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  • Oct 2018
    ASSYST's z-Linux, z/OS migration services extend benefits of security, high availability, and cost-effectiveness to IRS' Mainframe and Legacy Systems
    ASSYST has been selected by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide application and security consulting in support of the Linux Migration Initiative, including converting legacy applications and implementing virtualization and containerization strategies (Dockers) for more efficient and cost-...

    ASSYST has been selected by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide application and security consulting in support of the Linux Migration Initiative, including converting legacy applications and implementing virtualization and containerization strategies (Dockers) for more efficient and cost-effective use of resources. We are helping the IRS in the rapid provisioning of the computing infrastructure and supporting the enterprise demand for Linux migration from server deployment of new environments to decommissioning of aged infrastructure, in collaboration with stakeholders and other IT vendors. The migration will include the IRS mainframe applications environment and other areas, including UNIX, Open Source/z-Linux, z/OS, iSeries, Solaris, and Windows.

     

    ASSYST’s application security subject-matter expertise will provide legacy application migrations, including major technology upgrades that will impact over 70 IRS applications. Many of these applications are supported by web server software, including IBM WebSphere, and ASSYST will provide expertise and services in the installation, configuration, and maintenance of RACF within a z/VM environment. The project will support the virtualization of z/Linux on z/VM and will enable the installing and configuring of RACF, DirMaint, ISPF, and z/Secure. Migration will impact applications developed and maintained both online and batch, using PL/I, COBOL, RPG, MQSeries, CICS, IMS, DB2, IDMS and Oracle databases. The migration program consists of many high priority systems, the first of which is Modernized E-File (MEF).

     

    We will help support the IRS’ strategic goals, using our knowledge in the incremental modernization of legacy systems, adapting to evolving financial regulatory requirements, and addressing security and privacy issues associated with Federal financial systems. As mainframes remain the backbone of the enterprise and federal computing environment running mission-critical applications, ASSYST is happy in supporting IRS systems environments that process several millions of filings and associated transactions.

     

    This award is under the Alliant Small Business Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), an Office of Management and Budget designated best-in-class vehicle. 

     

    About ASSYST:

    ASSYST has progressively enhanced the information technology capabilities of our Federal, State, and Local Government customers to help them achieve their mission. We maintain Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)-DEV Level 3-Software Development, International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/IEC 20000-1:2011- IT Service Management (ITSM), ISO/IEC 27001:2013-Information Security, and ISO 9001-Quality Assurance (QA) certifications. We have served Defense, federal civilian, and homeland security communities, with innovative business systems and solutions, and consulted on emerging technologies.

     

    With over 25 years of successful IT services and solutions, ASSYST maintains a strong track record of delivering services on GWACs, BPAs, and Multi-Award IDIQs. ASSYST’s vehicles include the following:

     

    • SEC Division Information Office Application Modernization Development and Support (DIOMDS) IDIQ
    • CMS Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC) IDIQ
    • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Electronic Handbooks (EHBs) BPA
    • Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Electronic Submissions Gateway (ESG) BPA
    • CMS Enterprise Agile Transformation Services (EATS) BPA
    • GSA Alliant SB and Alliant 2 SB
    • Army Contracting Command’s Information Technology Enterprise Solutions -3 Services (ITES-3S) Multiple Award Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (MAIDIQ)
    • Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Maintenance, Operations and Modernization (MOM) IDIQ
    • Department of the Interior (DOI) IT Services IDIQ

     

    We are a partner-friendly organization and welcome teaming and joint-solution opportunities. More information on our contract vehicles and program manager contacts can be found on our Contracts page. 

     

    Contact:

    Lorie Dubasky

    VP of Business Development

    ldubasky@assyst.net

  • Sep 2018
    Digital platform launched to connect young changemakers around the world
    ASSYST recently designed and developed a new responsive website for YouthLead on a Drupal 8 Content Management System . YouthLead.org provides a platform for young changemakers to connect with like-minded networks of young people, mentors, and resources and events. It is coordinated by Making Cents...

    ASSYST recently designed and developed a new responsive website for YouthLead on a Drupal 8 Content Management System . YouthLead.org provides a platform for young changemakers to connect with like-minded networks of young people, mentors, and resources and events. It is coordinated by Making Cents International, a prime holder of USAID’s YouthPower program. The new website was launched at the annual Global Youth Economic Opportunities (GYEO) Summit held in the Washington D.C. area and attended by technical experts from various countries who are committed to advancing the social and economic well-being of young people worldwide.

     

    ASSYST provides strategy, design, development, operation and maintenance of Drupal based responsive websites, knowledge management portals, search driven information hubs, collaboration and learning portals, and open data and interactive data visualization sites. Our Drupal 8 Lab offers upgrade readiness assessments, performs Drupal platform and module upgrades, and modernization services following our best practice accelerated upgrade methodology.

     

    The YouthLead website has been designed, developed, and is being maintained by Advanced Software Systems Inc. (ASSYST), a solutions provider to Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies, and Non-Profit and International Development Financial Institutions. ASSYST digital solutions power high impact initiatives of customers.

