Archive for October 30th, 2008
Another Oracle buy — the computer giant announced today that it has agreed to purchase the parent company of Haley, which provides policy modeling and automation software for legislative and regulated industries. Haley does work in the public sector.
The move expands Oracle’s move into the social services and adds enterprise policy automation for legislated and regulated industries.
Here is Oracle’s announcement:
Haley has over 20 years experience in delivering complex policy automation software for industries that are a focus for Oracle, including public sector, financial services and insurance. Haley’s leading applications empower business users to translate legislation and policy into automated business rules using natural language to enable self-service, automate advice, ensure compliance and mitigate risk for policies enterprise wide.
The combination of Haley’s products with Oracle’s ERP, Siebel CRM, and Oracle’s industry applications is expected to create the first packaged software solution for social services agencies with an enhanced case management application utilizing Haley to drive eligibility determinations. Financial services customers are expected to more effectively manage the business rules that govern trading, lending, underwriting, claims, origination and fraud prevention. Insurance customers are expected to be able to optimize complex underwriting through multi-variable “what-if” capabilities, apply business logic to highlight high-risk claims and make improved claim adjustments.
One of the big parts of the ACT/IAC’s annual Executive Leadership Conference is the awarding of the annual Janice K. Mendenhall Spirit of Leadership Award, the highest tribute that ACT/IAC can bestow on a member of the government IT community.
The actual award was a funny experience. ACT/IAC had given out all of its awards — read all the winners after the break — and the Mendenhall award is the big one of the evening. The late Mendenhall was a long-time GSA leader. I knew her in passing, but she is still well respected — even years later. And the Mendenhall award is one of the highlights of the Executive Leadership Conference each year. And last year’s winner, Ellen Glover, had very nice words to say about Lee.
And when they called Lee to the stage, everybody was on their feet giving a standing ovation. Fortunately or unfortunately, Lee didn’t know she was the winner, so she had gone to her room to work on a presentation she was giving later on in the week.
They ended up giving out the award to Lee on Tuesday morning.
The photo is of the previous Mendenhall award winners who were at ELC holding Lee’s award.
The full list of Mendenhall award winners are:
Previous winners have included:
- Ellen Glover (2007)
- Renato (Renny) A. DiPentima (2006)
- Marcella Banks (2005)
- Kevin Carroll (2004)
- Howard Ady (2003)
- Sandra Bates (2002)
- Ginny McCormick (2001)
Earlier this eyar at FCW’s 2008 Federal 100 Awards Gala, we gave Lee a special recognition for her outstanding service.
Lee is beyond well respected having served a distinguished government career. After the break, I will post the full ACT/IAC release, but… soon after Lee retired, I wrote FCW’s editorial praising Lee.
Lee is one of those rare people who can build consensus and be forceful at the same time. She listens, yet she manages to keep the ball moving down the field. She has always looked out for what was best for the agency, the government and the citizens of the country for whom she worked.
After that, I got a note from another well-respected fed who has worked in government procurement:
I couldn’t agree more. She is, in short, simply remarkable.