GADC follows the certification and accreditation process stated in DoDI 5200.40, DOD Information Technology Security Certification and Accreditation Process (DITSCAP) until further direction to implement DIACAP is received from the DON CIO. Other IA documentation (DoD, DoN, SECNAVINST, Executive Orders, Office of Management and Budgeting (OMB) Circulars, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCSM) etc.) will be utilized to identify the security Policies, implementation procedures and other associated IA requirements. DITSCAP establishes a standard process, set of activities, general tasks, and a management structure to certify and accredit an Information System that will maintain the IA and security posture of the Defense Information Infrastructure (DII). This process supports an infrastructure-centric approach, with a focus on the mission, environment, and architecture. For a system in development, the intent is to identify appropriate security requirements, design to meet those requirements, test the design against the same requirements, and then monitor the accredited system for changes or re-accreditation as necessary. We collaborate with our customers to participate in certain ongoing test evolutions depending on the business processes involved and potential impact to their users.
We developed and maintained testing activities associated with ensuring that each end-to-end business process and each application work together properly as a single system performing all of the intended functions, with the appropriate data and results. Such activities, as defined in detail will include:
- Creating unit, integration (end-to-end), user acceptance, stress and regression test plans, and scripts that are documented and repeatable without consulting assistance
- Performing all appropriate life cycle tests (e.g., unit testing, end-to-end testing, user acceptance, stress testing, regression testing, etc.)
- Selective, random independent testing, where the random selection includes some complex modules (i.e., independent verification and validation testing) that drive significant business value
- Maintaining test data and a high quality test environment
- Providing best practices and knowledge transfer to help stage systems before implementation (i.e., production turn over)
- Performing SAP and non-SAP systems and performance tuning enhancements to optimize the eventual production environment
- Managing the SAP and non-SAP development, integration and testing environment on the appropriate implementation hosting facilities
- Establish and manage test facility to support integrated systems testing, user acceptance testing and operational lab testing.
We developed, planned and conducted Test Scenario Workshops for the bi-laterally agreed upon Master Scenarios and their supporting sub-processes. The intent of the workshops is to aid the customer in developing the required level of day in the life user detail required for the scenarios to be converted to test scripts.