FMS had functional requirements for the initial production implementation of GTAS. The requirements cover the draft and reporting states of the system, user characteristics, administrative and client functions. The requirements for the interfaces related to hardware, software, internal and external operations were documented and were made available at the beginning of the planning session for the relevant release. The specific requirements were grouped into five sets and prioritized within each set. Each set of requirements were developed and implemented in a separate RAD release. Each RAD release had a schedule for definition, design, development, and deployment of approximately 180 work days within which the integrated team of GWA project staff, GWA functional subject matter experts, FMS technical staff, and contractor staff. User documentation for each release were developed and will be relied upon for future use and maintenance of the application.
The application utilizes an Oracle 11g database and uses an accompanying physical/logical standby database via Dataguard, Oracle Transparent Gateways, and Oracle ODBC Driver. GTAS interfaces with the common login/session management and the Federal Agencies’ Centralized Trial-Balance System (FACTS I) applications with the objective of collecting audited financial statement data and related information from federal agencies annually. As this task order was highly CONFIDENTIAL, we cannot show you the finished product. We can, however, share with you some information about similar services that we provide: