USGS executes Option year number one for Architecture IDIQ

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Today, Xentity was awarded Option year #1 for the U.S. Geological Survery IDIQ for Enterprise and Solution Architecture . This is the 6th year Xentity has provided outstanding Geospatial Integrated Services and Capabilities and Architecture services to the USGS and the results have continue. If interested in leveraging out IDIQ read the background below and review our USGS IDIQ for Enterprise and Solution Architecture

USGS National Geospatial Program Architecture Background

Xentity provides segment architecture development support in Program and Product Planning, Geospatial Data Acquisition and Production Lifecycle Management, Delivery Services, and Resource Management. Xentity also supported analyzing strategic planning and relation to architecture. EA development was based on the defined Federal Segment Architecture Methodology (FSAM).  As well, Xentity supported the transition from development to implementation which included such services as:

  • Blueprint Roadmap Development
  • Governance Formation, Analysis and Consulting
  • Solution Architecture Management Consulting
  • Operational Quality Analysis – Capacity, Availability, Continuity Analysis
  • Business Activity and Role Analysis
  • Planning Support and Consulting
  • Implementation Facilitation Support
  • Change Management and Consulting
  • Service-Level Management Consulting

Additionally, Xentity assisted the USGS in creating a communication product plan. This included:

  • Extraction of the communication products and communication product activities into a singular unified communication product plan.
  • Documented advice and tactics to product and service leads about opportunities unifying and coordinating events for the purpose of (1) increasing presence relating to TNM and USGS brands and (2) making communication product spending more efficient.
  • Documented advice about strategic communication techniques and products, including but not limited to branding rollout, key differentiator message support, Maturity road map support, conducting of customer meetings, and capturing stakeholder positioning statements for products,
  • Training on newer communication concepts such as social media

Xentity Performance:

Xentity has had 100% deliverable acceptance by USGS and were all on-time and on-budget. Of the 4 blueprints, the resulting 200+ milestones are now being implemented under Xentity supported Program Management Office, and are seeing improvements in all areas. Xentity’s support in providing solution architecture patterns are seeing over 100 IT assets are slated to be retired and still have increase usership, but at a lower cost. NGP Director implemented some organizational management improvements, of which some were based on the Xentity supported resource management roadmap. USGS NGP has shifted to a prioritized stakeholder-driven model to help better invest in data, product, and service content and features the users want/need. Operation Centers have taken to using new internal management processes and toolsets such as online document management collaboration and wikis, online issue/task tracking, migration for some NGP products and services to an ITIL Service Desk “triage” model with a much shorter and reasonable response period, and some early adoption of using Agile Project Management techniques to increase output.

In the area of Communications, Xentity provided the following services to the USGS on this contract even slow adoption of new concepts are yielding large benefits. From supporting a few hundred person inaugural The National Map user conference with a very well received brand treatment and event strategies. Conference support also included pre, during, and post event functions such as A/V coordination, feedback mechanism, last-minute event communication product generation, to seeing new social media accounts and other tools as recommended in the product communication sequence plans. Product Leads have received multiple communication training sessions which concepts included coach Influencing/Sales skills to P&S Leads. Consult on visual ID compliance, Advise and consult with the timing, communication paths, relationships, and critical success factors.

User relevancy is critical as prior to 2008, usage was actually on the decline, Search internet on The National Map User Conference which Xentity directly supported in setting up this inaugural event for May 2011 and results of program usership and product access also was observed as much as 3 times, but generally as 25% uptick in usage. Delivery usage post-conference saw a jump in increased usage, which continues to grow.  Delivery Solutions architecture results has continued to see higher usership and relevance to its users, all while not increasing the IT footprint, and in many places decreasing it while increasing service operation qualities.

Xentity Awarded GSA Schedule

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Today (Sept. 12, 2012), Xentity received a multi-year GSA Federal Supply Schedule contract. Under the GSA Consolidate Schedule 00CORP), Xentity has been awarded Special Item Numbers (SINs) for both IT Schedule 70 and MOBIS.

ScheduleSIN(s)Description
IT Schedule 70 C132-51, C132-51RCIT Professional Services
MOBISC874-1, C874-1RCMOBIS Consulting Services

This will enable Xentity to continue its progression towards providing best available pricing for its Government customers as this helps simplify acquisition even further on top of the 8(a) business development program acquisition tools. The following is a brief description of services. Links to the schedules can be found on the Schedules page.

