USPS: New dashboard analyzes FSS data

The Postal Service has introduced a dashboard that provides analytics and other information on Flats Sequencing Systems (FSS) performance. The FSS Performance Dashboard analyzes 13 months of historical data at 45 sites to provide a detailed analysis of 100 Flats Sequencing Systems. The user-friendly application can track machine operational performance and monitor at-risk indicators to […]

USPS award contracts worth $37 million to update PARS, FSS and AFSM Systems

The United States Postal Service awarded Siemens Dematic a $240 million contract for the Postal Automated Redirection System (PARS) in 2006 to optimize its letter forwarding process. The order also included the national deployment of a new change-of-address forms processing system.

Northrop Escapes False Claims Act Suit Over Botched $874M USPS FSS Order

Law360, New York (September 10, 2014, 4:58 PM ET) — A Virginia federal judge has agreed to dismiss a False Claims Act suit accusing Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. of misleading the U.S. Postal Service and failing to meet benchmarks in delivering mail-sorting machines worth $874 million. U.S. Judge T. S. Ellis III agreed with Northrop’s […]

Whistleblower Says Northrop Knew It Would Miss USPS Order Deadlines

Law360, New York (August 26, 2014, 2:56 PM ET) — A whistleblower shot back Monday at Northrop Grumman’s motion to dismiss a federal False Claims Act suit, saying the case contains genuine issues of fact and strong evidence that the company failed to meet benchmarks in delivering mail-sorting machines worth $874 million to the U.S. […]

Whistleblower Allegations on How USPS was Defrauded in FSS Contract With Northrop Grumman

Deadtree Edition reported: FSS Contractor Defrauded USPS, Whistleblower Says – A whistleblower is claiming that his former employer, Northrop Grumman, defrauded the U.S. Postal Service by providing it false information about the Flats Sequencing System. The ex-employee “alleges that the company violated the False Claims Act in a number of ways with respect to the […]

USPS Seeking Vendors For Small Footprint Flat Sequencing System (FSS Lite)

USPS posted the following notice on the Federal Business Opportunities website: The United States Postal Service (USPS) is currently conducting market research and seeking to identify potential sources for a Phase II of our Flat Sequencing System (FSS) Program.  Our Phase I designed machine currently in deployment is a large system that was primarily intended […]

USPS Seeking Vendors for FSS Software Maintenance Support

USPS posted the following notice on the Federal  Business Opportunities website: The United States Postal Service is requesting information to pre-qualify parties interested in providing software engineering services for the Flats Sequencing System (FSS) for the Technology Acquisition Management (TAM) organization at United States Postal Service (USPS) Engineering. The FSS is designed to sort flat […]

USPS: Halfway There – 50 Phase 1 FSS Machines Now In Operation

The Postal Service now has 50 flats sequencing system (FSS) machines in operation — half of the 100 machines scheduled to become operational during phase 1 of FSS implementation. According to FSS Executive Director Rosa Fulton, the 50th machine, located in San Jose, CA, became fully operational this week. An additional 40 machines are installed […]

Postal Service's Flat Sequencing System won't need breaks

The U.S. Postal Service’s new mail-sorting machine is about the size of 14 double-decker buses —- and it’s fast. It can do the job of 26 humans working at full-bore. Unlike its fleshy counterparts, it will work nonstop 17-hour shifts and won’t ever get paper cuts or carpal tunnel syndrome. It’s part of a $1.5 […]