|MES SEAPORT Capability/AREAS OF EXPERTISE
ADepth and Breadth
A.1Research and Development (Mission Area 3.1)
Team MES is involved in Research and Development (R&D) to achieve aircraft performance improvement by investigating in-flight twist of re-configurable rotor blades to achieve new levels of efficiency for rotary wing aircraft. The goal of this NAVAIR contract is to increase the knowledge and understanding of available technologies to improve aircraft performance and warfighting capabilities.
MES is supporting marine scientists and researchers to conduct fundamental research, scientific study and experimentation to advance scientific discoveries at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Through its R&D efforts on the ASSET program, Team MES has fostered the development of sol-gel derived hybrid coatings on aircraft aluminum alloys. These hybrid coatings improve corrosion resistance while replacing potentially hazardous chromate-based coatings. Currently, Team MES has developed sensor applications like sense and respond systems and condition-based monitoring that support reliability, maintainability, and availability (RM&A).
A.2Engineering, Systems Engineering and Process Engineering Support (Mission Area 3.2)
MES designed and developed two multi-million dollar Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Level-6 certified Beech TC-12B “King Air 200” Flight Training Devices (FTDs). MES upgraded the surface Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Team Tactics Trainer Device 14A12(J) (500K lines of code) through a NAVAIR administered Foreign Military Sale (FMS) contract to the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF).
To improve mission capability, Team MES developed unique forecasting techniques for NAVAIR based on Weibull probabilistic distribution that predict failure rates for low-demand parts to improve inventory planning and acquisition. Reverse engineering and technology insertion processes are being employed to support weapon system sustainment.
Team MES also provides the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center upgrades to military versions of commercial aircraft, drawing upon its experience with the VC-25 (Air Force One), E-4, T-43 and KC-10 aircraft, to add capability, and increase operability and sustainability.
In support of Office of Naval Intelligence, SPAWAR and the Defense Intelligence Systems Agency (DISA), Team MES provides joint systems engineering support for the joint defense intelligence support system Joint Program Office (JPO). Team MES supported the systems engineering and the integration of Global Command and Control System – Integrated Imagery and Intelligence (GGCS-I3) and Collection Management Mission Application (CMMA) suite built on J2EE and N-Tier architecture.
Team MES provides engineering support to meet the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) requirement for AV-8B+ Radar Night Attack Weapons System Training (RNAWST) device. The RNAWST allow USMC pilots to train in those unique skills and techniques involved in vertical/short takeoff or landing, basic aircraft control, instrument flight procedures, using air-to-ground and air-to-air weapons modes of the AN/APG-65 radar, night vision goggles, forward looking infrared, the “Litening” Pod for weapons targeting, defensive electronic countermeasures, and normal/degraded/emergency modes for all AV-8B+ radar night attack aircraft systems under day/dusk/night conditions.
A.3Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support (Mission Area 3.3)
Team MES monitors, conducts performance tests, evaluates studies, and prepares test plans for specified Combat Identification (ID) and Air Traffic Control (ATC) systems to support the Atlantic Test Range (ATR) Distribution Interactive Simulation (RDI). In addition, Team MES services ATR subsystems using modeling and simulation to analyze, evaluate, and implement associated algorithms. These tests are conducted at NAWCAD and other naval installations. Team MES applied structured methodology to generate the logical representation of the associated systems and processes. In its Oklahoma City office, Team MES is creating mathematical models of power, weight, environment cooling, performance, and space allocation models for aircraft systems for USAF aircraft. This data is used to provide information for future planning of aircraft modification.
In support of Navy training, MES has provided modeling, simulation, and simulation support that physically replicate aircraft and ASW environments and associated operational processes. MES leased two TC-12B FTDs to CNATRA to support student pilot flight training operations. These FTDs modeled a synthetic flying environment, simulated the TC-12B flight deck and provided stimulation of avionics displays. MES engineers also supported creation of six new subroutines, modified 150 subroutines, created/modified nine simulation displays and fifteen interfaces in support of the ASW Team Tactics Trainer.
