Solar Eclipse Drives 40M Views for NASA TV Livestream
InfoZen supports NASA’s successful delivery of one of the Internet’s largest events
August 29, 2017
InfoZen, the IT modernization and leading cloud enterprise service provider that supports planning, architecting, integration, implementation and operations for NASA.gov, today announced its support of the eclipse livestream and websites during the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse resulting in record online viewership data for NASA TV.
The event drew record levels of livestream traffic to NASA.gov and social media platforms—including Facebook, UStream, YouTube, Periscope and Twitch—for a total of more than 40 million views. InfoZen, the prime contractor for WESTprime, streamed traffic to approximately half of the viewers on Eclipse Live.
NASA.gov’s Eclipse Live page peaked at about three million simultaneous views—several times larger than reported streaming numbers for recent Super Bowls. More than 2.6 petabytes of data were transferred during the NASA livestream within three hours, roughly equivalent to more information than is held by all academic libraries in the United States.
NASA estimated more than 40 million views of the livestream. The traffic for NASA.gov and eclipse2017.gov topped 90 million page views, which was more than seven times the previous high for NASA.
InfoZen, NASA and an ecosystem of partners, worked for months to plan, test, integrate and launch an IT architecture capable of seamlessly supporting this massive, global demand for the livestream broadcast.
“Enabling secure, global content delivery at this scale required a sophisticated cloud infrastructure along with multiple backups and redundancies,” said Raj Ananthanpillai, president and CEO of InfoZen. “NASA was able to focus on delivering the best possible content to as many people as possible without having to worry about crashing or paying for excess capacity.”
The NASA TV livestream expanded the number of people able to share in the excitement as top viewing areas were outside of the path of totality. States in direct line of the eclipse accounted for approximately two percent of the livestream audience.
“Having the IT capabilities to stream our content to millions of people on NASA.gov helped us share this celestial event across the world, while also informing the public about our missions of exploration and discovery,” said John Yembrick, NASA’s chief of digital communications.
InfoZen Opens $2 Million Facility Dedicated to Government DevOps Excellence
Company rapidly expanding with more than 120 hires in the last year
June 27, 2017
InfoZen, a provider of systems modernization, cloud solutions and DevOps for critical national security missions with complex environments, announced the expansion of its Bethesda corporate headquarters with a new 31,000-square-foot, $2 million facility dedicated to delivering agile development and DevOps services to federal agencies.
The secure space is designed to support more than 250 DevOps and agile development specialists and features state-of-the-art conference rooms and a new training facility with extensive video conferencing capabilities for multi-location customer and employee collaboration. InfoZen’s DevOps University will accelerate the development of the talent necessary for next-generation IT and help the government across all agencies modernize and optimize their legacy systems and infrastructure.
InfoZen has experienced a 46 percent compound annual growth rate since 2015 and hired more than 120 employees over the last 12 months as government agencies have increasingly adopted DevOps methodologies to modernize aging IT infrastructures.
The company was awarded a $208 million contract award with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in 2016, which includes the migration of the USCIS application development methodology from a traditional waterfall process to an agile environment and DevOps framework.
“We are committed to building and growing DevOps talent both within our company and within federal agencies to help government adopt next-generation IT,” said Raj Ananthanpillai, chief executive officer, InfoZen. “This will have a dramatic impact on improving citizen services while creating efficiencies and reducing costs.”
To learn more about InfoZen DevOps University, please visit www.in2devops.com/.
To learn more about careers at InfoZen and apply for open positions, please visit http://www.infozen.com/careers/.
Former Federal Reserve System Associate Director, Federal CIO Bajinder Paul Joins InfoZen as VP of Strategy and Solutions
May 1, 2017
InfoZen, a leader in delivering greater business value to government through modernization and IT transformation services, has hired former Federal Reserve System Associate Director Bajinder Paul as its vice president for strategy and solutions for its expanding federal business. Paul brings more than 20 years of strategic experience leading large, complex information technology organizations in the public and private sectors.
Prior to joining InfoZen, Paul held CIO positions at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Federal Trade Commission, and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In his role at the Federal Reserve System, Paul oversaw 12 federal regional banks and a national IT infrastructure with an annual budget of $1.4 billion.
Paul’s notable successes included leading the prevention of $110 billion improper payments as part of the "Do Not Pay" initiative at the Office of Management and Budget and Executive Office of the President.
“We are very pleased to have a known public sector innovator and change agent join our leadership team at a pivotal time to help federal agencies and the new administration solve some of the most critical business issues in government such as IT modernization,” said Raj Ananthanpillai, chairman, chief executive officer and president of InfoZen.
Paul’s comprehensive solutions experience includes innovation in cloud-based transformations, enterprise architecture, software application development, cybersecurity, and the U.S. government’s open data initiative. He is a graduate of Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University.
InfoZen Achieves Program Milestone with NASA’s Publicly Searchable Library
Containing 140,000 Images
April 11, 2017
InfoZen, a leader in delivering greater business value through modernization and transformation of IT services, has successfully delivered an innovative media search solution for the NASA Image and Video Library allowing users to search, discover and download more than 140,000 images, videos and audio files from across the agency’s many missions.
The images.nasa.gov website consolidates imagery previously spread across more than 60 collections into one searchable location through the use of keywords and metadata searches. The site works on cloud native infrastructure-as-a-code technology, enabling on-demand use in the cloud. The site is also rich in metadata, enabling users to search NASA images based on interest as well as download full resolution images and videos.
“We are extremely pleased to be able to deliver this innovative elastic and cost-effective solution for NASA and its worldwide community, by using on-demand cloud capabilities,” said Raj Ananthanpillai, InfoZen’s chairman, CEO and president.
To extend usability and flexibility, the NASA Image and Video Library’s Application Programming Interface (API) automates imagery uploads for NASA and gives members of the public the ability to embed content in their own sites and applications.
An essential component of NASA’s IT Infrastructure Integration Program (I3P) modernization campaign, the Web Enterprise Service Technology (WESTPrime) contract is one of five agency-wide IT service contracts under NASA’s Enterprise Services and Integration Division.
Bethesda IT Firm Plans Headquarters Expansion, 100 New Jobs
Company expanding after winning $208 million federal contract from Department of Homeland Security
December 20, 2016
InfoZen, an advanced IT services and solutions provider for the federal government, is expanding its corporate headquarters in Montgomery County and creating 100 new jobs by the end of next year. The company is currently renovating its office space on Rockledge Drive and adding an additional 25,000 square feet to accommodate its growing workforce. InfoZen plans to spend at least $2 million on improvements, including furniture, fixtures, and computer equipment. Visit InfoZen’s careers page for more information on technical job opportunities with the company.
“After more than 20 years in business, I’m very pleased with the state of Maryland’s efforts to support InfoZen’s continued growth in the region and to make it attractive for our employees to remain in the area while bringing new talent from surrounding areas,” said Raj Ananthanpillai, InfoZen’s chairman, CEO, and president.
In September, the company was awarded a $208 million federal contract from the Department of Homeland Security to help modernize the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) Office of Information Technology (OIT). InfoZen will assist the USCIS Office of Information Technology to provide information technology expertise, strategic vision and tactical implementation to enable USCIS to deliver effective, efficient, and secure immigration services and products.
“Creating jobs and helping businesses grow here in Maryland is a top priority of our administration,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “InfoZen is part of a robust sector of high-tech companies that have chosen to grow and expand in Maryland this year – a testament to our high-quality workforce and increasingly competitive state economy.”
“Montgomery County values InfoZen and the critical work it performs in IT services, solutions, and security,” said Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett. “We are happy to support its expansion in the County.”
“We are proud to support InfoZen’s expansion in Maryland and congratulate them on winning the Department of Homeland Security contract,” said Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary Mike Gill. “Maryland Commerce, together with our partners in Montgomery County, is committed to working closely with companies like InfoZen to ensure they grow and remain in Maryland.”
To support the expansion, the Maryland Department of Commerce has approved a $200,000 conditional loan through the Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority and Fund (MEDAAF). Additionally, Montgomery County has provided a $100,000 conditional grant through its Economic Development Fund. The company is also eligible for a number of state and local tax credits.
(Source: Maryland Department of Commerce, Baltimore, MD)
InfoZen Wins $200M Contract to Support Modernization of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agile and DevOps Will Be Used to Deliver More Secure, Efficient Services and Products
September 19, 2016
InfoZen, a leader in managed cloud services and provider of DevOps and Agile Software Development for the public sector, has been awarded a $208 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Office of Information Technology (OIT). The Support Platform Engineering and DevOps Integration (SPEDI) aims to increase efficiency and security through innovatively applying agile, DevOps and cloud; to produce higher quality services and products at a lower cost.
“We are delighted to have been selected as the prime contractor on the SPEDI contract as we are laser-focused on the agency’s goal to transform IT systems delivery through our DevOps experience, agility and commitment to the customer mission,” said Raj Ananthanpillai, InfoZen’s chairman and CEO.
