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  1. 1. NIC Technologies, LLCA member of the NIC family of companies NIC Technologies – FEC report 2012 INSIDE NIC Technologies Provides a Powerful System to Manage the Federal Agency Rulemaking Process............ 2 NICT – FEC, By the Numbers...................... 2 NIC Technologies Pioneers NIC Technologies Federal Self-Funded Contracts Provides Innovative GSA Can Deliver More Campaign Finance Mobile Applications NIC Technologies helps agencies provide more services to constituents, without being beholden to the cyclicality of budget appropriations. Federal agency budgets are likely to face significant reductions in the next few A Political ‘Ringside Seat’ years as the federal government addresses the challenges of a rapidly growing deficit. in the Palm of Your Hand Yet, the need to provide more services will continue at an increasing pace. In addition, often new services are mandated, whether funding is provided or not. M when you need it, wherever you happen obile applications bring the power of data NIC Technologies provides the option to use a very popular business model to help address these budget challenges and deliver more services. This model to be. NIC Technologies has developed Apple delivers high value to the government and no cost to the taxpayer – the no-cost and Android apps to deliver immediate access contract model. to campaign finance information for all federal NICT brings to the federal market the leverage of the no-cost contract approach and Michigan state offices, and political used by more than half the states in the country for more than 20 years. It is a committees. The applications are: proven contracting vehicle for enterprise-level delivery of electronic government • FEC CF$, and services. The transaction-based no-cost model can be adapted to deliver tangible • Michigan CFS benefits in a variety of circumstances, including: | continued on page 2 | | continued on page 3 |
  2. 2. NIC TechnologiesProvides a Powerful NIC Technologies Provides InnovativeSystem to Manage Campaign Finance Mobile Applicationsthe Federal Agency | continued from page 1 | Users can use a simple search to find the most recent information on state candidatesRulemaking Process and/or committees. Information includes committee type, reporting waiver status, office sought, district sought, and election period. It also delivers the most current financial SERS Supports End-to-End data such as contributions received, including in-kind contributions, expendituresRulemaking Processing made, and debt owed. Click once to see a list of contributors and the amounts they contributed. The app allows advanced searching as well; search by election period,M ore than 150 bills have been passed by Congress and signed into law. Many of thoselaws require agencies to make the rules associated party affiliation, committee type, or the office being sought. nwith the newly enacted legislation. The Dodd-FrankAct alone required 240 new rulemakings across10 federal agencies within one year of enactment.Federal agencies work hard to:• rovide easy public access to the rulemaking P data and documents• Simplify public participation and accessibility• ost and administrate rulemaking data quickly P and efficiently• nd, do so with limited resources A The Searchable Electronic Rulemaking System(SERS) created by NIC Technologies helps agencies do just that. Currently used by the Federal Election Commission, SERS creates an effective e-rule- FEC CF$ gives basic campaign finance data quicklymaking process that allows your agency to:• mmediately upload information online for I real-time agency and public access | continued on page 4 |NICT – FEC,By the Numbers Total Page Visits 17.9 million Total Transactions 29.5 million Total Presidential $1.3 billion Contributions Reported Total Congressional $1.85 billion Contributions Reported The Michigan CFS also provides contributor data Data Transfer Support 5.67 terabytes2 | NIC Technologies – Fec REPORT 2012
  3. 3. NIC Technologies PioneersFederal Self-Funded Contracts| continued from page 1 | no-cost model is best applied to transaction-based programs, • For agencies of any size such as filings, permits, renewals, payments, and similar services. • To meet the unique business requirements of any agency This approach saves the government millions of dollars on• In any economic climate individual programs.