Military/VA Health App Store

Military/VA Health App Store

  • Centralized App server that manages and delivers a consistent experience for the Military & VA users
    • Custom content for the Military & VA users
    • Single sign-on (SSO) capability
    • Provides CM tracking and reporting of App usage
    • Repository of Common Tools
  • Supports Multiple Operating Systems in parallel with support for older existing platforms. This ensures continued support of older handsets, tablets, and terminals, while still providing cutting-edge functionality:
    • Android
    • Linux
    • iOS (planned)
    • Windows (planned)
    • Blackberry (planned)

Role Based Access

Role Based Access Access to apps on the server will be based upon the user’s role. This gives role-specific functionality to people using the App Store. This is implemented when the user logs into the system. A single mobile device can supply multiple apps available on the server, and still provide other users a different set of available functionality based on login credentials. This gives the hardware the capability of individualized support depending on who is using it.

Heterogeneous Network Support

Northrop Grumman’s Military App Store is able to work across a variety of networks such as:

  • 3G
  • 4G
  • Wi-Fi
  • Tactical Networks
  • Terrestrial Networks
  • MeshNet
  • Others

Even more importantly, we have built-in support to give the operator the capability to work in a network disconnected mode. In the event of poor or non-existent network reception, apps can save information locally to the handset. As network reception becomes available, automated syncing can be done to save the locally entered information to the cloud-based server for either later use, or to make relevant information available to others.

Scalable Enterprise Solutions

The current architecture of the Military App Store is “out of the box” geared towards optimizing the user experience. It includes the ability to support a single instantiation of an app store across multiple servers that is designed to support scalability through seamlessly adding more computing infrastructure, load balancing and demand-based redirection to under-utilized hardware. Along with this flexible and scalable foundation, we implement a modular methodology in both our hardware and software architecture to ensure that continuous growth can be sustained as system resources encounter stress from higher demand. We have extensive real-world experience across multiple programs with:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Grid Computing
  • Decentralized Networks
  • Database Replication
  • Database Linking
  • Remote Backup and Recovery Methods
  • Creating Multiple Instances of the App Store
  • Decentralizing Resources
  • Offsite Maintenance and Management
  • Trend Analysis
  • Heterogeneous Hardware and Software Integration
  • Maintenance and Operations in a 24x7x365 Environment

MOSA Principles

MOSA Principles Through a focus on a modular, open-system design, products have an extended lifecycle with reduced associated costs. This architectural process is not bound by a single vendor or rigid framework, but enables the design and development of a product or solution that can be employed immediately and supported over a long period of time.