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Monday, July 1, 2019
SBD Awarded Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Certification
SBD announced that it is now an Official V3 Certified Company. V3 stands for the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program, a part of the Virginia Transition Assistance Program (VTAP). VTAP’s mission is to “Assess, coordinate, and disseminate opportunities for members of the armed forces and their spouses transitioning from military to civilian life by providing a pathway to employment, education, and entrepreneurship.”
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Breaking down barriers for DevOps adoption in government
Recent Government Accountability Office studies on information technology and information security found that the federal government’s aging IT infrastructure and systems are becoming increasingly obsolete, costly and vulnerable. Couple this with the traditionally slow-moving pace of government, and we find that agencies are in urgent need of solutions designed to handle changing mandates, increased cloud adoption and serve citizens in the digital age.
Monday, June 24, 2019
5 ways agencies can clean up their cyber hygiene
Since the concept of cyber hygiene was described by Vinton Cerf in an address to Congress in 2000, government agencies have been cognizant of maintaining a holistic view of their security posture. In fact, in recent years there have been numerous efforts made to improve how agencies maintain their cyber hygiene. In 2017, the Promoting Good Cyber Hygiene Act was introduced to help establish best practices for cyber hygiene by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. And in 2018, the Department of Homeland Security created the AWARE score to help agencies compare their cybersecurity methods against agencies across government.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS), ISO/IEC 20000-1 IT Services Management System (SMS), and ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS): Integrated ISO Audits Completed Successfully
Solutions By Design II, LLC (SBD) is proud to announce that it has successfully completed the first integrated ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS), ISO/IEC 20000-1 IT Services Management System (SMS), and ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS) audits on June 19th, 2019. The triennial recertification audit was conducted by ANTS Corp from June 17th - 19th in an effort to bring all three certifications under the same certification body.
Friday, June 7, 2019
Solutions By Design II, LLC Selected to Provide Customer Relations Management Support to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Solutions By Design II, LLC (SBD), a leader in management consulting and technology services, announced that it has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to provide Service Desk Support to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Multifamily End User Support Services (MFEUSS) program. This contract also established the creation of a new SBD office in Macon, Georgia.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
What you need to know about healthcare APIs and interoperability
Jay Bercher discusses how application programming interfaces help enable system interoperability, and describes what the role of APIs will be in the future
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Making the shift to microservices: 8 tips
John Bercher, Health IT Deputy Project Manager at SBD, shared his opinion on microservices implementation and challenges at CIO Online: “As we go through the stages of evolution, we find even more moving pieces. Each moving piece requires its own level of maintenance, and the support and supervision of so many elements not only makes the solution more complex, but also increases associated costs. Consequently, we have to scrutinize our decisions to ensure they are not only the best technological decision, but cost effective as well.”
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Solutions By Design II, LLC launches Mentor-Protégé/SB Partner Programs
Solutions By Design II (SBD2) is looking for teaming partners to conduct joint capture and solutioning that provide synergy to our strategic growth interests and share similar vision, values and culture of delivery.
Thursday, January 3, 2019
3 Tips to Turn the Federal Government’s Workforce Woes into Staffing Success
Our Health IT Project Manager, Jennifer Bonner, shared 3 essential tips on how to turn the Federal Government’s workforce woes into staffing success. She has successfully managed teams for over 15 years across multiple sectors.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
The Boldest Predictions for Federal Technology in 2019
Our Cyber Security SME, Michael Ewell, provided the boldest prediction of them all: “In 2019, I predict that the rise of artificial intelligence will reach its tipping point."