Locus acquires GSA contract to offer Cloud-based environmental and energy software to federal customers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 7 May 2012 — Locus Technologies (Locus), the industry leader in Cloud-computing enterprise software for environmental, energy, air, water, and compliance management, has been awarded the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) General Purpose Commercial Information Technology Equipment, Software, and Services Schedule 70 Contract Number GS-35F-0370Y. Locus acquired the GSA contract to offer its award-winning EIM and ePortal software through a simplified acquisition channel to federal, state, and local government agencies across the country.

The GSA is responsible for improving the government’s workplace by managing assets, delivering maximum value in acquisitions, preserving historic property, and implementing technology solutions. The U.S. government has an urgent need for a centralized system to manage environmental data at its own sites (at agencies like the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, OSHA, or NRC), or to manage large environmental, sustainability, and compliance data streams submitted by private industry to regulating agencies such as the EPA, NRC, or DOT. Most environmental data are not submitted electronically under the legacy system, mostly due to technical limitations of the current platforms. Locus’ Environmental Information Management (EIM) will serve to help disparate government agencies to receive more data electronically and to manage and organize those huge environmental datasets that are currently scattered among many different systems.

Legacy systems have prevented government agencies from realizing cost savings through more efficient technologies; however, many governmental agencies, such as the EPA, DOE, and DOD, should see immediate benefits from implementing the Cloud-based software.

Locus environmental information management platforms have been deployed for more than 15 years by some of the world’s largest companies. Several DOE sites already use Locus software to manage their environmental data and have tested the scalability of the software within agency systems. Governmental agencies now can use the same system that has offered significant cost savings to organizations in the private sector by automating processes of data acquisition, management, and reporting. With the Locus system, governmental agencies will be able to focus time on actually reviewing incoming information for exceedances rather than on the laborious process of data input and analysis of spreadsheets and custom-built applications.

“Locus has been providing high-quality software solutions to the private sector for more than a decade, and has a demonstrated history of efficient and accurate software, excellent customer service, and a fair and transparent pricing structure. The time has come for governmental agencies to embrace Cloud computing and benefit from a centralized enterprise system,” said Neno Duplan, President and CEO of Locus. “Locus ePortal and EIM, offered in a multi-tenant government instance, will allow U.S. federal, state, and local agencies to rapidly deploy the latest environmental and energy management software.”

The DoD Environmental Data Quality Workgroup is pleased to announce the 9th annual DoD Environmental Monitoring & Data Quality (EMDQ) Workshop.

Locus Technologies, in partnership with Los Alamos National Laboratory, developed Intellus New Mexico— a new, web-based environmental data application that will display the same internal data that Laboratory scientists and regulatory agencies see and use for environmental analysis and monitoring of the LANL site.  The new system contains more than 9 million records, including historical data as well as a near-real-time view of ongoing data collection activities.

Locus SaaS software to manage data for nation’s largest laboratory

SAN FRANCISCO, California and LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, March 21, 2011  — Locus Technologies (Locus), the industry leader in Web-based environmental software, announced today that it has been awarded a contract from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to manage LANL’s environmental data in Locus’ Cloud. The contract is worth up to $2 million from 2011 through an additional four option years.

LANL is a United States Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory, managed and operated by Los Alamos National Security (LANS), located in Los Alamos, N.M. The 37-square-mile laboratory is one of the largest science and technology institutions in the world; it conducts multidisciplinary research for fields such as national security, outer space, renewable energy, medicine, nanotechnology, and supercomputing. LANL is one of two laboratories in the United States at which the government conducts classified work toward the design of nuclear weapons.

The Locus EIM software will help LANL organize and manage its future environmental compliance and monitoring activities using SaaS. By centralizing the data collected during current remediation and surveillance efforts, Locus’ EIM software will enable the facility to more efficiently address legacy site contamination, both chemical and radioactive, across multiple locations. EIM will allow Los Alamos to take a better aggregate view of its environmental challenges and make better planning decisions for environmental stewardship.

Activities that EIM will organize include environmental data of all media types, comparison of historical contamination levels; planning and performing sampling, processing, and analysis of environmental media; providing institutional coordination, integration, and communication of all environmental monitoring activities, data, and documentation; implementing regulatory and action standards and policy with line organizations; and interacting with government agencies, stakeholders, the public, and Indian tribes on environmental resource management issues.

Locus designed its EIM software specifically to meet challenging water-quality management issues, covering both analytical chemistry and the management of radionuclides data in a complex hydro-geological setting. EIM will also provide a web-based GIS system for Los Alamos data that will be available to the general public, bringing ease of use and complete transparency to complex data sets.

