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Getting Started with Automation of User Journey Tests

by Murali M
April 16, 2021

My previous post, ‘Automating User Journey Tests‘, talked about the need for accessibility of user journey tests for each team member and how we chose Gauge as our framework of choice. I also introduced our open source steps library to make this possible for everybody in the team, irrespective of their programming background, to be […]

Another Day, Another Contract!

by Zara Ikram
April 16, 2021

Softrams is pleased to announce that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Softrams a 5-year contract to provide software services to support the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics & Supplies (DMEPOS) competitive bidding system (DBidS).    Section 302 of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) required CMS to establish and implement quality standards for DMEPOS suppliers. […]

Automating User Journey Tests

by Murali M
April 9, 2021

At Softrams, we believe building great software solutions require a diverse, cross functional team with all hands on deck. One of the most important aspects the team focuses on is to automate end to end user journey tests and acceptance tests to enable continuous delivery of value. To make sure everybody in the team will be able […]

Another Contract Win

by Zara Ikram
April 9, 2021

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded to Softrams, LLC a Task Order contract for the development of a modern Medicaid Drug Programs (MDP) suite of products. The Softrams team includes subcontracting partners Mathematica Inc., Agile Six Applications Inc., and Rainmakers Strategic Solutions, LLC. Team Softrams operates in a badge less environment to provide a human-centered design development approach using Agile methods and best practices.  MDP […]

The How-To of Automation

by Ryan Mathus
April 6, 2021

Automation has grown over the last decade to enhance security protocol, reduce remediation timeframe, and speed up time for breach detections. When it comes to any possibility of a breech, time is absolutely critical. A few seconds to a few minutes can be the difference between having information be compromised or not. How do we stay ahead of all the […]

Announcing Our New Contract…

by Zara Ikram
April 1, 2021

Softrams is pleased to be awarded a new contract by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) with their Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Information Security Center (ISC). The OCIO provides leadership in the development, implementation, and management of security solutions into the everyday business of the Department to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability […]

Logs Matter!

by Larry Bensky
March 29, 2021

The pandemic has reshaped how we work and more importantly where we work. With home offices becoming the new norm, it is imperative we take a look at how we can keep our information safe, secure, and impenetrable from malicious attacks. This is where the role of logs comes into play. Logs are records of events that […]

Building an Angular UX Framework

by Brett Mayen
March 22, 2021

Preparation and Planning (Part I of III) This is the first in a series of three posts discussing the process of building and maintaining an Angular UX Framework and deploying its libraries to NPM. We will tackle this through the case study lens of the Softrams-built “Health Plan Management System (HPMS) UX Framework,” but general […]

We Made The List!

by Zara Ikram
March 16, 2021

Softrams Ranks No. 62 on Inc. Magazine’s List of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the D.C. Metro Region. Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals: D.C. Metro list employed more than 120,000 people. March 16, 2021 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Softrams is No.62 on its second annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: D.C. Metro list, the most prestigious ranking of […]

Carpe Diem at Softrams

by Zara Ikram
March 2, 2021

Join us for our Carpe Diem event on Friday, 3/12/21 as we host our first virtual career fair happy hour. We will be bringing Softrams employees together with industry professionals to engage in some informal, casual networking where you can learn more about the company, our culture, and the work we do. Carpe Diem attendees […]

Supply Chain Attack – SolarWinds

by Bill Jones
January 28, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic defined the year that was 2020 but there are additional significant moments it brought – one of the most notable being the increase in supply chain attacks with the SolarWinds Orion security breach at the center of it. Thinking about the CISA (Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency) Security Bulletin, and the frenzied […]

Announcing Unleash-ED

by Murali M
January 13, 2021

We are really excited to announce a new initiative to build the workforce of tomorrow, in partnership with Teaching For Good, that is building a non-profit ed-tech platform.  Unleash-ED is an initiative by Teaching For Good, supported by forward thinking industry leaders that offers job training and mentoring programs to build skills for the future […]

Softrams – WBJ 75 Fastest Growing Companies in Greater Washington

by Ashley Cosey
October 9, 2020

Washington Business Journal announced its annual Fastest Growing Companies award program in October this year and Softrams made the list! The program ranks 75 companies by average revenue growth, so getting on this list is no easy task. While the Washington Business Journal has been highlighting these companies for years, 2020 marks the third year […]

Psychology in User Experience

by Murali M
September 24, 2020

If you have any experience in the UX realm, you know that UXers come from all walks of life. Ask your friendly neighborhood UXer about their background, and you’re likely to hear anything from graphic design, to programming, to business development, to psychology (maybe more!). Producing good UX work takes a combination of these skills, […]

Looking for the Ts for A teams

by Murali M
September 24, 2020

Ts or T-shaped people or T-skilled people, is a metaphor known to be first referenced by Tim Brown, CEO of the revered design firm IDEO, as the best method to assess and build inter-disciplinary teams. The vertical bar on the T represents the depth of related skills and expertise in a single field, whereas the horizontal bar is the ability to […]