Friday, May 28, 2010
A part of our Department has been recognized as a leader in forward-thinking technology solutions. At yesterday’s NextGov award luncheon for technological successes in the federal government, the Federal Protective Service (FPS) won an award for its Risk Assessment and Management Program. Eight recipients were awarded among 19 Finalists and 100 Nominees.
Susan Burrill, FPS Risk Management Division Director, was honored for her work on the development of a new system that will change the way FPS protects more than 9,000 facilities nationwide.
The Risk Assessment and Management Program (RAMP), is a secure, web-enabled tool that will revolutionize the way FPS collects, stores, analyzes and shares information to manage security risks for federal facilities. RAMP also has the added benefit of replacing six individual legacy systems.
As well as a software tool, RAMP is a comprehensive program that involves software, hardware, and process improvements to multiple high profile programs. To further the RAMP initiative, Susan has overseen the design and delivery of a national-level training initiative for over 1,000 FPS personnel to learn the new system. Congratulations to FPS and Susan for a job well done.
Posted by Homeland Security Blog Team at 3:21 PM