PPC Awarded NARA Systems Modernization Proof of Concept Task – Providing Complex Ingest, Storage and Retrieval Software in the AWS Cloud

McLean, Virginia – January 29, 2018 – Project Performance Company, LLC (PPC) was awarded a Systems Modernization task with the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to plan the transformation of the Description and Authority Service (DAS) and the National Archive Catalog (NAC) systems. PPC has been providing development, operations and maintenance efforts in support of the NARA systems since 2010.

Description and Authority Service (DAS) is the primary card catalog for the National Archives and Records Administration. It provides a workflow, processing, and search/retrieval solution for over 600 archives personnel (Headquarters, Regional Repositories, and Presidential Library staff).

National Archives Catalog (NAC) is the online public portal to NARA records and information about those records. The catalog currently provides access to electronic records currently in the Electronic Records Archives (ERA), which are not available elsewhere online. The catalog also searches all webpages on Archives.gov. Researchers no longer need to perform separate searches for finding aids or other information related to our records on Archives.gov.

DAS and NAC are systems used daily by staff within NARA, and by external researchers and scholars who have gained permission to access and search the NARA electronic holdings.

The new effort provides a new solution pilot to application architecture through use of more modern search technologies and database engines. Both systems are already operating in the cloud using Amazon Web Services (AWS), but they will be modernized to take advantage of new AWS services and other commercial product offerings.

Paul Strasser, PPC’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “PPC is pleased to continue our important work with NARA. This award further validates our services and solutions in modernizing Federal, mission-critical systems using low-code platforms, cloud-based strategies, and leading-edge technologies. It adds to our impressive list of legacy system modernizations and helping our clients realize the benefits of lower Total Cost of Ownership, while improving their cyber security posture and rapidly leveraging the most modern software capabilities available to the Federal market.”

About Project Performance Company, LLC
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 Information Systems Development & Integration, Cyber Security and Information Assurance services, Records and Knowledge Management solutions, and Energy Management & Environmental Sustainability Consulting. 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 or www.dsainc.com for more information.

Contact: Matt McDonald, Vice President, 703-748-7040, Matt.McDonald@PPC.com

Luke McCormack Joins DSA’s Federal Advisory Board

Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA), a leader in delivering secure, innovative technology and information management solutions to the Federal Government, is pleased to announce that Luke McCormack has been appointed to DSA’s Federal Advisory Board of Directors (FAB).

Mr. McCormack brings extensive IT and leadership expertise from both the public and private sectors.

He recently retired as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Department of Homeland Security where he provided strategic direction, cyber security services, oversight to cross-component information technology efforts and IT Cloud/infrastructure services. He also served as the Vice Chairman of the Federal CIO Council. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Department of Justice Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Information Resources Management/Chief Information Officer. Previously, Mr. McCormack served as the CIO for DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement and held several senior IT management roles within US Customs and Border Protection.

Before joining the federal government, he served at various private sector companies including MCI and Ford Aerospace.

Mr. McCormack holds an MBA from the Smith School, University of Maryland, and holds key certifications from Columbia University and the National Defense University.

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

Frances R. Pierce Recognized in Philadelphia Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO Ranking

Philadelphia, PA, December 7, 2017 – Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA), a leader in delivering secure, innovative technology and information management solutions to the Federal Government, is pleased to announce Philadelphia Business Journal has named Frances Pierce, DSA’s Chairman, President, & CEO one of “The Most Admired CEOs”.  The Most Admired CEO award recognizes Philadelphia’s most dynamic business leaders with a strong record of innovation in their field, outstanding financial performance, a commitment to quality, a strong vision, a commitment to diversity in the workplace and contributions to the Greater Philadelphia region. The Philadelphia Business Journal editorial board selected the 2017 honorees.

Fran took the role of President and CEO when the company was struggling in the midst of an industry-wide downturn and overcame significant business challenges to achieve a remarkable turnaround. She restructured the company to broaden its service offerings, expanded its presence in key markets, extended its operations to include eight regional offices, increased its revenue from $9M in 1991 to $168M in 2017, and grew the number of employees from under 100 to over 400. Under her leadership, DSA was recognized for the 9th time on the Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list, a recognition received by less than half a percent of companies that have applied.

Fran’s accomplishments as a senior business executive reflect her deep understanding of what it takes to lead an organization in times of crisis, resolutely overcoming adversity and motivating employees to pursue excellence.

“It is a pleasure to be recognized as a Philadelphia Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO honoree,” said Fran Pierce.  “This tribute, however, really is recognition of the great men and women with whom I have had the pleasure of working.  It is a great honor to have the opportunity to work with the DSA team, collaborate with industry partners, and support the needs of our customers”.

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

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

PPC, Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Data Systems Analysts Inc, Awarded 7-Year Contract to Modernize Maryland Enterprise Budget System

McLean, VA – September 21, 2017

PPC announced a newly awarded subcontract from Performa USA to modernize the Maryland Enterprise Budget System (MD EBS). Under this seven-year subcontract consisting of a three-year base period and two two-year options, valued at approximately $5M, PPC plays several critical roles in the development of the MD EBS including building the core functionality in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud and performing operations and maintenance. Using functionality already put into production, MD EBS is currently assisting the state to manage its nearly $43B annual budgeting process from budget planning to development to execution.

The overarching objective of the EBS Replacement Project is to implement a comprehensive Solution to allow for a more efficient and effective budgeting and financial management process. Expected benefits include: 1. Streamlines and improves efficiency through reduction in time required to prepare budget analyses, direct analysis within the EBS tool, and automated processing of multiple fund sources within each agency’s budget development cycle. 2. Allows for the incorporation of capital projects that are part of the operating budget. 3. Provides a user-friendly, intuitive budgeting system that will provide a single standard interface at the agency level for budget submissions, allowing for the overall budget development effort to be appropriately distributed and coordinated between stakeholders during budget development. 4. Creates a central warehouse for budget requests which eliminate unnecessary and repetitive manual data entry while providing agencies centralized budget management repository, interfaces for importing of external data necessary for budget development, and centralized and standardized EBS tools for reports, analyses, recommendations, print content and supporting documentation. 5. Using the EBS innovative tools and functionality to eliminate or significantly reduce inefficiencies encountered during budget creation, printing and publishing. 6. Supports complex budget development with interfaces between the budgeting system and systems of record for pertinent enterprise, as well as, the ability to use previous-year actuals and current-year appropriations as needed during budget development. This advanced functionality eliminates the need for manual incorporation of data from Personnel and Accounting systems. 7. Improve data quality and integrity in the budget life cycle through automation of validation of figures and formulas between multiple data sets and systems. 8. Real-time tracking and reporting of actual expenditures against budget appropriations. Providing the ability to prepare ongoing analysis of actuals vs. appropriations during the budget year. Improved budget awareness will allow budget managers to dynamically create, process and incorporate amendments electronically.

This work expands PPC’s rapidly growing presence in the Performance Budgeting solutions and our partnership with Performa. Together the Performa-PPC team have collaboratively worked together and deployed similar solutions in Virginia and Tennessee. In fact, once Maryland goes live, this solution, integrated using each state’s specific business processes and workflows, will support over $110B of performance budgeting per year.

“PPC is pleased to support this critical project for Maryland. Our work in State Budgeting is award winning and adds to our growing list of mission-critical, agile development, and cloud-based legacy system modernization efforts.” said Paul Strasser, PPC Chief Executive Officer and President.

About the Department of Budget and Management

The Department of Budget and Management helps the Governor, State agencies, and their employees provide effective, efficient, and fiscally sound government to the citizens of Maryland. We support agency efforts to achieve results by helping them obtain the fiscal, capital, and personnel resources needed to provide services to Maryland citizens. They are dedicated to providing advice and assistance with professionalism, state-of-the-art technology, modern management techniques, and teamwork.

About Performa

Performa is recognized as an industry leading provider of government-specific budget management software. BIDS, their flagship product, has been implemented around the world at all levels of government and the public sector, including Federal, State, Local, and government-owned utilities.

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: Paul Meyers, Director, Integrated Performance Management,
(703) 748-7031; Paul.Meyers@ppc.com
 

For the 9th Time, Data Systems Analysts Appears on the Inc. 5000 list

Company reports three-year sales growth of 88.36%

Trevose, PA, August 16, 2017 – Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA), a leading provider of secure information sharing technology solutions to the Federal Government market, was named to Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. 2017 marks DSA’s ninth inclusion in the rankings since Inc. 5000’s first list in 2007.

President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg notes that DSA earned the position of 3517 on the 2017 Inc. 5000 and that earning its place in the Inc. 5000 for the ninth time is an extraordinary accomplishment. “Of the tens of thousands of companies that have applied to the Inc. 5000 over the years,” Mr. Schurenberg explains, “only a fraction has made the list more than once. A mere half a percent has made the list nine times”.

“We are very proud of our continued growth and recognize that our company’s success reflects the superior performance of our employees and is earned through their hard work and focus”, said Fran Pierce, CEO of DSA. “We are committed to providing our customers the highest quality services and to forging strong relations with our industry partners. These values sustain and enhance our success in a dynamic business environment”.

The 2017 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2016. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2013. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent-not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies-as of December 31, 2016.

 

About DSA

DSA, a 100% employee-owned professional services provider, enables its customers to achieve sensitive mission critical goals.  DSA is ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2013 registered and appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 3 for both Service and Development.  Founded in 1963, DSA’s solutions encompass program management, knowledge management, business process engineering and security. DSA offerings include solutions in information systems development and integration, cyber security and information assurance, SharePoint, business intelligence and data analytics, systems engineering and technical integration, social business and energy management and environmental sustainability. DSA is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, and has 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.

 

For more information, please call toll free to 1-877-422-4DSA.