InfoZen will assist the USCIS Office of Information Technology (OIT) to provide information technology expertise, strategic vision and tactical implementation to enable USCIS to deliver effective, efficient, and secure immigration services and products. An essential element of providing these services is providing support for the migration of the USCIS application development methodology from a traditional waterfall process to an agile environment and from a silo-based development-deploy-support structure to an Agile Methodology and DevOps framework.
These frameworks require cloud services that are virtualized, scalable, cost effective and utilize DevOps practices that emphasize collaborative teaming between all disciplines involved in the cradle-to-grave software lifecycle. Under SPEDI, InfoZen will deliver enterprise Infrastructure Engineering, Operations and Maintenance, and Security Assessment services for all systems and applications in support of the agency’s mission.
InfoZen will also provide expertise in adoption of new and emerging technologies operating within Agile and DevOps frameworks in cloud environments to produce secure, efficient operations with added automation, and the ability to measure cost-savings and service improvements for all mission users.
InfoZen Launches DevOps University to Build the Next Generation of Federal IT Talent
Unique educational program offers real-world training to stimulate DevOps and Agile talent pipelines for federal agencies
August 11, 2015
InfoZen, a leading cloud broker and provider of DevOps and Agile Software Development for the public sector, today announced the launch of InfoZen DevOps University (IDU), a major educational initiative designed to build the next wave of DevOps and agile development experts within the federal government.
DevOps has become a top priority for federal IT leadership, with initiatives like the GSA 18F program promoting the adoption of agile best practices to help agencies produce mission-critical software more quickly and cost-effectively. IDU will offer workshops for federal leaders and practitioners focused on teaching the latest DevOps best practices in the context of real world situations.
“The private sector has embraced DevOps and achieved incredible efficiencies through ending the isolation between software development and operations teams,” said Raj Ananthanpillai, InfoZen’s chairman, CEO, and president. “DevOps marks a culture change for federal IT that requires talent with unique skills and experience. To be successful, agencies must train future federal DevOps leaders using best practices from the commercial sector.”
InfoZen will offer two initial DevOps tracks for select customers and federal employees. The leadership strategy course will focus on real-world best practices for scaling DevOps to meet the needs of large federal agencies. The practitioner course will be a hands-on workshop that takes participants through building, testing, deploying, and monitoring a live application. The IDU lab will enable people at all levels of experience to participate in collective code ownership, continuous delivery, and test-driven design in a live environment. The Leadership & Strategy curricula will be available for select customers beginning on Sept. 15, while the more immersive Practitioners course will be generally available after Sept. 30.
“DevOps is an experiential approach to IT that brings several disciplines together, including development, testing, and continuous integration and deployment,” said Jeff Highman, InfoZen’s Vice President of Software Development. “Students will learn how to blend patterns and practices to establish cohesive processes. The workshops will begin with the premise of building software and using tools to automate the process, while the real-world experience will focus on the dynamics of frequent delivery.”
InfoZen DevOps University will be led by Kristian Nelson, who has joined the company as Senior Vice President of DevOps and Emerging Markets. Nelson joins InfoZen after holding senior strategy and product management roles at Bank of America, where he created the company’s strategy for large-scale DevOps service offerings.
To learn more about InfoZen DevOps University or to enroll, please visit www.in2devops.com.
InfoZen Launches IDentrix for Continuous, Post-Hire Personnel Screening
Patented software delivers continuous identity evaluation and insider threat detection for financial services, healthcare, transportation and critical infrastructure organizations
May 4, 2015
Today InfoZen, a leading provider of identity-based screening solutions, announced the general availability of IDentrix, a patented software that continuously evaluates personnel data and proactively alerts organizations to potential risks such as insider threats. IDentrix extends the value of a pre-hire background check throughout the entire employment lifecycle, using sophisticated analytics to continuously assess risk factors from all relevant criminal, financial and professional data sources to keep the risk profile current.
Traditional background screening methods aren’t equipped to meet the needs of today’s insider threat environment. Most organizations conduct a one-time background check during the hiring process, which fails to account for constantly evolving life events that impact post-hire personnel risk. Until now, executives have been forced to make security and compliance decisions based on dated background check information that becomes less accurate by the day. IDentrix addresses this critical gap through automated, continuous identity evaluation that alerts executives to potential threats and empowers a proactive approach to ensuring employee safety, protecting intellectual capital, safeguarding assets and streamlining compliance.
