag was tasked with migrating a large portion of USUHS resources to a new .edu network and circuit while maintaining Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) information assurance (IA) controls.

The Solution

tiag engineers performed a seamless migration process of over 3,000 assets without negatively impacting business operations. As a result, tiag was able to deliver enhanced collaboration functionality with other academic instructions. To maintain USUHS’ security posture and ensure a DISA Authority to Opearate for the new circuit, tiag assisted in development of the  DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process packet and related artifacts as well as delivering a comprehensive configuration management database and asset portfolio of all resources attached to the .edu circuit.

tiag performed a broad scope of IA remediation work. The three focus areas were the USUHS network infrastructure, computing devices, and implementing an upgraded Service Desk tool. Network scanning tools including DISA Gold Disk (Platinum Level), and eEye Digital Retina/REM were used to identify vulnerabilities on network devices, workstations, laptops, and multifunction printing devices. This work was conducted during duty and non-duty hours to avoid unnecessary disruption of the USUHS mission.

The Result

Following our proven migration best practices, USUHS received not only a more open, collaborative environment with teaching universities but also a more modernized, secure, and documented operating environment.

At the close of the project, our team was singled out by Dr. Charles Rice, the President of USUHS, and given an award for our “Exceptional Project Management, technical coordination, business process consultation, and exemplary user support during the .edu Migration Project.”

Proudly Serving Those Who Serve

tiag takes pride in its people, achievements, innovative processes, and continuous record of successes in directly leading mission critical program initiatives in support of those who serve us in the military and civilian sectors of our government.

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