Ideagen signs contract with US space-tech company

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Ideagen, the Nottingham-headquartered software company, has signed a long-term contract with a Californian space-tech company.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), a constructor and operatory of planetary robotic spacecraft, has purchased Ideagen’s Pentana Audit software.

Founded in the 1930s, JPL is a federally funded research and development centre managed for NASA by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

The lab’s current major projects include the Mars Science Laboratory mission (which includes the Curiosity rover), the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter. JPL is also responsible for operating NASA’s Deep Space Network.

JPL operates in a highly sensitive and regulated environment and the need for security and top-quality governance processes is paramount.

“Companies are placing increasing importance on compliance and good governance, driven in part by some very high-profile failures of governance by large organisations in recent years,” said Colin Smith, Head of Sales, Audit & Risk at Ideagen.

“Ideagen’s Pentana software is tried, tested and ensures internal audits are carried out to the standards expected by the US Institute of Internal Auditors.

“JPL are dealing with incredibly complicated and potentially life changing endeavours. We are extremely proud to have been chosen by them and look forward to helping to ease their burden when it comes to the audit process.”