Supporting the Navy, Team MES provided a state-of-the-art solution for the equipment obsolescence of the F-14D Weapon Systems Trainers (WST). The technical approach was an open system architecture that uses Windows, Linux, and UNIX (VxWorks). The program uses commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware wherever possible. Team MES replaced an existing complex host computer system (Encore with 24 CPUs) with five Motorola PowerPC CPUs thus providing more than 50% excess capacity in processing time. Many of the requirements and specifications of this contract such as upgrade and replacement of obsolete or unsupportable equipment and re-engineering of systems that have less than full documentation are applicable to future SeaPort-e acquisitions.
A.4Prototype, Pre-Production, Model-Making and Fabrication Support (Mission Area 3.4)
MES fabricated full-scale prototypes of enemy rocket launch vehicle range targets for the U.S. Army. The targets replicate the physical dimensions of the 9P140 Uragan Multiple Rocket Launcher. Also, MES designed and developed the first three-dimensional pop-up targets for live- fire exercises for the U.S. Marine Corps in a production configuration. The targets replicate the physical dimensions of a Soviet T-72 Tank and BMP armored personnel carrier. These targets provide a thermal (IR) signature similar to the actual armored vehicle and provide a return for laser ranging devices. In addition, the target response can be enhanced to provide further detail for radar signatures. Each target weighs less than 200 pounds and can be installed and ready for training in less than one hour. The targets can be designed to replicate the physical dimensions of any armored vehicle and are fabricated from commercial off the shelf (COTS) equipment. Additionally, the target can be configured to provide an accurate radar cross-section representation of the actual combat vehicle. The targets successfully passed visual identification and operating tests in winds in excess of 50 knots, temperature extremes of 20 F to 110 F, rainfall up to one inch per hour, sleet, and snow.
Team MES delivered technical data packages and reverse engineering of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts generated by pre-production engineering to the Ogden ALC. The ALC benefited from fabricated pre-production units as potential replacement for problem parts.
A.5System Design Documentation and Technical Data (Mission Area 3.5)
Team MES provides technical inputs to the Government to develop lifecycle cost documentation for Combat ID and ATC systems. This service includes analysis and design reports for computer and software selection that include program design specifications, computer program test procedures and specifications, interface design specifications, database design specifications, software configuration management plans, software design documents, version description documents, software test plans, software test descriptions, software test reports, software requirements specifications, interface requirements specifications, interface design documents, software product specifications, and software development plans.
Team MES provides technical data support for E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) fleet. Additionally, Team MES engineers make updates to the wiring diagrams for the AWACS fleet and related aircraft configurations to ensure that documentation is maintained accurately.
A.6Software Engineering, Development, Programming and Network Support (Mission Area 3.6)
MES is significantly improving the warfighting capability of the Surface ASW Team Tactics Trainer, Device 14A12(J), located in Yokosuka, Japan. The upgrades provide enhanced real-time simulation of the combat weapon systems, sensors, and threats. MES provided all the software design documentation and technical data for the 14A12(J) trainer updates.
MES provided engineering service for selection of computer hardware and software for the design and manufacture of two multi-million dollar FAA Level-6 certifiable TC-12B FTDs. The simulators meet the performance standards of FAR Part 121 Appendix H (Level 6), in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Level-6 FTD requirements as specified in FAA Advisory Circular 120-45A. More specifically, computer hardware and software selected through the MES engineering processes operate the image generator, instructor operator station, and many of the simulated aircraft systems on the flight deck. For Device 14A12(J), MES provided hardware specifications for procurement and assembly of two backup modeling PCs. MES also updated the PC operating system and drivers and purchased, installed, and configured a software configuration management tool to manage development and maintenance of PC-based custom application software.
