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ElectioNet v9.3 is here.

New Orleans, LA, January 30, 2020

INTRODUCING THE NEXT ITERATION OF PCC’S AWARD-WINNING VR AND EMS

ElectioNet v9.3 enhances the vast GIS work started in version 9.2, adds absentee and early voting capabilities, provides statistics, match, and search functionality to administrators, and incorpo-rates the latest in user-specific notification technology to voters.

GIS VOTER ADDRESS VALIDATION & MAPPING
GIS address validation improves the accuracy of voter registration data and helps you better serve your communities. The GIS interface provides an interactive map to pinpoint voter address locations and immediately resolve most discrepancies.
GIS REDISTRICTING & IMPORT/EXPORT FEATURES
Updated District and Precinct map data are imported directly into ElectioNet using GIS Shape-files. An interactive GIS map compares new and existing district boundaries, even showing voter locations. Lists of affected voters may also be viewed and printed. Upon approval, the new boundaries are applied to complete the redistricting process.
GIS ELECTION AND PETITION AREA MAPPING & REPORTING
ElectioNet's new GIS feature enables users to visualize election and petition boundaries on interactive maps with points representing registered voters or petition signers.
TEMPLATE MANAGER
Configurable Voter Notices can be stored and reused in the new Template Manager. This lets you maintain consistent style and content while allowing flexibility to meet your changing communication needs.
PETITIONS WITH RANDOM SAMPLING
The new ElectioNet Random Signature Sampling feature helps you process petitions efficiently and keep up with current laws and increasing workload. In 100% signature verification mode, ElectioNet superbly tracks the user's progress while displaying scanned petition pages. Petition pages are now scanned and stored digitally for more orderly and efficient signature validation.
ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION & MY VOTER PORTAL (OLVR/MVP)
Empower public users while reducing your staff workload with the ElectioNet OLVR and MVP. Enhanced mobile and desktop features provide convenient public access to check voter regis-tration status or securely submit new or updated voter registration information and absentee ballot requests. Public users can also view notices from state or local election officials, check on upcoming elections or the status of petition signature or provisional ballot, and even get driving directions to polling location or the local election office.

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GCR Named GovTech 100 Company for 2020

New Orleans, LA, January 7, 2020

GCR Inc. (GCR) is happy to be included, for the third consecutive year, in GovTech’s Top 100 list, which is comprised of “companies focused on, making a difference in, and selling to state and local government agencies across the United States.” GovTech is a respected source of information in the industry and we are honored by this important recognition of the work done by GCR and our related companies, PCC Technologies Inc. (PCC) and MB3 Inc. (MB3). PCC is a leading provider of software to the state and local government market, and the premier provider of solutions for Secretaries of State across the country. MB3 is the industry leader in emergency grants management software for state governments.

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GCR Promotes New CTO, Signaling Wider Cultural Changes Across Divisions

New Orleans, LA, December 12, 2019


GCR Inc. (GCR), a New Orleans-based public sector software and services firm, has promoted Matt Blakely to Chief Technology Officer. Blakely founded and served as CEO of MB3, a grants management software company acquired by GCR in 2018.

Through MB3, Blakely helped communities recover from large-scale disasters by building software to manage the distribution of billions of dollars in government grants. Its rapid growth since 2005 can be credited to Blakely’s focus on a value-driven culture, one he writes about in his book, “Empower Then Lead.” After MB3 was acquired, the connection between culture and technology excellence was highlighted as a strength that could be leveraged across all other divisions of GCR.

“We saw a need for a visionary in the role of CTO,” said Tom Amburgey, CEO of GCR. “Someone who could bring standardization, big ideas, and sound technology strategies while empowering leadership, enhancing communication, and developing a healthy corporate culture. Matt is passionate about these goals, and that kind of passion is what we need to bring about positive change in 2020.”

Blakely adds, “I am excited to bring fresh perspectives to GCR and be a part of the company during a key phase of growth. I will be strategic about investing in our products, leveraging best practices and technology across the organization, while helping establish a unified team culture that prepares us for success.”

In his new role, Blakely will tackle cultural norms across divisions with the immediate goal of minimizing distractions inherent in larger corporations, allowing technology teams to focus on what makes them most successful and achieves the largest impact.

About GCR
GCR improves, expedites, and digitally transforms public sector offerings in the areas of grants management, critical infrastructure, land and facilities management, elections, and government business services. Together with its subsidiaries, PCC Technology Inc. and MB3, GCR is recognized as one of the top government technology and service providers in the country.

