Digital Strategy and IT Modernization

Digital Strategy

A strong digital strategy considers the organization in its “as is” state compared to industry best practices to find a quality “to be” state that is tailored to the specialized needs of the organization, its users and customers, and organizational culture. Our Digital strategy SMEs will analyze and organizations IT plans from a high-level perspective and will map that to the current IT modernization plans. If there is a discrepancy, our SMEs use that information to create a “to be” state for the organization that will help drive change and modernization from a technology, process, and cultural perspective. Our Digital Strategy SMEs will help drive best practices from Government, including using case studies that have proven successful at other agencies, using the US Digital Services (USDS) Playbook, Federal Source Code Policy, and 21st Century IDEA Act.

Legacy Application Modernization

ARRAY has played a key role in the modernization of several Air Force systems, impacting thousands of direct users and daily missions for our Client personnel. These modernization efforts have ranged from smaller upgrades of databases and servers, to full-blown upgrades of systems and software. The lessons learned can be translated into any environment, DoD, Federal Civilian, State and Local, and Commercial.

On behalf of an Air Force client, our team has delivered a successful modernization of the COBOL-based ACAT III System running on aged mainframes to a Java-based system running on x86 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) platform using automated code conversion tools and techniques while maintaining all functionality, screens, and reports. The System modernization target is AWS GovCloud (US). Currently, the Development and Test Environments run in the Cloud, with the Production environment moving there by the end of 2018.

AWS APN Blog Article “Automated Refactoring of a U.S. Department of Defense Mainframe to AWS”

Our whitepaper on the System Modernization and 2-page document for summaries of our other work is available upon request to