A.7Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability (Mission Area 3.7)
For over five years in performance of the Navy TC12B contract to accomplish RM&A of its training devices, MES applied engineering and analytical disciplines have met or exceeded customer needs and have provided strict compliance with ISO 9001:2000 standards. MES demonstrated its success with a 99% trainer availability rating achieved through integrating RM&A into the systems design, exceeding the contract-required 95% trainer availability. Effective MES management of large- and small-business subcontractors on the TC-12B program allowed MES to ensure that RM&A engineering requirements were met in every phase of work.
Also, Team MES provides client site support to the Army’s Enterprise Integration (EI) Directorate to direct a number of major logistics programs. These include Single Army Logistics Enterprise (SALE), Logistics Modernization Program (LMP), Product Life Cycle Management Plus (PLM+), Global Combat Support Systems-Army (GCSS-A), Automatic Identification Technology (AIT), U.S. Army Logistics Transformation, Legacy Systems Support Management, and the Joint Computer-aided Acquisitions Logistics System (JCALS). Team MES engineers also ensure continuity during the transition from legacy logistics automated information systems to new systems.
Team MES provides the Navy RM&A contractor logistical support that includes spares and supply support as well as trainer maintenance on F-14D WSTs. Team MES was required to perform operator and maintenance training and support until this effort could be transitioned to site personnel. As part of this effort, Team MES identified, hired, and trained local personnel to perform the required RM&A support functions.
A.8Human Factors Engineering Support (Mission Area 3.8)
Team MES applied Human Factors Engineering (HFE) during the development of the Integrated Collection Management System (ICMA) user interface. ICMA is an enterprise suite of applications that enables collaborative military intelligence collections operations between theater and national authorities. The ICMA user interface was developed using Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Use Case Diagrams to define the collaborative planning process and build the Object Oriented System. Team MES also used HFE during software testing involving user Ease of Use and Safety assessments.
A.9Systems Safety Engineering Support (Mission Area 3.9)
MES delivered systems safety engineering support in the analysis and design phases of its TC-12B FTD development work. MES also delivered systems safety engineering support during the operations and maintenance phase of the TC-12B FTD system lifecycle. MES achieved an enviable safety record at the TAW-4, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas site, where there was no ground mishaps reported during five-years of intensive student training operations.
Team MES includes systems safety engineering into the USMC AV-8B+ Radar Night Attack WST, device 2F150C, and the Navy’s F-14D aircrew trainer suite upgrade programs. Engineering and analysis of simulator design was executed to ensure the highest level of pilot safety is incorporated into the simulators.
A.10Configuration Management (CM) Support (Mission Area 3.10)
Team MES provided software CM support for Collection Management Mission Application (CMMA) Project software engineering and testing, to include site surveys for fielding training for deployed U.S. Forces and Navy ships worldwide. In addition, we provide Integration Collection Management Application (ICMMA) project software engineering, integration, documentation and testing support, to include support in establishing an N-Tier J2EE software environment. Team MES exercised enterprise-wide management of CMMA Version 3.5 to Version 4.01. This effort involved maintaining official copies of these versions to include systems documentation, installation instructions, security accreditation, and shipboard layout diagrams for every Navy ship installation.
Team MES also maintained the GCCS-I3 Top Secret/Security Compartmental Information web server used to deploy version patches and vulnerability threat announcements. Software bundles were developed to support software orders from deployed combatant commanders. Software bundles consisted of enterprise application suites and stand-alone applications as well as unclassified and classified DoDIIS versions. Team MES tracked and monitored worldwide CMMA and GCCS-I3 configuration loads using big brother and data broker data feed status.
MES incorporated a comprehensive CM support effort as part of the delivery process of its two TC-12B FTDs at CNATRA, TAW-4, NAS Corpus Christi. Engineering and analysis disciplines were applied to the CM process to identify, document, and verify the functionality, performance and physical characteristics met the rigid requirements of FAA Approval Test Guide for AC120-45A that ensured the training devices met the requirements of Level-6 FTDs. MES was tasked by the Navy to physically match the flight deck configuration and aircraft performance of a specific Bureau Number of an actual Navy training aircraft.
