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News: What's New at Data Federal
- 09.2016 — OHR to host Electronic Records in FREEDOM, Data Federal's ERM SaaS platform.
The Office of Human Resources (OHR) with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) currently holds over 17 Million pages of historical payroll records in paper, microfilm and microfiche format. In efforts to meet the NARA 2019 mandate for Electronic Records. OHR has awarded Data Federal the contract to digitize, OCR, index, archive and host all of their legacy records within Data Federal's FREEDOM Software as a Service (SaaS) Electronic Records Management (ERM) platform. FREEDOM provides OHR a NARA compliant electronic archival system that allows OHR to respond to data requests within minutes, rather days ore week even weeks.
- 08.2016 — Federal Occupational Health (FOH) employs Data Federal's Digital Conversion Services.
Federal Occupational Health (FOH) is a non-appropriated agency within the Program Support Center (PSC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). FOH works in partnership with federal organizations nationally and internationally to design and deliver comprehensive occupational health solutions exclusively to federal employees. FOH required the digitization of paper and X-Ray information from multiple locations throughout the Unties States. Given the sensitivity of the records, FOH needed to additionally store the records in a NARA compliant facility during the conversion process. Data Federal had the requisite qualifications for both storage and digitization.
- 05.2016 — Data Federal selected to provide legal and administrative support to Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA).
Data Federal has been selected to assist OMHA in reducing a significant case backlog by providing administrative and legal support personnel at its Headquarters and Field Offices across the country. Our team of over 30 records and document professionals, including docket assistants, legal assistants, and experienced attorneys, assists OMHA at many steps of the appeals process, from receiving and cataloging initial appeals to maintaining case files to assisting Administrative Law Judges with hearings to researching and writing draft decisions on appeals. This allows OMHA staff to work more efficiently and to focus on complex issues requiring more attention.
- 04.2016 — Data Federal launched its Digital Conversion Practice in support of FREEDOM.
In 2019 NARA has mandated that all paper records be converted to Electronic form and managed to specific guidelines established by the Agency. Our FREEDOM application addresses these requirements. To aid the agencies in migrating for paper to electronic, Data Federal offers Digital Conversion services for various media types to include paper and X-Rays. Data Federal has performed dozens of projects from small, single day conversions, to engagements of millions of files with complex storage requirements.
- 03.2016 — Data Federal selected to provide content editing services for PSC.
The Program Support Center (PSC) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides several services to other HHS agencies as well as to the broader Federal government. PSC requires the development of Marketing both internally and for their customers. PSC has retained the services of Data Federal to support both the creation and editorial functions of current and new material.
- 03.2016 — Force3 selects Data Federal as a strategic partner in support of their NASA SEWP contract.
Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP, pronounced 'soup'), is a multi-award Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) vehicle focused on commercial IT products and product based services. This will allow Data Federal and Force3 offer a wide range of commercial advanced technology including tablets, desktops and servers; IT peripherals; network equipment; storage systems; security tools; software products; cloud based services; telecommunications; Health IT; sensors; video conferencing systems and other IT and Audio-Visual products. Product based services such as installation, training, maintenance and warranty are also available through SEWP. As an OMB authorized GWAC, the SEWP contracts are utilized by all Federal Agencies.
- 03.2016 — Federal Electronic Records Management (ERM) in the cloud.
Data Federal introduces the first Electronic Records and Document Management solution offered as a Software as a Service (SaaS) specifically tailored to Federal Government customers. FREEDOM (Federal Records Enterprise Electronic Document Management) ensures that Documents and Records are managed to NARA policies throughout the records lifecycle. Data Federal partners with the Program Support Center (PSC) within the Department of Health and Human Services to offer the broader Federal government the ability to purchase the service via Inter Agency Agreements (IAA). To learn more, please visit the following link (freedom.datafederal.com).
- 03.2016 — Data Federal awarded GPO SPA contract to support their Digital Document Conversion and Hosting practice.
The General Printing Office's (GPO) SPA contract provides Federal agencies the ability to secure several Printing and Publishing services form pre-selected and approved contractors. Data Federal has been awarded the SPA contract in support of their Digital Document Conversion business unit. The SPA vehicle will allow Federal customers to respond to small task that include digital conversion and related services that require rapid turnaround times.
- 01.2016 — Data Federal was selected to support the PSC West Coast Operations office in Salt Lake City.
Data Federal was selected to help open and support the new Program Support Center office in Salt Lake City.
- 12.2015 — Data Federal Renews its NASA FPDS Contract.
Data Federal will continue to support the effort for NASA to meet the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) data integrity requirements set forth for all federal agencies. Our team provides computer operations, data analysis through validation and verification, and accurate data entry services in support of the program requirements.
- 12.2015 — Data Federal awarded contract to provide transportation support services to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Data Federal supplies qualified personnel to the Program Support Center’s (PSC) Administrative Operations Portfolio (AOP) Transportation Services office of Fleet Operations. Data Federal provides motor pool support for various HHS executives as well as shuttle services for all HHS operating divisions including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in Baltimore, Maryland.
- 09.2015 — Data Federal delivers 508 compliance services for the FDA blog - FDA Voice.
Data Federal was selected to provide 508 compliance services to the FDA for their FDA Voice blog. Data Federal developed a custom WordPress theme and plugins which met the requirements of 508 compliance along with the stricter HHS 508 compliance requirements.
- 07.2015 — Data Federal is providing consulting support to lead the Program Management Office (PMO) initiative within the Administrative Operations Portfolio within the Program Support Center.
Data Federal has been tasked with establishing and leading a Program Management Office to enable the delivery of services offered by Administrative Operations and Real Estate Logistics Portfolios within PSC. The three (3) business drivers of the PMO are delivery of current and future services to support growth, ensure consistent compliance with internal and external regulatory requirements and establish definable repeatable processes.
