Collab9 in 2018: From Transition to Transformation

Eight years ago this month, on December 9, 2010, the U.S. Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra shared with peers that they would never work the same way again.  2 years later, President Obama signed the “Cloud First” executive order.

Cloud solutions have come a long way in government agencies since those first whispers among colleagues at the water cooler.  Multiple executive orders, FedRAMP, Modernizing Government Technology Act, implementation of the Technology Modernization Fund and many more have enabled agencies to remove the barriers to adoption.  As the discussion moves from Cloud First to Cloud Smart, the talk moves from transition to transformation, and cloud-based collaboration systems can help agencies achieve their modernization objectives.  Let’s take a look back at some notable events for Collab9 over the last year.

CenturyLink and Collab9 deploy secure cloud communications to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (or DNFSB)

The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) is an independent organization with the US Government’s executive branch and is tasked with providing recommendations to the President and Secretary of Energy surrounding public health and safety issues at defense nuclear facilities.  The collaboration will enable Unified-Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) capabilities to the organization for a one year term with the option for two one-year renewals.  Collab9 will provide the network and infrastructure for CenturyLink’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Level 3 Communications, LLC.

Collab9 Completed its Second FedRAMP Annual Assessment

Collab9 became the first UCaaS solution in its category to complete two FedRAMP annual assessments.  This third-party audit is an important part of collab9’s obligation to continuously examine and improve the effectiveness of the procedures and confirms that the cloud-based service still meets the strict security criteria for federal government use.  Collab9 is committed to investing in technology and maintaining a quality risk management program and the goal of fulfilling the communications and collaboration needs of the federal, state, and local government.

Washington Technology awards Collab9 the Industry Innovator 2018 award

Washington Technology’s Government Innovation award recognizes the most innovative companies and the solutions they deliver to all agencies.  Collab9 was named as an industry innovator, and enabling federal, state and local agencies to modernize their communications solutions and maintain compliance.

Collab9 receives independent HIPAA and HITECH compliance

Collab9 participated in an independent compliance assessment of their Unified-Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) solution to meet the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Clinical Health (HITECH) act.  The investment is proof of collab9’s commitment to deliver the most compliant offerings to the market and meets the stringent privacy and security requirements to transfer protected health information (PHI).

Collab9 is committed to helping agencies transform

Moving to the cloud for the sake of moving to the cloud is not going to truly meet the government’s objectives in modernizing their IT infrastructure.  But with a clear, defined strategy and the right partner, agencies can truly transform and modernize their communications solutions and enable agencies to meet their constituents needs for secure, reliable communications.

We look forward to continuing to aid agencies in meeting their mission objectives with FedRAMP authorized UCaaS solutions.

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