REI Systems Open Sources GovDashboard Tool

Dashboard tool draws strengths from Performance.gov, FDA Data Dashboard, other uses and makes them available to every agency

Aug 19, 2015, 10:43 ET from REI Systems

STERLING, Va., Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- REI Systems (REI) announced today that has open sourced its GovDashboard product, releasing source code for the tool via GitHub.

REI built GovDashboard to incorporate the strongest features of public sector transparency dashboards commissioned by the U.S. Federal Government such as Performance.gov and ITDashboard.gov.  Popular features include a user-friendly interface, a dozen standard ways to visualize data, dashboard building, and customization tools that can incorporate data tables and visualizations, text, photos, and other objects, with content updated as frequently as data sources change.

GovDashboard powers publicly visible websites such as FDA Data Dashboard (http://govdashboard.fda.gov/), as well as internal reporting and analytic tools such as the DHS Management Cube and HHS Health Resources and Services Administration's balanced scorecard. GovDashboard lets agencies quickly and securely launch dashboards, and allows individuals to customize their dashboard using data from authoritative sources.

GovDashboard was built by REI using the Drupal open source content management system.  REI will continue to offer support, and provide a certified version and training and support services.  Details are available at www.GovDashboard.com.

"We are open sourcing GovDashboard to make it more readily available and affordable to government agencies of all sizes," said Scott Fletcher, Chief Operating Officer of REI, who continued, "This tool is powerful and economical – we also believe in the open source model, and expect that users of the open source community version of GovDashboard will create and share dashboard designs that will benefit REI clients as well as other community members. As more agencies adopt GovDashboard, the user and developer community that arises will strengthen evidence-based decision-making practices."

About REI Systems

REI Systems is a leading provider of agile web-enabled business solutions for the Federal Government and the commercial sector. Drawing upon our mission to deliver reliable, effective, and innovative solutions, the company works daily to solve complex homeland security, defense, health resources, open data, criminal justice, and performance support issues. REI Systems is strengthened by its commitment to exceeding customer expectations. REI Systems has been serving government at all levels and major corporations since 1989.

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