GCR Launches New AirportIQ 5010 Site

November 14, 2019, New Orleans, LA

GCR Inc. (GCR), a New Orleans-based technology and professional services firm, announced today that it has launched a new version of the popular 5010 site along with a new domain: AirportIQ5010.com

For over 20 years, GCR’s AirportIQ 5010 site has displayed the most current airport information provided by the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Aeronautical Data Team (ADT). This information describes the physical and operational characteristics of all airports (public and private) and is critical to airport safety. GCR coordinates the Airport Data and Information Program for the FAA and publishes the data on the 5010 site, which is structured in accordance with the FAA’s Airport Master Record (5010-1 and 5010-2) forms. The data is then used in handbooks and charts for pilot use.

Our site allows users to view and print 5010-1 & 5010-2 forms for every facility in the ADT database, generate advanced multi conditional searches (NPIAS Service Level, NPIAS Hub Type, Min/Max Runway Lengths, Airport Towered, etc.), and export Airport Master Record data to Excel. The newest release implements MicroServices Architecture, which simplifies and improves communication with the backend database. It also features a modernized responsive layout and an improved user experience.

“The advanced search capability allows our aviation clients to gain insight into airport data they can’t access anywhere else,” said Tim Walsh, Divisional CEO of Critical Infrastructure at GCR. “We offer this service for free, but we know it’s valuable to the industry, so it’s important that we invest in making it easier to navigate.”
The new AirportIQ 5010 site also allows you to explore GCR’s AirportIQ software suite, which offers solutions for every aspect of airport management, scalable for airports of every size. From revenue management to security and credentialing, AirportIQ’s broad range of products work together to make your airport more efficient, profitable, and secure.

About GCR
Headquartered in New Orleans, LA, GCR offers a broad range of software products and services that help clients gather, analyze, and apply information. GCR’s client base extends from the aviation market to a broad array of public sector clients at the federal, state, and local level.

GCR Welcomes New CFO

New Orleans, LA, November 13, 2019


GCR Inc. (GCR), a New Orleans-based public sector software and services firm, announced today that Christopher Porras has joined as its new Chief Financial Officer. Porras comes to GCR with 30+ years’ experience in Big 4 auditing, financial reporting, mergers/acquisitions, and system implementation. All will serve his new role as he assumes financial responsibility for GCR and its subsidiaries.

Porras joins GCR after five successful years at CCH, a tax, accounting, audit, and firm management software and services company. He has served international organizations and small and midsized private equity backed firms as CFO, COO, and VP of Finance.

“Chris’s success in building strong teams that can oversee the type of growth GCR is poised for is essential,” said Tom Amburgey, Chief Executive Officer of GCR. “And his experience with mergers and acquisitions is exactly what we need.”

“I am excited to join GCR as CFO,” said Porras. “I greatly enjoy working with growing companies and I look forward to teaming with Tom Amburgey and the rest of the executive cohort as we lead GCR into a new era of expansion and robust financial growth.”

Porras has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Southern California and a Master’s in Finance from Georgia State University. He resides in Georgia with his wife, Lynda.

About GCR
GCR improves, expedites, and digitally transforms public sector offerings in the areas of grants management, critical infrastructure, land and facilities management, elections, and government business services. Together with its subsidiaries, PCC Technology Inc. and MB3, GCR is recognized as one of the top government technology and service providers in the country.

GCR Welcomes New CEO

New Orleans, LA, October 7, 2019


GCR Inc. (GCR), a New Orleans-based public sector software and services firm has named Tom Amburgey as its new Chief Executive Officer. Amburgey has 20+ years’ experience in the public sector both as a public servant and as a leader of software firms dedicated to citizen-centric technology.

Prior to joining GCR, Amburgey served as General Manager, Public Administration at CentralSquare Technologies, where he led the business unit focused on providing software and services to over 3,000 local government agencies across North America. While at CentralSquare, Amburgey led several mergers and acquisitions and spearheaded the company-wide transformation of legacy products to a new and robust SaaS delivery platform. He has been recognized nationally as an innovative technology leader and has spoken internationally on many government technology topics.

“Tom’s track record in the government technology space is such an asset,” said Mike Foisy, Chairman of GCR’s Board of Directors. “He understands our mission of creating technologies that improve government agency processes and enhance the citizen’s experience. The Board and I are confident that Tom’s leadership is exactly what GCR needs.”