DSA’s Rapid Growth Continues with Acquisition of Project Performance Company LLC

July 6, 2017

TREVOSE, PA – Leveraging recent growth, Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA) has acquired Project Performance Company LLC (PPC). PPC is a Government information technology (IT) solutions provider with deep expertise in Enterprise Systems Development and Integration, Information and Knowledge Management, Cyber Security and Information Assurance, and Energy Management and Environmental Sustainability. The combined strength of PPC and DSA enables the organization to deliver mission critical solutions to customers across the Government IT market.

Fran Pierce, DSA Chairman of the Board and CEO, noted, “This acquisition is exciting on a number of fronts including excellent customer relationships, market expertise, strong cultural fit, and impressive leadership. Combining our strengths will enhance both our current customer delivery and our ability to go to market.” Paul Strasser, a 30+ year industry veteran and President and Chief Executive Officer for PPC, has joined the DSA Leadership Team. Paul indicated, “We are very pleased to join DSA with our similar cultures focused on people, collaboration, innovation, and dedication to customer mission success. Together as DSA, we will bring our diverse set of customers and partners even more robust technical and management consulting knowledge, skills, and capabilities in our strategic growth areas of legacy systems modernization, cloud-realization, performance budgeting, and secure energy management solutions.”

PPC will operate as a DSA business unit out of PPC’s facility in McLean, Virginia and will continue to support key programs supporting Department of Justice, National Archives and Records Administration, Environment Protection Agency, and Commonwealth of Virginia. DSA now provides an array of IT solutions to major Defense and Civil agencies with a suite of contract vehicles including Encore II, CIO-SP3, RS3, GSA OASIS, JPEO OPETS, ITS-BISS II, and GSA Schedules.

About DSA

DSA, a 100% employee-owned professional services provider, enables its customers to achieve sensitive, mission critical goals. DSA is ISO 9001:2015 registered and appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 3 for Service Projects.   Founded in 1963, DSA’s solutions encompass program management, knowledge management, business process engineering and security. DSA offerings include solutions in SharePoint, social business, software, data analytics, systems engineering and integration, and cyber security.  DSA is headquartered in Trevose, PA, and has major operations in Colorado Springs, CO; Honolulu, HI; O’Fallon, IL; Aberdeen and Frederick, MD; Tinton Falls, NJ; San Antonio, TX; Charlottesville and Fairfax, VA; and in other locations in the National Capital Region.

About PPC

PPC is a leading information technology and management consulting firm that delivers solutions to federal, state and local government and commercial industry. PPC has 26 years of experience with a focus on sustainable and technical innovation in the Energy, Environment, Public Safety, National Security, Financial and Regulatory Compliance markets. PPC is ISO 27001:2013 registered and appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 3 for Development Projects.

Contact

Julie Matthews, Communications Director, 703.261.6019; Julie.Matthews@dsainc.com

DSA Certified at ISO 9001:2015 Standard

Trevose, PA – Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA), a leader in delivering information management solutions to the Federal Government, is pleased to announce that it has been re-certified to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. Perry Johnson Registrars, Incorporated conducted the audit. Customer focus, leadership, engagement of people, process approach, improvement, evidence-based decision making and relationship management are the seven principles composing the ISO 9001:2015 standard.

“We at DSA are delighted to achieve this highly respected distinction,” said DSA CEO Fran Pierce. “Combined with our CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 3 for Service Projects, this certification highlights DSA’s institutionalized quality processes and underscores our longstanding commitment to delivering the highest quality services to our customers.”

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 registered and appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 3 for Service Projects. Founded in 1963, DSA’s solutions encompass program management, knowledge management, business process engineering and security. Our services include SharePoint solutions, social business solutions, software services, data analytics services, systems engineering and integration services, and cyber security services. DSA is headquartered in Trevose, PA, and has major operations in Colorado Springs, CO; Honolulu, HI; O’Fallon, IL; Aberdeen and Frederick, MD; Tinton Falls, NJ; San Antonio, TX; Charlottesville and Fairfax, VA; and in other locations in the National Capital Region.
Contact
RJ Kolton, Sr VP, Business Development, 703.261.6083; RJ.Kolton@dsainc.com

DSA Opens Office in Charlottesville, Virginia

Trevose, PA – Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA), a leader in delivering information management solutions to the Department of Defense and Federal Government, is pleased to announce the opening of its office in Charlottesville, VA.

This is DSA’s second new office opening in March 2017. The DSA team will be located at 1000 Research Park Boulevard, Suite 320 in Charlottesville, Virginia. DSA will support the United States Army National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC).

About DSA
DSA is an employee owned professional services provider that is ISO 9001: 2008 registered and appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 3 for Service Projects that enables its customers to achieve sensitive, mission critical goals. Founded in 1963, DSA’s solutions encompass program management, knowledge management, business process engineering and security. Our services include cyber security, software development, SharePoint solutions, social business solutions, data analytics, and systems engineering and integration. DSA is headquartered in Trevose, PA and has operations in Colorado Springs, CO; Honolulu, HI; O’Fallon, IL; Aberdeen, MD; Tinton Falls, NJ; San Antonio, TX; Charlottesville, VA; Fairfax, VA; and the National Capital Region.

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