Government information technology solutions are often legacy systems that have been in place for a long time.
These legacy systems are outdated, insecure, and costly to maintain, making a drive towards digital government across all agencies mission-critical.
The US Federal Government is now following a “cloud-first strategy” to enable departments and agencies to move quickly from legacy systems to mission-enabling, secure, and economical cloud-based solutions.
The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) provides a standardized approach to security for cloud solutions across the government.
On their website, FedRAMP explains that the program “facilitates the shift from insecure, tethered, tedious IT to secure, mobile, nimble, and quick IT.”
BrightWork – project and portfolio management software for SharePoint – can be deployed in a dedicated 100% FedRAMP SaaS-compliant cloud.
Together with our hosting partner – Project Hosts – we offer our Federal Civilian, Department of Defense, and National Security customers a Project Office JumpStart with SharePoint templates, dashboards, and a proven deployment approach to get you started quickly with a fully working project office on SharePoint.
Government Project and Program Management on SharePoint
Why you should use SharePoint for project management in Federal Government
By deploying BrightWork, government customers will get complete control of their projects and portfolios – in a highly secure and compliant SharePoint environment.
Get visibility with real-time portfolio dashboards
Senior staff can view real-time program/portfolio level dashboards to get the status of all projects in one place and drill into the details,ensuring program delivery excellence.
Keep project plans on track with best-practice templates
Agencies can easily improve organizational project management and accelerate process efficiency with project management templates that consolidate all project status and reporting dashboards in one location.
Collaborate in a secure SharePoint environment
Personal work reports and alerts help personnel handle their day-to-day duties, manage operational projects, and complete work orders on time.
What is the BrightWork Project Office JumpStart for Federal Government?
The BrightWork Project Office JumpStart for Federal Government is the solution for U.S. Federal Civilian, DoD, and NatSec customers.
The jumpstart will accelerate the successful deployment of project and portfolio management for SharePoint in a FedRAMP SaaS-compliant SharePoint cloud.
The JumpStart solution from BrightWork will get your project office up and running within weeks and on a path to delivering better projects. The solution includes the following:
- BrightWork project and portfolio management software for SharePoint, hosted in a FedRAMP SaaS-compliant cloud. (BrightWork can also be installed securely in your own on-premises SharePoint servers.)
- Assistance with the configuration and design of two project templates.
- Assistance with the configuration and design of a rollup dashboard site.
- Deployment services following our 3D (Design-Deliver-Deploy) deployment approach.
- Support and access to all new product releases.
The BrightWork Project Office JumpStart is SaaS-level compliant at the US FedRAMP Moderate, High, and DoD CC SRG IL 2/4/5 levels, giving our US federal, state and local government agency customers a dedicated cloud for project and portfolio management on SharePoint.
FedRAMP is a U.S. government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. The program was developed to significantly reduce the effort and expense that would be incurred by government agencies to achieve high-level standards for securing government data. The FedRAMP program supports the U.S. government’s “Cloud-First” initiative to enable U.S. federal agencies to use managed service providers that enable cloud computing capabilities. The FedRAMP program is designed to comply with the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA). All government agencies are required to use FedRAMP.
Editor’s Note: This blog was originally published in April 2015 and has been updated for accuracy, comprehensiveness, and freshness. Last updated February 28, 2020.