Emerging Technology, Infrastructure
PR Newswire | July 13, 2023
Carbon management and accounting platform nZero will be tracking real-time 24/7 carbon-free electricity under the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Green Proving Ground (GPG) program as part of the Federal Government's quest to decarbonize federal buildings. The government agency recently announced that, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy, it will invest $30 million from the Inflation Reduction Act to increase the sustainability of federal buildings by testing novel technologies through the GPG program. This marks the first year GSA is integrating carbon tracking software. nZero will be supporting the Biden-Harris Administration's larger initiative to advance clean energy tech offerings and establish net-zero federal buildings.
"GSA serves as a standard for federal building development across the country, and our carbon management and emissions tracking will complement the agency's ongoing work toward achieving net-zero federal buildings," said Josh Griffin, Chief Policy Officer and Co-Founder at nZero. "The opportunity to work with GSA and the GPG program as one of the first carbon accounting software to be evaluated under this program is an honor. We look forward to working toward a common goal of decarbonizing the built world through more transparent and accurate greenhouse gas accounting."
The GPG program works to advance GSA's goals of achieving net-zero emissions in federal buildings and creating clean energy jobs by evaluating American-made, emerging and sustainable technologies to help increase the deployment of federal electric vehicle supply equipment, protect air quality, reduce climate pollution, and enhance building performance. The GPG program leverages GSA's real estate portfolio to assess innovative building technologies in real-world settings.
"nZero is playing an important role in the Green Proving Ground program, as the Federal Government drives further innovation and clean energy initiatives across the country," said Robin Carnahan, Administrator of GSA. "In furtherance of the Federal Government's mandate to track these emissions, nZero's participation in the program will help GSA evaluate accurate and efficient carbon accounting as we push toward our ongoing goal of net-zero federal buildings."
With the additional funds from the Inflation Reduction Act, GSA is able to increase its evaluation and investment in technologies that will benefit its real estate portfolio. nZero's role as a selected technology pertains to greenhouse gas accounting, one of the GPG program's seven technology areas of focus. The seven areas include: Greenhouse Gas Accounting, Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment, Germicidal Ultraviolet, Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings, High-Performance, Onsite Renewables, and Window Retrofit.
nZero is a real-time carbon accounting and management platform that collects, analyzes and produces emissions and insights data to help NGOs, government agencies and organizations accelerate their journey to net zero. nZero utilizes a proprietary carbon data model to capture and automate all emission points from an organizations' operational footprint at the highest granularity possible and provides 24/7 analysis of scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions. Unlike other offerings that rely on third-party data and opaque averages, nZero's accurate, first-party, contextual data helps clients understand changes hour-by-hour, access metrics to reach climate goals and reduce operational and capital costs. nZero's data is audit-ready and compliant with all reporting criteria, mitigating risk and ensuring that organizations are prepared for new rules, regulations, and financial reporting demands. nZero recognition includes the 2022 "Leader in Sustainability" Award from the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), the 2022 Sustainability Product of the Year Award from Business Intelligence Group, a TIME Magazine Best Inventions of 2022 recipient, as well as an honorable mention on Fast Company's 2022 World Changing Ideas List.
GSA provides centralized procurement and shared services for the Federal Government, managing a nationwide real estate portfolio of nearly 370 million rentable square feet, overseeing approximately $75 billion in annual contracts, and delivering technology services that serve millions of people across dozens of federal agencies. GSA's mission is to deliver the best customer experience and value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to the government and the American people.
Emerging Technology, Cybersecurity
Globenewswire | June 28, 2023
Quantexa, a global leader in Decision Intelligence (DI) solutions for the public and private sectors, and Carahsoft Technology Corp, The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, today announced a partnership. Under the agreement, Carahsoft will serve as Quantexa’s Master Government Aggregator®, making the company’s Decision Intelligence platform available to U.S. Government agencies and departments through Carahsoft’s reseller partners, NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V, and Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 (ITES-SW2) contracts.
Quantexa’s Fraud, Financial Crime, and Data Management solutions will enable Federal agencies to gain valuable insights from their data and make better-informed decisions in support of mission objectives. Quantexa’s DI platform and solutions can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud through Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google Cloud.
