TouchStone Deployed at the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) at NIST

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Rockville, MD – AboutWeb, LLC is proud to announce the full production deployment of its TouchStone Accreditation & Assessment Management Software for the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP).  This deployment replaces an 18 year old legacy system and a separate online application allowing NVLAP to streamline and cover all existing business processes while expanding capabilities and services to their customers and assessors under a single web based platform.

Some of the new features provided by TouchStone includes an improved 360 degree real time customer information about their accreditations and assessment processes.  It also includes a custom collaboration work flow engine with tasks, progress status and notification alerts allowing each user to know exactly when they have a task pending.  NVLAP Customers now have 24 hour access to their information and ability to request changes to their organization information and accreditation scopes via a secure online portal.

As part of the deployment, TouchStone System was subject to the full Security Assessment & Authorization process audited by NIST’s own security team satisfying all security controls for current Federal mandates for information security such as FIPS 140-2 encryption and FISMA compliance as well as implementation of custom PIV (smart card) authentication capabilities.

Additional features are planned as part of the growing capabilities of TouchStone.  AboutWeb is looking forward to continuing our relationship supporting our partners at NVLAP in their mission to provide an unbiased third-party evaluation and recognition of performance to public and private testing and calibration laboratories.

TouchStone: The TouchStone Accreditation & Assessment Management System was developed by AboutWeb to fill the need for a common platform that allows managing accreditation, assessments and quality review following standards compliance across multiple industries and programs of accreditation. It allows accreditation body organizations and compliance/auditing companies to engage, track and manage customers, assessors and the entire accreditation and assessment review process from initial quote to accreditation maintenance in a seamless collaborative web based environment. The core of the system is a flexible architecture with feature complete modules so that the system itself can be adapted and utilized in a variety of ways to meet our clients’ needs.  For more information, visit

AboutWeb, LLC: AboutWeb a leading provider of Information Technology Enterprise Software & Solutions. Our areas of expertise include IT solutions, IT staff augmentation, IT training, and IT support services. Our teams have experience providing solutions for government agencies, commercial entities, and associations.  For more information visit