Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction
RTI has a special niche in the software industry because of the company’s unique position in the WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) space; having specific expertise in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRN-E) Command and Control (C2), Decision Support Systems (DSS), Advanced Analytics and Visualization, Modeling and Simulation, and Operational Effects. RTI has spent several years building expertise in the WMD field within the DoD and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). RTI is a recognized name and is "plugged into" these communities and has built a stellar corporate reputation based on current and past performance and industry-recognized Subject Matter Experts (SME).
RTI team members have provided the Joint Project Manager (JPM) Information Systems (now the Joint Project Lead (JPL) for Information Management and Information Technology (IM/IT)) critical SME support for over 5 years in the following areas:
Engineering Lifecycle Support
RTI provided key support to the following programs: CBRN Information Systems (CBRN IS), Global Bio-Surviellance Portal (G-BSP) Joint Effects Model (JEM), Joint Operational Effects Federation (JOEF), Joint Warning and Reporting Network (JWARN) and Signal Fire, and the Software Support Activity (SSA).
Notably, RTI employees were major contributors to the development of the Common CBRN Sensor Interface Specification and led the way in the definition and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that transformed how JPM IS did business in IM/IT by implementing the foundation of DevOps for the organization and its prime contractors.
Our staff has provided critical Science and Technology (S&T) transition coordination among JPM IS programs and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Joint Science and Technology Office (JSTO). We have successfully coordinated DTRA IT framework integration with JPEO-CBRND programs of records. RTI personnel, in support of major sensor manufacturers, have participated in a number of ARPA programs aimed at providing miniature, low cost, yet highly sensitive detection of chemical warfare agents.
Our staff members produced and provided emulation software (now a flagship product for the company) and we have built test tools that allow:
Test organizations to build networks of sensors to test network traffic and assess operational effectiveness and impact.
Logistics organizations to reduce training costs by eliminating the need for transport and operation of expensive sensors to be delivered to testing locations by utilizing the cloud and emulation of networks of sensors.
We have the skills to assess system requirements, design and develop solutions, prepare and execute test plans that ultimately result in deploying low-cost, embedded hardware/software control systems that can manage heterogeneous networks of sensors over a wide geographic area or within a building or small complex.