TSA Worker Identification Credential Program (TWIC)

TSA Worker Identification Credential Program (TWIC)

Main Sail is the primary Small Business supporting a large biometrics program.  The program provides a tamper-resistant biometric credential to workers requiring unescorted access to secure areas.  An estimated 750,000 individuals will have access and use this system.

Main Sail manages the development and training work on this project, utilizing approximately 30 resources. Among the many tasks and deliverables Main Sail has supported, we were responsible for the redesign of two web applications that were not working correctly prior to Main Sail coming on board.

These applications interface with, and are used by multiple agencies, extending across multiple websites using a variety of internal and external web services, utilizing multiple COTS products, and a large, customized BizTalk layer.

Main Sail developed the two web sites using WebSphere, RAD 6.0 in a Windows environment. Other languages, and toolsets used for the development of these web sites include Java, J2EE, Struts, Struts Menu, Tiles, and AJAX. In course of this project, Main Sail developed a Change Management plan for multiple tasks/projects that included a Federal certified and auditable build process, and we managed the IBM ClearQuest project defect tracker. Main Sail was also responsible for application testing; and documenting the build and installation process for the client’s web application and IBM’s WebSphere Portal and IBM WebSphere Application Server. These websites utilized external web services from MapPoint and TimeTrade, IBM’s ClearCase was used for configuration management and IBM’s Rational Application Developer was used in the application build process.

Main Sail successfully redesigned the web applications, trained the user community, completed the effort on time, and met all requirements specifications.

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