ProSphere Awarded Open Source Coordination Services
ProSphere was awarded a follow-on contract under the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation (T4NG) vehicle for the Office of Information & Technology (OIT). ProSphere will continue to provide technical, management, analysis, and support services to the OIT Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO), Demand Management Division (DMD), Tools and Open Source Services to include application services, IT management services and Subject Matter Expertise (SME). ProSphere will also provide technical analysis support to include evaluating submitted code for redaction and license compliance as well as sustainment support and enhancement development of the redaction utility, to include changes to VA developed utilitybased on redaction operations.
“ProSphere possess considerable experience with the redaction environment, first-hand knowledge of the configuration of the Redaction Utility, and familiarity with the redaction process flows,” said Kevin Rice, President. “All of which position us to continually provide the highest quality, lowest risk, and efficient service.”
The Enterprise Program Management Office has established an Open Source Coordination team to facilitate the public release of VA developed source code and project documents. The goal of this activity is to satisfy Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requirements and provide an avenue to engage the Open Source Community. Code and documents slated for public release need to be scanned and redacted to remove sensitive content to include Personally Identifiable Information (PII)/ Protected Health Information (PHI), commercially licensed content and information that may compromise VA IT security or violate the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). To accomplish this task VA has developed a redaction application that will require periodic maintenance in order to meet the changing needs of redaction, as well as the functional, access and reporting needs of the EPMO.