EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
Businesswire | May 29, 2023
Maximus, a leading provider of health, employment, and digital customer services globally, has been selected as the largest provider of the new Functional Assessment Services (FAS) contract, due to launch in 2024.
The award maintains Maximus’ position as a leading provider of health assessments to the UK government. Since 2015 Maximus has been the only national provider of the Health Assessment Advisory Service on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions.
Maximus transformed the assessment service, with waiting times significantly reduced and record customer satisfaction. From 2024, assessments will be delivered on a regional basis. Maximus will deliver across Scotland and Northern England, and as a delivery partner to Capita across the Midlands and Wales.
The combined estimated value of the contracts, including subcontracting, is £800m/$1bn over five years, with the option to extend for a further two years.
Dr Paul Williams, Division President of Maximus UK, said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with DWP to deliver the next generation of health and disability assessments. We remain committed to working with stakeholders, including disabled people and their representative groups, to improve customer experience in the assessment process, delivering a sensitive, respectful and expert service to the millions of people who rely on these services to access financial support”.
Bruce Caswell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Maximus, said: “This award continues our expansion in the UK market. With our strong track record of transforming services on behalf of government, and our strategic focus on the future of health services globally, we are proud to be working with DWP on the delivery of this important new service”.
About Maximus in the UK
Maximus delivers services that help more than 2 million people each year in the UK move forward with their lives. Operating from more than 285 locations, Maximus is one of the largest providers of employment, health, and digital customer services in the country.
Maximus employs over 5,000 specialists, including more than 1,000 employment advisors and 1,400 doctors, nurses, occupational therapists and other Healthcare Professionals. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and Living Wage Employer.
Prnewswire | April 19, 2023
Renovus Capital Partners ("Renovus") today announced that its newly formed platform, Aretum, LLC ("Aretum" or the "Company"), has acquired Miracle Systems, LLC ("Miracle"), an Arlington, VA-based prime contractor to more than twenty federal agencies domestically and internationally. Miracle joins existing Renovus portfolio company Panum Telecom, LLC ("Panum") within Aretum, a leading mid-tier organization focused on providing management consulting, mission support and technology solutions. Aretum primarily serves the DoD, DHS and Federal Civilian agencies through a broad array of contracts, contract vehicles and talented resources.
"We are excited to bring together a rich and diverse pool of highly talented professionals under one organization," said Dr. Vaikunth Gupta, Co-Founder of Panum. "Our goal is to continue building Aretum into a best-in-class service provider to DHS, civilian and Department of Defense agencies."
"The combination of Panum and Miracle under the Aretum umbrella is yet another step in our growing commitment to support the mission of government agencies with technology and management consulting services," said Atif Gilani and Manan Shah, Partners at Renovus Capital. "We are confident that Aretum will bring technology-focused innovative solutions to support our customers while unlocking value for our investors and stakeholders."
Sandesh Sharda, Founder and CEO of Miracle Systems, commented, "Renovus really stood out from the other investors we considered. They had already made a significant growth investment in Panum and have great familiarity and understanding of the space where we operate."
Aretum becomes the third Renovus platform in the government service space. Renovus will leverage its deep expertise across the broader knowledge and talent space to continue building each platform through a combination of organic expansion and add-on acquisitions.
King & Spalding served as legal counsel to Renovus and Panum. UBS Investment Bank served as exclusive financial advisor to Miracle Systems, and Greenberg Traurig served as legal counsel.
About Miracle Systems
Miracle Systems is an innovative solutions provider bringing an entrepreneurial spirit and thought leadership to the Federal Government. We are an array of program managers, engineers, financial analysts, IT experts, systems designers, security specialists, trainers, and mission support specialists who have joined forces to create timely, tested, and sustainable solutions. Our signature offerings encompass PMO support, engineering services, financial consulting, IT modernization initiatives, mission-critical cyber support, and comprehensive training services. Established in 2003 and headquartered in Arlington, VA, our success has been demonstrated by cultivating long-term employees – and long-term clients. We proudly service over 100 contracts, and prime over 90 – managing over $900 million across civilian and military sectors. Miracle Systems consistently delivers high levels of customer satisfaction through innovation, ethics, and excellence.
About Aretum, LLC
Aretum LLC is a newly formed holding company that owns Miracle Systems and Panum Telecom. Miracle Systems (www.MiracleSystems.net) provides leading edge solutions and outstanding service to Federal clients, focusing on PMO Support, Financial Consulting, Engineering Services, Training Services, IT Systems, Cyber Mission. Miracle System has 90 active Prime Contracts across the US Government. Panum Telecom, LLC (www.panum.com) offers a broad spectrum of mission services including nutritional health, and management consulting services such as program & project management, acquisition & contract management, business & strategy consulting and next generation analytics, information and communications technology services such as network infrastructure & security, research & analysis, and training to Federal Government agencies. Panum is based in Bethesda, MD.
About Renovus Capital Partners
Founded in 2010, Renovus Capital Partners is a lower middle-market private equity firm specializing in the Knowledge and Talent industries. Renovus manages over $1 billion including its three sector-focused funds. The firm's portfolio includes over 25 businesses in education and training, healthcare services, technology services and professional services. Renovus typically partners with founder-led businesses, leveraging its experience to make operational improvements, recruit top talent, pursue add-on acquisitions, and oversee strategic growth initiatives.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
PRnewswire | April 21, 2023
Pexip, a leading provider of enterprise video and collaboration solutions, announced its Pexip Government Cloud (PGC) Cloud Service Offering (CSO) has received an Authority to Operate (ATO) at the Moderate Impact level from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
With Pexip, employees can securely join Microsoft Teams calls using Cloud Video Interop (CVI) from standards-based video conferencing systems in meeting rooms in addition to their personal devices, bringing everyone together from the office or home. Agencies can also use Pexip to manage existing video infrastructure investments and host mission-critical meetings.
As agencies move to the cloud, Pexip can now support them along every step of the way. Customers can access secure video conferencing as a service through our FedRAMP-Authorized Pexip Government Cloud (PGC) platform, or they can deploy in their own private cloud, including Azure Government Community Cloud (GCC) High. Those with the strictest security needs can also host Pexip on-premises for full data control.
"Our FedRAMP Authorized platform offers a pathway for Pexip customers and federal government agencies to future-proof their video investments and securely unite their hybrid workforce. Already trusted by agencies including the VA, NASA, EPA, and the US Air Force, FedRAMP Authorization now enables even more agencies to access Pexip's solution," said Peter McCarthy, VP, Public Sector, Pexip.
This FedRAMP approval strengthens Pexip's existing security accreditation and authorization posture, which already includes:
US Department of Defense (DoD) Unified Capabilities Approved Product List (UC APL) authorized
Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) validated Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 module #3503
ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified
Section 508 compliant
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant
Supports Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance
Supports zero trust security architectures
Pexip enables enterprises and organizations of any size to deploy and use video-based communication and collaboration. The Company’s portfolio of products ranges from self-hosted software to cloud service video solutions. Pexip provides seamless collaboration between previously incompatible video and audio technologies such as professional video conferencing systems, Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts Meet, and WebRTC. Pexip’s software-based meeting platform can also be used as a foundation for service provider offerings. Pexip has HQ in Oslo, Norway, main offices in London, UK, New York and Reston, US and Sydney, Australia, as well as sales offices across the globe.