Qonceptual Government Services has been granted a Seaport-e award under Contract Number N00178-16-D-8963.
MEET OUR TEAM

SERVICE EXPERIENCE

Back end. Front end. We do it all.


UI/UX DESIGN

Let’s face it. People want things to look pretty. We pair aesthetics with functionality to create amazing experiences.

INFRASTRUCTURE

We stand up projects in scalable environments, giving clients the power to maintain and grow their platforms.

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MOBILE DEVELOPMENT

We craft super sleek multi-platform enterprise apps, ecommerce apps and mobile tools of all shapes and sizes.

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ENTERPRISE WEB APPLICATIONS

We craft fast and robust platforms capable of servicing multiple API calls and securely deploying across a variety of networks.

WEARABLES

We facilitate personal technology experiences by designing unique data exchanges between network and device.

INTERNET OF THINGS

We build complex systems that facilitate connectivity between hardware, embedded software, butt architecture and mobile apps.


VETERANS BENEFITS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (VBMS) LASS

Qonceptual is currently supporting the VBMS LASS project as a subcontractor. Of the numerous levels of testing, Qonceptual provides unit testing and UI end-to-end testing. Qonceptual engineers research and prototype frameworks where our team was able to cut the amount of code written in a standard unit test on average by half. Qonceptual developers were the driving force behind the architecture and implementation of the framework to allow other team members a much easier implementation process for the individual data methods necessary in order to retrieve the points needed for display. As well as the underlying framework for back end services, Qonceptual engineers were solely responsible for the entire front end of the application, from functionality to styling. As such, work that was expected to be completed in an entire release cycle was available for testing much earlier than anticipated, both because the design of the underlying services was much less complex than necessary due to the simplicity of the configuration and delivery mechanisms for the layout and data powering each screen. What was originally expected to take an entire release cycle later proved to be complete in 60% of the time, due to the ease of implementation. Qonceptual was instrumental in leading the effort in the development of the new dashboard functionality allowing VA business users to get quick and accurate snapshots of various key metrics across all areas of the VA’s claim lifecycle, in order to streamline processing of claims and find backups in the VA’s processes.

 

VBMS

Qonceptual Government Services, LLC (Qonceptual) currently provides Engineering support for the VBMS Core 1 contract as a subcontractor. Our Scrum Team provides Architectural oversight and application design support for the National Work Queue/Scorecard capabilities of VBMS. Our team is also actively involved in the implementation and testing of all software architecture and functional capabilities proposed to the larger VBMS team. Our team members are currently enhancing the National Work Queue/Scorecard product to allow rapid access to detailed data for users all around the country. This allows Government executives to make rapid decisions about Veterans Claims’ routing for more efficient processing. Our team is responsible for the architecture, software design, development, and development phase testing of the application code that they provide. Furthermore, they are responsible for participating in all of the Scrum rituals that are a part of the Software q-testelopment Lifecycle. Our team members manage all of their work in the VA’s Rational Team Concert and collaborate with the other members of the VBMS team using the AIDE environment to check in, deploy and test their software. Managing software and deployments through RTC and the AIDE build servers enhances the ability of all engineers on the team to merge their code without losing anything and without introducing major defects into the system. Finally, through our current contract execution as well as previous contract execution our team is extremely well versed in the VA processes, systems and workflows to allow us to rapidly ramp up engineering teams to begin execution within a short period of time after the award of this contract/task order.

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE POINTS OF CONTACT

SPAWAR: Tania Toney-Parker, Ph.D. COR/OPS VBMS-CORE SPAWARSYSCEN Atlantic, 54210 843.218.2802 tania.toney-parker@navy.mil 1141 Remount Road, Suite 700 North Charleston, SC 29406

Engility: Janet Gustin (703) 707-2728 janet.gustin@engilitycorp.com 11440 Commerce Park Reston, VA 20191

CACI: Greg Dyer, MSPM, PMP, CSM HLE Division Manager – CHS Office: (843) 740-0428 gdyer@caci.com 1141 Remount Road, Suite 700 North Charleston, SC 29406

 

QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM

Qonceptual has leveraged several open source unit testing frameworks including JUnit (Java), OCUnit (ObjectiveC) and qUnit (JavaScript) and service mocking frameworks such as JMockit and Mockito to ensure that every developed component can be consistently and repeatedly tested against operating requirements defined before each line of code is written. Our philosophy dictates that every line of code we develop and deliver is 100% unit tested and that each test succeeds before any build is delivered to a server at any level. We ensure this by implementing continuous integration and delivery standards using automated build tools such as Apache Maven and Apache Ivy that prevent any build from reaching a deployment server if any single test fails. While Unit Tests aide developers in maintaining high quality code through rigorous local level automated testing, they do not test the code against real live interactions with other databases and services. Qonceptual used the process of creating repeatable integration tests as the first step of development on projects like VBMS and CrowdFlik. The benefits of our approach were to:• Force the integration with other systems from day one of development, which is typically the most difficult portion of any effort as well as the greatest source of project delays and overruns• Promote code reuse since the code developed for the integration tests are already proven and can easily be reappropriated for use within the live application• Provide instantaneous feedback to the project through repeatable, automated tests that ensure new code delivered to the project does not break the interaction points with other systems. Qonceptual has been an early adopter of developing unit and integration tests for mobile applications. Every application we develop adheres to the same strict standards of our enterprise web applications by having unit tests developed for at least 90% of the code written. We’ve used open source testing frameworks like JUnit on the Android platform and OCUnit for the iOS platform to test the stability of our methods and mock service interactions, failures and security breaches using OCMock and JMockit. Since the mobile device market is extremely diverse, Qonceptual places particular importance on the development of integration tests that run on a multitude of actual devices with varying operating system versions. We have developed an efficient process of creating testing scripts that can be written once in Cucumber and run on every major mobile platform device using open source test runners like Frank for iOS and Calabash for Android.

 

 

QONCEPUTAL POINT OF CONTACT

Danielle Ostraco, President

914-844-4869, danielle.ostraco@qonceptual.com