Submarine Combat Systems Advanced Processor Build (APB) Operations Learning Environment
Navy SBIR FY2014.1

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2014.1
Topic No.: N141-027
Topic Title: Submarine Combat Systems Advanced Processor Build (APB) Operations Learning Environment
Proposal No.: N141-027-0336
Firm: Progeny Systems Corporation
9500 Innovation Drive
Manassas, Virginia 20110
Contact: Michael Hertz
Phone: (703) 368-6107
Web Site:
Abstract: Progeny proposes to utilize industry best practices to transition stand-alone physical training environments into virtualized environments that are integrated to existing and fielded Learning Management Systems (LMS). The virtualized training environments allow for the decoupling of training systems from the tactical system hardware that is refreshed according to the APB process. Progeny proposes to provide the Sponsor with a CMMI Level III compliant Decision Analysis and Resolution (DAR) to provide a roadmap to dramatically reduce the Total Ownership Cost (TOC) of training Hardware and training systems in general.
Benefits: Progeny anticipates the deliverables of this effort to greatly reduce the difficulty and overhead associated with training complex systems that follow the APB hardware refresh process. The reduction in complexity and cost is driven by the use of virtualization technologies and integration with existing "Big Navy" education/training processes. By transitioning from Physical to Virtual (P2V), the Navy decouples the training hardware from the tactical hardware and thus allows for a much longer usable lifecycle for the training hardware. Progeny also anticipates the use of Virtual Private Networking (VPN) and innovative integration of local (classified) systems with remote (unclassified) systems to further reduce the costs and burdens typically associated with training complex systems.