NGA.NET and USDA Earn Elite Eight Status at the 2015 ACT-IAC Igniting Innovation Awards

Human Resource Program – One USDA – Recognized for its Ability to Reduce Costs,
Speed Time-to-Hire and Unite HR Systems across 29 Agencies

WASHINGTON D.C. – February 18, 2015 – NGA.NET, a global leader in cloud-based talent
management software solutions, along with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), today
announced the “One USDA” program placed in the Elite Eight out of the Top 30 finalists for the American
Council for Technology – Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) 2015 Igniting Innovation Awards. ACT-IAC
named the Elite Eight during a February event hosting the top thirty finalist innovators that have
developed solutions to address the government’s biggest IT challenges.

One USDA is a modern, cost effective, standardized, and interoperable HR solution that delivers
common-core functionality to support strategic management of human capital. It is an HR enterprise
solution project that enables data sharing and processing across agencies, while allowing HR
information-system operations to migrate and align USDA talent acquisition/onboarding functions within a
cloud-based IT solution.

“Being recognized by ACT-IAC for the work we’ve done with the USDA via One USDA underscores the
transformative power that the right IT solutions can have in achieving real cost savings and streamlining
of federal agencies’ talent recruitment and management processes,” stated Liam Ackland, President,
North America, Acendre. “As the Office of Personnel Management launches programs like the
Recruitment, Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion (“REDI”) Roadmap and more attention is put on
improving talent management processes and building a top-caliber federal workforce, our goal is to help
other government departments and agencies glean the same benefits as USDA has with One USDA.”

One USDA eliminates the use of decentralized and inconsistent resources and mitigates duplicated
agency functions throughout mission areas. One USDA is driven by the very latest in cost-effective
technology innovation, primarily with regard to the integration of Acendre’s eRecruit talent management


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specialized verticals and regulated industries in both public and private sectors including Government,
Education, Utilities, Mining and Healthcare. We are the solution of choice in over 95 agencies of Federal
Governments around the world; we help them further succeed in their talent management objectives. Our
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