Description of Services

SIN C132-51 and C132-51RC – IT Professional Services

Xentity’s services below focus on enterprise architecture, management and communication lifecycle challenges for large organizations for private and public sector. We operate in extending the current leadership and management capabilities to offer out innovative architecture, design, and change approaches and solutions that help accelerate and increase quality and relevance of the project, program, management, governance, and implementation.  Xentity’s IT Professional Services include the following:

  • Mission or resource system solution architecture design
  • Physical component/server architecture model design
  • Physical and logical data modeling
  • As-is architecture pattern analysis
  • System inventories
  • Technology inventory analysis
  • Segment, enterprise, or technology analysis of business or mission areas
  • Analysis of technical business models as-is, to-be, and transition stages for maturity, common trends, precedence and potential pain points
SIN C874-1 and C874-1RC – MOBIS Consulting Services

In addition to Xentity’s enterprise services, our consultants have subject matter expertise in applying these services to issues critical to large world transformation such as energy, climate, geospatial, natural resources, travel, and education. We also invest in researching and piloting our patterns to allow us to prove our concepts and strengthen the specific business cases. This allows us to provide re-usable approaches, innovative concepts and solution patterns applicable to customer specific industries.  Xentity’s MOBIS services include the following:

  • Business case financial, performance, and technology scenarios modeling
  • Analysis of requirements, governance, business process, service portfolio, and stakeholder input
  • Target architecture, new business models, and governance maturity transformation efforts Analysis and design of financial, performance, and organizational models
  • Organizational readiness assessments
  • Findings, recommendations, alternative, cost, risk, impact, and performance analysis using structured approved methods
  • Project path proposal and definition including providing frameworks for jobs, teams, functions and groups of functions

Xentity supports 192 mile ride by founder and 5,000 plus other riders for Cancer Research at Pan Mass Challenge

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As interviewed in the WPI Alumni magazine:

Matt Tricomi ’97 ( founder and President of Xentity Corporation) recently traveled all the way from Golden, CO, back to Massachusetts with a mission: he cycled approximately 200 miles from Sturbridge to Provincetown with a team put together by Sean Gregory ’98 for the Jimmy Fund Pan-Mass Challenge.

The team ended up raising $10,000 for the charity, and Xentity supported sponsorship along with 6 other organizations and over 100 sponsors. The team t-shirt included over 25 names of individuals who have had losses due to cancer.

“The Jimmy Fund has held a soft spot in my heart since that radio-thon I did in ’83,” Matt said. He went on to note that his personal connection to cancer research is through his mother-in-law who lost her battle ten years ago.

This was Matt’s first ride for the Jimmy Fund; Sean asked him to participate in 2011, but Matt was scheduled for knee surgery. The 2012 ride was Matt’s version of physical rehab!

For what its worth, Matt never had ridden or owned a road bike up til the day of the event (sans 1 test ride 4 weeks prior). Luckily, he training locally on a mountain bike with child in tow (trailer) following Stage 6 of the US equivalent of the Tour de France had prepped him well enough to make the sea-level, and only 4-5 major climbs through the near 200 mile trek.

About PMC Fact Sheet

(Updated since 2012): The Pan-Mass Challenge is an annual bike-a-thon that today raises more money for charity than any other single athletic fundraising event in the country. The PMC was founded in 1980 by Billy Starr, who remains the event’s executive director, an annual cyclist, and a fundraiser. The PMC has since raised $375 million for adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. In 2012, the PMC gave a record gift of $37 million. The PMC pioneered the athletic fundraising industry and is today a model of fundraising efficiency.

The event donates 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to the cause.

In 2012, the PMC generated 52 percent of the Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue and was Dana-Farber’s single largest contributor. More than 233,000 individual contributions were made to last year’s fundraising campaign. In 2013, PMC cyclists will ride with the goal of raising $38 million for Dana-Farber.

The Pan-Mass Challenge is a fully (volunteer) supported bike-a-thon — with food and water stops, mechanical and medical assistance, luggage transportation, and lodging — that runs through 46 towns across Massachusetts. Approximately 5,500 cyclists ride in the event. Cyclists choose from 11 routes of varying mileage designed to cater to all levels of cycling strength and fundraising ability. There are six two-day routes that range from 153 to 190 miles and five one-day rides that range from 25 to 110 miles. Cyclists are required to raise between $500 and $5,000 to ride in the PMC, depending on the chosen route.

 

Xentity makes the Hispanic Business Top 500 List

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Though we squeaked in at #484 of 500, 2011 marks the first year Xentity has made the Hispanic Business Top 500 Business List. We are 1 of 10 in Colorado, and only Hispanic Company in Golden, CO to make the list.

