NuAxis Innovations Launches Federal Agile Project for GSA

NuAxis Innovations Launches Federal Agile Project for GSA

The General Services Administration (GSA) has worked with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) to launch the FAR Data Collection Payroll Pilot application. NuAxis Innovations supported the development of the application, which was created using an Agile and human-centered approach to software development. The pilot was launched in accordance with Section 5 of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA), which aims to make federal spending information easily accessible to the public. Section 5 of the DATA Act requires the federal government to establish a pilot program that will help determine final recommendations for standardized reporting, the elimination of unnecessary duplication in reporting and the reduction of costs.

“We are thrilled to have launched another Agile project for the federal government,” said Raza Latif, president of NuAxis. “This project is a step toward modernizing federal IT programs and increasing efficiency of reporting within the government.”

The pilot aims to increase efficiency for a required, time consuming certified payroll process for government contractors. The new software is hosted online on GSA’s Business Services Platform. It is expected to substantially cut down the time to complete the entire payroll reporting process.

“This application will have a positive impact on the outdated, cumbersome certified payroll reporting processes,” said Latif. “We are excited to show how Agile development can successfully work within the federal IT environment.”

The application was built by Area330, an Agile software development unit within NuAxis. The Area330 team extended user research and interaction design initially done by 18F to create the software. They also worked through the GSA’s Lightweight Authority to Operate (L-ATO) and Section 508 compliance certifications, which are required before releasing the applications in the GSA’s cloud infrastructure. The application is built using NodeJS, Express and Angular JavaScript frameworks.

 

About Area330

Area330, an Agile software development division of NuAxis Innovations, developed the FAR Data Collection Payroll Pilot application. Area330 is aligned with the Digital Services Playbook to provide solutions to the federal government that are Agile, user centric, cloud-ready, modern and open source. Area330 has a long history of Agile software development, including automated testing, automated code analysis and coverage, automated accessibility and security testing, issue tracking, CI/CD (continuous integration, continuous deployment) and shared knowledgebase. Area330’s software development expertise includes open source and modern technologies, automation servers, configuration management, security and cloud/hardware infrastructure. Their toolset includes Node, Express, AngularJS, React, Jenkins, Puppet, Cloud Foundry, Cloud.gov, Amazon Web Services (AWS), MySQL, Postgres, MsSQL, Oracle, Microsoft .Net, GitHub, Code Climate, OWASP ZAP, Pa11y, JIRA, Confluence and many others. Area330’s team members actively contribute toward open source projects with a focus on federal clients. Recent contributions include:

 

About NuAxis Innovations

NuAxis Innovations is a solution-driven IT infrastructure support contractor for the federal government. As a leading IT partner with proven success in large agencies – including the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the Department of Labor (DOL) – NuAxis delivers value and expertise. The company was founded in 2002 by a team of passionate technologists and now has more than 375 employees across 22 states. With 99 percent of revenue coming from prime contract work, NuAxis is an established prime contractor adept at providing continuity of operations and robust risk management and allocates resources for each contract that align with the agency’s specific requirements instead of imposing a one-size-fits-all mindset. NuAxis Innovations is composed of the highest-caliber employees and is continually expanding its portfolio of IT infrastructure support services. For more information, visit www.NuAxis.com.

 

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