GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

RS21 Awarded the IRS Data Mashing Solution Requirement to Improve Data Collection for Governmentwide Procurement

RS21 | November 09, 2020

RS21 has been awarded the IRS Data Mashing Solution Requirement to improve data collection for governmentwide procurement. The contract was awarded through the innovative Pilot IRS program, a new acquisition method that uses a multiphase approach to allow the IRS to test new technologies on faster timelines without added risk. The first phase solution challenge will focus on three goals: bringing together several datasets in an easy-to-use visualization, promoting the use of labor and wage data, and achieving near-term improvements in the number of datasets and rigor of analysis.

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This paper provides concrete steps that can be taken to bring a US Federal or Military data center into compliance with the latest directives from the Executive branch regarding data center optimization and consolidation. It details the evolution from FDCCI to FITARA to DCOI, with an emphasis on the roles that power measurement and management play in complying with the DCOI requirements for efficiency (through the PUE metric) and reporting through the implementation of a DCIM tool for asset tracking and power monitoring.

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This paper provides concrete steps that can be taken to bring a US Federal or Military data center into compliance with the latest directives from the Executive branch regarding data center optimization and consolidation. It details the evolution from FDCCI to FITARA to DCOI, with an emphasis on the roles that power measurement and management play in complying with the DCOI requirements for efficiency (through the PUE metric) and reporting through the implementation of a DCIM tool for asset tracking and power monitoring.

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GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Ephesoft's Intelligent Document Processing Platform is Now FedRAMP Compliant

Ephesoft | November 16, 2021

Ephesoft Inc., a leader in intelligent document processing, automation and data enrichment solutions, today announced that its Ephesoft Transact platform is now available as a FedRAMP moderate compliant cloud service. Deployed on Project Hosts Private Cloud FedRAMP Authorized platform built on Microsoft Azure Government, Ephesoft Transact complied with all additional security controls and has a System Security Plan (SSP) in place to greatly accelerate the compliance verification and Authorization to Operate (ATO) process. "Automation and AI are major change drivers for government organizations and we are excited to be part of this journey. The availability of the Ephesoft Transact in a FedRAMP SaaS-compliant cloud paves the way for federal agencies to modernize critical processes, take advantage of the cloud and, ultimately, do more with less. Being FedRAMP compliant assures all federal agencies that Ephesoft Transact is fully vetted and highly secure, saving time and money on implementation." Kevin Harbauer, chief technology officer at Ephesoft Ephesoft Transact is already being used by many government organizations, including 14 federal agencies in multiple departments, to automate document-centric processes and drive operational efficiencies. Turning high volumes of documents of any type into structured, actionable data, the platform not only digitalizes previously laborious processes and eliminates manual data entry but also enables digital transformation downstream by making the data available to other workflows and systems. The U.S. Air Force, for example, currently uses Ephesoft Transact and its Web Scanner feature, which is Air Force Network Integration (AFNIC) certified, at over 100 scanning stations at Air Force bases worldwide to streamline travel voucher processing. Since the USAF began using Ephesoft Transact, they have accelerated their document processing setup by about 94% and have seen a throughput rate of 95%. Accelerated by the OMB and NARA's Memorandum M-19-21 mandate, government agencies put a concentrated effort into modernizing their operations through AI and automation technologies. As many processes primed for modernization are paper and digital document-based, Intelligent Document Processing is going to be an integral part in the agencies' technology stack. As a result of Ephesoft Transact's FedRAMP compliance, the ATO process is now much easier and accelerated so agencies can take advantage of its benefits faster. Ephesoft's Intelligent Document Processing platform is available to federal agencies on GSA MAS GS-35F-0858N. About Ephesoft Ephesoft's Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) platform and data enrichment solutions automate document-centric processes to maximize operational efficiency and human productivity for enterprises and the public sector. Using AI, patented machine learning and proprietary classification models, Ephesoft's customizable and scalable platform turns any document type into structured, actionable data to accelerate business processes and data-driven decisions. The platform's APIs and iPaaS connectors allow for fast integrations into other business systems for seamless end-to-end automation. Working with a vast partner ecosystem, Ephesoft has been deployed in the cloud and on-premises to customers around the globe saving costs, improving data accuracy and fueling their digital transformation journey towards hyperautomation. Ephesoft is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with regional offices throughout the US, EMEA and Asia Pacific. About FedRAMP The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. This approach uses a "do once, use many times" framework that saves an estimated 30-40% of government costs, as well as both time and staff required to conduct redundant agency security assessments. FedRAMP is the result of close collaboration with cybersecurity and cloud experts from the General Services Administration (GSA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Defense (DOD), National Security Agency (NSA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) Council and its working groups, as well as private industry.

