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DCCA EARNS ISO 20000-1:2011 CERTIFCATION FOR IT SERVICE MANAGEMENT
Company Continues its Industry-Leading Approach to Service Delivery
ELLICOTT CITY, MD – December 17, 2012 – Data Computer Corporation of America (DCCA), a veteran-owned high-technology consulting firm specializing in information technology (IT) services for the government, announced today that it has earned International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 20000-1:2011 certification. The certification benchmarks the company's industry-leading approach and capability in delivering world-class IT managed services, including data center management and technical support services to external client organizations.
Based on the adoption of Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) best practices, the ISO 20000 certification is one of many standards and framework components of DCCA's business, quality management, and process improvement systems. DCCA has also earned the Software Engineering Institute's Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) standard.
“DCCA is part of an elite group of well established organizations certified to the ISO 20000 internationally-endorsed standard, with demonstrated experience implementing ITIL best practices," said David W. Bower, CEO of DCCA. "With this ISO 20000 certification, DCCA continues to display leadership in IT service management.”
DCCA is an SEI CMMI® Level 3 and ISO 20000-1:2011 veteran-owned IT services company with strong qualifications and expertise in cloud computing, cyber security, IT Service Management (ITSM), and software engineering. As a process-oriented company, DCCA also follows the Project Management Institute (PMI) methodology as well as ITIL standards. DCCA maintains a Dun & Bradstreet (3A1) financial credit rating, the highest possible for a company of its size.
DCCA AWARDED $4.3 MILLION IN TASK ORDERS BY DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Company to Provide Cloud Computing Related Architecture and Software Development Services
ELLICOTT CITY, MD – January 2012 – Data Computer Corporation of America (DCCA), a veteran-owned high-technology consulting firm specializing in information technology (IT) services for the government, announced that it has been awarded two task orders by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) worth roughly $4.3 million. Under the terms of the task orders, which will be completed over a two-year time period, DCCA will provide cloud computing design and development, as well as operations and maintenance support services to the DoD.
“DCCA has extensive experience supporting the defense community with services that range from systems engineering to software development to information assurance, all with a focus on national security,” said David W. Bower, DCCA CEO. “These task orders enable us to provide high-performance cloud-based computing solutions, offering the DoD actionable analytic and information capabilities. We look forward to performing the work.”
DCCA will provide expertise in cloud computing architecture design and development, as well as software analysis, design, integration, and testing. In addition, DCCA will perform cloud architecture integration, including map-reduce processing, application management, and data visualization.
“Our goal as a company is to leverage best practices and processes that deliver superior results for our customers,” said Bower. “The longstanding partnership we maintain with the DoD is a clear example of the success we are having in this regard. We appreciate the DoD's continued confidence and support.”
DCCA AWARDED $15 MILLION CONTRACT BY CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES Company to Provide Support for Medicare Advantage Reimbursements
Data Computer Corporation of America (DCCA), a veteran-owned high-technology consulting firm specializing in information technology (IT) services for the government, today announced it has been awarded a five-year, $15 million contract by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The contract, awarded through the Enterprise Systems Development ID/IQ vehicle, is to provide support for CMS' Medicare Advantage program reimbursements.
"CMS provides critical healthcare-related benefits to individuals who may otherwise find it difficult to receive such coverage," said David W. Bower, DCCA CEO. "We have been helping CMS support this mission for over a decade and DCCA remains committed to ensuring our customers receive the best service possible. This commitment has contributed to a cooperative long-standing relationship."
Under the terms of the agreement, DCCA will provide analytical and technical services in support of generating and verifying monthly payments to organizations associated with CMS' Medicare Advantage program. Medicare Advantage includes health and prescription drug plans offered by approved private insurance companies. On a monthly basis, CMS provides over $12 billion in payment reimbursements through this program.
DCCA has been supporting CMS' Medicare Advantage and other Managed Care programs for over 15 years. As recently as this year, DCCA completed a legacy system redesign which not only brought CMS' Plan Payment System software and hardware up-to-date with their technical architecture standards, but also provided them with a new user interface that helps CMS perform more efficient payment validations and adjustments.
"We appreciate the confidence CMS has shown in DCCA over the years," said Bower. "And we are certainly looking forward to our continued partnership."
DoD taps DCCA for $27 Million Program
January 18, 2011
Data Computer Corporation of America (DCCA) is pleased to announce they have been awarded a $27M delivery order under its NSETS II contract vehicle to provide systems engineering, software development, intelligence analysis, and other IT related services to the Department of Defense. DCCA partnered with Raytheon to successfully win this ‘Best Value’ competition for a period of up to 5 years.
