DSA Wins Joint Enterprise-Research, Development, Acquisition and Production/Procurement IDIQ Contract

Trevose, PA – Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA), a leader in delivering secure information management solutions to the Federal Government, is pleased to announce the Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground, Natick Contracting Division (ACC-APG, NCD) has awarded it the JPEO-CBD (Joint Program Executive Office – Chemical and Biological Defense)-sponsored JE RDAP (Joint Enterprise-Research, Development, Acquisition, and Production/Procurement) Multiple Award Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Contract for a ten year period. The total program ceiling is $8,276,161,000 across all IDIQ contract task/delivery orders issued during the contract ordering period.

Under this contract, DSA will support research and development of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High Yield Explosives (CBRNE) defense systems and equipment, along with materiel subject to the acquisition policies, procedures, and guidance of the “Operation of the Defense Acquisition System”. This will include activities associated with production/procurement of future-developed CBRNE defense capabilities. JE RDAP task orders will encompass activities spanning all acquisition phases as described in DODI 5000.02: Materiel Development Decision, Materiel Solution Analysis, Technical Maturation/Risk Reduction, and Production and Deployment.

“We at DSA are very excited the Army has awarded us this IDIQ contract. It provides our company an additional means of providing our government customers and, most importantly, our Nation’s war fighters, exceptional services and innovative solutions,” explained Fran Pierce, DSA’s CEO and President.

About DSA

DSA is an employee owned professional services provider that enables its customers to achieve sensitive, mission critical goals. We are ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 registered and appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 3 for Service Projects and for Development. Founded in 1963, DSA’s service offerings include Systems Engineering and Integration, Software Development, Data Analytics, Cyber Operations and Security, Systems Modernization, Cloud Solutions, Enterprise Collaboration and Knowledge Management, and Critical Infrastructure Intelligence Systems. DSA is headquartered in Trevose, PA and has major operations in Colorado Springs and Denver, CO; Honolulu, HI; O’Fallon, IL; Aberdeen and Frederick, MD; Tinton Falls, NJ; San Antonio, TX; Charlottesville, Fairfax and McLean, VA; and in other locations in the National Capital Region.

Contact:
RJ Kolton, Sr VP, Business Development, 703.261.6083; RJ.Kolton@dsainc.com

 

PPC Awarded DOJ Victims Notification System (VNS) Modernization

Industry Leading Information Technology & Management Consulting Firm to Modernize VNS with the Pega 7 Platform and Offer Enhanced Case Management Solutions in the AWS Cloud

McLean, Virginia – October 20, 2017 – Project Performance Company, LLC (PPC) was awarded an application modernization task with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for transformation of the legacy Victim Notification System (VNS) for which the company has been providing operations and maintenance support since 2009. VNS provides standardized and automated notifications to victims of Federal crimes at various stages of the criminal justice process. This new effort will modernize the VNS application architecture through use of the low-code Pega 7 platform from Pegasystems Inc., a world-class application development platform that provides business process and case management automation. This modernization will also establish VNS in the cloud using Amazon Web Services (AWS). The value of these modernization tasks exceeds $6 million.

Paul Strasser, PPC’s Chief Executive Officer, said: ” PPC is pleased to continue our important work with the Department of Justice on the Victims Notification System. This award further validates our services and solutions in modernizing Federal, mission-critical, legacy systems through low-code platforms and cloud-based strategies. It also adds to our impressive list of legacy system modernizations and helping our clients realize the benefits of lower Total Cost of Ownership while increasing cyber security posture.”

The PPC team includes Appriss, Inc. and Pegasystems Inc. Appriss, Inc, a company whose focus is to provide innovative software-based services that help hundreds of local, state, and Federal criminal justice agencies serve and protect their citizens. Appriss, Inc. is the developer of VINE®, which is a notification service that helps to protect victims in thousands of communities in 48 states, including most of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. Pegasystems Inc. is a leader in software that streamlines business and enhances customer engagement. With more than 30 years of proven innovation, Pega seamlessly connects organizations with their customers across multiple channels in real time using market-leading CRM, advanced artificial intelligence, and powerful automation. Pega’s adaptive, cloud-architected applications – built on its unified Pega® Platform – empower people with comprehensive visual tools to easily extend and change applications to meet strategic business needs.

About Project Performance Company

 

PPC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA) of Trevose, Pennsylvania is a leading Information Technology and Management Consulting firm, delivering mission critical solutions to Federal, State, and Local governments and commercial industry. We are best known for Energy Management & Environmental Sustainability Consulting, Records and Knowledge Management solutions, Information Systems Development & Integration, and Cyber Security and Information Assurance services. With offices in the DC Metropolitan Area and across the nation, we serve Fortune 500 decision makers and Federal, State, and local government agencies to meet mission-critical challenges. Please visit www.ppc.com for more information.