- 07.2015 — Data Federal provides a financial analytics dashboard to support the Program Support Center.
Data Federal created and supports the Management Analysis and Reporting System (MARS) for the Program Support Center. MARS ingests financial transactions and allows the financial team to drill into the specifics of expenditures, revenue, and budget information. Dynamic charts allow the financial team to drill into OpDivs seeing the financial "big picture" down to the individual transactions.
- 06.2015 — Data Federal provides Case Management tools for DSO.
Data Federal's technology expertise centers on workflow management. Routinely we are asked to develop applications in support of our customer's workflow needs to drive additional efficiencies and accountability. To this end, Data Federal has created and support the Case Management tool used by Digital Services Operations program within the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to track grant application errors. This case management tool provided a centralized working location and ensured data integrity while also providing detailed reports required by HRSA. A custom workflow engine was developed to ensure adherence to the grant approval business process.
- 02.2015 — Data Federal provides 508 compliance services to customers through the Program Support Center.
Data Federal extends its document capabilities by providing 508 compliance services for customer through the Program Support Center including: FDA, IHS, and DOJ amongst others. Data Federal's expertise in 508 compliance include several media to include PDFs, Microsoft Word documents, PowerPoint presentation and websites. Our experts can review, modify or update information to ensure they meet broad 508 compliance as well as additional requirements specific to HHS.
- 11.2014 — Data Federal to support Vencore in their modernization efforts of the IRS ERIS system under the TIPSS-4 contract.
The primary goal of Data Federal’s support of IRS Enforcement Revenue Information System (ERIS) project is to develop an engineering plan, with alternatives, to modernize ERIS that will meet the needs of the user community and production staff, and to leverage the use of COTS tools to streamline future development efforts. This will help to mitigate risk, keep the project on track, and provide the research in the new utilities that will be recommended for the modernization effort.
Data Federal will provide IT Subject Matter expertise to analyze the ERIS System in concert with business process experts, with the objective of delivering a Modernization Study White Paper. This team will be supported by and work in collaboration with the existing ERIS team and is expected to address the following four (4) main topics:
- Recommendation for approach to move from COBOL to other language(s)
- Target Architecture
- Alternatives Analysis
- Prototype Recommendations
- 09.2014 — Data Federal was selected to perform FISMA IT Security Audit for the Ability One program.
Data Federal was awarded a contract to assist the Ability One Program in ensuring their applications and IT infrastructure support the objectives of FISMA, Public Law 107-347, and Title III of the 2002 E-Government Act. To achieve this, Data Federal will be performing FISMA Analysis Services that provide an Independent 3rd Party evaluation and audit to help Ability One to meet their reporting requirements to governing agencies such as OMB and Congress. Data Federal will perform in-depth testing that will evaluate the program’s system security within its supporting infrastructure and operating environment. Management, Operational, and Technical controls for a Moderate-Impact system, as defined in the NIST SP 800-53 Rev 3, Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Technology Systems, will be evaluated.
- 08.2014 — HRSA awards Data Federal 5 year contract to support their FOIA program.
HRSA awards contract to Data Federal to assist in the administration of HRSA’s Freedom of Information Act Program (FOIA) processing. Data Federal will provide services ensuring that all FOIA requests are handled timely for approximately 300-500 requests per year and analyze and process documents in response to FOIA requests in accordance with FOIA and HHS regulations. In addition, the assigned team will have an expertise in the knowledge and application of FOIA and HHS regulations and will provide database expertise, file maintenance, and assist in correspondence management.
- 05.2014 — Data Federal awarded task to support Payroll Service Division (PSD) within Program Support Center (PSC) to provide retirement processing and auditing consulting.
Data Federal receives award to provide retirement processing and auditing support to Payroll Service Division (PSD) within Program Support Center (PSC). Data Federal serves as a Quality Control Check ensuring that retirement packages are completed per all OPM regulations, an expert regarding current legislation and the resulting need for changes in procedures, an expert consultant providing insight to resolve all anomalies, and a general auditor.
- 04.2014 — Data Federal to provide operational support to PSC AOS Executives.
The Payroll Support Division (PSD) within the Administrative Operations Portfolio of Program Support Center (PSC) awards Data Federal contract to provide PSD with an administrative project-lead personnel. Data Federal provided administration of office projects by assisting the office Director in creating complex Office documents, leading and managing projects by delegating tasks, ensuring deliverable deadlines, and serving as the liaison between the Director and all project-support staff.
- 04.2014 — PSC AOS awards task to Data Federal to perform budgeting and planning for the PSC Mail Operations program.
Data Federal receives task from Program Support Center (PSC), Administrative Operations Service (AOS) to provide budgeting and planning services for the PSC Mail Operations Executives. Data Federal staff will provide experienced budgeting analysts with extensive knowledge in budget principles and procedures in carrying out complex assignments. Data Federal will assist PSD by employing state-of-the-art automated accounting and financial management systems and identifying, analyzing and forming remediate actions for problems regarding budget formulation, Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC), Customer Service Agreements (CSAs) and Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
- 03.2014 — Data Federal receives award to provide technical expertise in support of Digital Conversion and Archiving of documents activities.
Data Federal will provide professional, technical, and administrative services in support of the overall operational objectives of the Publishing Services (PS) within the Administrative Operations Service (AOS) of the Program Support Center (PSC). Our team is tasked with working closely with the program’s Service Director and lead PSC Printing Officer to provide technical expertise in the area of Digital Conversion and Archiving of Documents. Data Federal will be responsible for working with the PSC staff to solve technical and non-technical issues and take the lead role in providing guidance to PSC’s prospective customers who are seeking a document scanning and imaging conversion solution.
- 12.2013 — Data Federal receives award to provide management and administrative functions in support of Payroll Services Division (PSD) of the Administrative Operations Service (AOS) of the Program Support Center (PSC).