“We are committed to providing Government agencies with the solutions they need to stay ahead of evolving threats and meet the challenges of today's complex data landscape,” said Tiffany Goddard, Sales Director for Law Enforcement Technology Solutions at Carahsoft. “The partnership represents a critical step forward in addressing the complex data challenges Government agencies are experiencing, such as data duplication and security. We look forward to working with Quantexa and our reseller partners to make it easier and more efficient for agencies to procure the technology they need to combat financial crimes.”
“We are dedicated to empowering U.S. Government agencies with the most advanced solutions to combat financial crimes and protect against evolving threats,” said Paul Stacey, Quantexa Regional Vice President – North America. “With Quantexa’s Decision Intelligence platform, data becomes a renewable resource, powering intelligent decision-making and unlocking new opportunities for organizations. Our partnership with Carahsoft and its reseller partners is integral to our long-term success in the U.S. Government market – enabling us to seamlessly provide our cutting-edge technology to Government agencies and amplify their mission impact.”
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, supporting Public Sector organizations across Federal, State and Local Government agencies and Education and Healthcare markets. As the Master Government Aggregator® for our vendor partners, we deliver solutions for Cybersecurity, MultiCloud, DevSecOps, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Open Source, Customer Experience and Engagement, and more. Working with resellers, systems integrators and consultants, our sales and marketing teams provide industry leading IT products, services and training through hundreds of contract vehicles. Visit us at www.carahsoft.com.
Quantexa is a global data and analytics software company pioneering Decision Intelligence that empowers organizations to make trusted operational decisions by making data meaningful. Using the latest advancements in big data and AI, Quantexa’s Decision Intelligence platform uncovers hidden risk and new opportunities by providing a contextual, connected view of internal and external data in a single place. It solves major challenges across data management, KYC, customer intelligence, financial crime, risk, fraud, and security, throughout the customer lifecycle.
The Quantexa Decision Intelligence Platform enhances operational performance with over 90% more accuracy and 60 times faster analytical model resolution than traditional approaches. Founded in 2016, Quantexa now has more than 600 employees and thousands of users working with billions of transactions and data points across the world. The company has offices in London, New York, Boston, Toronto, Malaga, Brussels, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Singapore, Melbourne, Sydney, and the UAE. For more information, please visit www.quantexa.com or follow us on LinkedIn.
PR Newswire | July 21, 2023
FM:Systems, provider of the most scalable and intuitive all-in-one workplace management platform, announced today its FMS:Workplace solution has achieved the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program's (FedRAMP) "In Process" designation.
FedRAMP is a government-wide program that promotes the adoption of secure cloud services across the federal government by providing a standardized approach to security and risk assessment for cloud technologies, like FM:Systems solutions. Through its sponsorship with the U.S. Department of Education, FM:Systems is working to reach full FedRAMP authorization for FMS:Workplace within one year.
"With the rise of remote and hybrid work, many organizations are looking for smart ways to optimize their real estate, reduce expenses, and deliver productive workplace experiences," said Kurt von Koch, CEO of FM:Systems. "Achieving the FedRAMP In Process designation for our FMS:Workplace solution allows federal clients to access our trusted workplace management suite of software solutions in a secure cloud environment so they can gain the data-backed insights needed to make strategic decisions about their real estate and workplace needs."
As a flexible, easy-to-use Integrated Workplace Management Solution, federal agencies can use FMS:Workplace to seamlessly manage, analyze, and report on facilities and real estate operations and maintenance (O&M) information all in a single system. The FMS:Workplace solution includes:
Strategic Scenario Planning
Real Estate Management
"The increase of data breaches and phishing campaigns taking place across the U.S. and globally means it's critical for government agencies to take every step they can to safeguard sensitive information and data privacy," said the Chief Information Officer (CIO), of the U.S. Department of Education. "FM:Systems provides workplace management solutions that meet FedRAMP authorization requirements and federal cloud security standards."
FM:Systems workplace management solutions are used by over 150 government institutions, including 10 of the 15 federal government departments.
FM:Systems all-in-one workplace management platform helps more than 1,200 of the world's largest organizations access, manage, and measure every aspect of their real estate portfolio. With the most complete range of intuitive and scalable space management, hybrid work, workplace analytics and smart sensor solutions, our customers gain the data-backed clarity and vision necessary to make strategic real estate decisions and deliver high-performance workplaces today and long into the future. For more information about FM:Systems, please visit www.fmsystems.com.