  • Aug 2018
    ASSYST Health IT practice wins BPA award from U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    ASSYST is pleased to announce that we have been selected for a single award, five-year BPA at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a task order to provide Technical services for the Electronic Submission Gateway (ESG), an agency-wide solution for accepting electronic regulatory submissions....

    ASSYST is pleased to announce that we have been selected for a single award, five-year BPA at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a task order to provide Technical services for the Electronic Submission Gateway (ESG), an agency-wide solution for accepting electronic regulatory submissions. We will provide Program and Project Management, Documentation, Operations and Maintenance, Modernization and Enhancement, and Training support to ensure successful business operations, maintenance, and enhancements of the ESG environment and ecosystem consisting of custom applications and COTS solutions.

     

    With this contract, ASSYST will be serving major U.S Health and Human Services (HHS) Operating Divisions. Our significant initiatives include Enterprise Cybersecurity Program Support for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Verification and Validation services for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and a myriad of IT services for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). We are continually working to build systems that ultimately deliver high-quality care, lower costs, a healthy population, and engaged individuals.

     

    ASSYST’s support for Health IT programs includes:

    • Software development and systems integration services to support and modernize healthcare systems using SAFe/Agile practices
    • Transformation of healthcare systems to securely adapt the cloud
    • Integration of Health data analytics for strategic insights and operational decision support
    • Protection of privacy and security of health information by adopting agency-wide Cyber Security practices

    Contact:

    Khalil Zebdi
    Executive Vice President
    kzebdi@assyst.net

  • Jun 2018
    ASSYST aims to further strengthen data analytics capabilities at SEC
    We are pleased to announce that ASSYST has been chosen by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a Prime Vendor on the Quantitative Research Analytical Data Support (QRADS) IDIQ contract vehicle, Channel 3 Analytic Development Environment Database Support.   Our experts and staff will...

    We are pleased to announce that ASSYST has been chosen by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a Prime Vendor on the Quantitative Research Analytical Data Support (QRADS) IDIQ contract vehicle, Channel 3 Analytic Development Environment Database Support.

     
    Our experts and staff will help the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA), the agency's "think tank," perform their highly complex analyses, which relies on a variety of academic disciplines, quantitative and non-quantitative approaches, knowledge of market institutions, and practices that enable the Commission approach complex matters in a fresh light. Our work will also help DERA achieve the Commission's goals to identify, analyze, and respond to risks and trends, including those associated with new financial products and strategies.

     

    About ASSYST and Big Data Practice

    Our Big Data Analytics practice (http://assyst.net/services/big-data) has been helping Federal, state and local government as well as international development agencies adopt data-driven approaches in their business operations. Our portfolio of solutions include Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence, Open Data, Self-Service Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Performance Reporting, and Data Visualization. ASSYST’s solutions enable customers to embed information-driven intelligence into their operations, resulting in competitive advantages and better business outcomes.

  • Jun 2018
    ASSYST joins BMA team for DLA JETS
    ASSYST is now part of the BMA team for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) J6 Enterprise Technology Services (JETS) contract. JETS is an eight-year contract that provides full IT services across the DLA IT Enterprise. The DLA IT Enterprise serves as the Information Operations business services...

    ASSYST is now part of the BMA team for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) J6 Enterprise Technology Services (JETS) contract. JETS is an eight-year contract that provides full IT services across the DLA IT Enterprise. The DLA IT Enterprise serves as the Information Operations business services broker, assessing, developing, and delivering a full range of IT solutions necessary to support the transformation and sustainment of the Information Operations mission and its associated commitment to the warfighter. JETS also allows for de-centralized ordering by other Defense agencies. Through JETS, companies provide support for information technology solutions, technical support, maintenance and sustainment; operations support; application development, maintenance and technical support; program management support; and lifecycle management.

     

    As part of the BMA team for JETS, ASSYST is able to serve DLA’s needs for all 21 task areas of the contract:

     

    • TASK AREA 1       Network and Telecommunication Services
    • TASK AREA 2       Technology Services
    • TASK AREA 3       Stakeholder Integrated Services (SIS)
    • TASK AREA 4       Defense Business System (DBS) Life Cycle Management: Acquisition, Sustainment, Maintenance and Technical Support
    • TASK AREA 5       Lifecycle Program Support Services
    • TASK AREA 6       Information Assurance (IA) Support (Certification & Accreditation)
    • TASK AREA 7       Information Assurance (IA) Technology Assessment
    • TASK AREA 8       Information Assurance (IA) – Cybersecurity Assessment Program (CAP)
    • TASK AREA 9       Information Assurance (IA) Support for the Enterprise
    • TASK AREA 10    Task Order (TO) Project Management Support
    • TASK AREA 11    Virtual Workforce Training
    • TASK AREA 12    Technology Evaluation Support
    • TASK AREA 13    Enterprise Support Services
    • TASK AREA 14    Financial Budget and Cost Support
    • TASK AREA 15    Configuration Management Support
    • TASK AREA 16    Systems Engineering Support
    • TASK AREA 17    Enterprise Architecture Support
    • TASK AREA 18    Enterprise Data Strategy Support
    • TASK AREA 19    Test and Documentation Support
    • TASK AREA 20    Information Technology (IT) Process Management Support
    • TASK AREA 21    Information Technology (IT) Audit Readiness Support