Founded in 1982, DCCA is a veteran owned small business (VOSB) headquartered in Ellicott City, Maryland. DCCA provides systems modernization, testing, IA/cyber security, computer network operations, data engineering, and web services to Defense, Intelligence, and federal civilian agencies.
MPO awards $150 Million R&E Program to DCCA
October 22, 2010
DCCA was recently awarded one of four (4) IDIQ contracts by the Maryland Procurement Office to provide Engineering and Information Technology Support Services to the Research Directorate. The contract extends to December 2014 and has a ceiling value of over $150M.
DCCA Renews CMMI Level 3 Rating
July 22, 2010
On July 22nd, 2010, the DCCA organization once again achieved CMMI® Maturity Level 3. This successful and independent SCAMPI A accreditation (which is good for another 3 years) recognizes our continuous institutionalization of the 18 Process Areas that make up this maturity level. Included in this major milestone is the successful implementation of the agile methodology by one of the appraised projects. On August 23rd, the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) notified DCCA of its approval of the appraisal (#15032) results, which have now been published on the SEI Website.
DCCA is a veteran-owned, CMMI Level 3 rated technology and engineering services company that uses deep domain knowledge to solve problems of national interest. Our professionals serve as committed business partners with our customers and work diligently to solve today's problems while exploring technology to resolve tomorrow's issues.
CMMI is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by Carnegie Mellon University.
DCCA Inks Deal with Tyndall, AFB
July 14, 2010
Data Computer Corporation of America (DCCA) is pleased to announce that they were awarded a five-year $4M task order (TO) under their Alliant Small Business (SB) contract. The scope of the performance-based task order is to provide information technology and Web-based development services to the Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency (AFCESA) at Tyndall, AFB in Florida. The AFCESA mission is to provide the best tools, practices, and professional support to maximize Air Force Civil Engineer (AFCE) capabilities for base and contingency operations.
Under the terms of the task order, DCCA and its team member, Rome Research Corporation, will provide network administration, Web development support, and other IT-related services to AFCESA and the AFCE community. DCCA will also provide support to other Government activities regarding their computer interface and integration with Air Force, DoD, and commercial data systems.
Dr. David Johnson said, "We are especially pleased that AFCESA selected the DCCA Team to partner with in support of their mission. We plan to leverage our collective capabilities to ensure that the AFCESA is delighted with the services and solutions delivered under this program."
Medicare Agency Picks Technology Services Firm to Support $800,000 ARRA Project
Ellicott City, Md., Aug. 17, 2009 -- Data Computer Corporation of America (DCCA) has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide Business Process Modeling (BPM) activities as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
David E. Bower, DCCA president and chief operating officer, said “we believe the quality of our performance in providing business process models was a substantial factor in our selection for this contract.” The contract is to develop ten models, and builds on years of innovative services DCCA has provided CMS. Specifically, the work is divided into three modeling categories: Basic, Intermediate and Complex. “This task represents another important phase in the technology support we are providing CMS. We have put an exemplary team of professionals on this program to ensure our customer’s success” Bower said. As an essential part of the Enterprise Architecture framework, business process models enable CMS to understand organizational structures, identify areas for improvement, and deploy technology solutions.
CMS' Centers for Medicaid and State Operations Engages DCCA for Another 5 Years
Data Computer Corporation of America (DCCA) was recently awarded a five year task order valued at $8.7 million, if all options are exercised, with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to continue providing programming and analytical support for the Online Survey, Certification and Reporting (OSCAR) and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) systems. As part of this task, DCCA will provide program management, systems analysis and development, and operations and maintenance support. DCCA will also provide enhancement and maintenance support to the Civil Monetary Penalty Tracking System. DCCA will continue supporting the conversion of the OSCAR/CLIA systems to the Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES) platform.
DCCA’s ultimate objective is to assist the OSCAR/CLIA community with their business process and technological transition from their legacy systems to modern technologies.
DCCA to Provide Critical Testing Support for Medicare & Medicaid Systems
DCCA announced on December 10, 2008 that it has been awarded two contracts by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). DCCA will conduct Security Testing and Evaluations (ST&E) on systems across the agency and will be performing independent testing and validation of software components for the Health Plan Management System (HPMS). The awards are valued at $11 million and both are for a term of one year, with four one-year options.
As the administrator of the Medicare and Medicaid programs, CMS is responsible for the payment of over $500 billion in medical services rendered annually to 90 million program beneficiaries and recipients.
Under the terms of the first contract, DCCA will conduct testing and validation of software and system components that have been recently developed or modified to support the CMS HPMS, a Web-enabled information system that facilitates data collection, reporting activities and day-to-day operations of important CMS health plan and drug benefit programs. This includes performance and stress testing, systems integration, as well as regression/acceptance testing of functional and user acceptance interfaces.