 

Contact:

Matt McDonald, Vice President

703-748-7040

Matt.McDonald@PPC.com

Philly’s Anexinet Cloud Leader Ned Bellavance Receives Microsoft MVP Award

Tech Leader Joins Elite Group of 67 Microsoft-Recognized Cloud and Datacenter Leaders in the U.S.

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Anexinet Corporation, a leading provider of analytics, digital and cloud solutions, today announced that Ned Bellavance, Director of Cloud Solutions, has been honored by Microsoft as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Cloud and Datacenter Management. Ned is one of only 67 technologists in the U.S. and 6 in the mid-Atlantic region to receive this award. The honor recognizes exceptional technology community leaders worldwide who actively share their high quality, real-world expertise with Microsoft and its users.

“Anexinet’s agile cloud solutions are a foundational component that enables our clients to make a transformation into a digital business,” said John Kolimago, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Solutions Anexinet. “Through Ned’s leadership and our Microsoft partnership, we believe Anexinet has the cloud blueprints to modernize our customers datacenters and lay the needed foundation for their digital applications to run on.”

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Anexinet Expands Cloud Modernization Portfolio With Analytics Expertise

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 17, 2017 — Anexinet Corporation, a leading provider of analytics, digital and cloud solutions, today announced the expansion of its Cloud Modernization Portfolio with Anexinet Cloud Insights, an analytics offering to help enterprises address cloud spend and security concerns. Included in the offering is a cloud analytics team focused on providing guidance regarding cost optimization, security, and governance to help enterprises reach and maintain their cloud operational goals.

“The cloud journey involves discipline in tracking the benefits of the cloud to target business goals,” says Brad Hokamp, CEO Anexinet. “Our cloud insights and resourcing model with analytics experts fill a critical gap for our customers frustrated by operational challenges.”

The key deliverable of Anexinet Cloud Insights is a metrics-guided cloud analytics report to guide decisions on cost, security and utilization across the enterprise business units. Standardized pricing packages are available suited to varying IT organizational and cloud program needs.

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Vacancy Remains at High Levels in the Philadelphia Central Business District

Philadelphia, PA (October 4, 2017) — Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) has released its third quarter 2017 office reports for the greater Philadelphia region. The reports detail how downsizing by tenants within the Philadelphia Central Business District (CBD), and fewer regional companies relocating to the CBD this year, kept vacancy at high levels. Market fundamentals weakened in both the Southern New Jersey and Delaware office markets, but Suburban Philadelphia continues to record gains in occupancy.

The CBD recorded its highest level of vacancy since the third quarter of 2014, closing the third quarter of 2017 at 13.7 percent. Tenants such as PNC, Wells Fargo and Verizon continued to downsize in the CBD. Downtown has been slow to absorb these large blocks of vacant space. Wayne Fisher, NKF executive managing director relates, “The number of tenants relocating from the suburbs to downtown has dwindled. Also, a decline in leasing activity by co-working firms and Comcast have failed to move space off of the market so far this year.” Year-over-year, Class A vacancy increased 250 basis points to 13.1 percent; over the same time period, the average direct rental rate for Class A space declined by $0.31 per square foot to $32.78 per square foot.

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Keirestu Forum Mid-Atlantic Creates “Angel Treaty” in Philadelphia

October 3, 2017  – Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic (K4-MA), a global angel investment network, facilitated an “Angel Treaty” among and for the members of the Pennsylvania Angel Network (PAN).

The treaty formalized the already strong spirit of cooperation among the PAN angel investor groups, allowing investors to share critical information that expands deal making opportunities throughout the region.

PAN provides resources and support to the angel community throughout Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic is a member of PAN.

“Seven years ago when we launched Keiretsu Forum in Philadelphia, the angel environment was very different from today,” said Howard Lubert, area president of K4-MA.

“Developing and implementing the treaty created an open syndication environment that expanded funding opportunities for entrepreneurs seeking investments in the region,” he said.

This treaty helped in several areas:
• Open syndication of deal flow between all the groups.
• Ability to share due diligence documents without concerns for liability, as the treaty does not guarantee the deals will be fully suitable to each investor. The provided due diligence materials serve as a baseline for others to do theirs.

“By working together and with the ability to ‘freely’ share materials and information, angel groups can potentially streamline the due diligence process for the entrepreneur,” said Jeffrey Snellenburg from the PAN Network.

Both officials said the goal of the treaty is a cross-funding opportunity for the region.

“The treaty is another resource/tool for the angel groups to build relationships and work together towards funding promising companies. Most funding rounds are too big for one angel group to fund itself. Given that angel groups will most likely be co-investing with other early stage investors, a treaty such as this one helps the parties involved,” Snellenburg said.

“The treaty means more deals are getting done and bigger deals are getting done,” Lubert added.
Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic, is scheduled to host its 5th Annual Angel Capital ExpoTM Thursday, October 19, 2017 at The Union League, 140 S. Broad, Philadelphia, PA.

More than 200 of the Delaware Valley’s most active and respected angel investors are expected to attend this premier gathering of angel investors as well as entrepreneurs seeking funding capital to grow their businesses.

