The OPM data breach in 2015 created new Federal requirements around systems security, specifically Two Factor Authentication (2FA), where systems would be need to have users login not only with their passwords, but also with a pin code delivered on-demand to their mobile phone.
Dovel built this capability for GrantSolutions using an open-source industry standard and delivered it quickly (developed and deployed in just two weeks), enabling users to easily login to the platform using their mobile phones. This 2FA functionality was then made freely available to other agencies throughout government and was adopted by the Department of Education. Further details on on the solution can be found here.
The solution’s simplicity (developed and deployed in two weeks) and effectiveness earned it recognition as part of the Government Computer News Discovery and Innovation in Government IT awards (GCN DigIT) in the Cybersecurity category.