“With more than 37 square miles of complex geology and hydrogeology, Los Alamos National Laboratory is home to 14 major canyon systems that affect the Rio Grande, and the complexity and size of Los Alamos operations make environmental compliance a top priority. We are very proud that LANL has determined that EIM has the robust functionality to meet the facility’s formidable data management requirements. After the National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford (SLAC), Los Alamos is the second U.S. Department of Energy site to be managed in EIM. We are very excited to work with LANL’s talented team of professionals on this important long term project,” said Neno Duplan, President and CEO of Locus.

LANL has created byproduct waste since the 1940s. Its past practices for disposing of waste, while meeting the standards of the day, are not up to today’s standards. Investigations, cleanup, and remediation are now under way, and the Lab has dramatically reduced its waste generation from ongoing work.

“High-quality environmental data is one of the key drivers that will help us meet our cleanup goals,” said Alison Dorries, division leader for the Lab’s Waste and Environmental Services organization. “Moving forward, our data will help us be more sustainable and better stewards of the environment. Organizing these massive volumes of data, and making them available to the public, will help demonstrate our commitment to openness and environmental compliance.”


Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, is operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC, a team composed of Bechtel National, the University of California, The Babcock & Wilcox Company, and URS for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. Los Alamos enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

LANL news media contact: Fred deSousa, (505) 665-3430,

Another Large Port and Former Navy Site Selects Locus Technologies Software

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., August 21, 2008  — Locus Technologies (Locus), the industry leader in web-based environmental data and information management software, announced today that Locus EIM was selected by Environmental Risk Services (ERS) to manage environmental data for a former Navy site and large Port in California.

The Port facility is one of California’s largest, and consists of over 1,400 acres, 5 million square feet of warehouses, 1 million square feet of transit sheds, 1 mile of dock, 40 miles of rail track (including a switching yard), and 500 acres of open land.

Locus’ EIM environmental data management system is the most widely used on-demand environmental data system in the world. EIM is the system of choice for many of the world’s largest companies, but it is also a very cost effective choice for large and complex single site applications where access, security, quality assurance, flexibility and data validation are important. EIM offers customers a very robust environmental database coupled with outstanding visualization and integration tools to let customers view and share data with all project team members as well as integrate with other common specialty environmental software. EIM’s Software as a Service delivery model is also ideal for single site applications as the customer eliminates hardware/software purchases and maintenance and buys just what they need for as long as they need it.

“Locus EIM is the perfect software solution for ERS as it will let them focus on what they do best, solving complex environmental problems, and not focus on installing and configuring hardware, servers, and software,” said Locus President and CEO Neno Duplancic. “EIM gives ERS the ability to collaborate easily with all project stakeholders at this large and important site. ERS will take advantage of EIM’s features including laboratory analytical data management, graphical visualization, Google mapping and a full featured geologic module to manage geologic and geotechnical data. We are very pleased that shortly after the Port of Los Angeles, we added another large Port to Locus’ list of transportation clients,” said Duplancic.

“ERS is very pleased with our selection of Locus EIM. We provide professional services at complex environmental sites and had over 10 years of data and hundreds of thousands of records that were becoming increasingly difficult to manage using desktop systems. With EIM, we can now quickly access our data, and more importantly share the data with our clients,” said Steven Michelson, PG. “One key factor in the selection of Locus EIM was the on-demand nature of the system, which allowed us to quickly get up and running. Being web based, we can access the data from the field and the office, and also invite our clients to review their own data 24/7, which is a huge plus for ERS and the Port,” said Michelson.

In addition to Locus EIM, Locus provides advanced enterprise environment information management software systems to the environmental industry. Locus’ ePortal product gives small and large enterprises a world class option for management of all environmental data from compliance tracking to business continuity tools in a simple easy to use dashboard based system.
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Greening of America Through On-Demand Software

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., and WASHINGTON, D.C., April 20, 2007 — The Whitman Strategy Group, a consulting firm that specializes in energy and environmental issues, and Locus Technologies (Locus), the industry leader in Web-based environmental data and information management services, announced today that the two companies are partnering to help businesses and government better manage environmental data and information using the Web.

By the year 2020, the environmental industry is expected to generate more data than the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, the Internal Revenue Service, and the financial and health industries combined. To make intelligent decisions about site cleanups, reductions in CO2, clean energy, and other factors affecting the quality and sustainability of life, businesses and government entities must have better tools to manage and interpret this information in real time. Robust information management systems are needed to store and analyze this data, yet, until recently, spending on such systems has been almost non-existent.

For example, the issue of global climate change is getting much more serious attention in our country. A major reason for the increased attention is that quantifiable data is available. One of the ongoing challenges is for companies to be able to adequately measure and track their greenhouse gas emissions. The ability to accurately collect and analyze information regarding the extent of an environmental problem and to estimate the costs associated with it are critical steps in environmental remediation and restoration.