This list has been tracking and ranking Hispanic Businesses for 30 years. As noted on HispanicBusiness.com, Hispanic Business research staff gathered data for the listing of the 500 largest Hispanic-owned companies in the United States from a company profile form returned by the companies themselves. Companies included in the 500 must show at least 51 percent ownership by Hispanic U.S. citizens, and must maintain headquarters in one of the 50 states or Washington, D.C. Principals must be U.S. citizens. Companies must submit revenue figures based on line 1(c) of their corporate/partnership tax return. The revenue figure must be submitted on a signed form verified by the CEO, CFO, or a CPA representing the company. 

Xentity is awarded USGS IDIQ for Enterprise and Solution Architecture

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Xentity has been awarded a 5 year (base year plus 4 option year vehicle) for providing enterprise and solution architecture services to the USGS. 

Xentity has been awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by USGS.  This blanket contract vehicle enables any and all USGS mission areas and programs to gain access to Xentity’s services through Firm Fixed Price task orders.  This contract vehicle has established terms and conditions allowing the task orders to be issued without any further competition or sole-source justification.  And, since Xentity is an 8(a) certified small disadvantaged business, task orders for this IDIQ contribute to USGS goals for small disadvantaged business contracting.

Services Available on the IDIQ Vehicle

The scope of work that can be performed through this IDIQ include the full range of enterprise architecture (EA) and solution architecture services:

  • Building a holistic view of an organization’s strategy, processes, information and IT assets
  • Linking the mission, strategy and processes of an organization to its IT strategy
  • Documenting architectural models that show how an organization’s future needs will be met
  • Connecting the enterprise architecture to the application/solution architecture

Xentity achieves these EA objectives through the following established approaches and activities as described on Architecture such as :

Architecture Design and Analysis

Architecture Change and Project Management

  • Operational Concept Modeling
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Business Process Re-Engineering
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Solution Architecture Alternative Analysis
  • Architecture Prototypes/beta Development (i.e. cloud, database, frameworks, applications)
  • Requirements Development
  • EA Blueprints and Roadmaps
  • EA Information Management (Collection, Maintenance, Reporting)
  • EA Governance Activities
  • Analysis Workshops and Facilitation
  • Decision Workshops and Facilitation
  • Compliance Support Activities (CPIC/OMB-300)
  • Change Management
  • Communications Planning
  • Strategic and Multimedia Communications
  • Program Management Office (PMO) Administration

IDIQ Facts and Figures

Contract Name

Enterprise Architecture and Solution Architecture Services

Contract Number

G12PS00307

Sponsor

United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Contract Ceilings

$540,000 (Annual) / $2,700,000 (Current Set Ceiling, Lifetime) / $4,000,000 (Max Ceiling lifetime if modified)

Period of Performance

  • Base Year: 06/01/2012 – 05/31/2013
  • Option Year 1: 06/01/2013 – 05/31/2014
  • Option Year 2 (TBD): 06/01/2014 – 05/31/2015

Three Remaining Option Years: 06/01/2014 – 05/31/2017

Contract Type

Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ); Firm Fixed Price (FFP) Task Orders

 Prime Contractor

Xentity Corporation an 8(a) Certified Small Disadvantaged Business

14143 Denver West Pkwy Suite 100 

Golden, CO 80401

TIN:      56-2323069 /  DUNS:     152419722

Task Order History

Xentity has performed a number of task orders on this IDIQ vehicle to date.

Core Science Systems – Efficiencies (G12PD00881)
For Core Science Systems (CSS), Xentity provided a rapid assessment of current architecture across 20+ earth science data catalog programs and systems.

Land Remote Sensing – Requirements Management Solution (G12PD00857)
For the Land Remote Sensing (LRS) program, Xentity developed the conceptual and solution architecture for earth observation requirements management.

National Geospatial Program – Enterprise & Solution Architecture (G12PD00748)
For the National Geospatial Program (NGP), Xentity established the governance mechanisms for managing the program’s investment portfolios for systems development, IT infrastructure, data acquisition and production. 

Community for Data Integration (G12PC00035)
For the USGS Community for Data Integration (CDI), Xentity identified and supported proposals for CDI research projects.

Contract Performance Ratings

Evaluation Area

Rating

Trend

Quality of Product or Service

Exceptional

+

Schedule

Exceptional

+

Cost Control

Exceptional

+

Management of Key Personnel

Exceptional

+

Utilization of Small Business

Very Good

+

 *In a Contract Performance Assessment Report System(CPARS) as made by previous USGS Contract Officer responsible for this IDIQ and multiple of Xentity USGS Contracts.

How to Proceed

To facilitate the process, Xentity has developed a template for both parties to share information about needs and capabilities.  Simply contact us to being the process. 

For information on other Xentity contracting vehicles visit /wiki/display/public/Schedules .

Contact Info:

sales@xentity.com 

PO Box 17887

Golden, CO 80402

720-663-8335 | phone

814-253-4734 | fax

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