Small Business Innovation, Big Business Results
National Science Foundation


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The National Science Foundation is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense.”

ISI provided comprehensive business system testing services to the National Science Foundation (NSF) included:

  • Developing, executing and managing complete functional, regression, Section 508 and performance and load testing for Division of Information Systems applications and systems for newly developed software and software for systems under maintenance.
  • ISI introduced an automation framework and best practices in testing services which enabled NSF to increase testing productivity which included increased testing coverage, comprehensive regression testing, complete end-to-end testing, failover testing, and performance testing. The development contractor provided an original estimate of $650K which was budgeted by NSF. ISI accomplished the same task under $195K and saved 70% of the budgeted allocation without compromising on the quality of testing by implementing an automation based framework. NSF commented that this is a “First for any Federal agency and we are extremely pleased with the result.” ISI was awarded the “Certificate of Merit” from NSF and received the nickname “This is a team that does MORE with LESS.”