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NuAxis Innovations continues their commitment to Quality Management with ISO 9001:2015

August 31, 2018 (Tysons, VA)

NuAxis Innovations has demonstrated its continued commitment to world class quality management through the ISO 9001 standard. International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 is the most updated standard of its kind and focuses on quality management systems (QMS) and performance. It assists companies in developing a management system that aligns quality with their wider business strategy. Organizations apply the standard to demonstrate their ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.

There is a focus on risk-based thinking and accountability in all organizational processes that helps improve communications, efficiency, and implementation of continuous improvement. It is the most popular standard in the ISO 9000 series and the only standard in the series to which organizations can certify. “We are excited to continue our ISO 9001:2015 best practices and feel it provides additional assurance to our customers that we are focused on continuous improvement and customer satisfaction,” said Raza Latif [President].

About PRI Registrar

Since 1995, Performance Review Institute Registrar, a management systems registrar, has helped a multitude of organizations achieve and realize their true potential through the development of management systems and quality systems certification. As an affiliate of SAE International, PRI Registrar is a not-for-profit organization, uniquely motivated with a mission and commitment to raise the bar in any industry it serves. To learn more information, visit www.priregistrar.org or contact PRI Registrar at priregistrar@p-r-i.org today.

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 400 employees across 22 states. 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 NuAxis.com.

NuAxis Innovations Appraised at CMMI Level 3 for Services

July 10, 2018 (Tysons, VA)

NuAxis Innovations announced a successful Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)® appraisal at Level 3 for Services. CMMI is a capability improvement framework that provides essential elements of effective processes to improve performance. An appraisal at Maturity Level 3 indicates the organization is performing at a “defined” level. At this level, processes are well characterized and understood, and are described in standards, procedures, tools, and methods.

The scope of the appraisal is NuAxis’ Enterprise Service Desk (ESD), and we are excited to bring enhanced cost savings, consistency, and process improvement through the CMMI framework. “I’m proud of our team for successfully achieving CMMI Level 3 for Services, an important milestone to continue providing our customers with the best service and support,” said Imran Akram {CEO}. NuAxis is now appraised at both CMMI Level 3 for Services (CMMI-SVC) and Development (CMMI-DEV). The appraisal was performed by API Process Improvements, LLC.

 

About CMMI® Institute

CMMI Institute (CMMIInstitute.com) is the global leader in the advancement of best practices in people, process, and technology. The Institute provides the tools and support for organizations to benchmark their capabilities and build maturity by comparing their operations to best practices and identifying performance gaps. For over 25 years, thousands of high-performing organizations in a variety of industries, including aerospace, finance, health services, software, defense, transportation, and telecommunications, have earned a CMMI maturity level rating and proved they are capable business partners and suppliers. To learn more about how CMMI can help your organization elevate performance, visit CMMIinstitute.com.

 

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 400 employees across 22 states. 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 NuAxis.com.

NuAxis Innovations Announces New Chief Operating Officer

Ali Qureshi joins NuAxis Innovations as Chief Operating Officer

June 14, 2018 (Tysons, VA)
NuAxis Innovations announced that Ali Qureshi has joined the team as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this role, Mr. Qureshi is responsible for executing NuAxis’ strategy for enabling high quality customer service delivery, ensuring the happiness of team members, and facilitating organic business development.

“Ali Qureshi’s addition to the NuAxis management team will further our goal of becoming a robust federal IT service provider. He shares our passion for being flexible, empathetic, and above all else, customer-focused,” said Imran Akram [CEO].

Mr. Qureshi brings a unique perspective to the company having been a Government senior executive for eight years, serving the U.S. House of Representatives, in addition to experience at large and mid-tier companies including Accenture and Booz Allen Hamilton. In total, Mr. Qureshi brings over two decades of experience assisting commercial and federal government clients in meeting their technology services needs through innovative solutions.

Mr. Qureshi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from Wilkes University and an Executive Master’s Degree from the Wharton School and School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Qureshi was also selected to participate in the Senior Managers in Government course at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. To learn more about Mr. Qureshi, visit www.nuaxis.com/ali-qureshi/.

 

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 400 employees across 22 states. 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.

 

NuAxis Innovations named one of Virginia’s 2018 Fantastic 50 Companies

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce named NuAxis Innovations as one of the state’s fastest growing companies for the third year in a row

May 7, 2018 (Tysons, VA) – NuAxis Innovations ranks number 36 on the Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Fantastic 50 list of fastest growing companies in the state. This is the third year in a row that NuAxis has been recognized on the list, up five spots from last year. “As we continue to grow as a business, our portfolio has seen substantial development in recent years, and we look forward to maintaining this progress. We are honored to be recognized by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and hope to appear on future lists,” said Raza Latif [President].

Fantastic 50 awardees must be privately held with headquarters in Virginia and show revenues between $200,000 and $200 million. Companies are judged on a four-year revenue period with award verification from Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP.

