OIG audit finds security problems with some of USPS Active Directory Domains

The following are excerpts from the USPS Office of Inspector General’s “self-initiated audit of selected U.S. Postal Service Active Directory Domains.” The USPS OIG’s objective was to “determine whether selected domains were configured and managed in accordance with policy and industry best practices. The Postal Service uses Microsoft’s Active Directory (AD) to control access to […]

USPS Implementing new ‘Local Operations Centers’ to help utilize technology

The Postal Service is implementing a new program to use technology more efficiently nationwide. Local Operations Centers (LOCs) will be opened in each area and district office. The centers will help employees make the best use out of new and existing postal systems and technology. The offices of the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief […]

USPS awarded contracts to six companies for IT projects worth $30 million

USPS awarded contracts to six companies (5 in Virgina and 1 in Maryland) The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG) awarded the contracts to suppliers with expertise in the areas of: Applications Integrations, Information Technology (IT) Operations Information Security and Program Management and, Program Management The suppliers will  provide contract support […]

State of the Business: PMG reports on new initiatives

E-commerce and technology are shaping the way packages are delivered, and creating an increased demand for better tracking and customer service. “Packages are the future. Scanning is the future. Visibility is the future,” PMG Pat Donahoe said in his latest video message to employees. “It’s critical that we do all of these things right.” With […]

UPS and FedEx invest in technology to meet soaring demand

Logistics groups are investing in technology and expanding capacity to help meet soaring demand via online retailing and business-to-business ordering. On the ground floor of United Parcel Service’s $2.2bn Worldport Hub, workers are stuffing into huge airfreight containers some of the roughly 1.1m packages that the centre in Louisville, Kentucky, handles every night. Most of […]

USPS Awards Contract to Initiate Upgrade & Expansion of Wireless Vehicle Management Systems

U.S. Postal Service Awards I.D. Systems Contract Valued at up to $4 Million to Initiate Upgrade & Expansion of Wireless Vehicle Management Systems WOODCLIFF LAKE, Mar 19, 2014 — I.D. Systems, Inc. , a leading provider of wireless M2M asset management solutions, has received a contract from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to begin to […]

Video: USPS explains how mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) technology works

The mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) technology now being tested in 50 Post Offices around the country has been well received by customers and the media. During the holiday season, facilities testing mPOS processed more than 102,000 transactions using the technology. The system consists of three pieces of equipment — an iPod hand-held device, a portable receipt […]

USPS plans seven mailing promotions for 2014

The Postal Service is planning seven mail promotions in 2014 to help build interest in integrating mobile technology and other innovative techniques with direct mail, providing customers opportunities to be more successful with traditional marketing campaigns. To help mailers prepare earlier, USPS has published the 2014 Mailing Services Promotions Calendar, which includes the following events: […]

USPS testing new mobile point-of-sale technology

USPS is testing a new mobile point-of-sale (POS) technology designed to reduce wait-time-in-line for most routine retail transactions. The new technology — Mobile Point of Sale, or mPOS — uses a modified iPod hand-held device and printers. With mPOS, lobby assistants can scan and accept prepaid packages, scan package pickups as delivered, or sell stamps, […]

USPS Focuses on Bringing the Mail and Digital World Together

Postmaster General Says Technology Exists to Make Mail More Personally Relevant MINNEAPOLIS, MN — In his annual state of the business address to the mailing industry, Postmaster General and CEO Patrick R. Donahoe today said by effectively leveraging data and new technology, mail can be much more powerful and competitive than other marketing channels. “Any […]