“People are dynamic, and so is the risk they pose to organizations,” said Raj Ananthanpillai, InfoZen’s chairman, CEO, and president. “Not only does IDentrix close the post-hire screening gap, it brings together every relevant data source for analysis, delivering an ongoing, 360-degree view of employee risk. We see a future where individuals earn a ‘risk score,’ much like a credit score, that they can use to validate themselves for non-credit related activities.”
IDentrix is a patented, cloud-based technology that brings together over 65 different publically-available identity attributes including criminal and court records. When IDentrix analytics identify patterns of risky behavior, automated alerts are sent to Chief Security Officers, Risk Managers, Loss Prevention Managers and other stakeholders who can then investigate further and take action in compliance with FCRA, FTC, and EEOC regulations. The analytics provided by the automated solution let organizations spot potential insider threats as they appear, rather than relying on manual background screens that take place every few years – often when it’s too late to act.
Real-Time Technology Group (RTTG) uses IDentrix to monitor its Secure Worker Program (SWAC), a trusted community that includes seven regional Transportation Agencies, over 40 Union Locals, and over 30,000 actively contracted personnel who are responsible for building and maintaining World Trade Center and the NY-metro region’s critical transportation infrastructure. According to the company’s CEO, Daniel Krantz, the SWAC program has proven effective in helping to secure these highly sensitive facilities. Since its inception in 2007, SWAC has identified and prevented thousands of undesirable individuals from using temporary employment to gain unrestricted site access to the region’s air, rail and bus terminals and infrastructure.
“IDentrix solves a real problem in the employment screening industry,” said Krantz. “The biggest vulnerability of RTTG’s trusted communities is the time period between individuals’ recurring background investigations. And, our biggest challenge in starting new communities is the high-cost associated with adequate screening. IDentrix delivers secure, reliable, and accurate intelligence that offers a potential savings of 40 percent over traditional methods, and provides near real-time visibility into critical intelligence. With IDentrix, our trusted communities will be able to rely upon public records alerts that warrant further investigation, rather than blindly and continuously perform background screening on large populations.”
IDentrix can be tailored to meet the unique security and compliance challenges of any organization, and comes equipped with pre-packaged customized options for enterprises within thefinancial services, healthcare, transportation and critical infrastructure sectors. For instance, a bank may view employee bankruptcy as a higher risk factor than a DUI charge, whereas a taxi company would prioritize those variables differently. IDentrix also automatically creates a legally-defensible audit trail of background and behavior data to help companies cost-effectively comply with all relevant security and privacy mandates. Starting later this year, organizations will also be able to assign employees a “risk ID score,” similar to a FICO credit score, that analyzes a variety of factors to provide an easy-to-understand, 360-degree view of an employee’s risk level.
“We at Trak-1 understand people pose the greatest risk to organizations,” said Nancy Lynn Roberts, Esq., CEO of the nationally accredited background screening firm, Trak-1. “Security measures like background screening simply cannot stop at on-boarding. To protect your assets and critical information, and prevent possible threats, you need to understand what your people are doing - or not doing. This is why we have invested in collaborating with IDentrix to offer a quality continuous monitoring solution to our clients all across the country.“
The solution’s cloud-based delivery model is easy-to-deploy, does not require IT resources from customers, and offers subscription-based pricing that starts at $2 or under depending on the volume, per identity per month. It allows organizations to not only monitor their own employees’ risk after they are hired, but also that of third-party contractors, suppliers, and partners. IDentrix is currently managing nearly 50,000 identities across the health care, transportation and financial services sectors.
To learn more about IDentrix, please visit www.IDentrix.com/.
InfoZen Awarded DHS EAGLE II, Acquires GSA Alliant GWAC
April 14, 2015
InfoZen, a leading cloud broker and provider of agile software development and mission-critical IT services to the Federal Government, today announced that the company has been selected as a prime contactor for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE II) contract vehicle, and has acquired a General Services Administration (GSA) Alliant Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC).
“These contract opportunities validate our continued evolution from a small business partner to a proven leader on some of the Federal Government’s most important and complex technology initiatives,” said Raj Ananthanpillai, InfoZen’s chairman, CEO and president. “Our team is ready to bring innovative approaches across cloud computing, DevOps, systems engineering and identity-based security to help DHS and other federal agencies efficiently meet their missions.”
DHS selected InfoZen as one of multiple prime contractors for the EAGLE II indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to compete to provide a full range of information technology (IT) services on the Unrestricted Track of Functional Category 1, which encompasses integration, software design/development, and operations and maintenance support. The multiple-award contract has a five-year period of performance and one two-year option.
