SNA Software Announces Upgrade to EnvisionData to Support New Department of Defense (DoD) JSON IPMDAR File Schema
July 15, 2020. Orlando Florida-based SNA Software LLC announced that it had incorporated into its regular 1.3.1 upgrade to its COTS ETL application, EnvisionData, the ability to import and perform data quality checks on DoD-compliant IPMDAR files for incorporation into its powerful Proteus Envision IPPM intelligence environment. Through the receipt of this file Proteus Envision will continue to deliver unparalleled visualization, analytical, and knowledge-based environments to project-focused organizations as the industry technology leader in integrated project, program and portfolio management solutions.
In May 2020, the U.S. Department of Defense released long-anticipated guidance for a new JSON-based schema to transition from the current UN/CEFACT XML file for supplier submissions of data to the DoD Central Repository containing both cost and schedule performance information.
Additional capabilities related to the new JSON schema will be part of SNA’s normal build release schedule as the industry and government agencies adjust to and comply with this new standard.
For more information on EnvisionData capabilities go to our IPPM page or Contact Us for a live demo.
Published by Nick Pisano
Mr. Pisano has over 30 years of extensive experience in the software, project, business and acquisition management fields in both government and private industry. He is a retired “mustang” U.S. Navy Commander having been assigned leadership positions of increasing responsibility throughout his military and civilian careers. He has served as a project management policy expert, government contracting officer, contract negotiator, as business manager for nine multi-billion dollar programs in NAVAIR, as a Chief Information Officer, and as a government program manager, aside from various assignments at sea and overseas.
He is internationally recognized as the developer and co-developer of several project management techniques and methodologies integrating risk and technical performance, and in the establishment of the DoD policy and vision for an integrated digital environment. In recognition of his contributions in this field he was awarded the 1997 Acquisition Research Symposium David Acker Skill in Communications Award. While serving on active duty he also received numerous personal awards, citations and commendations.
He completed his career on the staff of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology (OUSD(A&T)) where he developed new project management processes and participated in the development of acquisition policy.
Since his Navy career Mr. Pisano has held senior positions in various high tech project management companies. Among those were as Senior Director of EPM Product Marketing at Deltek after a successful career as director of sales and marketing of C/S Solutions, Inc., a software company that developed and sold the wInsight and Risk+ products. In this latter position he advised and counted among his customers virtually every major A&D and federal support contractor; U.S. DoD, OMB, and federal agencies; and defense-related agencies in the U.K., Australia, and Japan.
Mr. Pisano holds a B.S. from the University of Maryland (Honors), an M.S. from Pepperdine University, an M.A. from the Combat Studies Institute of the Army Command and General Staff College (Honors), and is a graduate of the senior executive program of the Colgate-Darden School of Business of the University of Virginia. He has also successfully attended advanced formal education in software engineering, project management, contracts law, and on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
His articles have appeared in various acquisition and project management journals and publications, and his posts on major project management websites. He is an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), a former board member of the College of Performance Management (CPM), is currently head of the National Defense Industrial Association Program Management Systems Committee (NDIA PMSC) Contracts Working Group, and a charter member of OSD’s PARCA advisory group..
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