Explore. Encourage. Evolve.
Foxhole Technology believes that a culture that sustains and supports innovation is one that encourages reasonable risk and uncertainty, while sustaining synchronized, global information to facilitate streamlined, yet collaborative strategic decisions; scalable joint war fighting capabilities; and stable mission critical operations – all which require unprecedented speed and agility in todays rapidly changing mission environment.
To meet these challenges, our Innovation Network is committed to the cross-program sharing of hardware, software, system components and services that not only shorten time to field, but also reduce overall costs. Our culture is rooted in experimentation and discovery, but because many good ideas or insights exist outside the corporate boundaries, we keep our boundaries porous, so people, ideas and concepts flow into, and out of, our organization constantly. We understand that generating and developing new ideas is an iterative, discovery process – which isn’t perfect and certainly doesn’t always create the product or service that customers want – but we also understand that when failure occurs, rather than sweep the failure under the rug, we extract learning and new insights, so that “failure” eventually leads to a new success. We encourage our innovators to work on their ideas, to stay involved and engaged, and when they do, intrinsic rewards naturally follow. We sustain innovation as a way of operations, rather than thinking of innovation as an occasional, sporadic process. We welcome different points of view, different perspectives, and seek to associate disparate ideas and technologies into new products and services. We don't say, “we’ve never done that before,” as a way to shut down ideas – we say, "lets see where it goes," and welcome the challenge to explore and evolve new solutions that enable organizations to be more agile, while maintaining program stability through key transformation initiatives.
A few snapshots of innovative Transformations
mClinical Technology is a software innovation company focused on developing mobile technologies to accelerate the efficiency of clinical encounters between physicians and patients. Leveraging an innovative solution that integrates mobile technology, medical specialty-focused workflows, as well as efficient and effective speech to text software, mClinical has produced a platform that removes the requirement for the physician to touch an EHR keyboard during clinical exams. All system input is either touch-based on the mobile device or spoken into the mobile device for subsequent automated translation during the generation of clinical notes. Together, Foxhole and mClinical are conducting a Pilot project at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) to demonstrate significant provider productivity savings – 15 percent – and substantial reduction in purchased care claims. The hard benefits associated with this innovative solution could approach $1,000,000 per year. But, more importantly, this solution “lets doctors be doctors again.”
Security Incident and event management
Foxhole Technology provides global SIEM capabilities to support analytics and visualization of cyber and network operations datasets accredited on NIPRNet, SIPRNet and Skydive that processes over half a trillion security events per year. We are vendor agnostic – providing support for multiple SIEM vendors including, but not limited to, Splunk, ArcSight/HP and Sensage/KeyW. Although the capability leverages Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) products, custom design work is necessary to meet the requirements of operations – including work with the Big Data Platform (BDP). We continue to build innovative technology solutions to support SIEM requirements for the DoD including: deploying of SIEM capabilities to Amazon Web Service (AWS) GovCloud; building a research, development, test and evaluation lab featuring the latest generation SanDisk solid state storage; and leading DoD SIEM architecture discussions and presenting proposals to integrate and evolve SIEM architectures into existing programs. Our solutions and services provide the innate innovation ability to match mission critical taskers and objectives to a combination of the RIGHT technology with the RIGHT products – all customizable to requirements.
Continuous Monitoring and Risk Scoring (CMRS)
The Continuous Monitoring and Risk Scoring (CMRS) application is a web based system that aggregates data from DoD end-point sensor tools – such as the Host Based Security System (HBSS) and Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) – to provide near-real time risk assessment and continuous monitoring of the security posture of DoD assets. Based on a host of innovative ideas, we developed capabilities that enable enterprise-wide searches for vulnerable, outdated or required software deployment, as well as the collection of software inventory from Asset Configuration Compliance Module (ACCM) sensors. Software can also be searched on organizational, location or system-based views.
agile federated system methodology development and certification environment (Aidce)
This cloud transformation presented a significant opportunity to accelerate the delivery of new material solutions and services to improve information technology agility. By federating disparate development and test infrastructures, employing cloud principles and instituting standardized testing, evaluation and certification processes – with the right governance – we can accelerate the overall process to improve or deliver new material solutions and services. Achieving this goal required innovative, out of the box thinking to aggregate and integrate a disparate set of organizational and technological capabilities into a system-of-systems now known as the Agile Integrated System Methodology (iSM) Development and Certification Environment (AIDCE). This approach applies a system-of-systems analysis methodology called "Model-Driven System Development" (MDSD) – an industry leading engineering practice for the translation of complex system requirements into architecture and design – to extend the existing notional concepts of the AIDCE into an engineering model that supports analytical reasoning regarding the acquisition and deployment of technology and services.
Library Information Management System
Foxhole Technology implemented a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) system that moved the whole process of information gathering; decision making; and review and release; from a cumbersome, paper laden process to a streamlined, fully automated, paperless process - at a time when paper was still king. Our team of LIMS experts developed a full-featured, configurable, enterprise LIMS that combined the power and security of an enterprise server, with the ease of a dynamic, Graphical User Interface (GUI). Completely customer configurable, our solution still provides an unparalleled degree of client involvement in adapting the software to their specific needs – while still scaling and evolving on the same foundation, using the most current technologies. Through the seamless organization of information, FSIS users have full access and integration in the laboratory network with real time instructions, work lists and finished results – including raw data storage in a central repository where the LIMS can update relevant information to external systems and applications. Lab personnel perform all functional requirements and documentation, as well as review results using online information from connected instruments, reference databases and other resources using electronic lab notebooks connected to the LIMS. Management can supervise lab processes, react to bottlenecks in workflow and easily ensure regulatory demands are met – all in real time.