Virginia’s Fantastic 50 award program, now in its 23rd year, is the only annual statewide award recognizing Virginia’s fastest growing business by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
For a complete list of winners, visit https://www.vachamber.com/2018/04/26/virginia-chamber-unveils-23rd-annual-list-of-virginias-fastest-growing-companies-the-fantastic-50/

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 400 employees across 22 states. 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.

About the Virginia Chamber of Commerce

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization in the Commonwealth, with more than 26,000 members. The Chamber is a non-partisan, business advocacy organization that works in the legislative, regulatory, civic and judicial arenas to act as the catalyst for positive change in all areas of economic development and competitiveness for Virginia. Learn more at www.vachamber.com

NuAxis Innovations awarded a $25 million BPA by Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), an agency within the Department of Interior (DOI), selected NuAxis Innovations as one of the awardees for its $25M IT Services Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). The BPA supports multiple IT functions and furthers FWS’s mission of “working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.” NuAxis was awarded all of the initial BPA task orders which provide helpdesk, network, data center, and application management services.

NuAxis Innovations wins the unrestricted HHS NGITS Operations BPA

In January 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced NuAxis Innovations as an awardee of their $207M Next Generation IT Services (NGITS) – Operations Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA).

The NGITS program furthers the HHS Office of Information Technology Infrastructure and Operations (ITIO) objective of providing internal HHS customers with the IT infrastructure, equipment, and services needed to support their individual missions while servicing approximately 11,000+ HHS customers nationwide. NGITS allows ITIO increased flexibility to address new policies and emerging technologies and streamline service delivery to end users.

“The NGITS program is an exciting opportunity to deliver optimized solutions that are at the intersection of healthcare and information technology,” said Raza Latif, President of NuAxis Innovations. “We are especially excited to engage with ITIO and its stakeholders to offer fresh, innovative solutions that advance HHS’ extremely important mission of enhancing the health and well-being of us Americans.”

“NuAxis has strong roots in the healthcare arena and with this award we welcome the opportunity to enable HHS’ mission through IT operations solutions,” commented Imran Akram, CEO of NuAxis Innovations.  “Winning this important BPA in an unrestricted competition validates that NuAxis solutions and approach are viable for large federal agencies with critical missions.”

About HHS

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is a U.S. Executive Agency whose mission is to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. This mission is fulfilled by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services.

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.

NuAxis Innovations Receives CMMI Maturity Level 3 Certification for Development

NuAxis Innovations recently received its Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Maturity Level 3 for Development v1.3 certification by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). The rating is a framework for software process improvement that requires a company to meet or exceed certain standards for software development, project management and quality assurance. A Level 3 rating requires 18 specific process areas and 12 generic goals and practices to be fulfilled, including project monitoring and control, requirements development, technical solutions, decision analysis and resolution and organizational process definition.

“We are excited to reach this prestigious level of certification,” said Imran Akram, NuAxis CEO. “Reaching CMMI Maturity Level 3 demonstrates NuAxis’ ability to deliver the highest quality service to our customers.”

CMMI Level 3 Requirements:

Maturity Level 2 – Managed

  • CM – Configuration Management
  • MA – Measurement and Analysis
  • PPQA – Process and Product Quality Assurance
  • PMC – Project Monitoring and Control
  • PP – Project Planning
  • REQM – Requirements Management
  • SAM – Supplier Agreement Management

Maturity Level 3 – Defined

  • DAR – Decision Analysis and Resolution
  • IPM – Integrated Project Management
  • OPD – Organizational Process Definition
  • OPF – Organizational Process Focus
  • OT – Organizational Training
  • PI – Product Integration
  • RD – Requirements Development
  • RSKM – Risk Management
  • TS – Technical Solution
  • VAL – Validation
  • VER – Verification

NuAxis is also ISO 9001:2008 (quality management system) and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (information security standard).

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.

 

NuAxis Fantastic 50

NuAxis Innovations Listed as a Fastest-Growing Company by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce for the Second Year in a Row

NuAxis Innovations ranks number 41 on the Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Fantastic 50 list of fastest-growing companies in the commonwealth. The company is up five spots from number 46 last year.

“We are excited to be recognized for the second year in a row by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce,” said Imran Akram, NuAxis CEO. “NuAxis is in a period of exciting growth, and we are honored to be included on this list.”

The award program is in its 22nd year of recognizing businesses in the commonwealth. To be eligible, a company must be privately held with its headquarters in Virginia and have revenue between $200,000 and $200 million. The award is based on a four-year revenue history.

All 50 awardees were announced at the Fantastic 50 Networking Reception and Awards Banquet last night (April 27) in Chantilly, Va. at the Westfields Marriott.

For the complete list of winners, visit virginiabusiness.com/news/article/a-calmer-pace.

NuAxis President Raza Latif Washington Business Journal Spotlight

NuAxis President Raza Latif was recently interviewed in the Washington Business Journal’s In the Spotlight section. In the interview, Latif discusses his leadership habits and even some fun facts about himself. Read the full interview here.