The Program Support Center (PSC) within HHS has secured the services of Data Federal to provide administrative functions in Assisting the Payroll Service Division (PSD) of the Administrative Operations Service (AOS). Data Federal will serve as the administrative point of contact for the office providing services to PSD travelers, procuring of office required supplies, coordinating and tracking IT requests, maintaining office equipment and providing various office automation services.
- 12.2013 — ONR awards Data Federal follow on contract in support of their FOIA program.
Data Federal is awarded the follow on contract to support the Office of Corporate Counsel for ONR through management of the FOIA/PA program under ONR supervision. Data Federal will continue to support all aspects of the program in the processing FOIA and PA requests.
- 10.2013 — Data Federal to provide IT Support and Security compliance to several PSC's legacy applications and systems.
Data Federal will manage the IT infrastructure of several legacy systems within the Program Support Center. Our team will be responsible for IT and application support including enhancements and upgrades. A critical responsibility will be to maintain the environment in compliance with FISMA IT security policies and procedures and serve as the technical Subject Matter Expert (SME) and lead to the technical for PSC’s management and program staff.
- 10.2013 — Data Federal awarded 5 year contract to support select Facility Security requirements at CMS HQ.
Data Federal currently supports Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in providing support to CMS security personnel. Our staff is responsible for enforcing CMS security policies and maintaining visitor records and enforcing approval of visitors for the facility as well as the CDC. The team provides local expertise of services and destinations as needed for visitors and personnel while monitoring and enforcing physical security of the facilities. To ensure that visitors follow security protocol Data Federal’s staff coordinate the movement of through the facility and fulfil audit needs regarding history of visitor logs. When required the team assists CMS’s security personnel in resolving security-related issues.
- 09.2013 — PSC RBP Program outsources IT and Application Management of their Records Management System to the cloud.
The Program Support Center (PSC) within HHS had secured the service of Data Federal to develop a Records Management System and perform the document conversion task necessary to digitize all case files for PSC's Real Property Branch (RBP). As a follow on requirement, the RBP needed the system to be remotely accessible and still meet Federal FedRamp requirements as defined by the policies and procedures within HHS’s Authorization to Operate (ATO). Due to Data Federal’s approved capabilities hosting applications within Amazon’s GovCloud region, which has received an HHS ATO, coupled with an in-depth knowledge of RPB’s SharePoint application, PSC awarded Data Federal a contract to host and provide full application management support of their Records Management system in a Cloud environment.
- 09.2013 — Data Federal awarded task to develop Performance Management Dashboard for the Grant Administration and Close-out functions for HRSA.
Data Federal currently supports the Grant Close-out program within HRSA. To enhance program performance, Data Federal was tasked with developing an Executive Information System (EIS) that allowed HRSA stakeholders detailed views into the performance of their program. This dashboard will integrate financial system data, grant system data, and work-flow information allowing for several business metrics to be analysed against HRSA defined Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The Performance Management Dashboard will serve as a tool to allow HRSA management implement continuous process improvement and highlight deficiencies and potential risks in advance of impacting performance goals.
- 09.2013 — NASA awards multi-year contract to Data Federal to perform independent validation and verification of the agency's FPDS data.
Data Federal will be responsible for meeting the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) data integrity requirements set forth for all federal agencies for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Our team will provide computer operations, data analysis through validation and verification, and accurate data entry services in support of the program requirements. We will be responsible for ensuring adherence to federal documentation/publication specifications and maintain the expected level of quality, style, layout, composition, formatting and accuracy and clarity of content of produced material. The team will be required to simultaneously analyse, verify, enter and validate NASA/Goddard, Grant or Procurement data into the appropriate procurement or specialized tracking system or subsystem in accordance with data generated by procurement officials within the Procurement Operations Division at NASA.
- 09.2013 — Data Federal assists PSC in successfully outsourcing GSA mail operations in the Denver Federal Center.
GSA owns and provides operational support services to several government facilities to include the mail operations function within large Federal Centrers that host several agencies. The Program Support Center (PSC) within HHS provides outsourced mail service to other federal agencies and approached GSA to offer a more optimal solution in the Denver location. Data Federal assisted PSC in developing a business case and presentation to demonstrate the value proposition PSC provides to their customers. This resulted in GSA awarding PSC the mail operation function at the Denver Federal Center and Data Federal was further tasked to manage the program.
- 04.2013 — Data Federal tasked to improve PSC Mail operations operational performance through the development of a Time and Attendance management and reporting tool.
Mail Operation prorgam within the Program Support Center (PSC) within HHS was challenged with ensuring accountability of their mail operations staff. This was compounded by the fact that their support personnel were located in several regions across the United States. Data Federal was tasked to analyse their current situation and develop new operating procedures that allowed each employee stay committed to their assignments while not impacting overall moral. Additionally, management needed visibility into performance offenders so immediate action could be taken to rectify downtime and ensure coverage. To meet the need, Data Federal designed and implemented a custom time and attendance system that allowed for secure multi-location access through the web. It successfully tracks employee time and attendance and provides management with necessary daily reports across defined performance metrics. The result was a dramatic improvement in resource management.
- 02.2013 — Data Federal to provide accounting assistance and consultant services to the NIH Printing Office.
Data Federal is responsible for assisting NIH with professional accounting and consulting support to include analyzing, processing and summarization of transactions, classifying account transactions, resolving accounting issues, assessing internal control and recommending improvements. Our team is responsible for collecting data from their project tracking system and providing production units, revenue and expenditure reports. Additionally, our team troubleshoots billing and invoicing issues, and revenue and credits as requested by NIH. Data Federal’s actions allows our customer to meet their budget and rate study projections for each fiscal years.
- 02.2013 — Data Federal selected to provide the Program Support Center (PSC) high level project support and consultative services for DHHS mail management and operations.