• To integrate with any legacy IT system An example is the deployment of the PSP system for the U.S. In addition to providing solutions without the use of appropriated Department of Transportation FMCSA. PSP provides effective delivery oftax dollars, under the no-cost funding model, federal government safety-enhancing federal information to the transportation industry; it hasagencies also can receive: won awards at the agency and department level for quality, effectiveness,1. edicated Focus: Each agency benefits by having NICT team D and innovation; and it has not cost the government a penny. PSP was members who are dedicated to your eGovernment needs and delivered using the no-cost model. work on site. NICT can deliver and agencies can receive these benefits through at2. nhanced Self-Service for Citizens and Businesses: NICT partners E least two contract vehicles. The first is a federal direct no-cost contract. with government to improve service delivery for citizens and businesses This is a direct contract between the agency and the service provider. by bringing services online. In addition, these automated online services The provisions of FAR are not applied. However, all necessary help streamline agency processes and create efficiencies. provisions for contract protection, operational direction, and security3. apidly Deployed World-Class Online Services: We have built R are clearly stipulated. The term of this type of contract is flexible thousands of applications for government during our 20-year and based upon agency needs. For example, the PSP contract is for history, many of which can be customized and deployed rapidly. five years. This transaction-based no-cost model can be adapted to a This dramatically reduces the typical cost and cycle times of variety of circumstances, including: bringing services online. • Support for high-demand Freedom Of Information Act disclosure4. Increased Usage: NICT creates custom marketing plans to make requirements, where the information contains personally businesses and citizens aware of the government services that identifiable information (PII) are available online. Our partner agencies experience some of • To meet the unique business requirements of any agency that can the highest adoption rates in the industry, and often see double- be supported by the no-cost model digit adoption rates within the first few months after launch. • o provide solutions that are not dependent upon T5. ood Governance: Many government partners that use the G ongoing appropriations no-cost funding model establish a governing board to oversee the Another approach is through the GSA Schedule 70 contract. This pro- electronic services, prioritize the development of new services, and vides a hybrid approach that includes no-cost as part of the solution Key approve the transaction fees for select services. Some are looking at staffing for the contract would be provided through a standard GSA implementing it to: Schedule 70 project. Self-funded transaction support is provided as a 1. Increase value delivery on key projects no-cost, commercial item, value-added offering for the contract. This 2. eliver effective systems when there is no budget allocated, D approach provides the convenience of standard GSA procurement and but a mandate for delivery prenegotiated GSA rates for startup and a portion of ongoing management. 3. aintain control of operations, IT security, and data while M NICT is the leader in delivering this high-value service delivery at the outsourcing IT solutions federal level. It has proven its value to: 4. eceive superior-quality delivery with low agency R • Lower direct cost to the government. budget outlays • educe agency costs as paper processes and legacy systems are R The proven availability of this approach comes at a time of significant replaced or updated.pressure on federal budgets, and increasing expectations for federal • Deliver high-quality systems and services.agencies to improve service, provide greater access to citizens, and move • Align the interests of the government and the no-cost provider.processes to mobile-friendly platforms. A recent congressional letter • Provide services and access at a lower cost than through anystrongly encourages the no-cost model for use in federal agencies. The other means. n NIC Technologies – Fec REPORT 2012 | 3
  4. 4. NIC Technologies, LLCA member of the NIC family of companies4601 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 1160Arlington, VA© 2013 Trozzolo.comNIC Technologies Provides a PowerfulSystem to Manage the Federal Agency Rulemaking Process| continued from page 2 |• Allow the public to securely provide Highlights of SERS Capabilities comments and documents online• ave complete moderation of comments H and control over Web publishing, including redaction controls• Automatically integrate all rulemaking comments, data, documents, and forms and publish them to the Internet• ag every word on every document, T delivering the public an easy-to-use, transparent, and fully searchable information base• rovide online access to current and past P regulations in a fully searchable form• hose within your agency will appreciate T the ability to merge/publish rulemaking documents and data, online, as well as review and approve submitted rulemaking comments SERS offers the public the ability to provide theircomments, request to participate in a hearing, andeasily search rulemaking documents. With SERS your agency enjoys efficiencies,provides superior customer service, andincreases public satisfaction. n