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Action Items

 #AssignedDescriptionDate IdentifiedDue DateDate CompletedStatus
 Mayo/JasonWe have run into multiple issues where the performance on the DEV tier has be a problem due to Mayo not being able to replicate the slow points due to the drastic difference in DEV resources.  We discuss this with the systems team and they requested us to put in a DRT ticket that provides the specs to match the Mayo DEV server.08/30/13  The server resources have been expanded with an addition vCPU and an additional 2GB memory.  Initial tests have shown better performance but the testing is ongoing.


Area of InterestDetails
LexEVS 6.1

We received information about the firewall exception on stage.  The ISSO has approved the waiver and we are now waiting for IRT to complete the firewall exception.  They have requested that we give a timeline for mitigating the vulnerabilites. Two of three vulnerabilities require a shutdown of LexEVS 5.1.  The systems team is going to check with the security group to see how we can escalate this issue.

URI Resolver and CTS2 services containers have been created for DataQA.

The indexes have been rebuilt and have been deployed to production.

LexEVS 6.0 and 5.1Both are on production and working. 
Term Browser 

Ran an appscan on the development which has passed with no high or medium vulnerabilities.  We will be giving QA a tag to start testing early next week.

The EVS Program Manager will start discussions on the process for expediting the release with a limited QA cycle.

Meta Download Validation AppBelieve the development is done and now need to proceed with QA testing.  We will be requesting at QA environment shortly (Tomcat container) if need be.  It is not anticipated that many changes will be made to this application once it is deployed.
Term Suggestion Form

Removed BiomedGT and Draft NCIt from the V2.3 PTE document.

Re-deployment has been completed and now is working correctly in production.

NCIm BrowserStill working on some issue with the screen width but should be done soon.
Report Writer

Looking at possibly doing another deployment of the report writer based on some high priority feature requests.

JIRA/Gforge Issues

Issue NumberDescriptionStatus
GF#33141Update the NCBO Visualization Widget

Added title attribute to iframe to make it Section 508 compliant.

GF#33165Update the on-line Help page (Version 2.4).

Draft changes completed.

GF#33180Resolve security issues discovered in the Appscan.

Reviewed nciterms-dev.nci.nih.gov_20140131_p503_Detailed.pdf reported by the Security team.

Addressed Floating Point Value Denial of Service vulnerability.

Addressed SQL Injection using DECLARE, CAST, AND EXEC vulnerability.

GF#33194Empty string source codes break Synonym Details and View All.Fixed

[GF#31496] CDISC reports: Use source-code Prefix-XYZ to pull PT

Investigated the root cause of the issue.

Schedule Changes


#DescriptionDue DateResourcesNotesRisksMitigation
 Interim 2.4 release for the NCBO widget upgradeTBD There has been a change in the plans for the 2.4 release of the Term Browser due to the need to upgrade the NCBO graph widget which was scheduled to be retired at the end of January.  We have been able to get this extended but need to do a limited release before the fully implemented features of the planned 2.4 release.   

 Planned Activities

Area of InterestDetails
Term Browser 2.3 ReleaseProvide required support for deployment to Prod tier.
Term Browser 2.4 ReleaseContinue design activities for new feature requests
Term Suggestion Application ReleaseMake any required fixes from QA testing.
NCIm Browser 2.3 Release

Provide required support for deployment to Prod tier.

NCIm Browser 2.4 ReleaseContinue design activities for new feature requests.

Risks, Issues, Dependencies


Opened DateDue DateDescriptionLikelihood (H, M, L)ImpactAssignedStatusMitigation Strategy
 6/19/1311/27/13Term Browser 2.3 and LexEVS 6.1 are in parallel development with the Term Browser having a dependency on LexEVS release.  Both have a hard deployment date of 9/30/2013.  Anticipating some QA resource limitations with both schedules being in parallel.M Jason Monitoring both schedules and will provide status to QA to make sure resources are available.
 01/08/14 VPN access to the NIH network is going to be locked down to just GFE equipment. This could cause some problems with response time to issue after normal working hours.    We will work with the TPM on a mitigation strategy to include possibly getting a GFE laptop.


 #Opened DateDescriptionImpactAssignedStatus
 7/17/2013Removal of JAVA 1.6 from desktops.  The Term Browser deployments using AntHillPro require JAVA 1.6.  Putting in a request for a waiver until we can upgrade.This would affect the deployments and production environment for the EVS tools.  It sounds like this is going to be a future issue but we should have time to upgrade before it is part of the CBIIT tech stack. Provided a level of effort for migrating all of the EVS applications to Java 1.7 to the Technical Project Manager and government sponsor.
 7/31/2013We currently have an issue where the browsers are ready to move to the QA tier for testing but due to the dependency of LexEVS 6.1 cannot start the QA testing process.  LexEVS 6.1 does not currently have all the pre-QA qualification to proceed with the deployment to the QA tier.With a hard deadline of Sept. 30 for both the browsers and LexEVS API 6.1 there is concern that there will be time to finish all the testing and deployments on time. This is closed.  The hard deadline was expanded due to factors we cannot control.


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