Team MES is also currently providing CM support to the U.S. Navy at NAS Patuxent River where responsibilities include identifying, coordinating, and obtaining information for use in existing and proposed aircraft programs. This effort includes recommendations for aircraft procurement, modification, operations, and logistics support. Team MES reviews documentation and reports that are compiled using various Management Information Systems (MIS), contractor data, and government data. Team MES provides analyses of and inputs to all PMA 207 programs, including the development and/or review of program planning documentation, identification of objectives, strategy, integration requirements and schedules, development of recommendations for acquisitions, support, and modification schedules, to ensure that the program meets the requirements of Mission Needs Statements (MNS), Operational Requirements Documents (ORD), Operational Support Improvement Plans, and other associated documentation.
A.11Quality Assurance (QA) Support (Mission Area 3.11)
MES is an ISO-9001:2000 certified company. Our ISO 9001:2000 certification ensures that we perform Quality Assurance tasks as part of every engineering process. We also require that our subcontractors meet or exceed the standards we have established to achieve our ISO 9001:2000 certification. MES maintains a business environment that is focused on continuous process improvement to ensure quality deliverables, efficiency, and cost savings to our clients.
MES QA tasks permeate our analytical processes and engineering efforts ensure that we field high quality products. The positive impact of our ISO 9001:2000 certification and our QA processes are evident in all phases of the TC-12B program at TAW-4, NAS Corpus Christi, TX, as well as in the quality of MES’ Device 14A12(J) for JMSDF. MES imparts its QA requirements and standards to its vendors and subcontractors and does not accept work or workmanship that does not meet our stringent standards.
Team MES provides quality assurance support to the NAVAIR Orlando, FL, for the operations of the Navy College Program (NCP) – Atlantic and – Pacific. This support includes regular assessments and analysis of educational and support systems to implement design and process improvements.
A.12Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA) and Information Technology Support (Mission Area 3.12)
Team MES provides systems analysis and design support to NAWCAD Information Management Department (IMD) for all naval air station management competencies. Team MES performs system analysis for current Oracle applications. Team MES also gathers and defines requirements for proposed Oracle applications. Team MES provides support to government teams for the design and development of data warehouse environments, to include data access, extraction, transformation, and reporting.
Team MES not only provides software modules, but also identifies, purchases, installs and maintains the hardware to host the applications for the AWACS. This hardware support includes daily maintenance such as virus checking, backups, disk defragmentation, and coordination with the local Air Force Wing’s communications squadron. The software that Team MES creates varies from older client/server based applications to web based applications with complex routing and database systems.
Team MES provides software engineering, integration, documentation, and testing support to NSA/DODIIS/DISA security testing, and installations for IT support processes. For fusing Cross Domain Services (CDS), Team MES provided systems analysis and engineering support to included requirements analysis, documentation, and test engineering support. Team MES also provided support in developing the CENTCOM GCCS-I3 CDS architecture and the concept of using existing guard technologies such as Radiant Mercury and MLDBR in conjunction with DTW and CDS on Trusted Solaris.
Team MES developed the official DODAF SV-1 & SV-4 views depicting systems interface and functional matrix between the DISA GRID and CDS requirements. Using these views, Team MES was able to develop the rule-sets required for satisfying data release for coalition networks. The rule-set for intelligence, imagery and tracks data were developed to enable CDS compliance to DCID 3/6 and Protection Level -4.
MES provided information system analysis, requirements definition, design, development, test, modification, installation, implementation, quality assurance and documentation to meet requirements of the Device 14A12(J) and TC-12B programs fielding of trainer system supporting IT networks for the JMSDF and TAW-4, NAS Corpus Christi.