Data Federal provides both technical and functional services to various organizations within the Department of Health and Human Services. Our results oriented projects have been the springboard upon which additional business process related tasks have been awarded to our company. To that end, PSC has selected Data Federal to oversee the strategic and operational functions of DHHS’s mail management functions.
Our responsibilities will include:
• Providing knowledge and expertise in developing operating plans and procedures.
• Performing project forecasting and estimate project resources.
• Monitoring project quality, timeliness of work and deliverables.
• Tracking monthly expenditures.
• Preparing monthly reports to support Budget Analysts.
• Assisting with the development of monthly NOR reports.
• Assisting with the preparation of Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reports.
- 10.2012 — Data Federal receives the follow on contract to continue enhancements to SAMHSA Payroll Automation application in efforts to increase a deeper analysis of financial data.
Data Federal successfully designed and developed a forecasting and reporting application to allow SAMHSA to actively manage and understand the impact of a dynamically changing payroll environment. As a follow-on enhancement, SAMHSA has commissioned Data Federal to provide extended functionality. The added features will allow SAMHSA the ability to segregate and analyze information in greater detail, thus providing management a higher level of understanding of what payroll segments require the greatest attention.
- 09.2012 — Data Federal receives subcontract to provide IT and SW engineering support for Aquilent, Inc. under the recently awarded NIH CIO-SP3 Award.
Data Federal is part of the Aquilent team selected as one of the awardees for the Chief Information Officers-Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) government-wide acquisition contract. CIO-SP3 support services cover the full gamut of information technology related services. The task areas below outline the service areas that may be awarded under this vehicle.
1. Task Area 1: IT Services for Biomedical Research, Health Services, and Healthcare
2. Task Area 2: Chief Information Officer Support
3. Task Area 3: Imaging
4. Task Area 4: Outsourcing
5. Task Area 5: IT Operations and Maintenance
6. Task Area 6: Integration Services
7. Task Area 7: Critical Infrastructure Protection and Information Assurance
8. Task Area 8: Digital Government
9. Task Area 9: Enterprise Resource Planning
10. Task Area 10: Software Development
- 08.2012 — HRSA Grants Closeout Team receives award for outstanding performance from DHHS Secretary Sebelius.
Data Federal continues its superior performance delivering the industry’s best solution for meeting the challenges of closing federal grants. HRSA is widely known as one of the government’s premier grant writing authorities and the agency’s successes (and failures) are highly visible throughout the federal community. Data Federal completes its 4th year under the contract and has continued to elevate the performance of the grant closeout process; effectively closing over 3000 grants during the contract year or 99.9% of the grants assigned to Data Federal for closure – one of the industry’s highest.
Our success resulted in the Program Office receiving an award from the HRSA’s Administrator, Dr. Wakefield, substantiating Data Federal’s original implementation plan for the project:
• re-architecting business processes to ensure compliance and key performance measures:
• implementing an automated Grants Closeout System to match the designed processes;
• training grant closeout professionals against the designed processes and the proper use of the developed automation; and
• providing performance and audit reporting to ensure accountability and identification of process improvement opportunities.
- 10.2011 — SAMHSA awards Data Federal the contract to automate its Payroll Forecasting and Reporting processes.
SAMHSA was challenged with ensuring that the agency was on track to meet the budgeted payroll within any given year, requiring constant manual analysis to react to changes in payroll status. This was necessary given the naturally dynamic nature of payroll – fundamentally a moving target.
To meet the challenge, Data Federal has been commissioned to automate the payroll forecasting processes and provide the customer the ability to accurately manage and report the changes and possible outcomes based on business rules triggered by text based payroll data. This application will ensure SAMHSA fully understands the impacts of payroll modifications as they occur as well as projected changes that may happen in the future.
- 09.2011 — Data Federal receives contract to manage HRSA’s Digital Services Operation to ensure 100% compliance in its Grant Application processing.
HRSA continues to be one the Federal government’s largest grant writing authorities with over $ 2 billion dollars in grants awarded each year. HRSA receives an enormous amount of grant applications every year and it is extremely critical that “every” application is properly received. Over the past several years, HRSA has invested in automating the process of receiving grant applications through Grants.gov and to ensure the automation is performing properly, HRSA created the Digital Service Operations (DSO) division to manage the application process and ensure a 100% error free application submission. The administration classifies this project as HRSA’s “most critical” task given that grant making is its primary responsibility. To that end, HRSA has selected Data Federal to perform this function due to its commitment towards delivering against performance based functional tasks.
- 09.2011 — Data Federal is selected to develop a SharePoint Records Management System to digitize the Program Support Center’s Real Property Branch (RPB) case management functions.
The RPB within Program Support Center (PSC) manages the excess/surplus Real Estate Portfolio of the federal government properties that are utilized for public health and homeless programs. Currently the case files are housed in paper form and the management of cases is entirely performed manually.
Data Federal has been tasked to automate the operations of the RPB by developing a workflow and records management system to allow the RPB to streamline its work effort and to allow for electronic access and searching of case information. Data Federal will be implementing the system utilizing SharePoint as the framework for the application. Additionally the tasks will require the ingesting, OCR’ing and tagging of over 500 cases representing more than 250,000 documents.
- 08.2011 — Data Federal receives GSA 8A Stars II Constellation (Tier) 1 award.
The General Services Administration’s 8(a) STARS II GWAC is designed to promote small business utilization when purchasing information technology (IT) services or IT services-based solutions for the federal government. The 8(a) STARS II program is reserved exclusively for qualifying certified 8(a) small business concerns. Each of the 8(a) STARS II constellations (program areas) includes four functional areas designated by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code.
