The Washington Post Names Ventera a 2022 Top Washington-area Workplace

For the second year in a row, Ventera has been selected as a 2022 Top Workplace by The Washington Post. The selection is based solely on employee feedback gathered through an anonymous, third-party survey designed to identify the top-ranking workplaces in the region. Employees rated their organizations on such issues as where the company is headed, how much managers encourage …

Ventera Introduces Women in Technology Subcommittee

Last week marked the official kickoff meeting for Ventera’s newest sub-committee, Women in Technology.  Though the group is still working to define its official mission statement, their objective is to create a space for women to learn the latest technologies, grow their skills, network, and deliver more value to the organization as well as the next generation of women technologists …

Ventera Sponsors Study Session for Bucknell Engineering Students

Ventera Full Stack Developer and former Bucknell Engineering student Jordan Faith is always drumming up new ways to give back to his alma mater. This year he worked with the Director of the University’s Engineering Success Alliance Jason Milner to coordinate a study session for ESA students during finals week. Ventera sponsored the event.  Altogether about 30 students from the …

Ventera Celebrates Autism Acceptance Month

Blue was the color of our latest company lunch, as team members, both in-person and remote, sported the color to show support for autism acceptance. Wearing blue during the month of April has become a symbol for the Light it Up Blue campaign, a movement created by Autism Speaks to foster understanding and acceptance for those with autism.  “This was …

Ventera Shows Support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Venterans far and wide came together to showcase their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by attending our October all-hands meeting decked out in pink. For some, it required creativity and going deep into the wardrobe to find a pink headband, rhinestone hat, or shirt from their children’s closet. “Our innovative spirit was on full display,” said Christina Pritchett, Ventera …

Ventera and Akiak Technology Partnership Brings Internet to Those Who Need It Most

In February 2020, Ventera’s EVP of Government Services, Jeff Smith, received a call from a friend, Kevin Hamer, who, along with his wife, Sharon, had started a Tribally Owned Organization. One of their projects was to bring broadband internet to the Akiak Native Community (ANC), a federally recognized tribe in Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta (YKD), the second-largest unserved area in America. Kevin was seeking Jeff’s …

Ventera Earns 2021 Top Workplace Award by The Washington Post

Ventera has been selected as a 2021 Top Workplace by The Washington Post—ranking 19th out of 76 companies in our category by earning higher average scores based on company and employee alignment, engagement, leadership, culture, and innovation. The selection is based solely on employee feedback gathered through an anonymous, third-party survey designed to identify the top ranking workplaces in the …

CMS Teams Up with Ventera to Launch Acute Hospital Care at Home Program

CMS responded swiftly by outlining steps to provide health care services to ailing patients outside a traditional hospital setting. The Acute Hospital Care At Home Program (AHCAH) was created to provide eligible hospitals with the innovative and unprecedented regulatory flexibility to treat eligible patients in their homes, expanding the Hospital Without Walls effort launched in March. To launch AHCAH, CMS partnered …

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Ventera Supports Grant Management for Museums and Libraries Affected by COVID-19

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) issued $13.8 million in CARES Act funding to support museums and libraries across the US affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Applications began pouring in, and within 30 days, the agency received a whopping 1,701. The Ventera Grants Support Team immediately got to work configuring and managing the Electronic Grants Management System (eGMS) and supporting the …

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SAFe® 5 for Government Training

Ventera’s SPC-certified trainers are at it again, this time with a focus on Government Services. Our Agile trainers led a group of 30 colleagues in SAFe for Government curriculum in preparation for the SGP SAFe 5 certification exam. The training focused on Lean-Agile and SAFe values, principles, and practices that will enable the attendees to lead and support the Lean-Agile transformation …

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Ventera Receives ISO 27001 Certification

Ventera has achieved the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, recognizing its commitment to providing customers with the highest level of information security management. ISO standards are recognized throughout many different industries all around the world. The ISO 27001 Information Security Standard is widely recognized as the blue-chip standard for protection of private customer data. It provides third-party verification that the company’s information security management …

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Award-winning COVID Innovation

Within weeks of the first documented U.S. coronavirus cases, nursing homes had become hot spots, eventually linked to more than 40% of deaths from COVID-19. Infection control and hygiene in nursing homes came under fire and action needed to be taken, fast, to slow the spread. In order to implement greater surveillance and enforcement of infection control protocols, CMS was …

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Ventera Speaks at Agile Charm

Ventera Agile Practice Lead Toby Rao and Design Practice Lead Tanya Netayavichitr demonstrated how their teams apply a balanced integration between Agile processes and Design Thinking while utilizing modern innovative processes to deliver exactly what customers need. The duo shared common UX and Agile values, explained how to overcome cultural challenges, and revealed their keys to elevating a product development team to the next …

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SAFe Team Training

Ventera’s Agile Practice hosted its first in-house training, SAFe for Teams, led by two of our SPC certified trainers, Toby Rao and Aaron Legier. The course was provided to lay the foundational knowledge for establishing team agility for Agile Release Trains (ART). Over a two-day period, participants gained an in-depth understanding of the ART, how it delivers value, and what they can do to effectively perform their role using …

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Ventera Makes the List

Ventera has been selected by G2Xchange as a firm poised to make big waves in 2020 and years to come. The G2Xchange 2020 Nxt Up list consists of companies that are breaking new ground, and are positioned to experience rapid growth, invest in their people, processes and technologies, and continue to push the envelope to make a lasting impact in federal IT. We are …