A.13Ship Inactivation and Disposal Support (Mission Area 3.13)
A.14Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support (Mission Area 3.14)
Team MES provided security and interoperability testing support for the JDISS-Joint Program Office. As part of the test support team for GCCS-I3 DODIIS, DISA, and NSA testing, Team MES provided engineering support to ensure test operators are operating tested application in accordance with the user and technical manual. Team MES also assisted in isolating functional problems and determining the technical fix and resolutions.
Team MES participated as evaluators and data collectors in joint trials for the Joint Test & Interoperability Command. MES supported the JTIC testing by developing test plans that supported the Measures of Performance (MOP) and Measures of Effectiveness (MOE) designs.
The USMC received Team MES AV-8B+ Radar/Night Attack WST, device modifications and enhancements to the baseline trainer design that comprise a new PC based image generator, updated out the window visual projectors, and a replacement of the analog Control Loading System (CLS). In addition, Team MES designed digital CLS, the latter being the first incorporation within the AV-8B+ Weapon Systems Trainer fleet. Incorporation of these new systems is typical of the work to be performed to extend the service life of fielded training systems. The contract also includes on-site trials, test and evaluation as part of the trainer delivery process.
A.15Measurement Facilities, Range and Instrumentation Support (Mission Area 3.15)
Team MES provides software engineering support to the Atlantic Test Range (ATR), NAWCAD, NAS Patuxent River by defining system and software requirements, generating numerical techniques and computational algorithms, graphics imagery, and system software, verifying implementation of system and software requirements, conducting requirements correlation analysis and systems performance assessments, development and maintenance of application software, software documentation development, verification and maintenance, developing test plans, test descriptions, test procedures and test reports, performing software test and evaluation, performing test analyses to determine system and test coverage, to evaluate critical test results, and to evaluate all software changes, performing code inspections for proper test sequences, consistent interfaces, correct data flow, completeness and appropriate logic flow, ensuring that software changes are thoroughly tested and accepted, and that changes made during testing do not adversely affect system and software performance, conducting demonstrations of created or modified software programs for validation and training purposes, monitoring the software development process and providing technical consultation to team leaders and team members, participating in working groups, acquisition milestone reviews and formal qualification testing in order to identify potential risks, problems, or corrective actions to the RCCS III system.
A.16Acquisitions Logistics Support (Mission Area 3.16)
Team MES provides analyses of and inputs to all PMA 207 programs including the development and/or review of program planning documentation, identifying objectives, strategy, integration requirements and schedules, provide recommendations for acquisitions, support and modification schedules, ensuring that the program meets the requirements of Mission Needs Statements (MNS), Operational Requirements Documents (ORD), Operational Support Improvement Plans, and other associated documentation. Team MES is responsible for developing, reviewing, and providing recommendations for program documentation such as Acquisition Plans (AP), Weapon System Planning Documents (WSPD), Statements of Work (SOW), and Program Initiation Documents (PID). Team MES provides acquisition management functions that include: conducting studies in Performance Measurement and Cost Analysis, Technical Analysis and Evaluations, responding to data calls, and maintaining a MIS to provide day-to-day management oversight of each program’s progress and milestone compliance.
Team MES provides Acquisition Logistics support through the development and/or review of program planning documentation, identifying objectives, strategy, information requirements and schedules. Investigative system analyses are used to identify the impact of proposed reliability objectives relative to performance, costs, equipment facilities, and installation/delivery schedules. Team MES analyzes and assists with aircraft readiness data and unit status reports.
A.17Supply and Provisioning Support (Mission Area 3.17)
Team MES designs and produces all materials and delivers services required to modify, repair and support fleet assets for all ESGN, WSN-3 systems for the Navy's tactical submarine fleet. Items repaired ranged from electronic circuits to precision gyroscope instruments to the Inertial Measurement Units (IMU).
Team MES prepares business case analyses, economic analyses, and other business decision documentation as required to support the decision making process for long-term contracting and tailored support initiatives. We provides technical consulting services in support of the policy, procedures and processes as relate to DSCR’s long-term contracting and tailored support efforts. Forecasting analysis is provided to determine the appropriate demand requirements necessary to negotiate the most effective pricing for the government. Team MES assesses the effectiveness of specified supportability requirements and provides analytical justifications for provided assessments. This effort includes inventory and current asset attrition analysis. Team MES identifies shortfalls and proposes corrective actions to enhance system supportability and meet program requirements.
