XMaLpha Technologies Appointed to Continue Automating the State of Minnesota Legislature

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XMaLpha Technologies, having helped design and build a completely automated bill drafting solution in Minnesota, which is slated for a fall 2005 implementation, was recently renewed for 18 months of continued Legislative automation.

XMaLpha Technologies (http://XMaLpha.com) has been awarded an 18 month contract renewal to provide consulting services, training, programming, database design, and implementation expertise to the Minnesota Legislature as part of its ongoing automation efforts. XMaLpha has been working with the Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes for the past three years during its initial pilot project phase and subsequent successful custom design and implementation of a new bill drafting system. Devan Shepherd, CEO and Chief Technical Officer of XMaLpha, stated, “The complex environment characterized by Legislative documents involves the manipulation of very precise structural components. The many inter-related pieces in the law making puzzle are ideally suited to representation and immortalization as XML structures. Minnesota has set a ‘gold standard’ for the use of Legislative XML and we are thrilled to continue our partnership with the professionals at the helm of this exciting new system.”

Consultants at XMaLpha have helped design and build a completely automated bill drafting solution in Minnesota which is slated for a fall 2005 implementation. XMaLpha provides project management, programming leadership, mentoring, knowledge transfer, staff augmentation, database design, Web development, and product and tool customizations to the Minnesota Legislature. The work embraces design principles that focus on analysis of the existing technologies and infrastructures, creation of new architecture designs, and the application of consistent, affordable, and effective standards-based XML technologies in the Legislative environment.

For additional information, contact:

Katherine Shepherd – toll-free: +1.877.XML.Plan

About XMaLpha Technologies (http://XMaLpha.com)

XMaLpha provides analysis, design, education, systems integration, programming, and implementation of robust, industrial-strength solutions that employ structurally-rich XML documents. XMaLpha consultants offer technical expertise in XML, Web Services, Java, .NET, and related technologies. The Legislative Solutions™ practice group within XMaLpha specializes in the automation of authoring, storage, engrossment, and publishing of complex documents. Professionals from XMaLpha partner with State and Federal Government subject matter experts, to design and realize efficient, customized solutions.


Katherine Shepherd - COO

XMaLpha Technologies





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