These NAICS functional areas are:
• 541511 Custom Computer Programming Services
• 541512 Computer Systems Design Services
• 541513 Computer Facilities Management Services
• 541519 Other Computer Related Services
8(a) STARS II features include:
• Multiple award, indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle
• Five-year base with one five-year option
• $10 billion dollar program ceiling
• Directed Order Authority: Directed task orders up to $4 million each are allowed for federal civilian and Department of Defense activities*
8(a) STARS II benefits include:
• 8(a) socioeconomic credit transferrable to the agency
• Pre-competed, easy to use contracts
• Access to proven 8(a) small business technology providers
• Shortened procurement lead time
• A low user access fee (0.75 percent) built into contractor's ceiling prices
- 07.2011 — Data Federal receives FAA eFAST award.
Data Federal announces the award of the eFAST Master Ordering Agreement (MOA) with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The contract, with a base period of five years plus two option years, provides a comprehensive set of various professional services to the FAA and on a limited basis, all other Federal government agencies, nationwide. This contract is the FAA’s preferred small business contracting vehicle for services and has a ceiling value of $2 billion dollars.
Task orders may include but are not limited to the following services:
• Technical, engineering, and scientific expertise
• Analysis on the effectiveness and efficiency of technical operations, management and general administrative operations and procedures
• Professional, management, and administrative expertise
Functional areas supported include:
• Air Transportation Services (ATS)
• Business Administration Management (BAM)
• Engineering Services (ES)
• Computer Systems Development (CSD)
• Computer Systems Support (CSS)
• Documentation and Training (DT)
• Maintenance and Repair (MR)
- 04.2011 — Data Federal launches New NRC website that enhances usability.
Data Federal’s redesign of the NRC’s public website NRC.gov was formally unveiled this month following a battery of comprehensive testing to ensure that the site’s new functionality was fully functional. This is the first significant update of the NRC’s website since 2001.
“This newly redesigned website reflects the agency’s dedication to using new technology to improve openness, transparency, and public outreach,” said Chairman Gregory B. Jaczko. “The new design includes upgrades and changes suggested by the public through online surveys, interviews, and focus groups held around the country.”
The redesign improves navigation, content, and accessibility – all of which allows users to locate information quickly and easily. It employs best practices in Web design and includes features allowing users to be notified of updated content. The redesign also includes an updated Facility Locator that uses Google maps and leads easily to facility-specific information. The redesign also features the following additions and enhancements:
• “Reporting a Safety Concern” is prominently located on the home page;
• Rotating slides on the home page highlight major areas of interest;
• A new interactive calendar allows quick access to the latest NRC public meetings;
• A new “Spotlight” replaces the Key Topics on the home page, and now is available on each page of the site;
• Consistent navigation in the header and footer areas aids users in moving through the site; and
• A scrolling Emergency Alert banner is activated when necessary.
- 03.2011 — Data Federal to participate on the DOJ ITSS-4 award as a sub to QinetiQ North America.
Data Federal was a team member on the QinetiQ team that was awarded a Department of Justice ITSS-4 contract. The Information Technology Support Services (ITSS-4) is a multiple-award indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract with a total ceiling value of $1 billion dollars and replaces ITSS III which is scheduled to expire at the end of September 2011.
ITSS-4 supports a wide range of lifecycle IT-related tasks and processes, including systems development, IT planning, systems engineering, systems development and testing, systems programming and integration, systems conversions, interoperability verification and testing, cyber security, technology infusion, continuity of operations and other technology services for all DOJ components. The ITSS-4 contract will enable the DOJ to connect to resources to support the IT infrastructure critical to the success of the agency’s mission, including cyber defense, intelligence and counterintelligence, law enforcement, administration, incarceration, grants management, and criminal and civil litigation. It also will help the DOJ meet the needs of its widely dispersed workforce.
- 01.2011 — Mentor Protégé Agreement formalized between Data Federal and QinetiQ North America.
Data Federal has been selected for a Mentor-Protégé relationship with QinetiQ North America under the Treasury Department’s Mentor Protégé program. As part of this program, QinetiQ will provide developmental program assistance to Data Federal to enhance its ability to compete, win, and perform successfully under contracts and subcontracts within the Treasury Department and the federal sector as a whole. Support under this agreement will include a wide variety of support and assistance from QinetiQ to include assisting Data Federal as it continues working towards CMMi certification.
- 12.2010 — Data Federal to participate on the IRS TIPSS-4 award as a sub to QinetiQ North America.
Data Federal has been selected as a sub to QinetiQ which recently received an award on the TIPSS-4 ITS vehicle for the Internal Revenue Service. QinetiQ was among the thirty-two companies were selected as prime contractors on this multiple award contract.
The Internal Revenue Service's TIPSS-4 contract provides for procurement of a broad range of IT-related services by the Treasury Department and its bureaus. TIPSS-4 consists of one principal task area — Information Technology Services — which covers information technology development, operations and maintenance, and IT security. The contract will support a large spectrum of services from local microcomputer applications to large-scale integrated legacy systems, newly developed systems, as well as security services and program management.
TIPSS-4 has one base year and nine one-year options with a ceiling value estimated at $6 billion dollars.
- 10.2010 — HRSA Grant Closeout and BPM engagement completes another successful year.
In September of 2009, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) selected Data Federal to help reconcile and close a substantial backlog of grants and cooperative agreements. After reviewing and analyzing HRSA’s processes, Data Federal successfully streamlined and automated much of the closeout process utilizing a business process management solution that was developed to facilitate the closeout process. Performance on the project further increased when HRSA was able to provide daily updates of financial data from the Payment Management System as well as data from other sources such as HRSA’s Electronic Handbook.
Data Federal personnel have continued to make substantial progress towards reducing the substantial backlog of closeouts in addition to helping HRSA with compliance related functions. For example, Data Federal sends out automated end of project period notices as well as identifying grantees that are not current with various financial reporting requirements. Data Federal also provides a variety of custom daily reports to help identify compliance related issues and trends that require immediate attention.
Data Federal’s analysis of raw financial and other programmatic data has helped HRSA to develop a strategic plan for eliminating the backlog of delinquent reports based on trending data.
