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Thursday, 05 May 2022 11:19

COBOL Refactoring - State of Oregon OPERS

The Oregon's Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) serves approximately 300,000 employee members, inactive members and retirees from more than 850 public employers. OPERS required a major maintenance action of the OPERS Benefit Estimation Subsystem (BESS) and Benefit Calculation Subsystem (BCSS) to address changes in Oregon State retirement regulations. TSRI's automated refactoring capability was used to consolidate the applications and remove dead and redundant code.

Customer: State of Oregon Public Employees Retirement System    

Source & Target Language: COBOL Refactoring

Lines of Code: 250,000

Duration: 4 Months  

Services:  JANUS Studio® Automated Refactoring, Testing and Implementation Support, Application Blueprint®

 

 

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Thursday, 05 May 2022 10:10

COBOL Assessment - US Airforce CAMS

The purpose of this effort was to assess the Core Automated Maintenance System (CAMS), a large high profile Air Force logistics system. This assessment was needed to provide comprehensive high-quality "As Is" functional analysis-level UML design documentation to support analysis of business processes and business rules in the system. The final deliverable was delivered on time, and consisted of over a million pages of HTML and Scalable Vector Graphic, with over a hundred million hyperlinks.

Customer: US Air Force

Source & Target Language: COBOL Assessment

Lines of Code: 3.5 Million

Duration: 6 Months

Services: Developed web-enables User Interface, Code Transformation, Transactions Flow Analyzed, Application Blueprint®

 

 

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Wednesday, 30 March 2022 14:04

COBOL to Java J2SE Telos Corporation

The Defense User Registration System (DURS) of the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) consisted of a UNISYS 2200 COBOL application running within the DPS form-based presentation system (DPS 1100). DURS required conversion into a Java/J2SE multi-tiered application to support DTIC modernization requirements.

  • Customer & Integrator: Telos Corporation
  • Source & Target Language: COBOL to Java/J2SE
  • Lines of Code: 80,000
  • Duration: 13 months
  • Services: Developed Web-Enabled User Interface, Code Transformation, Automated Refactoring, Automated Re-Architecting, Database Transformation, Transformation Blueprint®

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Wednesday, 30 March 2022 13:57

COBOL Documentation - New York Dept. of Justice

The Software Revolution Inc. (TSRI) was contracted to assess and document the State of New York's Division of Criminal Justice System (DCJS). The system consisted of Unisys A-Series COBOL-68 and COBOL-74 with a DMSII database.

Customer: The State of New York

Source & Target Language: COBOL- 68, COBOL - 74

Lines of Code: 308,000

Duration:  3 Months

Services: Application Blueprint®, Engineering Support, Program Management, Documentation Customization 

 

 

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Wednesday, 30 March 2022 13:50

COBOL to C# - State of Washington OSPI

The State of Washington’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) awarded a sole-source contract to TSRI for modernization of the State’s Apportionment System.

Customer: The State of Washington OSPI

Source & Target Language: COBOL to C#/.Net

Lines of Code: 204,176

Duration: 5 Months  

Services:  Automated Code Transformation, Automated Refactoring, Database Conversion: Open VMS RMS Flat Files to a Microsoft SQL Environment, Integration and Testing Support, Transformation Blueprint®Application "As-Is" Blueprint®,

 

 

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The United States Customs and Border Protection agency contracted with The Software Revolution, Inc. (TSRI) for a Phase 1 assessment as well as a conversion and modernization of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Cargo ACS/Quota (QUOTA) Conversion Pilot code from COBOL/CICS to Java or .Net.

Customer: US Customs and Border Protection

Source & Target Language: COBOL/CICS & JCL to Java

Lines of Code: 163,700

Duration:  4 Months

Services:  Automated Code Transformation, Automated Refactoring, Integration and Testing Support, Internal and External Dependancy Analysis, Transformation Blueprint®Application "As-Is" Blueprint®, Target Architecture Design

 

 

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Wednesday, 30 March 2022 13:43

COBOL & JCL to Java & Python - Deutsche Bank KM

Deutsche Bank's relatively reliable mainframe infrastructure utilized COBOL and JCL languages running DB2 and VSAM flat-file databases for a variety of their key financial applications. The company’s leadership knew they would need to be cloud-enabled with a modern architecture to stay relevant for its customers and ongoing market needs. Following a successful proof of concept against other well-known industry soluitons, TSRI emerged as the best solution (highest quality output and most advanced architecture) for the full modernization effort of Deutsche Bank’s internal KreditManager application. An application which gives the company’s employees all of the tools they need to handle all of the company’s loan, credit and mortgage applications.

