Past Performance

Langley Air Force Base, VA
DGS-1 / 480th Intelligence Wing – Classified Fit-Out
Contract #: W9123-07-C-00254
Period of Performance: 2009-2010; Additions 2012; Current Maintenance
Project Overview: Security, Access/CCTV, Data/Voice

Description: As Prime Contractor, DSI designed and built the $7.5 million Classified Fiber Cable Infrastructure, SCIF Conversion of Conference Room 139 and Access/CCTV integration and electrical upgrades for the DGS-1 Building located at Langley Air Force Base. The Classified Fiber Fit-Up consists of over 5 miles Outside Plant Fiber and Copper which was distributed and protected across 4 buildings. The internal connections consisted of 1.9M feet of Laser Optimized Fiber, 65K LC connectors, and 230 cabinets connecting four classified networks.

The SCIF conversion of Conference Room 139 included the modification of four internal walls to an STC 50 rating, a door upgrade to an STC 45 rating and CD X09 lock, modification of mechanical systems and additions to the Vindicator access control and an independent intrusion detection system which is monitored by the main Vindicator system.

The Honeywell Vindicator System upgrades included the addition and integration of the CCTV system, Door Access Control Modules and Intrusion Points. The system consists of (1) ACS Server, (1) IDS Server, (4) V5 Security Appliances, (10) Dual Access Control Modules, (9) Single Door Access Modules, and (38) Intrusion points consisting of BMSs and PIRs. The upgrades to the CCTV system includes the addition of (8) Bosch PTZ cameras which included software integration to the Vindicator platform to provide comprehensive video/door access surveillance. The system currently handles over 2000 users and over 5000 daily events.

These systems were installed post substantial completion of the building which required DSI to factor the multiple existing building constraints into design and implementation. To further compound the complexity of this project the design requirements were driven by several end users of the facility as well as the cut over of the mission critical $1.7 Billion Weapons System which the Fit‐Up was to support.

DSI met all the milestones of the project and installation was completed within 270 days from the Notice to Proceed despite numerous scope changes by the end users and the changing requirements of the Weapons System contractor. For example, DSI delivered (22) additional equipment cabinets to the Weapons System contractor within three weeks of the request during the holidays in order for them to meet their deadline. DSI was then requested to engineer and install (92) additional three‐phase power circuits to support these changes as well as to install the loaded weapons system cabinets into the Mission Comm. The Army Corps of Engineers and the end users were confident in DSI’s understanding of the mission and our ability to move quickly to meet the changing mission requirements. This made DSI the favored Prime Contractor to get things done, meet deadlines and provide the quality standard expected for a facility of this stature and mission. DSI received an “Outstanding” rating from the Army Corps of Engineers.

The core project was completed March 2010. In 2012, DSI completed an addition to the existing Access Control and surveillance that included seven controlled doors and seven surveillance cameras integrated and connected via a fiber optic infrastructure. Dynamic Systems Integration is the current contract holder for the Security Systems Maintenance for DGS-1.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel (ASLBP) Hearing Room
Contract #: NRC-HQ-7D-14-C-0002
Period of Performance: July 2014-July 2015 + 5 option years for sustainment
Project Overview: A/V Design and Installation

Background: The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel (ASLBP) conducts agency licensing and enforcement hearings as directed by the Commission, primarily through three-judge Atomic Safety and Licensing Boards appointed by the Chief Administrative Judge at the behest of the Commission.

Project Description: Dynamic Systems Integration was awarded and negotiated a Design Build Project to refresh the audio visual (AV) capabilities in the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel (ASLBP) hearing room. The objective of this contract is to provide the NRC an AV solution that:

  • Provides state-of-the-art AV capabilities for presenting evidence and performing other hearing-related functions in a courtroom setting, built upon best practices that meets the functional requirements set forth in attachment 01;
  • Is simple to use;,
  • Is flexible enough to respond to unique requests from judicial officers or hearing participants; and Includes instruction on use.

The contract was broken down into 3 Task Orders as follows:

  1. Task 1- The development of an Audio Visual (AV) Design Plan (AVDP)
    1. Requirements
    2. Systems Engineering
    3. Product/Technology Comparison
    4. Design Options
    5. Comprehensive Plan
  2. Task 2- Turnkey AV solution
    1. AV implementation and installation plan/timeline
    2. Physical installation and programming
    3. Training and documentation
  3. Task 3 - Extended maintenance support

Solutions Overview: The industry is currently in the very early stages of moving from High Definition Television (HDTV) to Ultra High Definition TV (UHD). As such, there are varying levels of availability and compatibility between UHD products and systems from sources to displays and other components. DSI’s objective in this design was to provide a practical but aggressive approach to insuring that the equipment proposed will provide NRC with the highest level of UHD support in the core, and a clear upgrade path to an end to end UHD 4K capable system over the next several years.

Core Transport System and Architecture: There are essentially two primary architectures available from several manufacturers which will support the IO capacity and digital media transport capabilities required for the NRC project.

