SIMS Software Expands Comprehensive Product Suite by Obtaining Licensing Rights to Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Foreign Travel Tool
Carlsbad, CA, October, 2022 — SIMS Software, the leading provider of industrial security information management software, has obtained licensing rights to the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) comprehensive Foreign Travel Tool. SIMS Software’s flagship product, SIMS (Security Information Management System), has been used by security stakeholders for nearly four decades to protect classified and high-value information. By combining these two solutions, SIMS Software can offer its customer base the ability to seamlessly integrate the APL Foreign Travel Tool into SIMS to provide security stakeholders the ability to further streamline and automate their foreign travel reporting requirements as further defined by SEAD 3.
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (www.jhuapl.edu), in Laurel, Maryland is the not-for-profit division of The Johns Hopkins University that works on critical national challenges through innovative science and technology.
For SIMS Software, partnering with the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) was an easy decision, with a relationship spanning three decades and the renowned legacy of APL for creating world-class solutions. The APL Foreign Travel Tool has been garnering attention from the national security community, which made SIMS Software the perfect partner with a customer base spanning some of the world’s most renowned government agencies, defense contractors, high technology giants, academic institutions and research facilities.
SIMS Software, CEO & President remarked, “Johns Hopkins APL has a remarkable track record for being one of the most innovative research institutions in the world. We are honored to have the exclusive opportunity to commercialize their Foreign Travel Tool for the SEAD 3 mandate of tracking and reporting of Foreign Travel to the Department of Defense. Paired with SIMS, the solution can be rapidly deployed and integrated to fully support the requirements of SEAD 3.”
The foreign travel reporting component of the Security Executive Agent Directive 3 (SEAD 3) went into effect August 24, 2022. This new mandate requires all federal contractors to comply with the new foreign travel reporting requirements for all covered individuals. The new APL Foreign Travel Tool integration will enable SIMS customers to automate and streamline these reporting requirements while providing a more expansive and interactive web-based user interface for their travelers. The tool will integrate into SIMS Personnel module and the SIMS expanded fields for SEAD 3 foreign travel records, allowing customers to leverage SIMS as a centralized system of record to track and report on foreign travel.
Additional key features the Foreign Travel Tool integration offers include automated email notifications for staff traveling to high-risk or elevated health-risk countries, employees can log into the APL Foreign Travel Tool and submit travel and itineraries. The tool can dynamically prompt for more information based off travelers’ accesses and the fields required to populate the necessary government forms required. The tool provides dashboard display notification form reviews by Export Control and various levels of security professionals and auto generates post travel questionnaires. Upon travel completion, the tool imports the travel information into the travelers SIMS foreign travel record, providing security stakeholders with a comprehensive single system of record for their personnel. The tool reduces costly time and resources of staff by streamlining and automating the labor-intensive foreign travel reporting process while providing robust management level foreign travel reports.
“The expanse of Johns Hopkins APL’s creative ingenuity to solve complex technical matters is always impressive,” said SIMS Software CEO and President, Michael Struttmann. “The breadth and depth of the foreign travel tool they invented to support compliance with SEAD 3 requirements is yet another manifestation of their technical prowess as a leading research institution.”
“APL is proud of this technology,” said APL Chief Security Officer Leonard Moss, Jr. “This is another critical contribution that the Lab is making to the national security community, and I could not be prouder to see it come to fruition.”
For more information on the John Hopkins APL Foreign Travel Tool integration with SIMS Software, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (858) 481-9292.
About SIMS Software:
SIMS Software is the leading provider of industrial security information management software to the government and defense industries. The company was the first to introduce automation to this space in 1983, presenting a secure alternative to the historically manual process of tracking personnel security clearances and classified information.
Our flagship software product, SIMS (Security Information Management System), has been the most trusted industrial security information management solution on the market for over 39 years. Some of the world’s most renowned government agencies, defense contractors, high technology giants, academic institutions and research facilities all rely on SIMS to protect classified and high-value information. By equipping security stakeholders with the tools to protect the lifeblood of their organizations, SIMS Software is proud to play a vital role in advancing the interests of our nation and its allies at home and abroad.