SOURCE: Immersion Consulting

March 28, 2011 08:00 ET

Immersion Consulting, VastPark Ink Strategic Partnership

Partnership to Create Federal Service Offerings That Allow Agencies to Boost Collaboration, Improve Knowledge Sharing and Eliminate Silos

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - March 28, 2011) - Immersion Consulting, a leading provider of management and technology advisory services, today announced that it is partnering with VastPark, a leading developer of an open source, immersive Virtual World platform that enables real-time collaboration and knowledge sharing, to create a portfolio of virtual operations, learning and service offerings for U.S. federal agencies. 

"Immersion has years of technology, program and financial management experience helping federal agencies manage large, complex projects," said Mary Ahern-Snyder, President of Immersion Consulting. "As a result, we are intimately involved in federal agency efforts to promote efficiency and collaboration. The search for a partner at the leading edge of collaboration technology that could help agencies meet these mission objectives led us directly to VastPark."

The Immersion-VastPark partnership comes at a time of increased Executive branch and Congressional scrutiny of federal agency budgets and operations. Federal mandates, such as the Open Government Directive, the 25 Point IT Acquisition Reform Plan and the TeleWork Enhancement Act of 2010 requiring agencies to make substantive, measurable progress toward strengthening program management, increase accountability and transparency, and to offer telework and collaboration options within and between agencies. 

"The ability to disseminate mission-critical information is vitally important for all federal agencies, and the tools available today make achieving that goal easier than ever," said Lori Kavle, President, VastPark US. "The challenge is that agencies are not necessarily leveraging these tools to the extent they could, which is why VastPark's partnership with Immersion makes so much sense. It combines Immersion's footprint in federal agencies with our technological expertise in virtual collaboration and training to help agencies comply with federal mandates and improve operational efficiency." 

The partnership with VastPark marks the latest in a series that Immersion has negotiated with other systems integrators and IT solutions vendors. 

About Immersion Consulting
Founded in 2004, Immersion Consulting is a service disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) with headquarters in Annapolis, Md. and several operating locations across the U.S. The company combines experienced industry veterans with former federal executives who truly comprehend the challenges of managing in the Federal government. Immersion then attracts and retains the most talented consultants from training and implementation to guiding policy. For more information, visit www.immersioninc.com  

About VastPark
VastPark was founded in 2007 by a research team creating a 3D web platform that improved on the current World Wide Web for extensible collaborative environments. The VastPark platform is open, extensible and is the next generation of Virtual World technology and is a proud winner of the federal V-Gov contract. VastPark US is headquartered in Wayne, Pa., with offices located in Arlington, Va., with globally distributed teams. For more information, visit: http://www.vastpark.com

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