- 09.2010 — Data Federal forms partnership with Pegasystems, the industry leader in Business Process Management (BPM) software solutions.
Data Federal is pleased to announce its partnership with Pegasystems of Cambridge, Mass. Pegasystems, the industry leader in Business Process Management (BPM) software solutions, is recognized by Gartner and Forrester as a leader in both the BPM and CRM fields. Data Federal's focus on "Delivering High Performance Solutions" is well served by Pegasystems' BPM application. According to Forrester Research, the Pegasystem platform "is able to deliver in a flexible environment that quickly adapts to changing business conditions... Pega has a large and impressive portfolio of customers that swear by the platform because of its ability to easily change process and business rules without requiring code changes or redeployments."
Data Federal will be offering the Pegasystems solution to our current customers as well as to future clients. Additionally, Data Federal will be supporting Pegasystems on its existing customer engagements. Data Federal is excited by the opportunities this important partnership presents and is looking forward to working with the true leader in the BPMS industry.
- 08.2010 — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awards a 5-year follow-on contract to Data Federal Corporation to continue providing litigation/case management and paralegal services to the Office of Chief Counsel.
Data Federal provides an On-Site Project Manager and a team of experienced paralegals/legal support staff, including licensed attorneys and paralegals who have more than four years of experience in support of this contract. The IDIQ contract supports the FAA's Personnel and Labor Law Division. The FAA Office of the Chief Counsel Personnel and Labor Law Division represents the FAA in administrative and court litigation potentially having a significant impact on any law, regulation, or FAA policy relating to the employment of FAA personnel, and in all cases originating at FAA's National Headquarters.
- 08.2010 — Data Federal Corporation announces its award as a prime contractor under the U.S. Navy's five year SeaPort-e contract.
This contract allows Data Federal to more readily support a number of new customers to include Navy Systems Commands (NAVSEA, NAVAIR, SPAWAR, NAVFAC, and NAVSUP), the Office of Naval Research, the United States Marine Corp, and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). Under this award, Data Federal is qualified to pursue task orders within 22 functional services areas within the following service zones:
» Zone 1 - Northeast Zone
» Zone 2 - National Capital Zone
» Zone 3 - Mid Atlantic Zone
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- 06.2010 — Data Federal receives contract to improve the performance of IRS's ERIS for QinetiQ North America.
Data Federal is tasked with improving the performance of the ERIS database system as it is migrated to a DB2 platform. The Enforcement Revenue Information System (ERIS) is a terabyte-sized, cross-functional database that tracks the amount and timing of revenue from all IRS enforcement functions, along with the direct hours spent on the cases, where available. The database's transition from a legacy mainframe system to a Sun Workstation platform will run concurrent to a system upgrade which seeks to produce more efficient and less costly database queries. Data Federal is responsible for making recommendations to improve each query's performance, measure the performance boost of each recommendation, and create a generic Query Performance Plan.
- 10.2009 — Data Federal improves HRSA's grant closeout performance by 71% in FY 2009.
In September of 2009, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) selected Data Federal to help reconcile and close a substantial backlog of grants and cooperative agreements. After analyzing and streamlining the current process, Data Federal closed more than 99% of the FY 2004 grants assigned and more than 70% of the FY 2005 grants assigned prior to the expiration of those funds at the end of the government's fiscal year. Data Federal's performance in FY 2009 resulted in a 71% improvement over the number of closeouts performed by HRSA in 2008. This has allowed HRSA to reassign the remaining closeout responsibilities to Data Federal staff. Data Federal's BPM-based Grant Closeout System streamlines the grant closeout process, using powerful proprietary technology to align team-members along a proven workflow and ensure effective performance. HRSA's dramatic success demonstrates the power of these principles and substantiates the effectiveness of Data Federal's BPM-based Grant Closeout System.
- 09.2009 — Data Federal has received a two-year contract from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to redesign, develop, implement, and maintain its flagship website, www.nrc.gov.
The purpose of the redesign is to better reflect the Commission's role and responsibilities to ensure the safety and protection of the American public. Data Federal will increase the efficiency of the NRC's Web services while enhancing the security, currency, and accuracy of its Web content. The redesign will also implement Web 2.0 features to facilitate communication with site visitors, making NRC.gov the primary destination for those seeking information on nuclear safety and radiation.
- 07.2009 — Data Federal receives a 5-Year IDIQ contract to provide Web Portal Design and Development to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
The Agency, under the Department of Health and Human Services, seeks to use its National Resource Center for Health Information Technology (NRC) to promote the use of Health IT for transforming healthcare and increasing stakeholder access to research and other health-related information. The requirements under this contract include the redesign of the NRC's website (healthit.ahrq.gov) to accelerate the adoption and meaningful use of Health IT and to disseminate AHRQ Health IT portfolio activities, provide a searchable Knowledge Library, and develop secure private online communities for collaboration among interested parties. The contract also includes support for the portal's infrastructure, as well as its database functions and operations.
- 05.2009 — Data Federal awarded contract to provide web design, development and strategic consulting services to the Department of Transportation.
The Data Federal team has been selected by the DOT to implement the rapid design and rollout of the agency's new travel portal. Data Federal will also develop a technology strategy and roadmap for the portal that helps the DOT meet the Administration's program of transparency, participation and collaboration. This work includes all aspects of the portal, including content management, hosting, cost savings, and strategy. The primary output will be a detailed strategy of implementation, a timeline for the implementation of the strategic items, and targeted cost savings to help fund these initiatives.
- 04.2009 — Data Federal receives contract to design and develop a prototype mission management capability on the One Network software platform for a U.S. Intelligence / military customer.
The solution to be developed will provide unprecedented visibility into the customer's support, production, and execution, as well as the metrics surrounding those activities. The system will allow the customer to be more responsive to dynamic intelligence shifts, while increasing the overall effectiveness of operations. The deployed capabilities will allow for adjustments within the planning cycle, eliminating redundancies, and freeing up critical capacitated resources. Further, the technology will demonstrate the effective use and applicability of Business Process Management Systems (BPMS).
