Eskel Porter Announces Its Public Records Tracker Program Passes Key Certification & Accreditation from the U.S Department of the Treasury

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Designation Paves Way for Federal Government to Consider Company's "Cloud" Software Application to Manage Freedom of Information Act Requests

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PRT is the only “cloud” FOIA management application to receive this distinction, which could provide agencies considering a FISMA certified “cloud” application for FOIA management a cost effective and secure solution in the future

Eskel Porter Consulting, Inc. today announced its Public Records Tracker software program has passed and now meets key federal certification and accreditation, paving the way for the U.S Department of the Treasury to use its FOIA management solution in the “cloud” agency wide.

Eskel Porter’s Public Records Tracker (PRT) “cloud” application, which is built on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform, has passed a key U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) certification, FISMA “Moderate,” said John Schloemann, the company’s vice president, who added that this paves the way for the agency’s use of PRT and allowing other agencies the opportunity to consider sharing Treasury’s certified Public Records Tracker “cloud” application for their own FOIA management needs.

Certification and Accreditation (C&A) is a federally mandated process to insure that national information systems meet documented security requirements. C&A is mandated upon all systems of the federal government, and is used as a required step to be certain an information technology system can stand up to security requirements.

Going through the formal process of C&A insures that a clearly established set of security requirements is developed and implemented, any residual risk is minimized and clearly understood, and all aspects of the development and deployment of security controls and policies are described.

Schloemann said that PRT is the only “cloud” FOIA management application to receive this distinction, which could provide agencies considering a FISMA certified “cloud” application for FOIA management a cost effective and secure solution in the future.

PRT organizes and automates the management, tracking and response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests from citizens to federal government.
More information on Public Records Tracker can be found at http://www.publicrecordstracker.com

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