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GOVERNMENT FINANCE

Tyler Technologies Renews Contract for Digital Government and Payment Solutions in the State of Arkansas

Tyler Technologies | February 25, 2022

Tyler Technologies, Inc. today announced that the state of Arkansas has renewed its contract for Tyler’s award-winning digital government and payments services. The four-year agreement builds upon the existing 25-year relationship between Tyler’s subsidiary, NIC, and the Information Network of Arkansas, a governor-appointed board that oversees digital access to government information and services in Arkansas. The agreement includes three additional one-year extensions, which may be exercised at the discretion of the state. “Arkansas is a proven leader in creating innovation solutions that connect citizens with their government. This continuation of the trusted partnership between the state of Arkansas and NIC will continue to deliver improved experiences for our citizens while creating even more efficiencies for government offices.” Ralph Hudson, director of labor at the Arkansas Department of Labor and Licensing and INA board chair Throughout Arkansas, Tyler’s NIC subsidiary currently provides more than 300 state and local government entities with nearly 1,000 digital government services, including online vehicle and driver services, criminal background checks, and county property tax payments. NIC Arkansas operates a multi-award-winning citizen portal powered by an intelligent, cross-agency chatbot that engages visitors to the state’s official website, Arkansas.gov, with machine learning and artificial intelligence to help Arkansans find the services they need – all through a simple, intuitive conversation. “It has been our great honor to partner with the state and help build Arkansas’ award-winning digital government presence over the past 25 years,” said Christy Williams, general manager of NIC Arkansas. “Our goal is to make government more accessible to everyone through technology, and that aligns with the mission of the INA Board. We are excited to continue this partnership, accelerate digital service delivery and ultimately make life better for Arkansans.” Through its partnership with NIC, Arkansas’ enterprise digital government presence has resulted in process automation efficiencies for both government and citizens and enabled the state to realize a cost avoidance of more than $64 million each year. In 2020 alone, Arkansas government websites served over 2.8 million citizens and securely processed over 14.5 million digital government transactions totaling more than $521 million and achieved a 96% average satisfaction rating from more than 435,000 citizens surveyed. About Tyler Technologies and NIC Acquired by Tyler Technologies on April 21, 2021, NIC is a leader in digital government solutions and payments, partnering with government to deliver user-friendly digital services that make it easier and more efficient to interact with government. NIC and Tyler are united in their mission to empower public sector entities to operate more efficiently and connect more transparently with their constituents and with each other. Tyler has more than 37,000 successful installations across more than 12,000 locations, with clients in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, and other international locations. Tyler has been recognized numerous times for growth and innovation, including Government Technology’s GovTech 100 list and Forbes’ “Most Innovative Growth Companies” list.

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GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

IGEN Networks Corporation secures GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contract with State and Federal Governments

IGEN Networks Corporation | December 03, 2021

IGEN Networks Corporation a leading innovator of cloud-based and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for the protection and management of mobile assets, today announced its qualification for GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contract with selected states and federal government markets. The GSA/VA status enables IGEN to market its products and services directly to governments including Counties, States, and the Federal Government. The GSA/VA Schedule contract status is a Preferred Vendor Status with local, state, and federal governments from which qualified companies are considered to be responsible and reputable to these governments. According to the GSA/VA Solicitation Services, there are only .003% of companies in the United States that are GSA or VA Federal Supply Schedule Contract qualified. According to The Authority in Government Contracts the Federal Government spends over $40B exclusively with GSA/VA Schedule Contract holders on an annual basis. From this GSA/VA Schedule contract status, IGEN will market its Medallion GPS Fleet Platform initially to Counties located in six states that include Pennsylvania, Michigan, New York City, New York, Tennessee, and California. Additional states will be added to IGEN's contract status as opportunities grow across the US. The Medallion GPS Fleet Platform will offer compelling features and services at lower costs with emphasis on ease-of-use. The system is organized around both asset and driver with dispatch capabilities, automated reporting, maintenance, diagnostics reporting, driver behavior scoring, and video tutorials on demand that are built on AWS Cloud-based infrastructure. The Medallion GPS Fleet Platform incorporates the patented "Digital Telematics Signature", which offers greater accuracy in measuring and scoring driver behavior across diverse fleets providing a powerful tool for assessing actuarial risk of assets and their drivers. "Combined with our GSA/VA contract status, we now have the process to facilitate transactions with the Counties across all US government markets. In preparation we have increased our inventory levels to 2500 hardware activation units for the next quartile period. The diversity of government assets along with the self-insurance of these assets creates an excellent fit with the capabilities of our Medallion GPS Fleet Platform." Neil G Chan, CEO of IGEN Networks Corp About IGEN Networks Corporation IGEN Networks Corporation provides peace-of-mind to automotive consumers and their families through direct access to Internet-of-Things (IoT) cloud-based services that include Stolen Vehicle Protection, Real-time updates on asset health and Driver Behavior. IGEN is a fully reporting company in both Canada and the United States. It is publicly traded on the OTCQB under the symbol IGEN, and listed on the CSE under the symbol IGN.

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