Press Release

Arvinder Singh of CNSI Named 2006 Rising Star by Federal Computer Week

Publish Date
10/12/2006
Author
CNSI

ROCKVILLE, MD — CNSI today announced Arvinder Singh was selected by Federal Computer Week magazine to receive the Rising Star Award for his efforts in pioneering the industry’s first Web-centric Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS). The Rising Star program is modeled after the Federal 100 awards program to recognize future leaders in the government IT community. The inaugural award, which FCW created with the Young AFCEANs of AFCEA International’s Bethesda, Md. Chapter, recognizes young people in the IT community for their innovation, leadership and contributions.

ROCKVILLE, MD — CNSI today announced Arvinder Singh was selected by Federal Computer Week magazine to receive the Rising Star Award for his efforts in pioneering the industry’s first Web-centric Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS). The Rising Star program is modeled after the Federal 100 awards program to recognize future leaders in the government IT community. The inaugural award, which FCW created with the Young AFCEANs of AFCEA International’s Bethesda, Md. Chapter, recognizes young people in the IT community for their innovation, leadership and contributions. A panel of expert judges chose the winners from a pool of more than 180 nominations. Singh is one of 53 people being recognized, and one of only nine individuals from the private sector.”There is a new generation of young government IT innovators who are making significant contributions to our community, ” said Federal Computer Week Publisher Anne Armstrong. “This new generation will soon lead our industry, and we think it is important to recognize these individuals and their outstanding achievements. They represent the best and brightest, and we are proud to honor them as ‘Rising Stars’.”Arvinder Singh is vice president of CNSI’s Enterprise Solutions Division. CNSI and other industry leaders nominated Singh for his effort in pioneering eCAMS?.

Built on J2EE technology and an n-tier architecture, eCAMS is the only Web-centric MMIS in production today. In 2001, the State of Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) sought a replacement solution for its 30-year old MMIS. Comprised of obsolete technology, the legacy system had become increasingly difficult and costly to maintain. Singh led a team of more than 60 individuals ranging from programmers, quality assurance, business and functional analysts to design and implement Maine’s new Medicaid system. Singh and his team built the system from the ground up, leveraging the latest methodologies and software technologies in its design approach. Susan Fox, president of Fox Systems, has worked closely with Singh.

For 19 years, FOX Systems has provided consultation to federal, state, and local healthcare clients in the selection and implementation of IT solutions. Fox stated, “Arvinder stands out in a field of many achievers as a visionary who grasps the importance of IT advances and is able to synthesize them into useful applications for the healthcare enterprise.”Based on its MMIS project with Maine, CNSI has won awards for MMIS implementations in two other states (Washington and Michigan), which will add more than $100 million in revenue for the organization over the next five years. “CNSI’s growth and innovation in the MMIS market are attributed to Arvinder and his team’s work on eCAMS, ” said CNSI President B. Chatterjee. “eCAMS has positioned CNSI as an innovator and a change agent in the MMIS industry. As states focus on the long-overdue modernization of their Medicaid IT systems, CNSI is well positioned to secure future MMIS contracts.” CNSI has a major competitive advantage, having already built and deployed a next-generation MMIS, which has been in production for approximately 18 months. For many states, modernizing Medicaid systems is top of mind. According to research firm INPUT, $4.1 billion worth of MMIS contracts may come up for competition through the 2008 fiscal year.Federal Computer Week will honor the winners in the October 9th issue and during an awards ceremony on October 12th in Washington D.C. For more information about the Rising Star program, visit: http://www.fcw.com/risingstar/.

About CNSI

Founded in April 1994, CNSI is a premier provider of IT business solutions for government and commercial enterprises. Based in Rockville, Maryland, CNSI delivers technology and resource expertise that improve the efficiency and productivity of IT systems.Focused on supporting clients that ensure the safety, health, and efficiency of the nation, CNSI serves customers such as the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Energy, and several state Medicaid agencies. Over the last 10 years, CNSI has earned top industry honors and regular inclusion in the Inc. 500, VAR Business 500, and the Techway Fast 50 lists for consistently high revenue growth. For more info, please visit www.cns-inc.com.