Team MES provides in depth material business case analyses to determine the line requirements and stock levels for the industrial prime vendor contracts support the C-5, C-130, F-15 and Hazmat for the Air Logistics Center at Warner Robins AFB, GA. Additionally, Team MES analysts assisted in monitoring the performance of the contracts and assisted in developing government strategies for improving support to line operations.
Supporting Navy warfighters, MES applied analytic and technical elements to maintain the comprehensive supply of spare parts inventories throughout the life cycle of TC-12B FTD service. Over the course of the contract, MES maintained total responsibility for scheduled and unscheduled simulator maintenance through regular inventory upkeep, spare parts, supply and provisioning to assure trainer availability.
A.18Training Support (Mission Area 3.18)
MES conducts service member training through operation of the Navy College Program – Atlantic and – Pacific (NCP). MES trains approximately 10,000 service members annually at more than 40 sites worldwide. Our educational counselors provide instruction to Navy personnel concerning their higher education options and an appropriate education path. Further, our education advisors provide computer training to service members. MES also provided initial training to Navy Contract Simulator Instructors (CSI).
Team MES operates the NCPACE Program delivering instructor led and distance learning courses to approximately 85,000 Navy personnel deployed on ships in port and underway.
In addition, Team MES has perfected a highly mobile delivery system to make quality education available to students in widely dispersed locations throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Panama, Puerto Rico, Europe, and the Pacific Far East; and aboard Navy ships. In the past few years, Team MES has instituted a rapidly growing college program for Marines at United States embassies using instructional television (ITV). Team MES conducts comprehensive distance learning program and offers 190 courses, 5 certificates of completion , and 10 degree programs online.
Team MES is also responsible for providing training services to Fleet Readiness Squadron (FRS), VMA-125 at NAS Lemoore, CA. Services provided include instructional performance requirements, instructional media design and development, course conduct information development, training conduct support, training evaluation, test development and Administration, hardware and software selection and configuration, networking student and instructor stations, and training systems support.
Team MES holds demonstrated expertise in Contract Instruction Services, Instructional Systems Development (ISD), subcontract management, ground based training system of academic, aircrew training device, including air refueling (both tanker and receiver), and other training for pilots, flight engineers and maintenance engine run technicians. Team MES maintains eight simulators of varying degrees of sophistication including four with six-degree-of-motion and five channel visual systems. Team MES provides training services which include academic instruction in accordance with formal course syllabuses and permanent party training plans; training device instruction; range training officer duties; academic and computer based courseware design, development and maintenance; and logistic and operational support at multiple military sites.
A.19In-Service Engineering, Fleet Introduction, Installation and Checkout Support (Mission Area 3.19)
MES delivered in-service engineering, installation, and checkout support of two TC-12B FTDs in support of the TAW-4 student pilot training mission at NAS Corpus Christi, TX, over the devices’ five-year service. MES implemented multiple upgrades to these training devices engineering and applying system modifications to ensure modernization of the trainer devices to improve execution of the warfighter’s flight training mission.
Team MES provides 24x7 systems support to the Defense Enterprise Computing Center (DECC) in St. Louis, MO. This system is essential to the day-to-day operations of the DoD management of processing systems that integrate legacy mainframe systems with emerging client/server technologies that work together serve as mission critical technologies for over 80,000 users. Team MES applied in-service engineering from both a management and technical perspective to assist in the migration and consolidation of the workload of six USMC financial accounting systems into a single DECC site.