“I am excited to join GCR as CEO,” said Amburgey. “My professional life has been shaped by a personal mission to leave the world better than I found it. I’ve used technology and public service as conduits for that change and at GCR, I look forward to continuing the mission to help governments and their constituents achieve more with less as budgets remain lean and public demand continues to grow.”
Amburgey has a B.S. in Organizational Management from Palm Beach Atlantic University and an MBA from the University of Florida. He is a native of Florida where he resides with his wife, Kathy. They are incredibly proud of their three adult children who have all chosen similarly public careers in law, the U.S. Navy, and professional baseball!

About GCR
GCR improves, expedites, and digitally transforms public sector offerings in the areas of grants management, critical infrastructure, land and facilities management, elections, and government business services. Together with its subsidiaries, PCC Technology Inc. and MB3, GCR is recognized as one of the top government technology and service providers in the country.

GCR Selected to be ACI’s APEX in Safety Program Partner

New Orleans, LA, June 18, 2019

GCR Inc. (GCR), a New Orleans-based software and services firm, is supporting Airports Council International (ACI) as an Airport Excellence (APEX) in Safety Program World Business Partner. ACI, an association of the world’s airports, created the APEX program to promote safer airport operations, foster the sharing of best safety practices, and improve overall safety compliance and performance. As a World Business Partner, GCR will assist APEX in making use of valuable data collected from participating airports via enhanced user trainings. GCR will offer use of its AirportIQ software, a platform designed to gather intelligence and create efficiencies, where all observations will be recorded via mobile technology.

“Our mobile platform will assist in the assessment of operations and infrastructure by providing checklists, logging and reporting capabilities, and allowing observations to be captured in real time. Through our AirportIQ technology, we hope to improve the efficiency of the on-site review team, enhance the quality of feedback to the host airport, and facilitate learning across the entire APEX team,” explains Tim Walsh, CEO of GCR’s Airports Division.

About GCR

Headquartered in New Orleans, LA, GCR offers a broad range of software products and services to over 100 airports that help gather, analyze, and apply information. GCR’s client base extends from the aviation market to a broad array of public sector clients at the federal, state, and local level.

GCR Welcomes New VP of Resilience, Recovery, and Real Estate

New Orleans, LA, June 5, 2019


GCR Inc. (GCR), a New Orleans-based public sector software and services firm has expanded its Resilience, Recovery, and Real Estate division to include Vice President Benjamin Billings, a former public affairs consultant and Senate Staff Director of the Disaster Recovery Subcommittee.

“Ben’s strong Louisiana relationships complemented by his impactful Congressional work with FEMA Public Assistance and HUD Community Development Block Grants are aligned with GCR’s resiliency, disaster recovery, and real estate services,” said Angele Romig, Executive Vice President of GCR. “I am excited about Ben’s focus and depth of experience that he brings to our business development initiatives.”

Prior to joining GCR, Billings served as a Principal with Sentinel Strategies LLC, a public affairs and business development consulting firm that specialized in federal and state government relations.

During his 10 years in the U.S. Senate as Staff Director of the Disaster Recovery Subcommittee and Senior Policy Advisor to Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Billings helped author and enact a wide array of supplemental appropriations packages and disaster recovery legislation related to FEMA and HUD programs after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Superstorm Sandy, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and other disasters.

“I am humbled by the opportunity to join GCR’s talented team of program and policy professionals and to offer my services to the firm’s clients and partners,” said Billings. “GCR’s ability to facilitate program administration through purpose-built technology is unmatched across the industry, and I am excited to be part of such a customer-focused organization. The incredible people in this company are helping states, territories, and communities across the nation to recover from disasters and become more resilient through a combination of smarter housing, infrastructure, economic development, and planning solutions. This is tremendously important work, and I am honored to be a part of it.”

Billings is a native of New Orleans, where he resides with his wife Chelsea, and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, University of London, U.S. Naval War College, and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

About GCR’s Resilience, Recovery, and Real Estate Divisions

GCR’s Resilience, Recovery, and Real Estate division has served federal, state, and local public agencies for nearly 40 years. Their team of planners, disaster recovery managers, and right of way specialists help clients fulfill their promise of public purpose and build resilience against natural and economic adversity. The group’s combination of software and services provide grants management, demographic analysis, policy and program design, regulatory compliance, and right of way acquisition for public works projects.

About GCR:

GCR improves, expedites, and digitally transforms public sector offerings in the areas of grants management, critical infrastructure, land and facilities management, elections, and government business services. Together with its subsidiaries, PCC Technology Inc. and MB3, GCR is recognized as one of the top government technology and service providers in the country.

