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MB&A Awarded Veterans Affairs Contract

MB&A and REI Systems are helping the VA better manage their portfolios

Posted by: Erik L. Ballinger

The Veterans Affairs Center for Innovation (VACI) has contracted with the Millsapps, Ballinger & Associates (MB&A) team for a Pipeline Management Software as a Service (SaaS) platform to manage VACI’s pipeline of prospective innovation projects. Team MB&A consists of MB&A and REI Systems, and each team member brings a wealth of knowledge from the IT industry to bear on the Pipeline Management Platform requirement.

Team MB&A will configure the Salesforce.com platform to ensure that the VA receives a fully implemented instance to successfully and efficiently manage up to 500 active and completed projects at various phases of development. Both team members have years of experience supporting implementations and developing applications for Salesforce.com products and will ensure that the rigorous security standards of the VA are met.

Team MB&A will also utilize the Extensible Assessment Manager (ExAM4Enterprise.com), a risk assessment and data collection application, to greatly reduce development time and resources. ExAM will enable quicker data gathering activities, greater collaboration, standardized practices, increased communication to interested parties, and business analytics that capture progress in a continuous and easy-to-understand process.

Clients from Federal, State and local government including Department of Interior, District of Columbia General Services, and Loudoun County Public Schools are using ExAM to provide turnkey security assessments, inspections, and complex survey/data call environments. ExAM resides on the Salesforce.com platform which has over 130,000 existing customers, 185,000 custom applications, and handles over 1 billion transactions per day. This employment scale ensures a low cost, low risk platform that is the perfect fit to enable an affordable and reliable solution for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

About MB&A

Millsapps, Ballinger, & Associates (MB&A), a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), is a full life cycle management consulting company committed to solving the biggest problems facing some of the world’s largest, most complex and challenging organizations. Our capabilities include enterprise-wide software integration, application portfolio management, innovative software development, and responsive consulting services. Our company believes that technology can be a force multiplier for positive change and that being able to consistently get the right information in the right hands in order to make the right decision is what makes an organization most effective. To learn more about MB&A services and solutions please visit: www.mbaoutcome.com.

About REI Systems

REI Systems is a leading provider of web-enabled business solutions for the Federal Government and the commercial sector. Drawing upon our mission to deliver reliable, effective, and innovative solutions, the company works daily to solve complex homeland security, defense, health resources, criminal justice, and performance support issues. REI Systems is strengthened by its commitment to exceeding customer expectations. REI Systems has been serving government at all levels and major corporations since 1989. For more information, visit: www.reisystems.com.