Reimagined U.S. Army TAMIS

The ProblemThe SolutionThe Value Delivered

The U.S. Army Total Ammunitions Management Information Systems (TAMIS) calculates ammunition requirements for training, combat, and sustainment load. TAMIS prepares training and operational load ammunition forecasts; enables the preparation, validation, and routing of electronic requests for ammunition; collects ammunition expenditures; and prepares reports.

The TAMIS program was selected to participate in a pilot project to move its applications to the cloud. The Army used this pilot to demonstrate that Army applications can successfully migrate to the cloud and institute an agile development and maintenance methodology enabling faster responsiveness to rapidly changing and varied mission requirements.

The Problem

Multiple concerns with the unsupported legacy system included:

  • Network-centric security and minimal review of software vulnerabilities
  • Manual and labor-intensive application code review
  • No training for software developers on vulnerability mitigation
  • Non-standard code libraries
  • Scarce resources and expertise to maintain the legacy application environment

The Solution

After thorough analysis, Peraton recommended a transition to the AWS GovCloud environment through an application to cloud rehost approach. The multi-phased approach would assess, plan, migrate, and manage the migration of the TAMIS environment to AWS.

The Value Delivered

Peraton’s approach allowed the Army to gain the immediate benefits of an improved security posture, increased performance, and reduced operating costs for the program in parallel with the cloud development activities—additionally, our solution:

  • Shaped a cultural shift in the TAMIS support team and structure:
    • Developed secure, efficient, and repeatable processes for migrations
    • Created an Agile/DevSecOps framework for increased velocity:
      • 80% quicker production times
      • Reduced testing time from weeks to days
      • Reduced release time from months to days
    • Streamlined IT operations:
      • 63% reduction in operating costs
      • 50% reduction in IT spend
      • 25% acceleration in the system accreditation process
  • Enhanced the U.S. Army’s security posture with a higher level of confidence
  • Gleaned critical insights from advanced data analytics capabilities
  • Enhanced reporting for munition management and control
  • Measured, calculated, and defined the TAMIS application’s risk profile for ongoing mitigation
  • Reduced risk for the TAMIS project by implementing a development life cycle approach to software security