The second contract calls for DCCA to perform security testing and evaluation on systems across the agency, including applications located at the CMS Data Center, at Medicare contractor sites, and other locations across the country.
"We are extremely proud that we have been selected to perform independent software testing and ST&E services for some of CMS' most critical systems and applications," said David E. Bower, DCCA President and COO. "DCCA has been a technology partner of CMS for nearly 20 years, and we look forward to working with them to help secure data across their various agency systems and help meet their mission-critical needs."
Medicare Chooses Small, Minority-owned Business to Provide Business Process Modeling Support
Ellicott City, Md., April 11, 2008 – Data Computer Corporation of America (DCCA), a minority-owned firm, has been selected to provide business process modeling to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) under a new task order valued at nearly $5 million, the company announced today.
David E. Bower, DCCA President and Chief Operating Officer, said the company will work with CMS to model new and existing business processes and the associated information and system services for serving the growing baby-boomer population that is becoming eligible for Medicare benefits.
DCCA subcontractors on the five-year task order are Citizant Inc., of Chantilly, Va., and Navigant Consulting, based in Chicago.
Founded in 1982, DCCA provides a wide range of technology support, including systems modernization solutions, Web services, cyber security, and testing services, to defense, intelligence and civilian agencies. Last August, DCCA formally received a CMMI® Level 3 rating for performing to standards required by the Carnegie Mellon® Software Engineering Institute. An especially noteworthy achievement for a small business, the Level 3 rating provides evidence of DCCA's disciplined, defined and institutionalized approach to technology development and maintenance activities.
DCCA Selected to Support CMS' Enterprise System Development (ESD) Contract
DCCA was selected as one of 16 prime contractors to support CMS’ 10 year, $4 Billion Enterprise System Development (ESD) contract. The ESD program will be used over the next decade to acquire information technology solutions that will support Medicare and Medicaid modernization objectives. DCCA has an established 20 year track record of continued success supporting CMS and is proud to be selected to support the agency as more beneficiaries become eligible for the Medicare and Medicaid programs. DCCA and its partners – Catapult Consultants (Falls Church, VA); Comprehensive Computer Consulting (Sun Prairie, WI); EDS (Plano, TX); MindFinders (Washington, D.C.); Navigant Consulting (Washington, D.C.); and NewWave Technologies (Burtonsville, MD) – are excited to have the opportunity to apply our understanding of CMS’ business process, coupled with our leading edge technologies, to provide enterprise-wide support to CMS.
DCCA Achieves CMMI Level 3 Rating
On August 31, 2007, DCCA formally received, via an independent appraisal, a CMMI® Level 3 (Defined Process Maturity) rating for performing to standards required by the Carnegie Mellon® Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model® Integration, Version 1.2. A great achievement for the DCCA organization, the Level 3 rating provides evidence of a disciplined, defined, and institutionalized approach to development and maintenance activities. As a result, DCCA is now listed on the Carnegie Mellon University SEI Website as an organization that has attained the CMMI Level 3 rating.
The achievement of a Level 3 rating will positively impact cost and schedule efficiencies across the organization, reducing risk and affording DCCA customers a degree of confidence that they are working with a highly disciplined and effective organization.
DCCA Kicks Off EVMS Effort
The DCCA Strategic Plan for 2007 – 2010 includes a number of process improvement goals, one of which is the attainment of Earned Value Management System (EVMS) credentials. Earned Value Management (EVM) is a project management practice that combines measurements of accomplished work, schedule, and cost in order to evaluate project performance and introduce corrective actions when necessary. EVM is complementary to the CMMI® Level 3 practices that are already in place at DCCA, and will serve to further reduce risk on our projects by closely evaluating cost, schedule, and progress metrics. Similar to our CMMI Level 3 rating, EVMS credentials will open doors to new business and allow us to better service our customers. Efforts toward developing an EVMS began in earnest in August, 2007, with the addition of an EVMS expert to the DCCA team.
CMS’ Centers for Beneficiary Choices Engages DCCA for Another 5 Years
Data Computer Corporation of America (DCCA) was recently awarded a five year task order valued at $9.0 million, if all options are exercised, with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to continue providing programming and analytical support for the Managed Care Enrollment and Payment (MCEP) system. As part of this task, DCCA will provide program management, systems analysis and development, and operations and maintenance support.
DCCA will continue implementing changes to support Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) activities related to the interface between the Automated Plan Payment System (APPS) and Medicare Advantage RX (MARX) by computing summarized monthly payments to Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, MA Prescription Drug (MA-PD) plans, and Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs). Every month, DCCA ensures that over $10.0 billion in payments are successfully generated to the Managed Care Organizations (MCO) and PDPs. DCCA’s ultimate objective is to assist the Managed Care community with their business process and technological transition from their legacy systems to modern technologies.