With their combined environmental consulting services and information management expertise, The Whitman Strategy Group and Locus plan to help government agencies and businesses improve on the management and accessibility of this data through the use of Locus’s Web-based environmental information management systems.

“Advances in technology in recent years have made instant access to environmental data a reality. Coding this data by geography and making it available on the Web will help government and industry expose information they have been collecting for years and put it to beneficial use,” said Christine Todd Whitman, President of The Whitman Strategy Group and former EPA Administrator and Governor of New Jersey. “Locus can help businesses and government entities characterize their environmental problems faster and easier, so that valuable technical resources can be spent designing solutions, instead of searching for information.”

Environmental compliance currently ranks high on the list of corporate responsibilities. Companies that prove they are being environmentally responsible are increasingly attractive to investors, and they increase their global competitiveness. Yet, even the most sophisticated organizations acknowledge that assessing and quantifying environmental liabilities can be extremely challenging. “By improving consumer and business access to geocoded environmental data and overlaying it with other data sources, tremendous opportunities open up for greater understanding of and support for environmental issues,” said Dr. Neno Duplancic, president and CEO of Locus.

Many companies that have made a commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability use Locus’s Environmental Management Information (EIM™) software and services to make better use of their technical resources. Locus is currently working with the U.S. Department of Energy and such companies as Alstom, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Philips Electronics, and Raytheon to help them better manage their environmental data. Locus Technologies makes it easier for organizations to comply with local and international regulations and laws, while increasing productivity of their environmental staff and consultants, and significantly reducing IT costs. By keeping all information about sites in LocusFocus ePortal, a single, centralized, Web-based system, companies can aggregate information in real time, automate the flow of laboratory data, check the clean-up status of every site, monitor the financial performance of consultants and contractors, and obtain and comply with ISO 14001 requirements.

The Whitman Strategy Group (WSG) is a consulting firm that specializes in government relations and environmental and energy issues. The firm was founded by Christine Todd Whitman, former EPA Administrator and New Jersey governor. Governor Whitman is currently co-chair of the National Smart Growth Council and serves on the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations and The Millennium Challenge Corp.,as well as several corporate boards.

For more information about The Whitman Strategy Group, visit

Users can instantly see information on U.S. EPA Superfund sites

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 2, 2007 — Locus Technologies (Locus), the industry leader in Web-based environmental data and information management services, announced today that it has expanded its hugely popular Web-based LocusFocus ePortal Google™ Maps Mashup to include U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data. With Locus’s portal toolset and Google’s Map API (application program interface), users can now look for data in a rich map interface and gain instant access to data once hidden away in governmental data silos.

Using Locus’s Mashup, users can search by map location, zip code, or state and instantly see information on the U.S. EPA Superfund sites in their area. With the same ease as finding addresses or driving directions, anyone can now access U.S. EPA Superfund data previously only available in much more complex interfaces or not available at all.

“Advances in technology have made instant access to EPA Superfund data a reality,” said Dr. Neno Duplancic, president and CEO of Locus. “With an XML data stream provided by the EPA, Locus was able to quickly create a user-friendly map view into complex Superfund data. As the EPA releases more information, the application database can easily grow to display all types of environmental information, from regulatory permits on a site to other EPA program data such as the latest Toxics Release Inventory chemical information.”

“We are thrilled to see innovative technologies from private industry enabling the delivery of environmental data from government-managed data resources to the Web,” said Pat Garvey, a Geospatial Download Service Manager with the EPA. “It is gratifying to see the private sector take the initiative to deliver EPA data in an engaging and easy-to-use Web interface that allows citizens, as well as companies, to make use of the vast amounts of data the EPA has collected.”

The LocusFocus ePortal Google™ Maps Mashup can be viewed at In addition, Locus will be presenting the Mashup and other innovative technologies at the EPA-sponsored “Long-Term Stewardship Roundtable and Training” in San Diego, Calif., April 4-5, 2007.

Customers who already use Locus’s Environmental Information Management system can Mashup their own site data and access it through their existing interface. By zooming in on a site through Locus’s Google Map interface, customers can click on soil boring and groundwater monitoring well locations to retrieve analytical, geotechnical, geological, or any other data available for these or other locations.

“This advancement will help the EPA reach out to constituents and share information it has been collecting for years,” said Rick Bergquist, chief software evangelist for Locus. “It’s a win-win for all parties: citizens can easily access data they never had before, and the EPA can easily deliver data to the public at no cost to the government. This service is now possible because of Locus’s innovative On-Demand environmental information products.”

