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 (DISA) managed hosting service to a new commercial AWS GovCloud IL4 environment.
The project included completing the migration of Global Combat Support System (GCSS) Air Force applications to the AWS GovCloud environment to leverage both native cloud-based services and AWS automation capabilities. The team also automated DoD-hardened Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG’d) 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 (GCDS) as a Security Service (including existing DoD assets deployed worldwide and integrated to support Distributed Denial Of Service (DDOS).
Other technology capabilities included Virtual Datacenter Security Stack (VDSS), Cyber Security Service Provider (CSSP), Identity and Access Management (IdAM), Single Sign-On (SSO) and performing application refactoring (including PaaS where applicable), containerization (where appropriate), utilizing a Docker-based National Security Agency (NSA) certified version of Linux, native cloud service utilization, and other industry best practices including support for DevSecOps.