Equifax | March 15, 2022
Equifax announced that it is the first consumer reporting agency to achieve a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) 'Ready for Agency Authorization,' a designation enabled by the $1.5 billion Equifax technology and security transformation. The newly-listed Equifax Government Data Exchange system is an Application Programming Interface (API)-based delivery channel that enables secure access to real-time income and employment verification services from The Work Number. With the 'Ready for Agency Authorization,' the Equifax Government Data Exchange is the first offering to include an income and employment verification solution that meets FedRAMP standards for inclusion on the FedRAMP Marketplace. Equifax expects this to be the first of many Equifax products that will ultimately be made available to U.S. Government customers through the FedRAMP Marketplace.
FedRAMP is a U.S. government program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. Achieving FedRAMP Ready status indicates that Equifax delivers the security and enterprise-level capabilities required for commercial cloud service offerings. The approval of the Equifax Government Data Exchange system follows a third-party audit and preparation of a Readiness Assessment Report (RAR) that was performed by a FedRAMP third-party assessment (3PAO) organization.
Achieving the FedRAMP Ready milestone is a testament to the engineering excellence of the Equifax CloudTM, our unique implementation of a public cloud infrastructure designed to meet the needs of our highly regulated data environment. Our global data fabric securely unifies more than 100 data silos into a single platform that delivers smarter insights at a greater velocity than ever before. That scale and integration is how the Equifax Cloud has moved us far beyond the scope of a consumer reporting agency and enabled us to respond to the needs of customers across industries in new ways. As government agencies continue to expand their use of data and analytics in the cloud, we're providing a secure, fully-managed FedRAMP-ready environment."
Bryson Koehler, Chief Product, Data, Analytics & Technology Officer at Equifax
Federal government agencies rely on The Work Number database to deliver seamless, instant verifications of income and employment information in support of social service benefit decisions. In 2021, The Work Number service fulfilled 30 million verifications in support of government assistance programs in the United States. Those streamlined verifications help government agencies make faster benefits decisions, which can reduce the time it takes for people to receive the critical assistance they need.
"The Equifax Cloud environment has given us real-time visibility into our cloud infrastructure along with top-tier cybersecurity detection and response capabilities. Achieving FedRAMP Ready status—validation from one of the most stringent security standards in the world—further validates our commitment to being a leader in security," commented Jamil Farshchi, Chief Information Security Officer at Equifax. "Few companies have dedicated more time and resources into ensuring that information is protected. And, while our participation in FedRAMP guides our interactions with federal agencies, the rigor of the program benefits both the commercial clients of The Work Number and the consumers whose information is included within."
The Equifax Government Data Exchange system is now listed on the FedRAMP Marketplace and Equifax is currently pursuing full FedRAMP Moderate certification.
At Equifax we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics, and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping financial institutions, companies, employers, and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. Our unique blend of differentiated data, analytics, and cloud technology drives insights to power decisions to move people forward. Headquartered in Atlanta and supported by more than 13,000 employees worldwide, Equifax operates or has investments in 24 countries in North America, Central and South America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region.
The Open Group | November 24, 2020
Today, The Open Group, the seller unbiased innovation consortium, and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations office for data and correspondence advancements (ICTs), reported a joint effort to quicken public assistance development and change for better resident results and ideal use of ICT foundation.
By cooperating, The Open Group and ITU will intend to advance, guide, and assemble abilities for digital government strategies and resident driven Enterprise Architecture (EA) over the globe.
“Never before have digital public services had such a profound impact on the lives of citizens around the world,” said ITU Secretary-General, Houlin Zhao. “With this partnership with The Open Group, ITU is redoubling its efforts to help governments everywhere accelerate the deployment and scaling up of impactful citizen-centric digital solutions in support of economic recovery and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”
With the important direction and materials, asset compelled nations will be better positioned to change over digital strategies into implementable enormous scope frameworks. Thusly, the vital partnership among ITU and The Open Group will fill the hole between digital speculations and best practice engineering approaches for the accomplishment of the SDGs.
Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of ITU stated: "The utilization of digital arrangements and innovations to upscale digital public administrations is crucial for supporting the reaction to, and recuperation from, the COVID-19 pandemic. With regards to planning, executing, and turning out digital public administrations at scale, embracing building approaches is critical. EA permits governments to address the issues of areas with differing prerequisites, while simultaneously encourage the authoritative change measure and the modernization of government administrations overall. Close by The Open Group, we can make the instruments and direction required for nations to put an EA approach vigorously."
The work embraced as a feature of the coordinated effort will be executed by The Open Group Government EA Work Group. The Work Group will develop measures that empower consistent data stream across different government environments, making existing EA assets – including guides, structures, use cases, and philosophies – simpler to utilize and accessible to all. Through giving admittance to these assets, both The Open Group and ITU will assist governments with building the abilities expected to execute design approaches at scale, in light of their nation explicit necessities.
Steve Nunn, President and CEO of The Open Group, commented: “The Open Group is proud to collaborate with ITU to transform digital public services and, ultimately, enhance the experience for millions of citizens across the globe. It is evident that the countries able to yield the best outcomes from digital investments are those that have created and adopted a fit-for-purpose digital government EA. This is why, together with ITU, we will strive to democratize the use of methodologies and tools required to establish future-proofed digital architectures and infrastructures, particularly for countries with limited resources.”
About The Open Group
The Open Group is a global consortium that enables the achievement of business objectives through technology standards. Our diverse membership of more than 800 organizations includes customers, systems and solutions suppliers, tool vendors, integrators, academics, and consultants across multiple industries.
Oracle | November 13, 2020
Oracle Aconex for Defense has gotten Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Moderate approval. Presently, U.S. Branch of Defense (DoD) offices and their conveyance accomplices can utilize the answer for smooth out development venture the executives.
Oracle Aconex for Defense is a high consistence security-endorsed example of Oracle Aconex, a protected cloud-based stage that improves venture coordinated effort by associating groups and data in a typical information climate (CDE). Oracle Aconex for Defense gives profoundly secure data the board, detailing, and work process mechanization to drive effectiveness, perceivability, and control across venture measures.
FedRAMP gives a standard way to deal with security evaluation, approval, and constant checking for cloud items and administrations (CSPs) utilized by the U.S. National government and its accomplices. The U.S. Armed force Corps of Engineers (USACE) as of late gave the proper approval to utilization of Oracle Aconex for Defense. The arrangement is the main development venture data the board and cooperation programming to arrive at this accomplishment.
The USACE's FedRAMP Moderate Authorization of Oracle Aconex for Defense signals our:
Continued investment and commitment to providing purpose-built commercial off-the-shelf industry applications for federal defense agencies; and
Support of the DoD's ongoing commitment to IT modernization in the cloud, data security, data management, and knowledge management, among other initiatives.
"Our first FedRAMP authorization is a significant milestone for Oracle Construction and Engineering, as we are dedicated to providing cloud solutions to support the U.S. federal government's overarching goal of modernizing its technology infrastructure," said Mark Webster, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Construction and Engineering. "We look forward to supporting the USACE and their customers, partners and sister agencies as they work together to deliver vital projects."
About Oracle Construction and Engineering
Asset owners and project leaders rely on Oracle Construction and Engineering solutions for the visibility and control, connected supply chain, and data security needed to drive performance and mitigate risk across their processes, projects, and organization. Our scalable cloud construction management software solutions enable digital transformation for teams that plan, build, and operate critical assets, improving efficiency, collaboration, and change control across the project lifecycle.
The Oracle Cloud offers a complete suite of integrated applications for Sales, Service, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain and Manufacturing, plus Highly Automated and Secure Generation 2 Infrastructure featuring the Oracle Autonomous Database.