Customer: Deutsche Bank

Source & Target Language: COBOL & JCL to Java & Python

Lines of Code: 397,222 (383,358 - COBOL, 13,864 - JCL)

Duration:  12 Months

Services: Automated Code Transformation, Automated Refactoring, Integration and Testing Support, SonarQube Quality Refactoring, Code-Specific Adaptation, Database Migration, Transformation Blueprint®, Application "As-Is" Blueprint®

 

 

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Using money from the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) under the Modernizing Government Technology Act disbursed by the General Services Administration (GSA) of the U.S. government, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sought to modernize several of its remaining critical systems on a legacy Unisys mainframe written in COBOL with a flat-file DMS-II database.

Customer: Department of Housing and Urban Development and Salient CRGT

Source & Target Language: Unisys COBOL to Java

Lines of Code: 1.3 Million

Duration:  8 Months

Services: Automated Code Transformation, Automated Refactoring, Integration and Testing Support, Enginerring Support, Software Maintenance Agreement, Transformation Blueprint®Application "As-Is" Blueprint®

 

 

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How do you transform the slow pace of technological innovation within a federal agency into an opportunity for innovation and IT systems modernization? Start by taking a cue from the partnership between TSRI and GovCIO. With backing from the Federal Government’s Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) our joint teams propelled the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) from an outdated twentieth-century Unisys COBOL system into modern, service-oriented Java that was performant and functionally equivalent.

TSRI worked with GovGIO on their process designed to successfully migrate the applications to the Microsoft Azure cloud. They started by defining the five key project goals and taking an inventory of system components, including intersecting platforms. Once we had identified what the unique technical challenges were and how to address each, we created testing strategies and migrated the data stores for each system. Finally, we executed an automated code conversion and refactored the legacy COBOL code.

TSRI’s partnership with GovCIO executed a rapid, holistic mainframe migration process for HUD that has improved their organizational performance while minimizing risk. On day one after the productions systems were switched over from the Unisys mainframe to the Microsoft Azure cloud, the new system supported 25,356 users and 299,715 transactions with only three user problems reported. These are the HUD systems that manage, store, and protect all the personal financial and employment-related eligibility information for FHA insured financing. Given the criticality of the data managed every day by HUD, it was important that the migration run without impact on operations. The result could be seen in the first 30 days during which the new system disbursed just over $2.7 billion dollars in HUD program funds without a single error.

 

Review the details of how TSRI and GovCIO successfully executed this complex modernization project in our recently published case study.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 9 Low-Risk Steps That Led to Success

You might be surprised that HUD and other government agencies still run their IT on mainframes using COBOL (first released in the 1950’s), or MUMPS (from the 1970’s). Running on these aging platforms presents an extensive list of challenges to these agencies: data management, growing storage, collaboration, security, etc. The modernization process typically involves risk, time, and significant expense. It’s understandable that a large agency like HUD would want to select a partner they knew could deliver a low-risk, high-accuracy result.

Working together, we adhered to GovCIO’s nine-step best-practices process that resulted in modernizing systems to modern cloud architectures that can now evolve with HUD, while preventing negative impacts to their mission, day-to-day operations, and security.

 

 

For more details on the nine-step process that enabled HUD to enter the cloud age, read our latest white paper with GovCIO.

A first-person account of HUD’s modernization process with Roger Knapp – Executive Vice President and HUD Program Manager

Only a few engineers know what it feels like to lead a major government agency through an automated mainframe modernization. Roger Knapp is one of them and has been working in the field for over 30 years. As Executive VP of Engineering & Service Delivery at TSRI, Roger has unique insights on the HUD project. He sat down to share them in an interview with GovCIO as part of their Partner Spotlight.

In a short chat, he shares how the TSRI-GovCIO team overcame the challenges not only of modernizing a nationally mission-critical system at risk of obsolescence, but also how to deal with the presence of dynamic SQL data in the legacy application logic.

Get the story straight from Roger in his interview with GovCIO.

 

 

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The U.S. Air Force uses the Integrated Logistics System – Supply (ILS-S), of which the Standard Base Supply System (SBSS) is a major part, as a mainstay of their supply chain. The SBSS program includes over 1.5 million lines of COBOL, as well as smaller numbers of C and Assembly, all of which are to be transformed into Java. 

  • Customer & Integrator: US Air Force
  • Source & Target Language: COBOL to Java
  • Lines of Code: 1.5 million
  • Duration:  11 months
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