PPC Awarded NARA Systems Modernization Proof of Concept Task - Providing Complex Ingest, Storage and Retrieval Software in the AWS Cloud
McLean, Virginia — January 29, 2018 — Project Performance Company, LLC (PPC) was awarded a Systems Modernization task with the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to plan the transformation of the Description and Authority Service (DAS) and the National Archive Catalog (NAC) systems. PPC has been providing development, operations and maintenance efforts in support of the NARA systems since 2010.
Description and Authority Service (DAS) is the primary card catalog for the National Archives and Records Administration. It provides a workflow, processing, and search/retrieval solution for over 600 archives personnel (Headquarters, Regional Repositories, and Presidential Library staff).
National Archives Catalog (NAC) is the online public portal to NARA records and information about those records. The catalog currently provides access to electronic records currently in the Electronic Records Archives (ERA), which are not available elsewhere online. The catalog also searches all webpages on Archives.gov. Researchers no longer need to perform separate searches for finding aids or other information related to our records on Archives.gov.
DAS and NAC are systems used daily by staff within NARA, and by external researchers and scholars who have gained permission to access and search the NARA electronic holdings.
The new effort provides a new solution pilot to application architecture through use of more modern search technologies and database engines. Both systems are already operating in the cloud using Amazon Web Services (AWS), but they will be modernized to take advantage of new AWS services and other commercial product offerings.
Paul Strasser, PPC's Chief Executive Officer, said: "PPC is pleased to continue our important work with NARA. This award further validates our services and solutions in modernizing Federal, mission‐critical systems using low‐code platforms, cloud‐based strategies, and leading-edge technologies. It adds to our impressive list of legacy system modernizations and helping our clients realize the benefits of lower Total Cost of Ownership, while improving their cyber security posture and rapidly leveraging the most modern software capabilities available to the Federal market."
About Project Performance Company, LLC
PPC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA) of Trevose, Pennsylvania is a leading Information Technology and Management Consulting firm, delivering mission critical solutions to Federal, State, and Local governments and commercial industry. We are best known for Information Systems Development & Integration, Cyber Security and Information Assurance services, Records and Knowledge Management solutions, and Energy Management & Environmental Sustainability Consulting. With offices in the DC Metropolitan Area and across the nation, we serve Fortune 500 decision makers and Federal, State, and local government agencies to meet mission‐critical challenges. Please visit www.ppc.com or www.dsainc.com for more information.
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