InfoZen also recently acquired a GSA Alliant contract vehicle and will compete with other members of the Alliant program to provide worldwide information technology solutions to federal agencies by empowering them with existing and emerging technologies through a simplified acquisition process. The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract is valid through 2019.
InfoZen Wins $212M TSA Award to Support Mission-Critical Programs
March 31, 2015
InfoZen, a leading cloud broker and provider of mission-critical IT services to the public sector, today announced that the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded the company a 5-year $212 million contract to support the operations and maintenance of vetting programs designed to protect the U.S. transportation system against terrorism and national security threats.
InfoZen will work with TSA to continue to address the requirements of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis for the deployment, implementation, operation, and maintenance of a broad range of transportation vetting programs.
“We are thrilled to continue our successful partnership with TSA to provide operational and technical expertise to this critical national security mission” said Raj Ananthanpillai, CEO of InfoZen. “This award is a testament to the agency’s confidence in InfoZen, and we look forward to providing our experts and expertise as we support TSA in protecting our national security. InfoZen will continue to enhance its service offerings, including cloud computing and virtualization, to best serve our customers.”
InfoZen Appoints New CTO to Expand DevOps, Cloud Capabilities
December 9, 2014
InfoZen, a leading cloud broker and provider of agile software development and identity-based security solutions to the federal government, today announced the appointment of Chet Hayes as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Hayes was formerly vice president and CTO – Enterprise IT at SAIC, where he led strategic customer initiatives around DevOps, cloud, and big data analytics.
“Chet’s customer-driven focus and depth of experience implementing emerging technologies will be an incredible asset to our customer base,” said Raj Ananthanpillai, InfoZen's chairman, CEO and president. “InfoZen is focused on helping federal agencies become more efficient through the adoption of DevOps strategies, agile software development, and cloud technologies, and Chet will be instrumental in leading our innovation and growth in these rapidly-evolving areas.”
Chet brings more than 18 years of technology strategy and leadership experience to InfoZen, with deep expertise in large-scale enterprise systems. He has led successful cloud computing and service-oriented architecture deployments on behalf of the Department of Defense and the U.S. Intelligence Community, as well as major corporations in the financial services and travel sectors. Chet also brings a wealth of knowledge around big data analytics, formerly leading the public sector pre-sales engineering team for MarkLogic Corporation. He holds a B.S. in computer science from Brigham Young University and executive education certificates from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
“InfoZen is one of the few companies that is currently delivering on the promise of DevOps in the government market,” said Hayes. “I’m thrilled to begin working with forward-thinking organizations such as NASA and DHS that are implementing emerging technologies to dramatically improve their operations and the value they deliver to citizens.”
InfoZen Completes Initial Phase of NASA Web Services Cloud Migration
August 20, 2014
InfoZen, a leading cloud broker and integrator that provides mission-critical IT services to the public sector, announced today that it has completed the first phase of NASA's WESTPrime web migration to a new cloud-based open source content management system powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). InfoZen successfully migrated 110 NASA websites and applications, including NASA.gov, and over one million pieces of content to the new cloud environment in just 22 weeks. The move is saving NASA more than 25 percent in monthly operations and maintenance costs and has streamlined application modernization within a secure, FedRAMP-compliant environment.
With more than 1,500 public-facing websites and 2,000 intranets, extranets and applications, NASA.gov is just a small component of the web infrastructure that NASA has modernized. The evolution from a proprietary content management system to a cloud-based open source model has enabled new levels of collaboration across geographically dispersed NASA facilities and critical partners throughout academia and industry. The shared services approach is delivering new levels of transparency into IT performance while empowering the organization's content creators to update online assets in minutes rather than hours.
"WESTPrime provides a cloud-based environment for NASA to efficiently and securely deliver content and applications to employees, contractors, researchers, and partners across the U.S. and around the world," said Roopangi Kadakia, NASA Web Services Executive. "NASA is happy to have this initial migration completed and looks forward to leveraging the WESTPrime contract for future rapid deployments of web applications in the cloud."
The cloud-based model provides NASA leadership with new levels of insight into overall IT performance, enabling the organization to focus resources on applications that are delivering value and consolidating those that aren't. The InfoZen LaunchRAMP® Enterprise Cloud Broker Solution delivered the proven and repeatable methodologies required to complete the project within the aggressive timeframe, achieving rapid application deployment and migration within a secure, highly available AWS hosting environment.