Locus’s environmental data Mashup is part of the company’s commitment to providing innovative, cost-effective environmental data management solutions to the environmental community and giving companies that want to become “green” the state-of-the-art tools they need to manage, show and document their progress.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 26, 2007  — Locus Technologies (Locus), the industry leader in specialty environmental services and web-based environmental information management, announced today that it has been selected by the US Navy’s Innovative Technology program to deploy the Continuous Circulation Surfactant Enhanced Recovery (CCSER) remediation technology to various government entities. CCSER is an evolution of the field-proven Closed-Loop Bioremediation process promoted by Locus and its affiliate partner, MCC Technologies. CCSER has been designed and formulated specifically to treat highly immobile and weathered heavy-end hydrocarbons/fuel oils/and highly viscous carrier oils that contain harmful toxic components (such as PCBs, PAHs), but are recalcitrant to traditional remediation designs. Locus’s selection by the US Navy is further endorsement of company’s cutting-edge approach to promote innovative remediation technologies to deal with complex environmental issues.

After stringent technical review, the Navy found Locus’s abstract eligible for the Navy’s Environmental Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) program. The Locus abstract will be entered as part of an on-line database, referred to as “DENIX,” the Defense Environmental Network and Information Exchange. DENIX is available to all DOD field activities seeking solutions for their environmental program needs.

“We are pleased to be able to support the US Navy and other Department of Defense (DOD) branches with this innovative technology solution for difficult-to-remediate, heavy-end hydrocarbons,” said Mark Bittner, Locus’s Regional Director. “The DOD will now have access to a superior technology for heavy-end hydrocarbon recovery and remediation,” added Mr. Bittner.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 7, 2006 — Locus Technologies (Locus), the leader in environmental information management, today announced that it has been selected for by the US Navy’s Innovative Technology program. This applicability allows Locus to deploy environmental data management services for the Navy and other branches of the DOD. Locus’s selection is further endorsement of their environmental data management web portal “LocusFocus” and their award-winning, web-based Environmental Information Management™ (EIM™) system. EIM is the world’s most comprehensive environmental database management software system for the environmental industry.

After stringent technical review, Locus’s abstract was found eligible for the Navy’s Environmental BAA Program. The Locus abstract will be entered as part of “Book 20” into an on-line database, referred to as “DENIX,” the Defense Environmental Network and Information Exchange. DENIX is available to all DOD field activities seeking solutions for their environmental program needs.

“We are pleased to be able to support the Navy and other DOD branches with our innovative software environmental database management products, which are a part of the LocusFocus web portal,” said Dr. Neno Duplancic, President and CEO of Locus. “The DOD will now have access to the world’s largest on-line environmental database system. In addition, the LocusFocus Portal will also provide the Navy and other DOD branches with our full suite of environmental data management tools, including user-friendly GIS interface capabilities, workflow automation, and environmental field management software programs. Deployment of these online tools can provide the government end-user with substantial savings in routine environmental data management and long-term stewardship (LTS)
costs,” said Dr. Duplancic.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 17, 2006  — Locus Technologies (Locus), the world leader in on-demand environmental information management software applications, is pleased to announce the addition of Merck & Co., Inc., to its growing list of customers for the eWaste application. 2006 marks the celebration of Locus’s release of eWaste, a pioneering software application for tracking and managing hazardous waste. It was one of the first applications in the marketplace targeted at the complex and often confusing regulatory requirements for hazardous waste tracking and its deep vertical content focused on simplifying a complex process.

Even after 15 years, the eWaste product line remains a solid performer for Locus, attracting such customers as Dow Chemical, BASF, Conoco Phillips, and Hovensea. The recent acquisition of eWaste by pharmaceutical giant Merck demonstrates that when you develop a solid product built on deep domain expertise to meet a distinct customer need, the product will sell itself.

Locus’s eWaste has held such a loyal and distinguished following, because it is a comprehensive, but easy-to-use, software program for the classification, packaging, labeling, storage, manifesting, transporting, disposal, tracking, and reporting of hazardous waste. It automatically assigns EPA and DOT regulatory information to waste chemical products. The program helps determine the chemical compatibility of waste chemicals, safely assigning them to containers with compatible items.

eWaste also manages waste profiles, allowing for full EPA reporting capabilities and reduced errors in shipping descriptions. eWaste synchronizes with Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), as well as portable bar code readers for quick, accurate collection of field data and container tracking. eWaste prepares management, cost tracking, and regulatory reports, including the Biennial Regulatory Report and the SARA 313. It was designed for ease of use and customization to include customer specific forms and reporting requirements.

According to Locus’s President Neno Duplancic, “eWaste is one of Locus’s oldest products, but its loyal following and continuing sales serve to remind everyone in the environmental data management software business that domain expertise and content far outweigh any other factors when it comes to customer satisfaction. Our recent addition of Merck to our list of customers reaffirms that eWaste is as fresh in content as the day it was originally envisioned. Given our continued success with eWaste, we intend to update the platform to allow the same great content but provide the service over the Internet as we do with all our other environmental data management software products.”