Clients and Projects

 
Defense Security
Cooperation Agency (DSCA
)
 
DSCA Acquisition Support: ZYGOS provides acquisition consulting to DSCA in support of the Security Cooperation Enterprise Solution (SCES) program, a Tri-Service Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution for Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case execution. ZYGOS provides SCES with acquisition planning and support services starting with development of the program’s Acquisition Strategy and continuing through to award of the development contract. Services include acquisition planning, market research, contract vehicle analysis and selection, and acquisition package development (including Market Research Reports, Performance Work Statements, Cost Estimates, Incentive Fee Plans, Source Selection Evaluation Plans, and Quality Assurance Surveillance Plans). ZYGOS also acted in the capacity of technical advisor to the source selection boards.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program (AESIP)
 
Army War Reserve Deployment System (AWRDS) Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) and Business Case Analysis (BCA): ZYGOS leveraged its successful AoA methodology to conduct an AoA and BCA on the Army Pre-Positioned Stock (APS) functionality of AWRDS. The study assessed the current APS functions in regards to two possible courses of action, each with subtle pros and cons that had to be drawn out through the analysis. ZYGOS’ recommendation enabled the Army to make an informed decision based on objective analysis, taking all appropriate factors into consideration.
 
Army ERP Services Support: ZYGOS provides the Army ERP programs with acquisition planning and support services, which started with the development of an Integrated Project Team (IPT) Charter and continued by following and documenting each step in the DoD Seven-Step Framework for a Services Acquisition. ZYGOS aided our client with tools, techniques, methodologies, and hands-on support to develop a Market Research Report and an Office of Management and Budget (OMB)-directed Business Case and Analysis of Contracting Alternatives. ZYGOS’ subject matter experts are integrally involved in development of the Acquisition Strategy and Acquisition Requirements Package documents to include participation in the Service Acquisition Workshop (SAW) and utilization of the Acquisition Requirements Roadmap Tool (ARRT). To further a Better Buying Power culture ZYGOS has provided advice and recommendations on strategic sourcing, reducing indirect costs, increasing utilization of Small Business, maximizing competition, shortening award and task order cycle times, and centralizing contract planning and administration.

 

Global Combat Support System Army (GCSS-Army)


Global Combat Support System-Army (GCSS-Army) AoA and BCA:
ZYGOS conducted a Congressionally mandated AoA and BCA on the $4B ACAT I GCSS-Army program. The study leveraged ZYGOS’ seven-step AoA methodology that included development of a weighted evaluation model with rigorous assessment criteria to compare the current program and three alternative courses of action as directed by the Congress (modifying legacy systems, hybrid GCSS-Army and legacy systems, Army adoption of GCSS-Marine Corps). As part of this project, ZYGOS developed a detailed cost and benefit estimating model to support the analysis and recommendation. The analysis was vetted and approved by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Cost and Economics (DASA-CE) and the Army’s Cost-Benefit Analysis Review Board.

GCSS-Army Acquisition Support: ZYGOS provides GCSS-Army with acquisition planning and support services to include: Acquisition Planning and Strategies, Contracting Negotiations and Courses of Action, Risk Management, development of Performance Work Statements and Intellectual Property Strategies.

 
Army Logistics
Modernization Program (LMP)

LMP Acquisition Support: ZYGOS supports the Army's LMP as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the development and management of LMP's Increment 2 Milestone B documentation under the guidelines and governance of the DoD's Business Capability Lifecycle (BCL) process. ZYGOS developed, coordinated, and managed documentation including the Systems Engineering Plan (SEP) and Technical Data Rights Strategy (TDRS) to support the Prototyping Phase of the BCL and progression through Milestone B. Through active coordination and management of this documentation with stakeholders across various echelons of Army and DoD, ZYGOS promoted efficient review activities that reduced the need for rework, ensured a high level of quality in each of the deliverables, and decreased review and staffing timelines.

 

Department of Justice (DOJ)
Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)

EOIR Court and Appeals System Solution Evaluation Support:
ZYGOS leveraged its proven Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) methodology to conduct a comprehensive assessment of solution alternatives, which included the development of a solution Implementation Roadmap. The study assessed multiple Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) case management systems as well as ancillary systems associated with immigration court requirements. The analysis included market research of viable vendor solutions, facilitation of solution demonstrations, development of a quantitative cost/benefit analysis, functional and technical qualitative analysis, and risk analysis. Based on the results of the AoA, ZYGOS provided a final solution approach recommendation and a high-level Implementation Roadmap. The roadmap provided EOIR with implementation recommendations and strategies, high-level milestones, activities and tasks, an analysis of risks associated with the recommended solution approach, and an assessment of quantitative and qualitative benefits based on the ZYGOS recommended solution.
ZYGOS’ recommendations helped EOIR to identify viable court case management solutions that will ultimately provide an improved level-of-service to their end user community as well as high-level implementation planning recommendations that incorporated Agile and organizational change management methods to help increase implementation success.

 

United States
Department of
Agriculture (USDA)

USDA AoA: ZYGOS led an AoA to select the most appropriate alternative for implementing acreage reporting/inventory reporting (AR/IR) at USDA. Alternatives analyzed included a modified version of the legacy system currently providing the functionality, an SAP ERP based solution, and a new Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) solution. The project leveraged ZYGOS’ seven-step AoA methodology that included development of a weighted evaluation model with rigorous assessment criteria to compare the three alternatives. The recommended strategy aided USDA in the deployment of faster, better AR/IR functionality at a reduced cost.

 
Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Enterprise Systems and Services (ALTESS)
  
  
ALTESS Data Center Analysis: ZYGOS developed a strategy and a roadmap to aid PM ALTESS in making the transition from data center host to cloud computing services broker. The roadmap will enable ALTESS to take the next step in its technology evolution by building a standardized portfolio of IT services that use common security, processes, and technology to create efficiencies and lead development of the cloud computing model for the Army. ZYGOS’ research in best practice and collaboration with both implementers and cutting edge technologists were key to building and implementing this strategy.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

 
 
FCC Strategic Planning Support: ZYGOS provided project management support to assist the FCC in transitioning telecommunications activities from existing IT and telecommunications contracts and vendors to consolidated acquisitions under the General Services Administration (GSA) Networx contract vehicle. Under this new acquisition approach, management of telecommunications and infrastructure activities and contracts was centralized to provide better planning capabilities and gain efficiencies across telecommunications requirements.