GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

ClearInfo and Carahsoft Partner to Bring FIAR FUSION and C-CCARS Platforms to the Federal Government

ClearInfo | January 20, 2021

ClearInfo, an innovator in review readiness, business process automation, and records management services and arrangements, and Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, today announced that the ClearInfo FIAR FUSION and Customer-Content, Capture and Records Services (C-CCARS) stages are presently accessible to the Federal government through Carahsoft's NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V and the company's affiliate accomplices.

ClearInfo FIAR FUSION

The FIAR FUSION stage gives start to finish digitization and AI analytics for the Federal government's financial worth chains and is reason worked to help the Department of Defense (DoD) Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) command. FIAR FUSION improves financial process cycles, framework controls, records and bits of knowledge, empowering agencies to become review prepared by joining financial transactions and documents across the financial life cycle.

By implementing the FIAR FUSION platform solution, agency financial teams can expect the following outcomes:

• Ensured KSD Audit Readiness: Keeps financial content connected, contained, accessible, consistently cataloged and retained in a FIAR-mandated DoD 5015.2 certified records management system.
• Operational cost reductions and improved process cycles, insights and controls.
• Improved customer and supplier communications.
• Reduced storage costs of 30-50%.

“A major financial audit challenge faced by the Department of Defense is the lack of documentation,” said Ray Chance, Chief Technology Officer at ClearInfo. “FIAR FUSION is the perfect solution to address this challenge. The platform eliminates financial content silos and brings transactional data and key supporting documents together throughout the entire process life cycle to create a single source of truth. Implementing FIAR FUSION improves financial management practices and moves the DoD toward a positive, clean and unmodified audit outcome.”

ClearInfo C-CCARS

The C-CCARS stage gives start to finish digitization, low-code business process automation, clever capture and records management services for Federal agencies. C-CCARS combines content and contextual information processing to empower agencies to meet the Office of Management and Budget M-19-21 electronic records management and advanced modernization objectives all the more efficiently.

By implementing the C-CCARS platform solution, agency mission operations teams can expect the following outcomes:

• Assured OMB M-19-21 compliance by mandated timeline of December 2022.
• Time and cost savings by accelerating capture processes for agency electronic and physical records.
• Enhanced compliance by keeping content contained, accessible, consistently cataloged and retained in a DoD 5015.2 Records Management certified system to meet mandate goals.
• Increased productivity of knowledge workers through low-code, automated processes that ensure rapid and ready access to enterprise information assets.
• Reduced costs for identifying, collecting and preserving electronically stored information.

“By 2022, Federal agencies are required to manage all permanent records in an electronic format with appropriate metadata,” said Margaret Lawrence, Chief Records Management Specialist at ClearInfo. “C-CCARS is the perfect solution to address this challenge by giving agencies the contextual data ‘fuel’ they need to accelerate their business processes and meet OMB M-19-21 requirements.”

“Carahsoft is proud to partner with ClearInfo to bring the FIAR FUSION and C-CCARS platforms to Federal agencies in need of tailored audit preparation and records management,” said Matt Rattigan, Director of Partnerships at Carahsoft. “ClearInfo has a proven understanding of the challenges facing agencies covered by the DoD FIAR and OMB mandates, and we look forward to working with them to deliver their purpose-built solutions to our joint customers and reseller partners to streamline the path to compliance.”

Both FIAR FUSION and C-CCARS are facilitated on Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (US), permitting Federal agencies looking to procure ClearInfo's specialized answers for influence these stages in a secure and versatile cloud climate. AWS GovCloud (US) is intended to address specific administrative and compliance necessities of U.S. government agencies at the Federal, state and local level, just as contractors and educational foundations that run touchy outstanding burdens in the cloud. Past the assurance programs applicable to all AWS Regions, the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions permit customers to cling to U.S. Worldwide Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), FedRAMP, and DoD Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide (SRG) Impact Levels 2, 4 and 5.

About ClearInfo

ClearInfo, is an innovative, results-driven IT Service Provider focused on delivering Enterprise Information Management (EIM) solutions to optimize the creation, capture, use and lifecycle of structured and unstructured information assets that enable our customer’s to meet their mission objectives. A member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers, the ClearInfo team has created, delivered and supported EIM solutions resulting in successful programs for over 25 years.

Spotlight

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) annual mandatory Records Management Self-Assessment (RMSA) for Federal agencies began on November 16, 2015, with a response deadline of January 29, 2016. The goal of the self-assessment is to determine whether agencies are compliant with statutory and regulatory records management requirements. The self-assessment provides agencies with information they can use to measure their compliance and to target their resources to areas that need improvement. NARA conducts the RMSA, as well as inspections and records management program reviews, in our capacity as the oversight entity for Federal records management. All 260 agencies receiving the RMSA link completed this year’s assessment. The respondent list includes all Cabinet-level department records officers, departmental components, and independent agencies. A few non-Executive Branch agencies voluntarily take part in the assessment. There is a small measure of improvement between this year’s scores and last year’s scores that reflects the very gradual improvement over the past several years. This year 36% of agencies scored in the low risk category, 47% in the moderate risk, and 17% in the high risk. In 2014, for the 258 agencies responding, the risk category breakdown was 34% low risk, 47% moderate risk, and 20% high risk. Scores and risk factors for each agency are included as Appendix III.

Spotlight

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) annual mandatory Records Management Self-Assessment (RMSA) for Federal agencies began on November 16, 2015, with a response deadline of January 29, 2016. The goal of the self-assessment is to determine whether agencies are compliant with statutory and regulatory records management requirements. The self-assessment provides agencies with information they can use to measure their compliance and to target their resources to areas that need improvement. NARA conducts the RMSA, as well as inspections and records management program reviews, in our capacity as the oversight entity for Federal records management. All 260 agencies receiving the RMSA link completed this year’s assessment. The respondent list includes all Cabinet-level department records officers, departmental components, and independent agencies. A few non-Executive Branch agencies voluntarily take part in the assessment. There is a small measure of improvement between this year’s scores and last year’s scores that reflects the very gradual improvement over the past several years. This year 36% of agencies scored in the low risk category, 47% in the moderate risk, and 17% in the high risk. In 2014, for the 258 agencies responding, the risk category breakdown was 34% low risk, 47% moderate risk, and 20% high risk. Scores and risk factors for each agency are included as Appendix III.

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