DCS is engaged in software engineering, development and testing activities for some of the country’s most sophisticated and important programs. Our software engineers conduct system software performance analyses including malfunction monitoring, fault detection & isolation, loading, optimization, compensation methodologies, reconfiguration and related hardware/software tasks. We participate in customer software process improvement initiatives that focus on and contribute to improvement studies, new product and system evaluation criteria. DCS operates in a SEI (Software Engineering Institute) CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) environment with internal certification to level 3 and experience guiding a customer software development lab to level 5.

Our software development efforts are performed according to defined, repeatable processes which are measured throughout the development lifecycle. Our mature processes allow us to rapidly identify and correct any departures from our quality standards and deliver systems which are reliable, maintainable and on-budget.

A representative sampling of our software development works includes:

  • DCS re-architected the Mobility Air Forces (MAF) mission planning software to conform to a web-based, service-oriented architecture. This effort provides the mission planning environments based on the Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) for C-130J, C-130 AMP, C-130 SCNS, C-5, C-17, C-27J, E-3, E-8, KC-10, KC-135, KC-46A and RC-135. DCS also provides integration and sustainment for Air Force Special Mission Air Combat Command platforms, and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Mobility platforms.
  • Under MPEC II, DCS continues to support the Naval Air Systems Command’s PMA-281 in fielding mission planning solutions to naval aviators. DCS is the principal software developer of NAVAIR’s Weaponeering and Stores Planning (WASP) system. WASP is the primary mission planning application for F/A-18 interdiction missions and other missions involving air-to-surface weapons employment. DCS has performed WASP software development on predecessor contracts since 1989.
  • Prime contractor of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Weapons and Systems Integration Support Services (WSISS) contract providing software development, systems integration, test and programmatic support for avionics, weapons, and electronic warfare systems for the F/A-18, EA-18G AV-8B, AH-1Z, F-35 aircraft and Unmanned Air Systems.
  • Principal software development contractor for the Navy’s Weaponeering and Stores Planning (WASP) system since 1998. WASP is the primary mission planning application for F/A-18 Interdiction and other missions involving air-to-surface weapons employment.
  • Contributed to the development of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division PEO IWS Combat System Certification Process. Using this process, DCS performs in-phase software verification and certification activities for DDG 1000 software releases, providing evidentiary data to support Combat System certification findings.
  • Prime contractor of the TARDEC Software Engineering Center’s Engineering Services contract providing software development, systems integration, test and programmatic support for manned and unmanned ground vehicles.

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Carrie, Senior Technical Recruiter at DCS