Contract: $9,516,324 - Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board - Jul. 8, 2009
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Award Description: On 14 July 2009, we received an award from the Recoverability Accountability and Transparency Board (RATB) to deliver a Web site (Recovery.gov 2.0) to enable the American public the ability to track and follow the funds that were distributed under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). As established by the ARRA, the RATB has the responsibility for managing content, operations, and maintenance of the Web site. This includes designing, implementing, and operating a Web site that clearly captures and transmits information on stimulus fund expenditures and disseminates impacts and results in an intuitive and user-friendly way for use by a wide range of audiences. The scope of this order is to provide and implement a complete Web solution, known as Recovery.gov Version 2.0 that facilitates maximum transparency in support of ARRA. The purpose of this contract is to provide a complete redesign, implementation, and operation of the Recovery.gov Version 2.0 Web site. Design services include visual design, user-interface design, information architecture, design engineering, project management, and all expertise required to deliver a Web site with interactive data-visualization and Web application-level functionality. The deliverables under this contract follows an iterative design process that allows Government review at key stages of the project. Government review is defined as evaluation of the project to ensure that the design is on track to satisfy the requirements of the Statement of Work (SOW). Each review period may include refinement of the product and meeting of target benchmarks set by the Government. Major Milestones for the project include: 28 September 2009 Live Site Launch; 15 October 2009 Contract Recipient Data Available; 30 October 2009 Grants and Loans Recipient Data Available. Smartronix is providing cyber security, infrastructure, systems engineering, and data warehousing support for this award. KPMG LLP provides financial, policy, and reporting knowledge regarding the ARRA and data management and coordination support. Synteractive Corporation is providing strategy and business solutions utilizing Web 2.0 portal and collaborative technologies. TMP Government, a top digital agency specializing in the development of communications programs exclusively for Government, contractors, and associations, is providing creative design elements and usability analysis for the site. Smartronix is proud to announce that we have partnered with KPMG, Synteractive, and TMP Government. These highly skilled and experienced small and large businesses play significant roles in Government and private sector consulting with a high degree of professionalism and expertise. Our approach focuses on assembling and integrating a highly professional, capable, experienced, and integrated team through which we will work collaboratively, jointly, and iteratively to build Recovery.gov 2.0.
Project Description: Discovery Phase - This phase included detailed requirements gathering to implement requirements documents along with design and system specifications. Outreach Support - Outreach sessions have been held with the White House, State and local authorities, Congress, the press, and the academic and developer communities. Creative Design - The creative design was completed, resulting in mockups for each page. Mockups illustrating the navigation, data visualization, and overall look and feel were generated. Infrastructure Design - Included the development of the architecture to support all requirements including geospatial features. Portal Design?The portal design was completed to include the development of Webparts and portlets to support the navigation, search, and reporting functionality of the site. Creative Implementation - Final mockups were produced in addition to the development of content features such as tables, graphs, and the coding to support 508 usability requirements. Infrastructure Implementation - Infrastructure was installed and configured to the specified requirements. Portal Implementation - The portal system was developed and implemented based on the portal design specifications. Sub-Systems Testing - Sub-system testing was conducted for each system component. Performance testing was conducted to test overall system performance, load capacity, and caching capability. Systems Testing - Exhaustive systems testing was performed to test each page for functionality, adherence to the requirements specifications, data validation, and overall site integrity. Usability Testing - Usability testing including 508 compliance testing was conducted with sfocus groups across the country to provide feedback on usability. Certification and Accreditation?Authority to Operate was received on 25 September. 28 September Site Launch - The initial release of the public site www.recovery.gov 2.0 was completed on 28 September.
Jobs Summary: On the Recovery 2.0 program, the types of jobs that are required to support the design, procurement, implementation, testing, operations, and maintenance and enhancement efforts include the following: - Program Management - Contracts & Finance Management - Systems Architects - Database Architects - Systems Engineers - Information Assurance Engineers - GIS Architects - GIS Developers - SharePoint Architects - SharePoint Developers - Quality Assurance Specialists - Company Infrastructure Support Employment Impact - The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) employment impact has had a positive effect on all of the partners on the Recovery.gov project. This opportunity has provided continued employment for existing employees and provided opportunities for each company to offer employment to new candidates. In addition to providing existing work, this program has provided a platform for us to expand into a marketplace that provides us as opportunity for future growth and continued employment opportunities. (Total jobs reported: 23)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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