LRSP Data Strategy

This project was a collaborative effort of both the Land Remote Sensing Program (LRSP) and EROS. They planned to develop and operate a functional capability. It would obtain, characterize, manage, maintain, and prioritize land remote sensing requirements (LRS). This Task Order wasa continuation of previous NLIP Communications tasks. Previous tasks have focused on coordination and strategy development for near term communications taskings.

Xentity provided support for NLIP communications strategies and work product development. Xentity coordinated with NLIP Project and Task Order Management. This ensured all deliverables met quality standards, business needs were met, and the task was delivered on schedule.

Business Consulting Services and Architecture Development

Xentity provided business consulting services, architecture development, systems integration services to the USGS and NOAA. This would modernize and re-engineer Earth Observation portfolio management business processes. The design’s success strongly predicated on sound data management and migration strategies. This ensured the portfolio was described accurately and meaningfully for enterprise analysis. Also, the team performed gap analysis with existing systems, technologies and data, developed application integration designs, facilitated data migration, and developed authoritative data management practices. Xentity transformed the business operating model through reengineering techniques, designed the architectural repository to manage information to support the risk and investment strategy for the asset portfolio. The team designed a requirements management system and the supporting business processes to drive the evaluation of the assets leading to new coordinated acquisitions.

For the Land and Remote Sensing program, Xentity led a cross department (Interior and Commerce) initiative to develop a common business process, information management system and portfolio evaluation method to support the Federal Portfolio of Earth Observation Systems.  Xentity re-engineered and designed a requirements management business process supporting both the USGS and NOAA Earth Observation portfolios, ultimately adopted by the clients.  The requirements process and the supporting architecture knowledge base were adopted by these organizations and subsequently recommended to be used for the Near Earth Observation (NEO) Assessments that are conducted by the Office of Science and Technology for the Policy for the President (OSTP). Xentity supported both NOAA and the USGS in conducting the first NEO portfolio assessment. Finally, they delivered process designs and architectural models on schedule and have led to the development of shared data processing capabilities between the agencies.

A List of Accomplishments

Xentity’s efforts accomplished the following tasks, and in doing so demonstrated our data program strategy capabilities:

  • Created a Project Plan and timeline.
  • Helped organize meetings for USGS and NASA, and completed the necessary communication workshop(s).
  • Conducted Elicitation and Workshop(s) to develop content for overall implementation deliverable via teleconferences and meetings.
  • Researched and developed Inventory of LRS Com Assets, Review of RCA -EO communications planning materials.
  • Also, developed a Near Term 1 to 5 year Calendar for events addressing stakeholders.
  • Furthermore, developed Messaging and channel plans for stakeholders.
  • Support NLI in execution of Message Delivery in accordance with channel strategy and calendar.