Who we are
Focal Point, Inc. (FPI), a small business located in Sterling, Virginia, has engineered and integrated C3 and C4I equipment for DoD agencies. FPI's main emphasis has been on the various components of the Joint Maritime Command Information System (JMCIS) as part of Global Command and Control System (GCCS).
FPI provides integration services and related disciplines that include system engineering and acquisition, communication systems analysis and implementation, system development and programming support, rapid prototyping, local area network design and implementation, configuration management, document imaging systems, emerging technology studies, and implementing turn-key systems. FPI also provides on-site support and training.
FPI was the primary design contractor for Joint Mobile Operations Command Center (JMOCC) system (part of GCCS). The JMOCC provides relocatable automated information management system capabilities to operational Combined/Joint Task Force Commanders in support of tactical information receipt, processing, display, and assessment needs. FPI has a wealth of experience with JMCIS hardware and operating systems including the DTC-2 (SUN Workstations), TAC-3 (Hewlett-Packard), TAC-4 (Hewlett-Packard), and Super Mini Program (SMP) (Hewlett-Packard) related integration programs.
FPI has been instrumental in identifying, designing, and testing JMCIS hardware for the inclusion as a "Standard Product" to ensure requirements are met. As JMCIS is part of GCCS, this background provides FPI with a unique capability that parallels GCCS requirements. FPI can provide support in the areas of GCCS "Standard Products" and the related disciplines. FPI has acquired and integrated prototype systems and components from hardware and software elements and successfully conducted developmental system integration and performance tests. FPI personnel have been effectively participating in this process for C4I systems since the inception of the Evolutionary Acquisition process.
Focal Point provides Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), to include the following ILS elements: Maintenance Planning, Manpower and Personnel, Supply Support, Reliability and Maintainability, Quality Assurance, Safety, Support Equipment, Technical Data, Training and Training Support, Computer Resources Support, Facilities, Packaging, Handling, Storage and Transportation, and Design Interface. FPI has developed and published the JMCIS Integrated Logistics Support Plan (ILSP), JMCIS User Logistic Support Summaries (ULSS) (as required), Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Logistic Support documentation, ILS meeting minutes, agendas, briefings, status reports, and milestone schedules.
FPI also provides GCCS software support to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) at the Operations Support Facility (OSF) in Sterling, Virginia. The rapidly expanding integration environment of GCCS requires software configurations to be identified with greater speed and accuracy, hardware configurations to be identified before installations are started, and documentation to be linked to each deliverable software product. FPI personnel are developing configuration management status accounting software to meet these needs with minimum impact on users. This program, initially developed in a FileMaker Pro database, enables export of the data to Oracle.
Focal Point, Inc. has an excellent reputation and extensive background providing hardware maintenance training. FPI has developed and maintained training curriculum to include student guides, workbooks, overhead transparencies, individualized learning systems, automated lesson plans, embedded training applications, instructor guides, and tests in support of JMCIS systems. In addition, FPI has provided on-site training to JMCIS personnel as required and have provided training course analysis, curriculum analysis, podium training, and factory training as required to meet the operational requirements of the deployed JMCIS systems.