Electrosoft's VA ePACS Project Team Successfully Completes UAT/IOC and Obtains PMAS Approval for Increment 2

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Electrosoft is proud to report that the Enterprise Physical Access Control System (ePACS) contract team led by Electrosoft successfully obtained the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Integrated Product Team’s (IPT’s) formal system acceptance comprising of the VA User Acceptance Test (UAT) and the Initial Operating Capability (IOC) demonstration. These milestones were completed ahead of schedule and marked the end of the first phase of the contract and the VA ePACS Program.

As a result of the successful IOC, VA’s Office of Information Technology (OIT), as part of their agency-wide Project Management Accountability System (PMAS) methodology, approved the program to move into Increment 2. As part of this increment, Electrosoft will focus on obtaining the Authority to Operate (ATO) that will enable the system to be placed into full production across VA’s worldwide facilities.

The ePACS provides interconnectivity of multiple and diverse vendor Physical Access Control Systems (PACS) with other Identity, Credentialing and Access Management (ICAM) components across the VA infrastructure. This system supports the VA’s ongoing efforts to meet requirements of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB, M-11-11), FICAM, VA Directive and Handbook 0735, as well as other VA guidance. ePACS is VA’s innovative technical approach to leverage Personal Identification Verification (PIV) credentials as the common means of authentication for access to the VA’s facilities.

Electrosoft’s ePACS solution is based on the SAFE software suite developed by Quantum Secure. The SAFE solution manages and streamlines security identities, compliance and events across disparate physical security systems.

About Electrosoft
Electrosoft is a Woman-Owned, Minority-Owned, and Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) headquartered in Reston, Virginia. We have been serving Government and commercial customers since 2001. We provide Information Technology professional services and solutions with a special focus on identity and access management, and cyber risk management and compliance. We implement an ISO 9001:2008-registered Quality Management System and take great pride in the quality and depth of our work products. For more information, visit http://www.electrosoft-inc.com or email info(at)electrosoft-inc(dot)com.

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Vince Johnson
Electrosoft Services, Inc.
since: 10/2011
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