The Air Force’s EESOH-MIS program is a comprehensive, web-based automated information system for the aggregation and collection of environmental data. SMX was tasked with quickly migrating the system from a Defense Information Systems Agency managed hosting service to a new commercial AWS GovCloud IL4 environment.
The project included completing the migration of Global Combat Support System Air Force applications to an AWS GovCloud environment that leveraged AWS native services as well as AWS automation capabilities. The team also automated DoD-hardened platforms and app configurations to promote standardization (with cyber security and reciprocity IAW approved RMF policy), supporting a continuous ATO process as well as the concepts of reciprocity and inheritance. In addition, this solution leveraged Global Content Delivery Service (including existing DoD assets deployed worldwide) and integrated it to support Distributed Denial of Service capabilities.
Business Value Obtained and Ongoing Support
Based on the work done by SMX, the Air Force now had hardened and secure capabilities deployed to AWS GovCloud that met their continuous ATO requirements and brought greater levels of efficiency, through adoption of DevSecOps practices, to their application deployment lifecycle. Other capabilities provided by SMX included Virtual Datacenter Security Stack deployments, Cyber Security Service Provider, Identity and Access Management (IdAM), Single Sign-On (SSO) and application refactoring (including PaaS where applicable). SMX also engaged with the Air Force on containerization on AWS (where appropriate), utilizing a Docker-based National Security Agency (NSA) certified version of Linux, complimented by AWS-native services, and other industry best practices.