Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 10.46.20 AMWashington, DC- 2/3/2015Corner Alliance today announced its joint project with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Biomedical Research Advanced Information Network (BRAIN) and now commercially known as Insite, has been selected as a Top 30 finalist for the 2015 Igniting Innovation Showcase Awards, presented by the American Council for Technology – Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), the premier public-private partnership in the government IT community. The new awards program selected 30 finalists from a large pool of innovative government and industry solutions developed to address the government’s biggest IT challenges.

“We are excited that our work with NIH has been chosen as an Igniting Innovation finalist. Developing the BRAIN with the NIH has been a true partnership. Unlike many systems, the BRAIN has been developed based on user requirements and feedback. As a result, the interface and features are intuitive and require virtually no training.” said, Ron Prater, partner at Corner Alliance. “The BRAIN has been in use for over four years by one of the most complex and scientifically rigorous organizations in the world – the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The staff of the NIH, a $30B organization, have used the BRAIN repeatedly and successfully in high-stakes, mission-critical situations. Whether it’s responding to one of the many daily data drills or engaging Congress, the BRAIN and now Insite is used to streamline the response and ensure that answers are complete and accurate.”

Insite is a market-busting technology – there is nothing like it — that provides a collaborative cloud and web-based solution for presenting vetted information on demand. The system brings together four key elements that government leaders need to solve their problem and that no other solution currently provides:

  • Insite is cloud-based, web-enabled, built with open source software, and offers an intuitive presentation and data management environment that is platform-agnostic and integrates easily with a variety of information sources.
  • A presentation system that allows leaders to collaborate with their staff and advisors in real-time – while speaking at conferences, talking to a group of key stakeholders, or during high-stakes meetings.
  • A system to automate the collection and management of vetted data from across an agency or organization. Insite automates that process cutting costs, boosting efficiency and providing the leader the confidence that the data is current.
  • Provides one-click access for sharing vetted information on demand. Allows access to data in real-time and around the clock regardless of platform or device.

“We are proud to recognize the NIH and Corner Alliance for its dedication to advancing the mission of ACT-IAC by enabling government to improve efficiency and effectiveness through its BRAIN (Insite) solution, said Chris Smith, Igniting Innovation Program Chair. “Each of this year’s finalists has developed innovative and collaborative ways to creatively address government IT issues, our Showcase will highlight the best uses of these groundbreaking tools, services and solutions.”

The Top 30 finalists will exhibit their solutions at the Igniting Innovation Showcase and Awards event on February 5, 2015 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. The

Top eight finalists, selected via social media voting during the event, will deliver live presentations to a judging panel of government and industry professionals, as well as the entire showcase audience comprised of IT executives, influencers and media. Come to the Reagan Center on February 5, 2015 to cast your vote for Corner Alliance and the NIH’s BRAIN. Join the discussion about Igniting Innovation on Twitter: @actiac #igniteinnovation.

About Corner Alliance
Corner Alliance is a consulting company that helps Federal leaders and non-profit organizations build justifiable, measurable strategies and communicate effectively with their stakeholders in an increasingly digital world. Corner Alliance was founded in 2007 by Alan Pentz and Ron Prater.  After years of working for the government and with other consulting firms, Alan and Ron wanted to create a company that would inspire them; build a culture to help motivate and grow the brightest consultants; and focus on helping government leaders build and communicate effective strategies.

A small, innovative company, Corner Alliance helps its clients think differently and thrives off of the process of exploring the opportunities that new ways of thinking and technology platforms create. Corner Alliance attracts clients and employees who value what government and the non-profit sector does and can do. Becoming part of the Corner Alliance community means joining a group of people who strongly believe in living by a set of core values. To learn more about how we can help your organization move forward, visit or call 202-754-8123

ACT-IAC has been recognized as the premier government IT community’s public-private partnership and is an example of how government and industry work together. We are a nonprofit educational organization created to advance government in serving the public through the effective application of IT resources. Our education, training, programming and collaboration opportunities enhance and advance the government IT profession. ACT-IAC’s objective, vendor- and technology-neutral, and ethical forum allow government and industry to collaborate and improve government through technology. Headquartered in the Greater Washington, D.C. area, ACT-IAC also has chapters in the Pacific region (based in San Diego) and the Rocky Mountain region (based in Denver). Learn more about our organization and how to become a member at or call 703-208-4800.

For more information and to register for the 2015 Igniting Innovation Showcase and Awards, see or contact Sara DeCarlo at ACT-IAC via email ( or call (703) 362-0410.