NARTech, Inc.

IT & Data Governance

NARTech focuses on advising client organizations on how best to use information technology and data to meet their business objectives. In addition to providing advice, NARTech consultants often estimate, manage, implement, deploy, and administer IT systems and enterprise datasets on behalf of our clients.

The role of NARTech is to support and nurture your organization from the very beginning of a project until the end and deliver the project not only within the scope, time, and cost but also with complete customer satisfaction.

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The experts at NARTech have guided some of the world's top organizations through technical, business, and people-based issues. We deliver services at each stage in the project lifecycle to help get (and keep) your business-critical IT and data governance initiatives on track. To help you achieve your goals, our expert consultants leverage a unique combination of hands-on experience and practical skills, visibility into industry best practices, in-depth knowledge of current and planned vendor solutions, and our consulting methodology.

NARTech offers the following types of IT consulting services to the U.S. government and commercial clients looking to achieve high-performance results:

  • Program/Project Management
  • Data Governance and Management
  • Strategic Planning Assistance
  • Special Market Studies
  • Emerging Technologies
  • System Reviews
  • Business Process Reengineering (BPR)
  • Vendor Assessment and source-selection
  • Enterprise Architecture Development

Basic Principles of IT and Data Governance

  • Clearly Defined Roles: Defined roles and responsibilities for clients, other stakeholders, and the consulting team
  • Establish processes based on industry best practices, including task automation
  • Strategic alignment of IT and data management with business objectives
  • Measurement of performance to detect failures and ensure continuous improvement.
  • Visualize Success: Helping the client see the end at the beginning
  • Open data to users to promote transparency and evidence-based policymaking
  • You Advise, They Decide: Client is the best person to decide
  • Be Oriented Towards Results: Ensuring that the solution addresses end-user concerns, user training, implementation, and maintenance constraints

Relevant Experience Samples

HUD FHEO IT Systems Support Services

NARTech leads technical support services for HUD Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) IT systems, including the HUD Enforcement Management System (HEMS), FHIP Performance Tracking, Fair Housing Discrimination Complaints (903 form) submissions, FHEO Program Compliance Data Visualization, FHEO SharePoint and internal/external web sites. Our work covers all application development and maintenance lifecycle phases, including definition, build, testing, deployment, operations, and maintenance. Recently, NARTech has extended the functionality of HEMS with the Site-and-Neighborhood-Standards (SNS) Checklist module using the FormIO tool as a low-code solution, reducing the implementation time for this 25+ page form from 6 months to 6 weeks without any additional labor or licensing costs. We are assisting the HUD FHEO in defining and implementing AI-based data analytics and operational improvement solutions. We use Scalable Agile Framework (SAFe) integrated with DevSecOps and our High Maturity CMMI-Development Level 5 practices for high-quality product delivery. Since NARTech’s return on this support contract, the HEMS application is back to having zero defect releases!

HUD Section 3 Performance Evaluation and Registry System (SPEARS)

NARTech performs design, development, system maintenance, and restored operations of the SPEARS application that enables FHEO staff to oversee and monitor Section 3 outcomes for more than 5,000 direct recipients of HUD funding, facilitate online electronic submission of the HUD 60002 form by covered HUD grantees. We also implemented the Section 3 Business Registry. NARTech integrated SPEARS with the GSA and HUD Secure System Portal for user authentication / authorization and with the Financial Management System (Financial DataMart - FDM) to query financial disbursement data for HUD grants subject to the Section 3 rule to promote economic opportunity for HUD-assisted residents.

EPA Data Act

EPA’s Office of Technology Solutions (OTS), in alignment with the Federally-mandated Data Act, is consolidating financial, procurement, and grants data from three existing EPA systems into a new data quality management environment called the Data Act Evaluation and Approval Repository (DEAR). For EPA OTS, NARTech supported several high priority projects related to the Data Act Implementation, as well as the development, deployment, testing, functional analysis, migration, and documentation of several EPA Chief Financial Officer (CFO) IT systems and modernization initiatives.