ESAC, Inc. wins 3 year contract on ONC BPA to support Direct Certificate Discovery Tool (DCDT)
June 1, 2013
ESAC, Inc. has won a 3 year contract to support Direct Certificate Discovery Tool (DCDT) at the Office of National Coordinator, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Direct Certificate Discovery Tool was created to support automated testing of systems implementing the Certificate Discovery and Provider Directory Implementation Guidance. DCDT is being used for Meaningful Use Stage 2 (MU2) and is developed under the direction of the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The Tool allows a System Under Test (SUT) to verify that their certificates are hosted correctly, and discoverable by other Direct implementations. It also allows a SUT to verify that they can discover certificates in other Direct implementations by using them to send Direct messages.
ESAC significantly improved the quality of bioinformatics applications of the NCI CBIIT program using industry best practices to ensure systems were validated both functionally and scientifically for use by the community.
Program Manager NCI
ESAC's technical savvy and personable staff provides tremendous value to projects involving multi-center coordination and high dimensional data management. They merge a fundamental understanding of biology with expertise in data quality control and data security. Integrating all of these factors is key to delivering a secure and fast data portal for the scientific community.
Program Manager NCI
ESAC continues to be an exceptional collaborator providing on-site contractors with both the expertise for building new tools and data integration platforms, and the subject matter expertise in the biosciences needed to manage projects and provide significant added value beyond the technology development.
Director Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics at Georgetown University Medical Center
We are quite impressed with not only by the technical skills provided by ESAC's software engineers but also by the depth and breadth of their subject matter experts who have provided guidance on standards and interoperability, quality assurance, and project management issues.
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