Helping agencies execute total program life cycle management responsibilities for acquiring and delivering essential systems, information and services.
Using our in-depth understanding of the intricacies and interrelationships of government agencies and industry capabilities, Sabre helps develop winning strategies and assists our customers in executing their increasingly challenging missions.
Sabre is experienced at working in the austere budget environment that our clients face, both with Major Defense Acquisition Programs for Department of Defense (DoD) activities as well as the equally complex missions of federal civilian government agencies. We have deep, current, and relevant experience in all aspects of program support including budget development, cost estimating/management, and contract management. Combined with our in-house engineering, logistics, test and evaluation, and IT expertise, we work side by side and on Integrated Program Teams with our government clients to successfully plan, manage, and execute their programs. As a CMMI and ISO certified company we bring a working knowledge of the most current best practices, as well as a rich history in lessons learned ensuring that all cost, schedule, and technical objectives are met.
Program Management Support
Sabre program managers and program support personnel have specialized skills and experience in government programs at all levels across Department of Defense (DoD) and civilian agencies. While our client’s missions may differ, their needs and the tools/processes used to address those needs are similar. We employ industry recognized best practices and standards including International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) to provide business management capabilities to our clients. In fact, Sabre is one of only six companies in the U.S. that is appraised at Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) v1.3 (Staged)-Maturity Level 3 (ML3) for Development (CMMI-DEV), Services plus Service System Development (SVC+SSD). Source: CMMI Institute Published Appraisal Results (PARS).
In today's rapidly changing and highly volatile environment, Sabre focuses on strategic and performance planning that is simple and straight forward. Our approach balances the need for providing clear direction and meaningful metrics with preserving sufficient flexibility to capitalize on opportunity, creativity and innovation in execution. While we appreciate the value of a clearly defined strategic plan and a well-focused business plan, we believe they should guide decision making, not dictate choices years in advance. Sabre's strategy and performance management team assists our clients with defining their mission priorities and objectives, as well as developing adaptive, dynamic plans to achieve them. Awareness, agility, flexibility and speed are the keys to being relevant, remaining a step ahead, and doing it as cost effectively as possible in a rapidly changing world.
Sabre’s specialized acquisition teams possess the expertise and know-how to plan and execute acquisitions ranging from large multi-year weapon system procurements to small purchases. We’re fluent in the latest DoD 5000 Instructions and FAR, statutory, regulatory and policy requirements. Our professional staff has the ability to provide a full range of acquisition support services for every program phase. Sabre routinely helps customers formulate and execute options for successfully navigating the complexities of the government acquisition process while ensuring adherence to applicable regulations. With policy, regulation and requirements growing larger while time and budgets shrink each year, Sabre’s experts are here to help you create solutions that will enable you to continue to deliver results.
Sabre Sabre is highly experienced in risk identification and management, with a long history of helping naval aviation and weapons communities develop and utilize processes and automated tools to ensure success in major programs. Our work addresses the needs of our customers at all organizational levels and program stages. It includes risk identification and assessment, development of monitoring and mitigation strategies, and ongoing management and coordination of risk mitigation activities. We address risk in an integrated and synergistic way with an appreciation that cost, schedule and performance risks are not independent, but interrelated on many different levels. This is especially true when looking at how a program or capability slots into a larger net-centric/web-enabled set of capabilities.
Sabre offers its clients complete Earned Value Management (EVM) support that includes strategy development, training, Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) and recurring Earned Value (EV) assessment. Sabre’s EV support capabilities include EV baselining and measurement fusion of Integrated Master Scheduling (IMS) programs such as Primavera and Microsoft Project. In addition, Sabre offers IMS support for programs with EV requirements, horizontal and vertical integration of program elements ensuring that activity dependencies and interrelationships are properly incorporated and that the future impact of today’s events can be accurately foreseen.
