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Federal IT Modernization Watch: Veterans Affairs Enjoys a Seamless Transition to Enterprise Cloud for Complex IAM System

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October 01, 2018

Fairfax, VA – Technatomy Corporation, a leader in federal government systems integration for digital process automation initiatives, completed the successful cloud migration of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Identity and Access Management (IAM) system on August 18, 2018.

VA’s IAM provides automated, credential-based access control governing over 220 internal and external applications that assist the country’s 24 million veterans and 400,000 department employees and support contractors. IAM authorizes single-sign-on (SSO) across VA’s internal and external facing systems through sophisticated end user authentication. This migration of IAM to VA Enterprise Cloud (VAEC), the largest of the Department’s cloud modernization efforts to date and the first non-native Microsoft application moved successfully to VAEC-Azure, assures the government of reduced system latency, substantial cost savings, robust security and enhanced system availability.

David Papp, Technatomy’s Program Manager for IAM, shared the magnitude, impact and customer impressions of the work involved:

“The cloud migration of VA IAM is one of the very first to be migrated to the new VA Enterprise Cloud environment. While the IBM Tivoli Identity Manager and CA Siteminder-based system is complex, we’ve helped the VA create a more adaptable, secure, and available identity access management capability for the 630,000 users accessing the Department’s systems each day. The customer has expressed to us the surprising smoothness with which our team accomplished in less than 24 hours this seamless transition.”

While Technatomy and its technology development partners have supported the VA IAM development program since 2014, there is further modernization work yet to be accomplished. The team is currently preparing for the upcoming migration of the Master Veteran Index system, a related repository of referential data used to facilitate user authentication by VA IAM.

Technatomy Corporation CEO, Nadeem Butler, remarked:

“Cloud-enabled IAM now offers America’s veterans and VA employees and service providers an easier, more dependable, and more responsive user experience when engaging with the Department. This collaborative effort with Microsoft Azure and eight contractor teams establishes a new service excellence benchmark for federal agency cloud migrations.”

About Technatomy:
For nearly two decades, Technatomy Corporation has served the federal government as a system integrator focused on application development, program management and IT support in the health and civilian agency sectors. Today, the firm provides a breadth of digital process management technologies, including codeless development, artificial intelligence/machine learning, blockchain, and robotic process automation solutions.

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