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AILA Doc No. 03052948 | Dated May 29, 2003
Team Backgrounder: Description of Support to the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services for E-Filing Implementation
BearingPoint is pleased to be working with the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) in support of its electronic filing initiative. BearingPoint is helping BCIS improve customer support while also increasing the efficiency and consistency of the agency’s processes. The company was engaged by BCIS to provide program management support in the areas of implementation strategy, project planning, analyses, training, coordination, and communication. Specifically, BearingPoint is providing Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Certification and Accreditation (C&A), and IT Investment Management (ITIM) documentation and coordination support. BearingPoint was chosen because of its experience in helping government agencies transform the way they deliver services to the public.
About BearingPoint, Inc.
BearingPoint, Inc. (NYSE:BE), formerly KPMG Consulting, Inc., is one of the world’s largest business consulting, systems integration and managed services firms serving Global 2000 companies, medium-sized businesses, government agencies and other organizations. We provide business and technology strategy, systems design, architecture, applications implementation, network, systems integration and managed services. Our service offerings are designed to help our clients generate revenue, reduce costs and access the information necessary to operate their business on a timely basis. Based in McLean, Va., BearingPoint has been named by Fortune as one of America’s Most Admired Companies in the computer and data services sector. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.BearingPoint.com.
As the software development contractor for the BCIS E-Filing project, CSC created E-Filing’s Internet interface, which enables individuals to fill out and submit BCIS forms. CSC also developed the payment module, database repository, and biometrics-based security applications for the E-Filing system. Additionally, CSC built the intranet application that will route forms submitted through the E-Filing system to the appropriate BCIS service centers or district offices.
Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE:CSC) is one of the world’s leading information technology (IT) services companies. CSC’s mission is to provide customers in industry and government with solutions crafted to meet their specific challenges and enable them to profit from the advanced use of technology. CSC provides innovative solutions for customers around the world by applying leading technologies and CSC’s own advanced capabilities. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., CSC reported revenue of $11.3 billion for the 12 months ended March 28, 2003. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.csc.com.
CSC Corporate Communications
BCIS and its partners, BearingPoint and CSC, encountered an exciting opportunity with the BCIS E-filing project: to deliver both an Internet and intranet application in 11 weeks. In order to meet the timeframe, the BCIS team selected EzGov’s FlexFoundation software. FlexFoundation software proved to be a strategic factor in meeting the requirements and project timeframe that BCIS and BearingPoint required. FlexFoundation enabled the CSC development team to complete the rapid development of a low-risk, high-value e-filing solution for Internet based submissions, which included integration to the existing BCIS claims processing system, as well as a complementary intranet based application for initial case file creation and management reporting. Since FlexFoundation is a standards-based product, the applications developed on the FlexFoundation platform easily ran within BCIS’ existing environment.
In addition to enabling the automated online filing of applications, the BCIS E-filing solution takes advantage of FlexFoundation’s capability to generate PDF files and barcodes. The BCIS E-filing application was also required to handle the collection of payments, as well as automate their remittance to the U.S. Department of Treasury. To meet the requirement, the BCIS team leveraged EzGov’s PaymentEngine? software. Through the use of PaymentEngine, the E-filing application can accept and settle payments in conjunction with the online application submission. In addition, BCIS uses PaymentEngine’s reporting capabilities for payment reconciliation and tracking.
EzGov is the leading e-government technology specialist, providing the software and services that enable governments to become more efficient and better serve citizens and businesses through new distribution channels, such as the Internet. With FlexFoundation?, EzGov has developed software tailored specifically to meet the unique e-government needs of all levels of government. EzGov’s global headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia. EzGov’s European Headquarters are based in Amsterdam. EzGov has additional offices in Washington, D.C., Amsterdam, London and Rome. Visit EzGov’s websites at www.ezgov.com or www.europe.ezgov.com.
Elisabeth H. Estes
Cite as AILA Doc. No. 03052948.