ZDAAS Hosted Internship Program

ZDAAS recently participated as spring semester host of Liberty’s Promise interns. Liberty’s Promise works to support immigrant youth in community involvement, college-access, and preparing for gainful employment in Baltimore high schools. ZDAAS graciously hosted 4 interns and Ms. Samina Amjad mentored and guided them through the imperative skills needed in the modern job market. The interns learned about software, how to digitally market, website development, and how to be in a professional environment. High school students, and especially those who are immigrants, are rarely given the opportunity to learn hands-on how to be a professional. The interns who worked with Ms. Amjad all reported growing in responsibility, computer skills, and understanding work place expectations. Due to her enthusiasm and comprehensive knowledge, the interns had a comfortable and fun learning experience. ZDAAS provided these students with an invaluable opportunity that they will carry with them through the success of all of their future careers!

GSA Schedule – 70

Contract # 47QTCA18D008G

ZDAAS recently awarded GSA Schedule 70 contract for IT Services to State and Federal Government. Following are the awarded labor categories:

SIN Item Number/Service
132-51 Quality Assurance Specialist
132-51 Integration Specialist
132-51 Applications Programmer
132-51 Application Developer, Advanced Technology
132-51 Software Engineer
132-51 IT Professional
132-51 Systems Analyst
132-51 Senior Enterprise Application Product Expert
132-51 Application Analyst
132-51 Web Developer
132-51 Internet Site Developer (Senior)
132-51 Information Technology Architect
132-51 Internet/Web Architect
132-51 Business Analyst
132-51 Database Management Specialist
132-51 Solutions Architect /Microsoft CRM Specialist
132-51 Helpdesk Manager
132-51 Security Consultant and Engineer
132-51 Subject Matter Expert
132-51 Program Manager
132-51 Project Manager
132-51 Senior System Security Specialist

Contract at MVA Modernize MVA Driving License Systems

ZDAAS won subcontractor role on new awarded contract by Maryland Vehicle Administration (MVA) authority. This is a 5-10 years contract. ZDAAS will support the prime vendor on system analysis, development, implementation, and support services for the modernization of the MVA’s legacy computer systems.

ZDAAS will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Programmer/Web Service developers/ Web designer.
  • Training

Contract at DHS Project Management & PMO Support-Child Support

ZDAAS won single contract at Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) to provide oversight and project management support to OTHS/MDTHK initiatives including Maryland Child Support application support and enhancement services.

ZDAAS will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Analyze and define application enhancement requirements.
  • Build and support application architectural diagrams and workflows.
  • Perform risk analysis and assessment.
  • Perform project planning and management.
  • Perform team management and team building
  • Assess performance of implementation vendor
  • Provide product owner support
  • Provide Process Management and Improvement
  • Agile Maturity Assessment, Agile Investment and Impact Report.

Contract at DHS Project Management & PMO Support-AFS

ZDAAS won single contract at Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) to provide oversight and project management support to AFS. AFS is a computerized fiscal tracking system that is used statewide by local finance offices, allowing users to perform a number of accounting tasks. The system allows users to setup, print, and track payments for various vendors—including payments to foster care providers—while maintaining a history of all financial transactions. The system also provides the capability to generate a number of fiscal reports including the 302A for assistance and the General Ledger. Additionally, the system also produces annual 1099 data that is subsequently uploaded into the State’s Financial Management Information System (FMIS) via a manual batch load process.

ZDAAS will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Perform risk analysis and assessment.
  • Perform project planning and management.
  • Perform team management and team building
  • Assess performance of implementation vendor
  • Provide product owner support
  • Provide Process Management and Improvement
  • Agile Maturity Assessment , Agile Investment and Impact Report.

New Contracts at MHBE

Security Controls & Assessment

ZDAAS won three separate contracts at the MHBE to assess HBX MARSe-v2.0 security controls and provide a Security Assessment Report (SAR) for the MHBE systems.

ZDAAS will perform following duties and responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and implement training requirements and materials through ongoing training development and implementation initiatives.
  • Design, develop, implement, and modify learning solutions when performance gaps in day-to-day system usage warrant training.
  • Recommend learning solutions to reduce overall training time and dependency on instructor-led classroom delivery.
  • Support HBX projects from a training perspective.
  • Determine the scope and timeline of new documentation projects in order to plan projects, closely working with the training department and PMO.
  • Coordinate project plans with the PMO lead and the agency training manager, and interview technical and business personnel to understand and develop documentation requirements.
  • Track and contribute to weekly reporting on training and documentation efforts, including escalating issues that require management attention and resolution.
  • Recommend and assist with the design, development, and implementation of online help/assistance materials and e-learning solutions to meet agency’s training needs.
  • Research documentation and design notes, and use computer-based training or company products in order to research and compile complex information for use in preparing documentation.
  • Recommend and assist with, as well as research, write, edit, and proofread complex application-usage documents (or sections of documents) such as manuals, procedures, and specifications, and complex system/software developmental documentation packages (including logic diagrams, input and output samples, input preparation instructions, and job-setup information).
  • Provide users with clear and actionable information in a non-technical language when required.
  • Utilize resources such as the technical project team, system requirements, design specifications, system designs and procedures, configuration requirements, test and training specifications, and programming notes.
  • Assist in establishing style guidelines and standards for texts and illustrations to meet business needs.
  • Provide leadership and work guidance to less experienced personnel.
  • Ensures completed training deliverables are reviewed and approved by business stakeholders and ongoing changes are factored into training development plans for assigned business areas.

New Contract at the MDTA

ZDAAS won a contract at Maryland Department of Transportation (MDTA) for the maintenance and rehabilitation of I-695 Bridges. ZDAAS is an Asian-women-owned MBE partner on this contract. ZDAAS will provide full support including:

  • Technician/field engineer for concrete works
  • Technician/field engineer for concrete worksTechnician/field engineer for steel works
  • Foreman Telehandler operator (MRT)Boat operator (with Maryland license)
  • Crew of 4 people:
    3 laborers
    1 carpenter

Contract at MHBE

Documentation & Training Services

ZDAAS won single contract at Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE) to provide documentation- and training-related services to the Program Management Office (PMO) and other divisions.

ZDAAS will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Analyze and define security requirements for Multilevel Security (MLS) issues.
  • Design, develop, engineer, and implement solutions to MLS requirements.
  • Gather and organize technical information about an organization’s mission, goals, and needs; existing security products; and ongoing programs in the MLS arena.
  • Perform risk analysis and assessment.
  • Work independently and lead MHBE security staff through an assessment of information security controls related to MARS-e version 2.0.
  • Complete Security Control Technical Testing, Network and Component Scanning, Configuration Assessment, Documentation Review, Personnel Interviews, and Observations for a moderate system.
  • Create an independent Security and Privacy Assessment Report.
  • Adhere to all security, change control, and client processes, tools, and methodologies.

ZDAAS Moves to New Corporate Offices in Baltimore

ZDAAS relocated their offices to 1107 North Point Blvd., Suite 228, in Baltimore, Maryland.  The move coincides with continued expansion in the region, including DC Metro, and the need for additional office space and meeting room to accommodate staff.