- 02.2009 — Data Federal is awarded a 5 year subcontract to ActionNet,Inc. in support of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) CORENet contract.
Core Enterprise Network (CORENet) is a 5-year, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract estimated at $78 million to provide personnel to implement and maintain the corporate DISA Information System. CORENet provides administrative IT services to the Office of the Director, DISA and the supporting directorates and consists of the baseline data and telecommunications infrastructure installed and operational at the DISA Headquarters, the National Capital Region (NCR), and 38 remote facilities worldwide. DISA is the provider of global net-centric solutions for the Nation's warfighters and all those who support them in the defense of the nation.
- 12.2008 — Data Federal is proud to be a member of CACI's Business Transformation Agency's (BTAO) Cross Agency Support Services (CASS) award for Thought Leadership and Change Management.
CACI International Inc. has been awarded a prime contract on an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contact, with a ceiling value of $260 million over five years. This contract supports the Department of Defense Business Transformation Agency (BTA) Cross Agency Support Services (CASS) effort in the area of Thought Leadership and Change Management.
The BTA's mission is to guide the transformation of business operations throughout the Department of Defense (DoD) and to deliver enterprise-level capabilities that align to warfighter needs. In support of this mission, the BTA is seeking thought leadership and change management services that include studies and analysis of strategic business processes, systems, and data; support for investment management and organizational design; strategic and tactical planning for the BTA's business enterprise priorities in personnel visibility, acquisition visibility, supply chain, real property, and financial visibility; as well as change management and training.
CACI's thought leadership and change management solutions offer the BTA innovative ideas with minimum risk and high yields, grounded in more than 46 years of DoD support. CACI and its team provide deep expertise to help the BTA develop and implement more efficient, effective solutions across the full range of DoD business functions.
- 10.2008 — Data Federal Receives Contract to redesign prominent Federal Government Website and Content Management System.
The Data Federal Corporation is pleased to announce the award of a contract for the redesign of a content driven website for the Federal Government. The website serves multiple audiences including the general public, the press, international governments, and various United States government agencies. The Agency is seeking to completely rebrand and transform its current website as well as amplify its web presence in an effort to increase the overall "value" of the site for all users. Data Federal has been trusted to completely redesign the website for this Agency. This effort will include the design and deployment of a completely new look and feel, enhanced user experience, and more diversified, targeted, and useful user content. As part of this initiative we will help guide and advise our customer on the selection and procurement of a brand new content management system (CMS). Additionally, Data Federal will provide ongoing maintenance and upgrades for a period of 4 years. As part of this effort we will be teaming with our trusted partner Quotient to deliver and deploy these complex services. We are proud to be working with a quality firm such as Quotient and look forward to future partnerships and teaming scenarios.
- 10.2008 — Data Federal Secures U.S. DoD Business Process Management Contract.
The Data Federal Corporation is pleased to announce the award of a 2 year business process management (BPM) support contract by the U.S. Department of Defense. Data Federal's assistance was sought by the DoD to assist with a ground up business process management effort, within a critical U.S. defense organization. As part of this effort, Data Federal will advise on business process management, process optimization, and data necessity, will capture and document the existing information and the process space, define and architect new processes, and provide technology recommendations and support for the overall effort. The contract, secured under Data Federal's Business Process Management Practice, represents another step in our company's evolution and its growing BPM practice. With increasing frequency, we find our customers seeking our assistance at the point where business and technology meet. No longer can organizations view processes and procedures in isolation from supporting technologies. Rather, it is the fusion of these areas and disciplines that drives real benefit. At Data Federal, we understand that the relationship between people, process, and technology is more than just words; it is an important construct which must be appropriately balanced in order to drive success. As part of our approach, we work closely with our customers to understand their unique needs, situations, and goals. We then tailor a solution that drives real value for the client.
- 09.2008 — Data Federal awarded 5-year contract to manage Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)/Privacy Act (PA) program for the Department of Navy's Office of Naval Research (ONR).
Data Federal will support the Office of Corporate Counsel for ONR through management of the FOIA/PA program under ONR supervision. Data Federal will be involved in all aspects of the program and will support the processing of up to 200 FOIA and PA requests on a yearly basis, to include performing releasability analysis and drafting of all communication to requesters and third parties. Data Federal is also responsible for reporting and for assisting the attorney with the ONR Ethics and Standards of Conduct program as required.
- 08.2008 — Data Federal and Metastorm Form Partnership.
Data Federal is pleased to announce an alliance with Metastorm, Inc. Metastorm's advanced business process management solution is being implemented by Data Federal to support our efforts in various Federal agencies. Metastorm's platform is the perfect compliment for our efforts within our BPM practice. This software will aid in the automation of the operational support processes, dramatically improving accountability and overall project performance. With a focus on enterprise visibility, optimization, and agility, Metastorm offers market-leading software for Enterprise Architecture, Business Process Analysis and Modeling, and Business Process Management. As an integrated product portfolio, Metastorm Enterprise™ allows organizations to improve business results by unifying strategy, analysis and execution. Metastorm is bringing together these critical disciplines to enable an understanding of enterprise architecture and strategy, accurate impact and opportunity assessment, effective process execution, and accelerated value realization for organizations worldwide.
- 08.2008 — Data Federal Wins HRSA Grant Closeout Contract.
Data Federal has been selected by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to develop and implement an advanced business process management system to increase the speed, visibility, and accountability of the grant closeout process. The Division of Grant Management Operations (DGMO), within HRSA, is responsible for managing the Grant Closeout Process by providing services to a total of six Bureaus and twelve offices. Annually, it is estimated that at least 2,000-3,000 grants require closeout and reconciliation with the HHS Payment Management System (PMS). In support of this 5 year contract Data Federal will implement the business process management system as well as providing support personnel to facilitate the reconciliation and closure of HRSA grants. Implementation of this solution allows both Data Federal and HRSA personnel to closely monitor and control the closeout process. Efforts under this contract will be a blueprint for the automation of closeout procedures at other federal agencies.
