Simplified compliance through centralized data management

Compliance audits for agencies could get a little less painful thanks to a new solution that tracks and monitors agency progress in meeting goals or complying with government laws and regulations.

Rather than using a manual and disjointed process for collecting all the information required for audits, reviews or such mandates as the Government Performance and Results Act and the Clinger-Cohen Act, the Federal Business Integrity System (FBiS) puts all the relevant data in one system.

Designed by Maryland-based consulting firm Visual Connections to assist managers responsible for compliance activities, FBiS includes modules for audit resolution, risk assessment and performance management. Agency leadership has regular access to custom and ad hoc reports and data, including a record of additions and updates.

The system provides:

  • Automated workflow processing
  • Improved visibility
  • Standardized data and forms
  • A centralized system and repository for tracking and managing all mandated activities
  • Customizable features for unique reporting and processing needs

“Our goal is to make compliance less of a stressful periodic process to one that is more ingrained in day-to-day activities,” Visual Connections CEO Frederick Deese said. “With FBiS, we simplify and manage the steps federal agencies must undertake to get accurate and organized information.”

FBiS is available directly from Visual Connections or its platform partner, Pegasystems.

About the Author

Susan Miller is executive editor at GCN.

Over a career spent in tech media, Miller has worked in editorial, print production and online, starting on the copy desk at IDG’s ComputerWorld, moving to print production for Federal Computer Week and later helping launch websites and email newsletter delivery for FCW. After a turn at Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology, where she worked to promote technology-based economic development, she rejoined what was to become 1105 Media in 2004, eventually managing content and production for all the company's government-focused websites. Miller shifted back to editorial in 2012, when she began working with GCN.

Miller has a BA and MA from West Chester University and did Ph.D. work in English at the University of Delaware.

Connect with Susan at or @sjaymiller.

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