GCR Inc. Acquires STR’s eGrantsPlus, Expands Grants Management Group

New Orleans, LA, February 13, 2019

GCR Inc. (GCR) announced today that it has successfully completed the acquisition of software and disaster recovery services from STR Grants LLC’s (STR) grants management line of business. STR’s HUD/CDBG technology, eGrantsPlus, joins forces with GCR’s experienced recovery and resilience team as well as MB3’s EMGrantsPro, a FEMA grants management application acquired by GCR in July of 2018. The combined solutions under GCR provide state and local governments with one source for navigating their grants management and recovery needs.

“GCR and STR began a working relationship during the recovery effort for Hurricane Katrina. GCR’s team managed the distribution of federal funding using our application. It was a great match,” said Scott Meyer, Founder and President of STR. “Formalizing this union creates a seamless grants management offering that can be used to help other states recover from natural disasters.”

“This is the second acquisition in our grants management, recovery, and resilience sector,” said Dan Cox, GCR’s Chief Executive Officer. “We’ve combined STR and MB3’s grant management applications with GCR’s HUD and FEMA expertise. The result is powerful – our team brings to market a one-stop solution that has a track record of managing the recoveries of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history.”

About GCR:

Since 1979, GCR has developed an industry-leading suite of services and software focused on grants management, critical infrastructure, land management, elections, and government business services. GCR and its subsidiaries PCC Technology Inc. and MB3 have clients in 49 states.

About STR:

STR, of Fairfax, VA, is a software development and professional services firm supporting clients in the government and private sectors. Founded in 1985, STR developed its original grants management software for the Corporation for National and Community Service, allowing them to eliminate all paper grant applications within a year. Since 2006, STR’s software has been used to support HUD/CDBG Disaster Recovery programs in Mississippi, Louisiana, and New Jersey. STR’s eGrantsPlus has distributed over $15 billion in grant awards to victims of hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Sandy.

PCC, a GCR Company, Launches ElectioNet Version 9.0

Windsor, CT, January 24, 2019


PCC Technology Inc. (PCC), a leading government software provider, announced today that it has successfully released the latest version of ElectioNet, its award-winning suite of Voter Registration and Election Administration software. Designed to fully automate election office operations, ElectioNet offers a portal used by local election officials to manage voter rolls and support election activities; a public website where voters can register to vote, check their registration status, and view their voter profile; and robust reporting, extracting, and analytical functions with routines necessary to support the entire election community.

“This has been one of the most exciting projects, and we’re proud to finally introduce our work to the public,” says Vishal Hanjan, Assistant VP of Product Management at PCC. “It was about taking something we did well and bringing it to a whole new level. We upgraded the underlying technology and made the new ElectioNet easier to use and more secure than ever. The best part is there’s more to come; we’re a part of the elections security community and we’re listening to Secretaries’ offices around the country and continuing to build improvements into ElectioNet every day.”

This release features a significant upgrade to all aspects of the system, including a new user interface which has been reengineered by an expert team of UI/UX designers with input from election officials. Other ElectioNet v9 enhancements include:

  • Critical infrastructure security updates, including multi-factor authentication
  • Simpler screen navigation and reduced clicks
  • Mobile-friendly interface designed to optimally function on device browsers
  • Advanced GIS functionality
  • Technology upgrades, including the latest Java version
  • Improved browser compatibility
  • Robust My Voter Portal with optional Online Voter Registration
  • Seamless integration with our Campaign Finance System allowing elections to be set up in only one place

“ElectioNet v9 is a product of our commitment to constant innovation. We take our role as industry leaders, especially in the election domain, very seriously. This application was introduced to the market before HAVA laws that now mandate this type of software were written. It is used in 16 states to support nearly a thousand elections. Because of this, we invest heavily in its future, not just in R&D but with nearly 50 technical resources dedicated to keeping it at the forefront of election technology,” said Dan Cox, PCC’s Chief Executive Officer.

ElectioNet v9 was introduced to current clients at the end of 2018 and will be unveiled at the NASS 2019 Winter Conference on February 1st, 2019. To see the full list of enhancements or to receive a product demonstration, please speak to one of our sales representatives today.

Click here to visit the ElectionNet v9 page on our website.

About PCC
PCC, founded in 1995 and acquired by GCR Inc. (GCR) in 2016, is a leading provider of software to the state and local government market and the premier provider of solutions for Secretaries of State across the country. PCC develops and implements the highest quality software to support corporate registration, voter registration, election administration, ethics and disclosure, and land management.

About GCR
Since 1979, GCR has developed an industry-leading suite of services and software focused on critical infrastructure, land management, grants management, elections, and government business services.

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