At Sabre, we understand the importance and challenge of maintaining configuration control of today’s complex systems and related data in highly dynamic program environments whether they be IT and software focused or advanced weapon systems. Our hardware and software Configuration Management (CM) services are tailored to optimally support all product life-cycle stages by our experts in CM program planning and execution. Our CM services are in accordance with the latest ANSI/EIA-649, National Consensus Standard for CM and MIL-HDBK-61. Sabre’s own CM and Data Management (DM) processes are ISO 9001:2008/CMMI® ML3 certified and can be readily applied to our recommended CM/DM customer solutions.
Sabre’s business financial managers and program analysts have in-depth Program Executive Office and Program Office experience, as well as expert knowledge of the latest government fiscal budgeting and execution processes and systems. Our professionals use commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology and industry/government systems including SAP and Navy Enterprise Resource Planning to assist our customers in managing and tracking financial information. Our knowledgeable staff is skilled in managing all the complex business processes necessary to run a large organization or program.
Sabre’s agile Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system allows for the convergence of multiple dissimilar applications and processes into a single, unified system. This process is most often completed using a single database that stores data for multiple system modules. Sabre’s personnel possess the required expertise to maintain our clients’ ERP needs at all stages of the combination process.
Sabre plays a central role in the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) arenas providing engineering, financial, training, and technical and management support to the U.S. Navy and FMS and DCS customers.
SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR WORK
Data, Information Processing, and Web Modernization Support for Census Bureau
Sabre modernized the U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division’s data and information processing environment, called the Master Address File/Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (MAF/TIGER) System, from one that was “home grown” and arcane to one that is cutting-edge, portable, scalable, and takes advantage of modern technologies, virtualization, and service-oriented architectures.
Sabre’s successful modernization of the Census Bureau business and technology environment is better at meeting the needs of customers and end users through the reliable capture, processing, reporting, and dissemination of complex statistical data via the web. Completion of these activities improved operational methods for the 2010 Census and realized significant cost reductions.
Of note: The Census Bureau’s MAF/TIGER System is the geographic database system that houses the data necessary for the successful operations census data collection by mail and in the field, the production of maps and other data products, and generating various reports and documents. The system uses KML (Keyhole Markup Language) file format used to display geographic data in tools such as Google Earth or Google Maps.Read More
ONR S&T IPPTMS Study
Sabre successfully performed technology investigations including the Integrated Propulsion, Power and Thermal Management System (IPPTMS) Science and Technology Demonstration Study for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the United States Air Force. This effort employed a portfolio management process for capturing and organizing data in a way that maintained traceability to warfighter requirements and proved a valuable tool for stakeholders in answering the "why" of an integrated demonstration, and provided key insights into the "what" and "how" including: descriptive information on technology, integration and manufacturing readiness levels; programmatic information (including development and funding sources); assessment of technology maturity and impact of the same; Rough Order Of Magnitude (ROM) funding estimates for technology development; and demonstration requirements and rationale, including demonstration and risk information.Read More
Strategic Planning and POM Support for U.S. Army
Sabre conducted a "Network Deep Dive" that addressed Army communications and networking Research and Development (R&D) investments across the Program Objective Memorandum (POM) looking across the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP). The analyses focused on identifying gaps, priorities and requirements across the areas of wireless networking, spectrum, data driven information systems, commercial wireless, cyber, and systems integration.
Sabre developed Strategic Plans for the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development Engineering Center (CERDEC) Space & Terrestrial Communications Directorate (S&TCD) for communications, networking and cyber security programs and prepared long range strategic plans and technology roadmaps that included input from the Army Research Lab, Space and Missile Defense Command and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Significant efforts included facilitating collaboration and integration of the overall POM strategy across PEO C3T Program Managers as well as CERDEC S&TCD and Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD) to ensure a strong, cohesive budget submission that supported both near and long term Army needs. These plans and roadmaps, along with recommendations for implementation, were briefed to Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology ASA (ALT) Research and Technology, accepted and implemented with only minor refinements.