AETC G/TIMS System Sustainment

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AETC G/TIMS System Sustainment

Segue Technologies® provided system sustainment of the Graduate Training Integration Management System (G/TIMS) software and architecture for The Air Education and Training Command (AETC)

About the Client

The Air Education and Training Command (AETC) has an Air Force mission responsibility to train aircrew personnel for a variety of aircraft and roles. Graduate Training Integration Management System (G/TIMS) is an AETC-managed system used to manage fighter, tanker, transport, rotary, and other aircrew training programs for AETC, Air Mobility Command (AMC), Air Combat Command (ACC), Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), and the United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE).

The Challenge

Segue Technologies® was challenged to provide sustainment of the G/TIMS software and architecture to maintain operational suitability from a system perspective. Our team was tasked to manage Implementation/Deployment of G/TIMS instances to new sites and aid in the support of airborne platform migrations at existing sites. Additionally, the Segue team provided Information Assurance Support; G/TIMS AFNET Infrastructure Support; maintained G/TIMS Interface(s), provided System Engineering and Analysis Support; delivered G/TIMS Product (Training/Syllabus) Management Support; maintained the G/TIMS DevNet and Production Cloud environments, and provided 24x7 help desk support.

The Solution

Segue provided AETC with a full scope team of software engineers, flying training experts, and local site agents for each G/TIMS location to support the individual user community needs. A primary major tasking for this support effort was to migrate two legacy systems TIMS and GTIMS into a consolidated G/TIMS system baseline. The two systems had duplicative functionality and exorbitant cost being maintained in parallel. Segue’s engineering team efficiently handled this task, identifying multiple system improvements within the aging code base in the process. The combined baseline, with improved performance, was subsequently implemented at numerous new customer sites, with our implementation team establishing a repeatable process to identify the unique unit requirements and configure G/TIMS to meet their needs, while tailoring training to those needs as well.

An additional requirement of major import was preparing the G/TIMS system for necessary migration to a cloud environment. Early in our support, Segue successfully established a Cloud based Development environment (DevNet). Segue configured the USAF Cloud One IL-2 environment and provisioned resources to host the G/TIMS DevNet environment. All G/TIMS software code, databases, and other data was migrated to this new environment under a 3-yearATO. The Segue team performed a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure test to verify federated CAC authentication, and infrastructure monitoring and alerting features from an AFNET-hosted computer to Cloud One. The team also performed a Cloud Migration assessment and preliminary activities for moving the G/TIMS production environment to the Cloud. The team successfully configured the USAF Cloud One IL-4 Production environment and provisioned resources to support a proof-of-concept migration test of a single G/TIMS site instance and verified VDI connected into the IL-4 Cloud One environment from an AFNET-hosted workstation.

Highlights of the solution include:

  • 60,000+ Active Users (Air Force/Army), 81+ Sites
  • Consolidation of 2 codebases (TIMS/GTIMS) into a single system
  • Agile Software Engineering
  • Mission Critical System to manage/track Flying Training
  • High Ops Tempo Mission – 2,300 sorties/day