STSI Releases EPA National Lakes Assessment Prototype

Dec 30, 2015 by bmorris Comments: 0

STSI released the NLA Data Explorer prototype, which improves how EPA shares the National Lakes Assessment dataset. The EPA National Lakes Assessment is a statistical survey of the condition of our nation’s lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. The prototype application allows you to explore that data. You can view the data for a given lake and can gain context about the data. By clicking on a field, you get a definition of what it contains, as well as some descriptive statistics as to how the lake compares to other lakes. This prototype application was developed by STSI as part of a response to a Request for Information published by the EPA. The EPA has done a great job of making raw data available as a set of CSV files. This prototype expands on that, allowing would-be users of the data a chance to “kick the tires” and understand the contents of the dataset.     The code is open source and available on GitHub. Read More

STSI Sponsors AgileDC

Oct 27, 2015 by bmorris Comments: 0

STSI sponsored the annual AgileDC conference, which brings together software developers and consultants from the government and commercial worlds. In all 7 consultants attended the conference. Some take-aways: Our presentation on ‘DevOps for the Rest of Us‘ by Chris Cassatt and Ben Morris was well received. The audience appreciated the live demo and well-structured format. The multi-track format was great to allow attendees to tailor their experience based on personal interest and value. It was fun to see 100 STSI branded give-away bags being carried around the conference. We’ll be back next year! Read More

STSI Awarded New Task Order under NRC Modernization Contract

Sep 30, 2015 by admin Comments: 0

STSI was awarded multiple task orders to assist the NRC Office of the Chief Financial Officer.  The NRC faces a challenge of maintaining consistent budget and labor data, which can complicate budget development and management decision making.  STSI will help NRC to restructure their tools and process for labor data and related software through the requirements development and high-level design recommendation phases of the Task Assignment Control (TAC) Legacy System Replacement (LSR) project.  In addition STSI will work to identify a cost-effective business intelligence solution for the Centralized Labor Reporting (CLR) Project. The scope of the tasks include: • Collect & review existing system & business processes • Gather clear requirements from all stakeholders • Perform a comprehensive feasibility study to assess all relevant solutions • Develop in-depth design specifications and detailed project schedule • Prepare migration plans for data and task phase transitions Read More

Lessons Learned from a 1-week App

Jul 10, 2015 by bmorris Comments: 0

A couple weeks ago, 18F released a request for quote (RFQ) for Agile Delivery Services. This represented a new approach to federal IT contracting. For typical federal proposals, you spend weeks or months writing dozens (or hundreds) of pages describing how you’ll deliver. (But maybe you are better at writing than delivering.) For this proposal, we didn’t submit paper. We submitted code. Specifically, we developed an application that  leveraged the APIs at open.fda.gov. We had to do so in one week, which was later extended to about 2 weeks total. Creating an app from scratch in 1-2 weeks is tough, but we did it! We’re proud of the app we created, and the quality of the code. Our top 5 lessons from our team retrospective were… Slack Time is Great: We were originally marching toward a 1 week deadline, which was then extended before the week was up. That extra slack time let us add some fun features, including a cool tree visualization, that made the app feel more complete and polished. Lesson: Some buffer time helps teams – and running at 100% will actually slow production. Tests are a Life Saver: Our test coverage was very good. Sometimes it […] Read More

STSI Awarded New Task Order under BOA Contract

Apr 13, 2015 by admin Comments: 0

STSI is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded a 4 year $37.7m task order contract under a Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) with a Large Government Agency. STSI will provide full spectrum support services for the Receivership Assets Support portfolios. Services STSI will provide include: Provide maintenance, training and operational needs to enhance productivity & improve efficiency Leverage our expertise to improve application portfolios Utilize resources to deliver high quality results Develop a partnership to foster mutual success Client Collaboration in all aspects of solution delivery Ensure application compliance with standards, policies & laws Secure optimal stability and performance of portfolios Build a foundation to deliver on the clients longer term IT strategy Ensure application quality at the highest level Address known security vulnerabilities and proactively improve it across portfolios Collaborate significantly with intersecting organizations within the government Agency as well as other private sector service providers and third party entities Implement a cost effective approach in delivery of needed resources both on and off of the government agencies location Read More

STSI Awarded New Task Order under BOA Contract

Dec 06, 2014 by admin Comments: 0

STSI is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded a 4 year $31m task order contract under a Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) with a Large Government Agency. STSI will provide full spectrum support services for the Resolution Liability System. Services STSI will provide include: Provide maintenance, training and operational needs to enhance productivity & improve efficiency Leverage our expertise to improve application portfolios Utilize resources to deliver high quality results Develop a partnership to foster mutual success Client Collaboration in all aspects of solution delivery Ensure application compliance with standards, policies & laws Secure optimal stability and performance of portfolios Build a foundation to deliver on the clients longer term IT strategy Ensure application quality at the highest level Address known security vulnerabilities and proactively improve it across portfolios Collaborate significantly with intersecting organizations within the government Agency as well as other private sector service providers and third party entities Implement a cost effective approach in delivery of needed resources both on and off of the government agencies location Read More

STSI Awarded New Contract in Dallas TX

Apr 24, 2014 by slyman Comments: 0

STSI is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded a Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) and subsequent task order contract for up to 3 years in support of a Federal Agency project in Dallas TX. STSI will be providing full life-cycle software application support to a portfolio of banking, financial and other mission critical systems. Technologies include Oracle Application Express (APEX), Java, PL/SQL, WebFocus, Business Objects, IBM InfoSphere and other tools. Read More

STSI Awarded New Task Order under BOA Contract

Feb 20, 2014 by slyman Comments: 0

STSI is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded a $25.5m task order contract for up to 4 years under a Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) with a Large Government Agency. STSI will provide Software Quality Configuration Release Management (SQCRM) services including:  Expand and support the agency’s Release and Configuration Management capabilities Develop and promote Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) best practices Provide Performance Testing and Small Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) support Read More

STSI Awarded Task Order under NRC Modernization Contract

Aug 01, 2013 by slyman Comments: 0

STSI was awarded a task order for the requirements analysis and design of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Reactor Program System (RPS) replacement project. STSI is tasked over the next year to design a modern, integrated solution which provides NRC with optimum business processes and a new “look and feel” user experience. STSI will use an iterative (Agile) methodology in the design of the RPS replacement business functions: Planning inspection activities Scheduling work assignments Managing inspection findings and reports Decommissioning reactors, fuel facilities and independent spent fuel facilities The RPS task order was awarded under the NRC Maintenance, Operation, and Modernization (MOM), Functional Area 3 (FA3) IDIQ contract. The purpose of this contract is to provide NRC with application modernization support services while replacing legacy technologies with secure, innovative, enterprise-wide IT solutions. Read More

STSI Wins BOA Contract with a Large Government Agency

Jun 12, 2013 by slyman Comments: 0

STSI was recently awarded an eight year Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) contract with a large Federal Regulatory Agency in support of their Information Technology Application program. STSI will assist the in supporting the following services under the contract: PeopleSoft and Documentum Support Maintenance and Enhancements of the agency’s full application portfolio Release Management, Configuration Management and Performance Testing   Read More