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December 30, 2020 01:57 PM

Reston, VA, December 30, 2020 — Pragmatics, Inc. has been awarded the Coordination and Access Portal for Standards (CAPS) contract by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). CAPS is a comprehensive online web tool that will allow the DHS Science & Technology Directorate's (S&T's) Systems Engineering and Standards Division (SES) to analyze and disseminate standards-related data using cutting-edge technologies.

Under this contract, Pragmatics will develop a reliable, interoperable, and effective online platform that enables project managers and others involved in Research and Development requirements across the DHS enterprise to identify needed standards and track standards usage. CAPS will facilitate collaborative efforts across the DHS in providing input to the various standards development organizations and develop government-unique standards to address critical gaps. The portal will also allow the public and the standards development community to identify voluntary standards adopted and referenced by the DHS components and easily access the DHS developed standards.

Beyond expanding access on an enterprise-wide level, the new portal will also offer analytics, reporting, and coordination functionalities and integrate with Automatic Semantic Search Engine for Suitable Standards (ASSESS). ASSESS provides advanced machine learning support to help match DHS efforts with appropriate and relevant standards for inclusion in their projects.

"It's an honor to work with SES," said Dr. Long Nguyen, Pragmatics' Chief Executive Officer. "We welcome the opportunity to use our proven solutions to help SES oversee the development, coordination, and use of standards."

Pragmatics is working with Armedia, LLC to leverage its ArkCase case management solution as the core commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) package. The site is planned to be hosted in the DHS Amazon Web Service (AWS) GovCloud to accelerate the deployment schedule, enhance security, and reduce costs. The integrated DevSecOps pipeline will quickly move completed software into the test environments for validation and promotion into production.

Pragmatic Agility® will support the development approach by combining CMMI® Level 5 processes with agile development methodology's flexibility to transform our clients' strategic visions into reality. Our proven methods allow our team to gather the key requirements and stakeholder input efficiently. The accelerated timelines enable us to deliver working software for immediate feedback and refinement by the end-user community. The resulting solutions are delivered faster with a higher level of quality and customer satisfaction.




About Pragmatics, Inc.

Pragmatics, Inc is a leading Cloud, DevSecOps and Data solutions provider for Software and Systems Engineering, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Audiovisual and Learning Technologies, Cybersecurity, Independent Verification and Validation, Information Technology Service Management, Program Management, and Transportation. Pragmatics combines the latest cloud offerings with our streamlined DevSecOps processes to accelerate our clients through their digital transformation, modernization and cloud migration journey. Our data scientists and engineers collaborate with our clients to identify, promote and leverage new patterns, insights and predictive analytics through advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms, approaches and tools. Pragmatics brings together an enterprise vision with deep technical expertise for comprehensive client solutions.

Pragmatics serves clients from its headquarters in Reston, Virginia, and other sites across the United States. For additional information about the company, please visit

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