Advanced Systems Supportability Engineering Technologies & Tools

ASSETT - who we are

ASSETT is a privately-owned small business founded by engineers and program managers in 2001 and headquartered in Manassas, Virginia.  Each member of our executive team has over 30 years of experience providing system design and lifecycle support for the Department of Defense and commercial clients - their expertise ranges from developing patent-level innovations to managing large scale projects. Our customer-driven focus and innovative technology applications allow us to rapidly support the dynamic needs of our customers. We maintain several partnerships in the academic community with MIT, Virginia Tech, UVA and the Stevens Institute that provides a unique resource for our employees to draw upon during our customer efforts.  more >>

Assett Products


Software Modernization Engineering

Will your legacy software continue to support your business growth?
Software modernization is a key element in planning for the future growth of your business.  As you look forward to expanding your business base, one of the most frequently
overlooked questions is “will your business software
support your planned growth?”  

Why is software modernization needed?

  • Company-specific application, no off-the shelf software can replace
  • Outdated and inefficient applications
  • Legacy applications with unsupported technology (operating systems, device-specific interfaces
  • Lack of hardware or software support
  • Insecure or security-vulnerable applications


What can SME do for you?

  • SME will use the right tools for your job— a “one-size fits all” simply doesn’t.
  • Reduce your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  • Maintain your business rules
  • Increase the lifespan of your mission-critical applications
  • Reduce business risk by providing a timely, cost-effective and high-quality approach to modernization

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Schedule Workload Integrated Forecasting Tool

Maintenance availability scheduling for Fleet assets is a complex task that involves balancing demands of Cost, Schedule and Readiness.

SWIFT is an executive-level decision analysis tool that:

  • Complements and maximizes use of existing tools and processes
  • Provides complete and accurate real-time impact analysis
  • Prioritizes solutions within multiple constraints
  • Enables optimization across multiple trade spaces

SWIFT provides significant benefits to the Navy's scheduling process:
  • Performs in minutes analysis which previously required days or weeks
  • Decision makers are provided with independent support
  • Current business rules, user-defined criterial and priorities are enforced
  • The trade space between cost, schedule and readiness is quantified
  • Potential for sharing workload and resources across multiple sites
  • Accurate forecasts of future resource needs are provided
  • Mitigation of impacts due to contingent events is facilitated

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Technology Insertion Planning Process

Leveraging the advantages of commercial technologies into today's complex systems brings both programmatic and technical challenges to the acxquisition office and the contractor.

These challenges include:

  • Determining the optimal time to procure hardware for a system in development
  • Establishing the quality of resources to be procured in support of a development effort
  • Ensuring that the system components are not obsolete at the time of initial system delivery
  • Developing a plan to refine sparing requirments in the context of the shorter life cycle of commercial products
  • Upgrading system mission performance with advances in technology to minimize cost

TIPP is a decision support application that:

  • Provides the Program manager and/or Chief Engineer with the ability to analyze alternative approaches for system upgrades driven by
    • New mission needs
    • Obsolescence issues
    • Fleet inputs (gaps)
  • Provides a convenient mechanism to
    • Document the current system baseline technologies
    • Project the evolution of those technologies over the lifecycle of the system

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Architechure Assessment Tool

Performing a comparative assessment of systems, architectures and capabilities to deermine an optimal choice across systems, platforms and programs is a complex task.

To meet this requirement, the Navy needs a tool that is:

  • Objective
  • Comprehinsive
  • Flexible
  • Informative

AAT is a tool, an assessment framework and analysis engine used to prioritize and weigh very diverse and often conflicting measures.  Highly customizable, enabling it to be applicable to a wide variety of problem spaces.

Assessment performed using the framework are:

  • Systematic
  • Quantititve
  • Repeatable
  • Consistent

And enable the user to:

  • Analyze all parameters
  • Determine decision drivers
  • Analyze results

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