Chassis Based Digital Media Switchers

  • Extron
  • Evertz
  • AMX
  • Crestron

IP Based Network HD Video Transport Solutions

  • Cisco
  • Alcatel

Solution: Our evaluation concluded that the most logical, capable and future proof architecture for the NRC should be constructed upon a standards based IP Network Solution along with standards based video, audio and control protocols.

  • The core transport architecture supports 1080P and UHD 4K in the timeframe for project implementation.
  • The architecture supports future upgrades for 4K cameras, NRC evidence presentation media, and 4K displays without a forklift of the core infrastructure.
  • The core architecture is based on Ethernet standards and current protocols which will not be obsolete in the foreseeable future.
  • The core IP network infrastructure can support 10Gbps per port to support uncompressed 4K content.
  • Ethernet and IP control transport is built in to the encoders and decoders
  • Distributed architecture for increased resiliency in the event of equipment failure
  • Unlimited Expansion of Video inputs and outputs
  • Upgrade path to extend all room functionality outside of the facility across a secure network

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Central Iowa Health Care System
Contract #: VA26313C0078
Period of Performance: 2013, Ongoing Support Services
Project Overview: Wi-Fi Guest Internet Access System

Description: DSI systems engineered, designed, installed and integrated (57) Motorola AP650 802.11 Wireless Access Points (APs) and all associated network equipment throughout the facility in order to provide fast reliable internet access for patients and family members of patients during their stay at the VA Central Iowa Health Care System.

The AP650 utilizes automatic channel and power optimization in order to minimize common problems such as building attenuation and electronic interference. The SMART RF feature of the switch/controller automatically optimizes power and channel selection for each user. The channel selection feature allows the Guest Internet Access Control System to coexist and operate without interfering with the existing administrative wireless system.

The areas covered were determined from our site visit and subsequent heat map revisions. Each AP is connected and powered via Cat 6 Plenum cabling. The Cat 6 cabling is run back to the closest IDF and terminated on separate DSI-provided rack mounted patch panels. Each IDF was connected via existing fiber optic cabling back to the Server Room. Each pair of existing fibers was landed in a separate DSI-supplied fiber tray in order to provide a requested “Air Gap” between systems. All rack mounted equipment was landed in existing racks with the exceptions of IDFs A107H and A207H both located in Building 12 on floors one and two. For these IDFs DSI provided one 18 space Middle Atlantic floor mounted cabinet on each floor. DSI installed Surge Protected Power Strips in each IDF as well as the server room to power and protect all new network equipment. The network equipment consists of (19) Layer 2 POE Network Switches, one Juniper Router and one Motorola RFS6000 Wireless LAN Switch/Controller. The ISP service extends from the Building 1 Demarcation Point to the designated Server Room Rack.

Ongoing services provided include:

  • Internet Services
  • 24/7 Help Desk Services (for End Users)
  • 24/7 Technical Support Line
  • Remote & On-Site Network Monitoring & Repair Services
  • On-Site Field Service
  • Content Filtering Services

Received CPAR - Exceptional Rating

NASA / NC Department of Transportation
Automatic Weather Observation System (AWOS) aka Enhanced Pilot Information Center (EPIC)
ITB #: 54-MCD-11541033
Period of Performance: Jan 2016 – Dec 2019
Project Overview: Data System Design, Collection & Dissemination

Description: FAA Certified AWOS Reporting System (code named “EPIC” - Enhanced Pilot Information Center) for the Nation’s Airports is an excellent example of DSI’s Systems Engineering design approach, integration and sustainment. EPIC securely connects non-Federal AWOS (Automated Weather Observation System) systems to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Network Enterprise Management Center (NEMC), to allow real time distribution of airport weather data, not previously available, to pilots and Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) for the sole purpose of making flying safer.

The Enhanced Pilot Information Center (EPIC) was born out of the NASA Small Aircraft Transportation System Program. DSI developed EPIC in partnership with the University Research Foundation and The Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA). Through this cooperative agreement with the MAA, the FAA was able to provide conditional use of EPIC.

In 2006 the FAA granted research and development approval to DSI to deliver its innovative, secure AWOS-3 weather delivery system to WMSCR (Weather Message Switching Center Replacement System). WMSCR collects, processes, stores, and disseminates textual aviation weather products and NOTAM information between National Air Space systems, the airlines, and commercial users 24 hours a day, every day. The accurate, reliable, and continuous delivery of these messages is the core of WMSCR’s mission and essential for aviation safety.

In 2011 the FAA granted final system/network acceptance and approval to DSI for EPIC. In July 2014 the FAA provided approval for a Redundant/Backup EPIC Server Site located at the URF facility in MD. This site operationally mirrors our network operations center at DSI and provides automatic system failover in the event of any network connectivity interruptions to DSI.

In January 2016 the North Carolina Department of Transportation awarded DSI a three year contract to upgrade hardware and deliver AWOS-3 weather data at 42 of their airports.