Partnet today announced the successful migration of DOD EMALL’s secondary environments to the Defense Enterprise Computing Center (DECC) in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The announcement concludes a comprehensive, three-year plan undertaken by Partnet engineers and project managers to enhance system integrity, interoperability, and security for the nation’s largest Government eCommerce system.
Partnet completed the initial migration and stand-up of the DOD EMALL production environment last April at the DECC facility in Ogden, Utah. With today’s announcement, DOD EMALL’s testing, development, and COOP environments assume similar postures at the DECC-Mechanicsburg facility.
“The DECC migration ensures that both DOD and civilian agencies can continue to effectively procure their mission-critical supplies more efficiently and more securely,” said Todd VanderVeen, Director of Federal Commerce Systems at Partnet. “DOD EMALL and its supporting environments are now fully compliant with Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) operating standards and security protocols.”
Partnet carried out the DOD EMALL migration on behalf of DLA as part of a 2007 mandate requiring secure .mil domains for all public-facing DOD systems and the transfer of operating authority to DISA.
To successfully meet the conditions of the mandate, Partnet was required to relocate system hardware and networking infrastructures for each DOD EMALL environment; redesign and implement the underlying engineering solution; and remap application-level components to upgraded operating systems—all while complying with stringent DOD Security Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIG).
VanderVeen emphasized that that DECC migration was no small undertaking.
“Relocating a system of DOD EMALL’s size and sophistication—alongside all of its secondary environments—brought to bear Partnet’s full technical and managerial acumen,” said VanderVeen. “That we were able to deliver this project on time and with minimal impact to system performance and Warfighter support is a credit to our team.”
Partnet says it will continue to collaborate with DISA engineers to define consistent operating standards for DOD EMALL maintenance, as well as procedures for future, system migrations.