     

    For more information, please contact:

    Mark Arnold

    Vice President, Federal Business Development

    Advanced Software Systems, Inc (ASSYST)

    marnold@assyst.net

  • Feb 2018
    ASSYST Awarded Contract with Bureau of Reclamation
    ASSYST has been selected by the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), to provide Application Maintenance and Support Services for the Security Tailored Assessment Review (STAR) program, which tracks the operations of dams, power plants, and canals in the West. This contract has...

    ASSYST has been selected by the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), to provide Application Maintenance and Support Services for the Security Tailored Assessment Review (STAR) program, which tracks the operations of dams, power plants, and canals in the West. This contract has been awarded as a Task Order under the Alliant Small Business (Alliant SB) contract vehicle, for which ASSYST is a Prime Contract holder.

     

    ASSYST leverages technologies for internal analysis and tracking, thus helping analysts to identify hot spots and risks, and prioritize and aggregate information on BOR facilities and their security posture. STAR enables BOR to aggregate data for 53 hydroelectric power plants and over 600 sites classified as critical resources supplying water to over 31 million people.

     

    ASSYST is working with BOR to modernize the way they receive, store and analyze data in order to increase the number of inspections, and to identify and address security vulnerabilities. We provide software development, enhancements, maintenance and release management for STAR as well as other custom developed IT applications.

  • Dec 2017
    ASSYST's Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partnership
    ASSYST is very excited to announce our expanded partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a standard consulting partner. We currently provide AWS GovCloud managed services to US DoD Agencies. With the upgraded partnership, ASSYST is aiming to leverage our AWS competencies to offer cloud...

    ASSYST is very excited to announce our expanded partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a standard consulting partner. We currently provide AWS GovCloud managed services to US DoD Agencies. With the upgraded partnership, ASSYST is aiming to leverage our AWS competencies to offer cloud strategy, migration, implementation and managed services to benefit Federal, State and Local Government, as well as non-profit sector customers.

    Our AWS Certified Solution Architects are experienced with the Department of Defense (DoD) Security Zone tier structure for test, development and production environments, as well as the Risk Management Framework (RMF) regulations to maximize interoperability.

    If your agency is interested in learning about these capabilities and offerings, please email marketing@assyst.net to schedule an information exchange session.

  • Sep 2017
    ASSYST Awarded HRSA V&V Contract
    ASSYST won a single-award BPA to provide Verification and Validation (V&V) services for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Electronic Handbooks (EHBs). The EHBs System is HRSA’s mission critical investment supporting its...

    ASSYST won a single-award BPA to provide Verification and Validation (V&V) services for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Electronic Handbooks (EHBs). The EHBs System is HRSA’s mission critical investment supporting its grants and program management operations. ASSYST is providing quality assurance services for all EHBs systems and sub-systems that support thousands of internal and external users. We are helping to ensure seamless administration of more than 80 programs and nearly $10 billion dollars in annual Federal grants to approximately 3,000 partner organizations.

  • Sep 2017
    ASSYST to Aid CMS Transformation to Agile
    ASSYST was awarded a five year $20 million Enterprise Agile Transformation Services BPA contract by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to support the enterprise-wide Agile transformation effort that encompasses IT management, governance, business process analysis, user-centered...

    ASSYST was awarded a five year $20 million Enterprise Agile Transformation Services BPA contract by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to support the enterprise-wide Agile transformation effort that encompasses IT management, governance, business process analysis, user-centered design, Agile solution design and architecture, Agile application development and configuration, analytics, integration, and DevOps. Under this contract, ASSYST’s Agile-certified experts and coaches will provide recommendations for continuous improvement and strategic direction to help CMS break down impediments to enterprise agile adoption. We will produce a CMS enterprise-wide IT Agile development training plan and curriculum for multiple audiences based on roles/responsibilities and provide coaching support for CMS agile programs and teams. This in turn will help strengthen CMS’ IT investment and the integrity of taxpayer dollars by minimizing the cost of providing essential government services.

     

  • Aug 2017
    Leading global development agency renews contract with ASSYST
    ASSYST has renewed its partnership with a leading global development agency with the award of a three-year master services contract to provide IT services. The agency operates in over 170 countries and territories, helping to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities and exclusion. ASSYST will...

    ASSYST has renewed its partnership with a leading global development agency with the award of a three-year master services contract to provide IT services. The agency operates in over 170 countries and territories, helping to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities and exclusion. ASSYST will provide technology solutions and services in three task areas which include messaging and access control, global telecom and communications infrastructure support, and web application services projects. This includes Cloud based solutions development and support for Microsoft SharePoint, Office365, and PowerBI. This award is significant and adds to ASSYST's history of supporting international and multilateral institutions.

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