and Lockheed use Ab Initio for Case Management
and Lockheed found Ab Initio products, services
and training as the best means for getting the
Case Management development project on the fast
track. More functionality, developed faster/cheaper,
with a more stable operating solution were achieved
using the Ab Initio product suite.
Security Administration Adopts Ab Initio (12/06)
warehouse data feeds are developed in one tenth
the time as before using the Graphical Development
Environment and the actual dataflows complete
in less than one hundredth the time as before
using the Co>Operating System. Data Profiler
is used to quantify data quality issues for SSA
Finance Center employs Ab Initio (11/06)
provides Ab Initio ETL development and deployment
products to USDA Finance Center to automate invoice
and payables dataflow from remote offices to the
works with Ab Initio to provide high performance
ETL and data handling facilities. (11/06)
and Ab Initio have entered into a collaboration
to enable Ab Initio products and services to be
provided to the federal government on GSA schedule.
Government agencies can now exploit the unique
capabilities provided by the Ab Initio suite of
solutions. Ab Initio products enable customers
to integrate data more readily, reliably and less
costly with high visibility and process control.
Variable data quality no longer disrupts ETL processing
with automated rejection pooling. High data self-awareness
avoids the tedium and error-prone human process
of defining data sources and targets. Fully automated
metadata management is also provided.
Department Risk Management Facility (10/06)
U.S. State Department Overseas Building Office
contracted SEC to define, design and build CENTRIC
- a system for managing risk to all embassy related
facilities worldwide and threat to DoS objectives.
SEC was awarded "The Assistance Secretary
of State Award for Excellence". The system
was the first dash-board based monitoring system
for DoS and was the first application installed
on the secured network. CENTRIC was completed
within 16 months of contract award.
Organic Program e-Gov Initiative (09/30/03)
The USDA National Organic Program contracted for
the development of a B2G web-based application,
database, and reporting facility to automate support
for the regulations and workflow associated with
the program. This will provide the capability
of Accredited Certifying Agents (ACA) to maintain
their information; identify and characterize all
Certified Organic Growers, Handlers, and Shippers
worldwide; and automate the application for, and
recording of, all Export Certificates without
paperwork and without data entry by USDA personnel.
USDA personnel will be able to provide reports
required to manage the program without any data
entry overhead. The system will provide 24 hour,
7 days a week availability of these services to
the stakeholders in the commercial and government
sectors. The system will meet the GPEA (Government
Paperwork Elimination Act) requirements.
Auctioning Contract Renewed with the U.S. Army,
Ft. Monmoth (06/15/03)
SEC, MOAI, and Symbolic Systems were contracted
to continue providing the U.S. Army, Ft. Monmoth,
Materiel Acquisitions Center with a Reverse Auctioning
capability. This reverse auction capability is
used by Purchasing Organizations to acquire goods
and services at the highest value to the purchasing
organization. The value metric is established
entirely in their terms and can be a combination
of delivered price, time to deliver, minimum quantity,
warranty period, repair turn-around, ..., virtually
any condition that can be characterized and valued.
The system enables Vendor companies to compete
in their best interest along other dimensions
than price alone - providing the best value to
the government in terms that can be met most agreeably
by each company. In the first 42 auctions performed,
Ft. Monmoth facility saved over $7 million cash
on purchases of $23 million, and secured additional
contact values exceeding $3 million.
support period completed (6/30/03)
Detection of Non-Compliant Imports (05/19/03)
SEC completed the support for the COIS and NID
systems - a data warehouse and client/server application
used to manage, perform, and collect information
on all of the agricultural shipping point and
market inspections throughout the United States.
As part of the support period a full audit of
the replication services was performed to identify
exceptions in the replication history and, if
any, prescribe measures for avoiding future exceptions.
The audit identified specific instances of unreplicated
data. The causes were identified, the data recovered,
and 2 reports added to provide on-demand audit
and recovery capability. Nine additional changes
were made to the NID application.
constructed and delivered a database, data warehousing,
and analysis solution to USDA that enables USDA
to detect and characterize import entries that are
not compliant with Section 8e Import Regulations.
The system automatically identifies these among
over 120,000 regulated import entries per year.
These isolated entries are handled by a case-based
communications management facility (also provided
by SEC) to ensure proper closure. This system is
expected to provide dramatic savings to the Agricultural
Orders Administration Branch On Line Services
contracted with SEC to design and build the MOAB
On Line Services - an e-Gov facility that will
automate the operations of the agricultural commodity
Import Community with respect to Section 8e Import
Regulations. This provides all of the MOAB import
certificates needed by the import community in
order to clear their shipments through U.S. Customs.
The system will afford the import community 24
hour by 7 days a week ability to apply for and
receive import certificates. This will enhance
the quality of service to the business community
and reduce overall costs in providing those services.
between USDA/AMS and USCS (6/21/02)
has been contracted by USDA to provide the business
process and business model definition and analysis
of eight branches in order to define the Requirement
Specification Set (RSS) for these branches as
they relate to Imports and the information and
processes of the U.S. Customs Service..
Delivers COIS to USDA/AMS/F&V (5/12/02)
SEC delivered to USDA the COIS server to USDA
and ran the first synchronization with all field
offices for a very happy client. COIS is the Central
Office Management System which SEC was contracted
to provide under a contract received on Jul-27-2001
(see the News entry for
Auctioning System for the U.S. Army, Ft. Monmoth
SEC, MOAI, and Symbolic Systems were contracted
to provide the U.S. Army, Ft. Monmoth, Materiel
Acquisitions Center with a Reverse Auctioning
capability which would meet the requirements of
complex contracting environment. The MOAI Reverse
Auction system was configured for the client,
Army contracting personnel were trained, and acquisitions
were being made through the system within 3 weeks
Solutions Engineering Contracted to Develop COIS
Database System for USDA (11/09/01)
Solutions Engineering was contracted by the USDA (U.S. Department
of Agriculture) to build the Central Office Information
System - providing fully automated synchronization
with inspection field office databases; centralized
control of business rules and reference data;
comprehensive reporting, analyses, and decision
support for the Enterprise.
of the National Inspection Database (10/23/01)
SEC was contracted to provide analyses, specification,
and modification to the NID (National Inspection
Database) system for USDA. These involved 18 major
revisions and 23 minor revisions. This work was
completed and verified by Jan-14-2002.
Accounting System Interface (8/17/01)
As part of an effort to modernize the National
Finance Center's Federal Finance Information Services,
SEC was contracted to design and build the systems
interface for USDA/AMS/F&V.
- Central Office Management System for USDA (7/27/01)
SEC was contracted to provide a system to USDA
to support remote collection of agricultural inspection
data and centralized reporting, data management,
and policy management.
Engineering Provides Reverse Auction Services
Engineering, in conjunction with Symbolic Systems,
Inc., using Frictionless Commerce's e-Marketplace
software, provides award winning, high performance,
reverse auction services to facilitate $5.6 Billion
in annual acquisitions.
contracts for online multi-site Ticket Sales Services
Quicktics.com selected SEC to provide an
Online Ticket Sales System which would allow the
purchased and sales of tickets in multiple offices
anywhere and the sale of tickets from the Quicktics.com