G2 Framework is a Web-based single-search solution designed
for government systems. The framework provides a single
sign-on and single view of data across the myriad of local,
state and federal systems required for the efficient
delivery of government services. G2 can both search
for information and update records when discrepancies
are found or when new data is entered.
is designed as a framework for building single-search
applications for a broad range of government entities.
The challenges of identifying a person among disparate
databases are similar whether the objective is addressing
national homeland security or providing local human
services. The example described below is for case workers
providing human services such as ones addressing public
health, aging & disability, child & family,
economic independence, and behavioral healthcare.
Sign-on to Multiple Government Systems
case workers must access data from multiple disparate
systems to gain a holistic view of citizens to whom
they provide services. In accessing these systems, case
workers are forced to repeatedly sign-on to multiple
systems and keep track of their individual passwords.
Such redundant manual entry is not only inefficient,
reducing time available for providing services, but
often produces data input errors.
Before the development of G2, attempts to resolve the
data sharing and integration issues inherent in governments'
multiple-system environment have been mostly unsuccessful.
MITEM's more cost-effective approach provides a single-view,
integrated interface with simultaneous access to all
local, state, and federal databases. MITEM's G2 is the
only framework on the market that can combine all mainframe
systems and Web-based applications within a single integrated
functionality of the framework speeds development of
custom solutions. Specifically, G2 provides:
sign-on, requiring the user to sign-on only once,
even if accessing multiple systems to which the user
has authorization. A user ID and password for each
authorized system is stored on the central server
in a secure user profile.
search, providing extensive search logic including:
searchable fields for each system/application
the commonality of fields across applications
unique individuals by comparing search results in
fraud e.g. identifying multiple social security
numbers for seemingly the same person
unlimited search "hits," setting no limit to the
number of line items (i.e. names) returnable to
a search "hit". G2 offers an option (modifiable
by the system administrator) to set the maximum
number of "hits" displayed. For example, if this
number is 200, only the first 200 hits of the search
criteria occurrence will be displayed on the selectable
list. This number is constrained by no upper
results, searching all applicable systems and providing
detailed information from each system when the user
selects a "hit"
the system administrator to control user access to
systems for searching and display results.
can be delivered in several phases to provide step-wise
functionality. In Phase 1, is focused on getting the
single-search functionality up and running quickly to
provide immediate user benefits. Phase 1 uses an inquiry-only
interface that lets users sign-on to the various systems.
A single ID and password allows access to multiple systems.
Once connected, a user can search for an individual
in various ways, including by name, social security
number, and case number, etc. G2 can simultaneously
search multiple mainframe systems for exact matches
or provide a list of partial matches. When a user selects
from these search results, the user is provided with
a brief summary of information about the individual
and can drill-down to view query results in detail.
In Phase 2, G2 can integrate with local systems to provide
a complete data entry process from a single application.
Such integration enables users to enter data just once
into local systems and have the data then automatically
updated in all required state systems. Phase II can
also include the integration of relevant Web-based applications.
Server Architecture Enables Access from Anywhere
a Web-based Java server application running on Windows
NT/2000 or UNIX, the G2 server can be access from any
secure network location. This flexibility lets users
access the system while out in the field, working from
home and in many other settings where access to single-search
is advantageous. The framework is designed to plug-in
many different systems and applications to provide parallel,
asynchronous searches and display pertinent results
from each system or application.