Modus Operandi Awarded U.S. Army Contract for SOA Migration

Blackstone semantic algorithm harvesting techniques allow the Army
to accelerate the migration to service-oriented architecture (SOA) services

MELBOURNE, Florida, Aug. 27, 2008 – Modus Operandi, a leading software and information integration technology company, has been awarded a $730,000 two-year contract by the U.S. Army to improve its ability to migrate critical software algorithms to more modern systems. The Phase II Small Business Innovation Research contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Communications, Electronics Lifecycle Management Command (CECOM) Software Engineering Center and Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Center at Ft. Monmouth, N.J. The contract, entitled Blackstone, will support the Army’s next generation of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems such as the Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A).

The Blackstone contract addresses the need for algorithm migration to accelerate trusted capabilities to the warfighter. The targeted algorithms are currently embedded in existing systems with proven capability, and are not in a form that allows them to be used as DCGS-A services. The Blackstone toolset will reduce existing algorithms to an independent machine-processable form that captures both semantic context and key validation information. Modus Operandi’s approach provides a complete engineering support environment that will save time and costs by using proven legacy systems relied upon by the warfighter for mission critical functions.

“Our semantic algorithm harvesting technology reuses assets from existing investments by creating data services for adding new mission critical applications,” said Richard Hull, chief scientist, Modus Operandi. “The Blackstone effort will accelerate legacy system migration to service-oriented architectures. The resulting ISR environment will be a modern net-centric architecture that is scalable, reliable and secure.”

About the U.S. Army CECOM and RDECOM

The U.S. Army CECOM's mission is to sustain and support superior (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) C4ISR systems for the joint warfighter--sustaining base, tactical, and strategic battlespace systems. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is the Army's focal point for developing and accelerating innovative technology and sound engineering solutions that provide our U.S. forces with decisive and dominant capability where they need it, when they need it. RDECOM is unparalleled in its depth and breadth of technical capability, innovation and dedication to provide our U.S. forces with the best technology, today and in the future.

About Modus Operandi

Modus Operandi accelerates customer mission success by modernizing software systems and liberating information. Since 1984, the company has been on the forefront of information integration technology advancement. As a result of continuous innovation and multi-million dollar investment, our solutions are now at work in many mission critical operations.

Additional information on Modus Operandi solutions is available from Modus Operandi, Inc., 122 Fourth Avenue, Indialantic, FL 32903. Phone: (321) 984-3370. Fax: (321) 728-3957. E-mail: Website: The company maintains offices in Ft. Monmouth, NJ; Tampa and Melbourne, Florida.