- 06.2008 — Data Federal Announces Launch of FOIA Practice.
Data Federal announced the formal opening of its Freedom of Information Act practice. The Freedom of Information Act or FOIA, as it is commonly known, allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the United States Government. While the Act went into effect over 40 years ago, substantial changes and updates have been enacted over the course of the last four decades. In 2005, Executive Order 13392 mandated additional changes to the manner in which the government responds to FOIA requests. Due to these modifications and the ever-increasing number of FOIA requests, the processing, evaluation, and administration of FOIA requests has become increasingly visible. Additionally, information requested via the Act must be reconciled with other applicable laws and regulations such as the Privacy Act to ensure the appropriate release of information. The need for accuracy, accountability and timeliness along with the recent changes in the Act have resulted in the greatest need for qualified professionals providing FOIA support since the inception of the Act. Data Federal currently performs FOIA and Privacy Act support services for several federal agencies. Viewing the increased need for FOIA support services, Data Federal developed a focused FOIA practice to complement our federal paralegal practice. Ensuring that the skills of our FOIA professionals are grounded in the legal profession offers our customers piece of mind that all rules, regulations and policies will be followed.
- 03.2008 — Data Federal Corporation receives SBA 8(a) Certification.
Data Federal is pleased to announce that we have received our 8(a) Business Development Program certification from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). We appreciate the opportunity afforded to us by the SBA, which will allow us to be even more agile and competitive. The program lasts for a period of nine years and allows our federal government customers an expedited method by which to engage our company, often in a non-competitive manner. We are excited by the prospects that this opportunity presents. We are Data Federal.
- 01.2008 — Data Federal partners with One Network Enterprises to deliver Advanced Business Process Management Solutions to the Federal Government.
Data Federal Corporation and One Network Enterprises of Dallas, Texas have teamed to deliver advanced business process management solutions, rapid application development and deployment, and true mission management services to the Federal Government and U.S. Military. The two companies are focused on delivering solutions that embrace and amplify existing IT infrastructures, have rapid time-to-value, enable net-centric environments, and deliver web-based solutions for our valued clients - all firmly grounded in the latest SOA principles.
- 11.2007 — Data Federal wins Case Management Contract for support to the FAA's Office of the Chief Counsel.
Data Federal is pleased to announce a prime contract award by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide case management support services to the FAA's Office of the Chief Counsel. The Office of the Chief Counsel supports the FAA's mission by furnishing legal services to the FAA Administrator and all Agency organizations at the Headquarters, Regional and Center levels. We are grateful for and excited by the opportunity to provide critical support services through our team of highly skilled and accredited paralegal professionals.
- 10.2007 — Data Federal Corporation secures development Contract with the Ford Motor Company.
Data Federal has been selected to develop ErgoRX 2.0, which builds on the foundation created by ErgoRX program, a web-based application that permits plant level Local Ergonomics Committees (LEC's) to manage the process for identifying, tracking, resolving, and sharing ergonomic concerns with reduced administrative burden. The intranet-based application will also allow non-plant ergonomics personnel to view LEC concern data remotely and obtain measures of program effectiveness directly. Our effort will provide for full functionality on a standard web browser. ErgoRX 2.0 will comply with Ford's current IT security policy through enhanced ErgoRX administrator functions to conduct user access audits. This project will increase the relevant lifespan of ErgoRX system and reduce the overall cost of maintenance and support by bringing the application up to the latest Ford IT Standards.
- 08.2007 — Data Federal Corporation to support their FAA MASS Engineering Services Contract at the Hughes Technical Center.
Data Federal has been selected by SRA International to provide various engineering support services to include Computer Aided Design, Configuration Management and other administrative and technical services in support of their Multiple Award Support Services (MASS) at the Federal Aviation Administration's Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, NJ. Our support enables the effective expansion of their lab facilities and ensures existing plans are within design specicifications.
- 06.2007 — Data Federal designs and leads cutting edge development effort to deliver a premier Business Intelligence Platform for Health Care Media company.
Data Federal has secured a long-term contract for the development of a business intelligence platform focused on the veterinary health care industry. This platform will enable and promote strategic communications between veterinary hospitals and their clients, allowing for automated, streamlined communications, increased customer contact, and facilitate driving both pet care and veterinary hospital revenue. Sample communications include the emailing of pet maintenance visit reminders, pet birthday greetings, pet health care tips, and other associated information.
- 03.2007 — Data Federal opens Virginia Office.
Data Federal is pleased to announce the opening of an office in Fairfax, Virginia. This location will allow us to more readily meet the needs of our valued clients in the northern Virginia area, as well as embed our company within the highly tech-centric NVA region. Additionally, the location represents an ideal site from which to work with our trusted partners - many of whom call northern Virginia home. Of further benefit, the region fosters and supports a pool of highly skilled and accomplished talent to help fuel Data Federal's growth.
- 01.2007 — Data Federal launches Business Process Management (BPM) Practice.
The Data Federal Corporation has launched a Business Process Management Practice. This practice focuses on delivering high-quality business process management consultation services and support for present and future customers. The development of this practice has been in direct response to the client requests for these very services. At Data Federal, we understand that the relationship between people, process, and technology is more than just words; it is an important construct which must be appropriately balanced in order to drive success. As part of our approach, we work closely with our customers to understand their unique needs, situations, and goals. We then tailor a solution that drives real value for the client. When technology is part of the equation, we take a "technology-agnostic" approach. We first determine the needs of the client, factor in budgetary constraints and current infrastructure realities, and only then do we make a information technology determination, which is targeted to serve the needs of the client first.