A.20Program Support (Mission Area 3.20)
Team MES provides Program Management services in support of the Acquisition and Life Cycle Management of aircraft weapons systems and Government Furnished Equipment. Team MES provides PID and MILSTRIP support to PMAs 207, 225, 241, 257, 259, 261, 275 and components when evaluating system performance, system utilization, and human response activity. This work allows Team MES the ability to develop solid recommendations for system improvements based on qualitative and quantitative data sources and system trend analysis.
Team MES provides financial and program management support to PMA-207’s Aircraft Procurement, Navy (APN) and Operation and Maintenance, Navy (O&M, N) Programs for the C-9, DC-9, C-40A, KC-130J, T-39N, CT-39, and UC-35. Team MES reviews and analyzes the data formulated from the automated PMA-207 financial systems for accuracy and validity. Team MES provides reports pertaining to the information in the database to the Corporate Business Office.
A.21Administrative Support (Mission Area 3.21)
MES provides clerical and administrative support at over 40 sites worldwide through operation of the Navy College Program – Atlantic and – Pacific (NCP). MES provides continuous manning at the various sites as dictated by the local command. Administrative activities include, but are not limited to, record keeping, filing, copying, financial accounting, equipment inventory and general office maintenance. MES also conducts statistical analysis and prepares corresponding reports. MES provide customer service support by meeting and greeting walk-in visitors and answering phones, faxes, e-mails and postal mail.
Team MES performs a wide variety of administrative support to NAVAIR commands to include financial tracking and reporting for the EIBPR Project, development of monthly technical/fiscal progress reports; development of various presentation materials; providing dedicated, on-site technical personnel to support the design, development, coordination and implementation of several web-based application and database systems.
Currently, Team MES provides both network and application support services to the NAVAIR IMD to included web and system administration, operational end user support, database administration, and trouble desk support to ensure IMD continues to provide a high level of availability and user satisfaction. Team MES has developed management reporting tools to capture EIBPR metrics. Metrics, when properly developed, captured, and reported, can be critical component when evaluating system performance, system utilization, and human response activity. This allows Team MES the ability to develop solid recommendations for system improvements based on qualitative and quantitative data sources and system trend analysis.
Team MES provides administrative support for PMA-207. This support includes utilizing the GELCO Travel Management system to prepare and process all travel requirements and vouchers. BASICS II Security database and WINPAK Software Systems are used to ensure all visitor requests are properly implemented and building badge access requirements are valid per the NAVAIR requirement. Along with the above-mentioned requirements, Team MES manages all military leave, bi-weekly organizational status reports, and naval message correspondence.
A.22Public Affairs and Multimedia Support (Mission Area 3.22)
At NAS Patuxent River, MD, Team MES executes and directs all details of itineraries pertaining to visits by distinguished persons, including flag and general officers and members of the cabinet and Senior Executive Service, congressional leaders, and comparable foreign dignitaries. Team MES establishes support requirements and coordinates with each activity affected by the planned agenda to ensure availability of manpower and facilities. Team MES maintains liaison with foreign embassies and consulates, congressional offices, naval offices and organizations, Naval Air Stations, and tenant activities to ensure proper diplomacy when hosting visiting foreign dignitaries. Team MES is responsible for researching all information needed on visitors, making inquires to discover or verify the purpose of the visit, the visitor’s technical and personal interests, special approaches requested by NAS and tenant leadership or higher authority, availability of technical personnel for meetings, and aircraft/equipment demonstrations. Team MES also ensures appropriate security requirements are met for each visit and visit agendas.
Team MES is also responsible for coordinating tours and briefings on areas of interest such as the NAS, NAWCAD, and NAVAIR organizational structures, current test programs, military construction projects, and other subjects of interest to visitors. This requires a basic knowledge and understanding of the organization and various test programs being conducted on the base as well as research into backgrounds of the visitors. MES is also responsible for coordinating special ceremonies, or social events, such as change of command ceremonies, ground breading ceremonies, and farewell and retirement dinners. MES develops internal operating procedures ensuring command visitors will not be burdened with administrative arrangements and will receive a more favorable impression of the complex, its personnel, and facilities.