"NASA continues to set the standard for IT innovation in the public sector," said Raj Ananthanpillai, InfoZen's Chairman, CEO and President. "By leveraging cloud-based, open source technologies through our LaunchRAMP® solution, NASA's web services have become more agile, more efficient, and more secure in a very short period of time."
The new cloud-based infrastructure will enable NASA.gov to rapidly scale to handle the 600,000 unique visits per day and 140 million unique visits per year that the site receives. To ensure the highest levels of security, InfoZen worked with NASA's Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) to develop a comprehensive risk-based cloud security program based on NASA, FISMA and FedRAMP standards and requirements.
InfoZen Contract to Enable Agile Software Processes for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
March 19, 2014
InfoZen, a leading provider of Agile Software Development, Cloud Managed Services, and related IT solutions for the public sector, announced today that it won a new three-year prime contract valued at approximately $12 million from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States.
Under the contract, InfoZen will work with the Agile Development teams to integrate and operate software products using open source tools to provide continuous software integration and delivery services in direct support of the USCIS business goal of a paperless electronic immigration system that will transform nearly all of the agency's processes. InfoZen's scope of work encompasses integrating work products of up to twenty agile development teams, automating end-to-end development and DevOps processes, managing builds, and providing configuration control. InfoZen will establish an Open Source-based Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) pipeline to enable a standardized and repeatable automated build and deployment environment to enable frequent delivery of high-quality software.
“We greatly appreciate the opportunity to add our expertise to this innovative project for USCIS,” explained Raj Ananthanpillai, InfoZen’s Chairman, CEO and President. “This contract is critical for the success of the agency’s large scale automation of current business processes, as well as deploying a modernized code base that is sustainable, cost-effective, and reusable. We believe it can be a model for other agencies looking to leverage agile software development practices with CI/CD with the DevOps processes to enable rapid delivery of high quality software.”
InfoZen’s Leading RapidAdjudicator® Software Platform Helps Government Agencies Tackle Automation of Identity-based Screening
July 15, 2013
InfoZen, a leading provider of IT Services, Technology, and Solutions for the public sector, today announced that itsRapidAdjudicator® software platform – designed to help government agencies tackle mountains of Big Data by providing real-time evaluation of risk, threat and eligibility assessments for identities – has received a new patent.
The new patent covers a “System and Method for Assessing Risk” and includes provisions for registering entities, integration of multiple background screening data sources, automated risk assessment, and automated adjudication. As the volumes of identity data change over time, InfoZen’s patented technology automates the cognitive analysis of multiple sources of identity information to dramatically increase processing speeds and improve adjudication quality. Additionally, RapidAdjudicator meets all federal and commercial security requirements and best practices, and can be delivered through the cloud, on-premise, or as a hybrid solution configured to meet customer requirements.
With the RapidAdjudicator software platform, the entire screening process is easily configured and maintained through a policy administration user interface enabling government agencies to quickly implement automated identity screening processes. Multiple federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, are currently leveraging components of the RapidAdjudicator software platform to perform automated risk assessments and adjudication.
“Today’s intelligent economy creates challenges for data management and analytics that is likely to overwhelm any government agency,” explained Raj Ananthanpillai, InfoZen’s CEO. “Using our extensive understanding of the processes supporting identity-based screening, InfoZen has been able to develop a market-leading product that automates the most complex screening processes. We are enabling organizations to make the transition from labor intensive analysis to automated risk assessment and targeting, to reduce operational costs and improve process outcomes.”
Industry analyst firm Gartner predicts that “Big Data will deliver transformational benefits to enterprises within 2 to 5 years, and by 2015 will enable enterprises adopting this technology to outperform competitors by 20 percent in every available financial metric.”
Today’s shrinking budget climate and the proliferation of data, makes easy-to-use business analysis tools like the RapidAdjudicator software platform, more important than ever. RapidAdjudicator helps lower operational costs, while delivering real-time risk, threat and eligibility assessments for organizations that perform information-based identity screening as part of their core mission, including programs supporting:
- Security Clearance Processing
- Immigration and Benefits Programs
- Threat and Risk Assessments
InfoZen Relocates Corporate Headquarters to Bethesda, Maryland
May 28, 2013
InfoZen, a leading provider of IT Services, technology and Solutions for the public sector, announced today that the company has relocated its corporate headquarters to a new, larger facility in Bethesda, Maryland. The new facility will support InfoZen's growth plans and provides a new location that is closer and more centralized with InfoZen's client base.
The company's new corporate address is:
6700A Rockledge Drive, Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20817