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AINS’ Mahesh Hanumanula Recognized as Leading CTO

AINS was thrilled to be a part of the 2016 SmartCEO’s Executive Management Awards (EMS). AINS’ very own CTO, Mahesh Hanumanula was awarded and recognized for his ethical values, creative and collaborative leadership, and support of AINS' mission.

The EMS program recognizes the leadership and accomplishments of the region’s management all-stars. The award winners are chosen by an independent committee of local business leaders, whom select the winners based on the quality of the nominations.

Executive Management Award winners will also be portrayed in the March/April issue of SmartCEO magazine. 

Read the full press release here.

Feb242016 and AINS Team for Webcast and Whitepaper

AINS and recently joined forces to create a whitepaper and on-demand webcast on Leveraging a Case Management Platform for Agile Application Development. is a thought leader in the world of BPM and case management solutions. Their website offers numerous thought-leadership content pieces including whitepapers, research reports, case studies, and blog posts by industry leaders. They also host an annual BPM and Case Management Summit which brings together experts in case management and end users. Webcast moderated a discussion surrounding the benefits of a case management platform with AINS customer URAC. URAC is a leading organization in the health care accreditation, education, and measurement realm. Their experience with AINS’ case management platform, eCase®, is used as a case study for the benefit of such solutions.

The case study webinar covers how URAC recognized the need for a case-based approach to address an increasing amount of varied and unstructured work, and (after a detailed market study) ultimately selected eCaseWorking with an internal team, URAC has leveraged eCase to modernize their accreditation management operations and business processes in the face of a constantly changing and extremely dynamic industry. For those of you who missed the live webcast, you can watch the recorded video through the above header link. Whitepaper has published a whitepaper entitled Leveraging a Case Management Platform for Agile Application Development” which provides insight into the following:

  • Advantages of Adaptive Case Management over traditional Business Process Management (BPM) solutions
  • Emergence of low code, application development platforms and why they are an ideal fit for developing and managing case-centric business apps
  • Deep dive review of AINS’ eCase® Platform, with a focus on the value of an Enterprise Case Management System (ECMS) for customers like US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

You may read the full whitepaper through the header link above. 




AINS Wins 2016 SmartCEO Future 50 Award

AINS is excited to be included as a part of SmartCEO’s Future 50 Awards. The Future 50 Award recognizes the fastest growing companies that represent the future of Washington DC’s economy. AINS was chosen thanks to its explosive employee and revenue growth.

The winners were selected based on a three-year average of employee and revenue growth. This year, AINS joins other Washington, DC area winners who collectively generated $2.31 billion in 2015 revenue and employ over 8,500 individuals in the Greater Washington area.

 AINS was recently awarded a BPA by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management to help facilitate their retirement processing. This among other partnerships with the Federal Government have helped push AINS to success in 2015.

CMO Dave Hagen accepted the award on behalf of AINS last week at an event held for the winners.


You can read the full press release here.


The Role of Automation in FOIA Compliance

AINS is proud to announce the publication of the article "The Role of Automation in FOIA Compliance" by employee and FOIA software expert Cindy Dillow in Information Management Magazine. In the article, Dillow explains how automation technology can improve transparency, efficiency, and record-keeping in FOIA processing.

You can read the full article online or in Information Management's printed January/February publication.



U.S. Announces New Open Government Transparency Initiatives

This week members of the Department of Justice and Federal Government are participating in the 2015 Open Government Partnership (OGP) Summit in Mexico City, Mexico. In addition to U.S. Government representatives, the Summit has in attendance members of civil society organizations from around the world. The OGP is an organization founded in 2011 with the goal of working domestically and globally to promote open government and transparency.

In conjunction with the event, the Department of Justice has published its 3rd United States National Action Plan which covers a 2 year period and defines commitments to advance government transparency and accountability as well as to increase participation in technological innovations. The plan intends to initiate or continue 45 transparency initiatives including:

  1. Modernizing Freedom of Information Implementation. By expanding services offered by the website, conducting a proactive disclosure pilot for posting FOIA-released records online, and improving existing agency FOIA sites the DOJ plans to improve the FOIA process. Modernization of FOIA processes through adaptive case management can also help bring the Federal Government up to speed.
  2. Making it easier for individuals to access their own information. DOJ will assist an interagency team led by OPM, GSA, and the Department of Commerce to develop new authentication tools to protect individual privacy and ensure that personal records only go to the intended recipients. Tools like the FOIAXpress or stand-alone PAL Web Portal can make it much easier for agency FOIA departments to share and receive FOIA-related records and payments with the public. FOIAXpress tools also eliminate room for error when data is sent between agencies with differing FOIA protocols.
  3. Improving transparency of privacy safeguards. "The Administration will revise and reconstitute guidance to agencies on the collection and protection of individuals’ personally identifiable information."
  4. Enhancing transparency of Federal use of investigative technologies. "As law enforcement and homeland security have employed new technologies, such as unmanned aircraft systems, the Administration has recognized that these must be used in a manner that protects the privacy and civil liberties of the public. Agencies are encouraged to develop and make public a privacy analysis for advanced technologies."

Modernization of the FOIA process through IT improvements, new technology, and proactive FOIA protocols is the key to maintaining an open and accountable government.

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