Accredited angel investors may register online at http://keiretsuforum-midatlantic.com/angel-capital-expo.

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ORS Partners Provides ‘White Label’ Recruiting Solutions to Support Liquidity Events for Ten Fast-Growth Clients

ORS Partners Provides ‘White Label’ Recruiting Solutions to Support Liquidity Events for Ten Fast-Growth Clients

AUDUBON, PA, September 20, 2017 – Sizable investments warrant expert support, according to ORS Partners (ORS), an outsourced recruitment solutions firm that partners with venture capital and private equity backed companies to provide strategic talent acquisition programs. Since 2012, ORS has been providing employers in the Mid-Atlantic region the talent they need to build their businesses successfully.

Talent acquisition is a core business function for all growth organizations, yet most companies are not experts in the acquisition and retention of human capital. ORS is comprised of over 70 talent acquisition experts that become the outsourced, ‘in-house’ recruitment consultants and brand ambassadors for their clients.  Over 140 organizations have trusted ORS to carry their business card and act as an extension of their team to deploy best practices in attracting and hiring talent.

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SC Lab’s Cyber Security Test Names NIKSUN “Best Analytics Tool”

Princeton, NJ – October 2nd, 2017 – NIKSUN® Inc., the world leader in developing real-time and forensics-based cyber security, network performance management, and financial data monitoring solutions, has been rated as the “best analytics tool” in the industry after SC Lab’s cyber security group test.

NIKSUN was highlighted for its unique ability to record all data and perform real-time and retroactive analysis on it. According to Dr. Peter Stephenson, Technology Editor of SC Magazine, “The tool alerts on suspicious traffic based on [real-time generated] metadata content, for immediate notifications on policy violations, data exfiltration, malware and cyber attacks and records all data at the highest rates without dropping a single packet, and at the same time, also index all the data in real-time to allow for extremely fast searching. The tool provides robust analytics.”

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Lovoco and GoVivace launched Stenopoly – instantaneous bilingual subtitling AI invention – in unity, and now gaining critical mass.

Startup and market leader collaborate on new technology benefiting the disabled, effective communicators, and learners.

UNITED STATES, September 25, 2017 – Lovoco and GoVivace combined core competencies to invent the first real-time multilingual captioning SaaS powered by artificial intelligence.  Lovoco (Philadelphia, PA) and GoVivace (McLean, VA) partnered up and co-invested high-tech R&D to engineer Stenopoly – automated polylingual stenographer – with advanced speech recognition, hybrid machine translation, and customizable captioning typography.  This system automatically generates live subtitles in multiple language pairs, transcription, and post-edit video captions, summary, and analysis.  Plus, their protocol, buy one, gift one, passes on pro bono ed tech to local primary and or secondary schools across communities.

In essence, an orator presents with the software system, and whatever is spoken displays live in two languages as augmented reality.  This A/V Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) SaaS integrates into keynote speaking engagements, live streaming, webcasting, and web conferencing.

Contributions

Stenopoly serves multinational corporations, NGOs, and governments with globalization and localization solutions for solidified strategic cross-cultural communications.

Stenopoly serves the meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions industry with event technology solutions for greater inclusion, engagement, and satisfaction in experiential environments.

Stenopoly serves academia with statistically significant higher learning outcomes through visual-auditory efficacy, rapid language learning, and multimodal instruction.

Stenopoly serves the media and entertainment industry with closed loop production efficiencies.

 

About Lovoco

Lovoco, social enterprise with triple bottom line focus, specializes in translation and interpretation AI services and international trade and commerce.  Lovoco innovates to solve:

  • Accessibility via Assistive Tech
  • Communications via Language Tech
  • Education via Ed Tech

About GoVivace

GoVivace earns its competitive advantage every day in speech technology and natural language understanding.  GoVivace evolved postdoctoral level R&D to cutting edge human language technology and expert consultancy in:

  • Speaker Identification
  • Speaker analytics – Language, Gender, Accent, Age, and Emotion
  • Speech Processing
  • Speech-to-Text
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Call analytics
  • Deep Learning

About the Partnership 

The two strategic partners heighten capabilities and capacities in key departments: computer science and information technology and marketing and sales management.

Initial Launches

Sep. 29, 2015- Lovoco pitched at Rise of the Rest/Blackstone Charitable Foundation Student Speed Pitch.

Oct. 25, 2016- Lovoco pitched at Learning 2016 Barracuda Bowl.

Apr. 24-26, 2017- GoVivace presented and demoed Stenopoly at SpeechTEK 2017.

Apr. 25, 2017- Lovoco presented Stenopoly at Milken Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition.

For more about AI in computational linguistics, visit www.lovoco.co.  For more about AI in voice recognition, visit www.govivace.com.

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Contact:

Calvin Shum

Lovoco

Mobile: +1 717-405-1937

Calvin@lovoco.co

 

Nagendra Goel

GoVivace

Mobile: +1 703-869-9463

Nagendra.goel@govivace.com