FS Task Order for ePOSS EMV Chip and PIN Support Awarded to Network Specialty Group, Inc. (NSG)

29th November 2018

(Gaithersburg, MD) Network Specialty Group, Inc. (NSG), located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, is proud to announce that on Monday, September 1, 2015, the company was awarded a 1 million dollar Task Order under GSA STARS 2 contract by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service (FS), for the Electronic Point of Sales System (ePOSS) Eurocard, Mastercard, and Visa (EMV) chip and PIN Support.

The Financial Management Staff (FMS) is responsible for the development, maintenance and overall functionality of POSS. The system requires implementation of EMV chip & PIN technology to better serve the public at FS locations using integrated and stand-alone devices for payment card transactions. In addition, the FS seeks to offer mobile payment options (specifically, Apple Pay and Google Wallet) to enhance payment security and improve customer service. Contractor support is critical to the project that will result in NSG’s assistance and maintenance of a fully functioning system that will be compliant with EMV standards and mobile payment options at POSS locations throughout the Agency.

Network Specialty Group, Inc. (NSG) is a minority-owned and operated small business established in 1994. Their core practices include: Cyber Security, Program Support, Application Development, and IT Operations and Maintenance. We are an Accredited FedRAMP Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO). We are rated at Capability Maturity Model® Integration (CMMI®) Dev/3 3 by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). We are an SRI Registered ISO 27001:2013, ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 20000-1:2011 certified company and an A2LA Accredited Inspection body in accordance with ISO 17020:2012. We consistently apply the best practices of the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) v3. NSG is a GSA 8(a) STARS II contract holder for Constellations I and II, for all four functional areas.

“NSG is proud to be selected as a Forest Service partner in this critical initiative. It is a proud moment for all of us at NSG that we have been rewarded for our hard work in supporting the entire program (ePOSS implementation, O&M activities and Retail software upgrade) by our customer and now in supporting this critical mandate,” said Prasen Vasavada, NSG President and CEO in a recent interview.


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