iSite Contract Management Portal Gains FedRAMP Authorization

FAIRVIEW PARK, OHIO MSM Group, Inc. and our value-added reseller iSite, LLC, both Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned, Small Businesses (SDVOSB), today announced that the iSite Contract Management Portal (iCMP) has received Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Moderate Level authorization from the U.S. Government. FedRAMP is a Government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to cloud solution security assessments, authorizations, and continuous monitoring. As agencies and commercial companies look to strengthen their cybersecurity posture, replace outdated, legacy systems, and implement cloud efficiencies across critical applications, such as contract administration, selecting a FedRAMP-authorized service providing strong protection against cybersecurity threats should be at the forefront of agencies’ cost-saving cloud migration strategies.

iCMP software-as-a-service (SaaS) suite has passed the federal risk management process complying with 325 security control requirements for all cloud SaaS providers. This saves agencies and their offices time and money spent performing their own system security planning, assessment, reporting and continuous monitoring. This level of authorization meets FedRAMP security requirements, which exceed the medium Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) compliance requirements. This was reviewed and approved by a FedRAMP-accredited Third-Party Assessment Organizations (3PAO) and the iCMP suite of tools were granted an Authority to Operate, applicable to all Federal agencies, by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

“Securing SaaS solutions is a major initiative for NASA and the entire federal government, and we at MSM Group, Inc. and iSite, LLC are proud to be recognized as one of a select few SaaS providers who have achieved FedRAMP certification in order to provide best-in-class contract administration systems to federal agencies” said Kevin McQuade, Chief Executive Officer and founder of MSM Group, Inc. and iSite, LLC. “iCMP products provide secure, reliable contract workflow management, contract and work administrative reports, cost and variance reporting, business analytics, risk management, and specialized agency-specific reporting, including the NASA 533 financial reporting. iCMP is focused on every dimension of security, risk, and compliance from our internal systems and controls.”

“Federal agencies are reinventing how they administrate contracts, improve Government/contractor collaboration, and retain information. They’re going through a profound digital transformation, and iCMP provides an open, secure platform for agencies to consistently administrate their contracts, regardless of contract type (cost plus, firm-fixed-price, time and materials, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, or multiple award contract vehicles),” said Donald Frank, President of MSM Group. “We thank the NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), NASA Headquarters OCIO, and our 3PAO, Vencore, for their support to advance our iSite Contract Management Portal to complete FedRAMP and FISMA compliance.”

To learn more, visi https://marketplace.fedramp.gov to view iSite’s listing among agency authorized SaaS vendors.

Scheduled iSite Outage – 12/30/2017

In an effort to maintain the highest quality of service, periodically it is necessary to conduct maintenance activities that affect our service infrastructure.

What is the nature of the outage?
On Saturday evening, December 30, 2017 at 9:00 PM ET, we will be making upgrades to our infrastructure, which is used to support the iSite/RealTime software.
The servers may be unavailable until 1:00 AM ET on Sunday, December 31, 2017.

What services will be affected by the outage?

  • iSite® Contract Management Portal Web site (www.isitepmo.com)
  • iSite® FTP Services
  • iSite® Single Sign-On Services
  • iSite® SharePoint Integration Services
  • iSite® Web Services
  • iSite® RealTime® Timekeeping Web Site

What is the timeline for the outage?

  • Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 9:00 PM ET: Servers will be unavailable.
  • Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 1:00 AM ET:  All iSite-related functionality will be available.

What is the impact of the outage?
Intermittent outages are anticipated during this software upgrade event, thus, normal operation of affected systems should be suspended until after completion.

The actual impact should not exceed the scheduled time frame.

We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  If you have any questions, please contact us at: support@isitepmo.com

How can I get more information?
iSite Support is always available to answer any questions you may have about this change. If you have further questions, please contact us at support@isitepmo.com.

Fall 2017 Release

Our development team has been hard at work adding more robust functionality to iSite.

Our Fall 2017 Release is our biggest yet and is LOADED with efficiency improvements, new functionality, enhancements to existing functionality and more.

To learn more about the major updates for this release, review these short videos:

Multi-factor Authentication
Multi-Factor Authentication provides an additional security layer to prevent unauthorized system and data access.

Funding to the SubTask Level
Adding capabilities to track your Program funding to the SubTask Level gives more granularity and insight into the Funding process and allows for more targeted allocation of dollars.

Web API Support
With programmatic access to iSite data and functionality, the possibilities are endless in how iSite can improve efficiency and better inform your PMO staff.

CLIN Support
Adding CLIN tracking to iSite provides an additional level of aggregation for reporting, making it easier for your PMO to analyze planning and spending.

New Calculation Method for Variance Reporting
Our latest change to Variance Reporting brings even more flexibility to the Variance Analysis process.

Additional Info When Estimating With Employees
With this new option, more information is at the fingertips of your Estimators than ever before, allowing for better informed decision-making.

Contact Options for Support
This configuration option allows for more flexibility in how your Users can contact first-level responders to questions about iSite.