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Bright Star aims to put more government services in the cloud

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Bright Star, a Newark technology firm employing veterans, is expanding its services to offer cloud-based products to state and local governments.

Its flagship product is Bright Star eAgenda Pro, currently being used by the medical licensing bureau in New Jersey. Bright Star is also the maker of eLicesnsing, ePermitting, eCode Enforcement and ePlanning and Zoning solutions used in Englewood.

Bright Star in a news release said its products are designed to help governments reduce operating costs and respond to changing habits of its constituents.

“The coming together of social and mobile device technologies have created new and expanding needs for better management of information and processes,” BrightStar CEO Dorothy Nicholson said in prepared comments. “Citizens and businesses aren’t confined to one space anymore. They’re mobile and virtual.  

“It’s critical that government catch up, that it eliminates barriers and encourage citizens to participate in government to help enrich responsiveness and create possibilities across and within communities,” Nicholson said.

These products were developed by veterans of the Iraq war and its aftermath, who make up the bulk of the company’s employment. Bright Star also employs Vietnam veterans, the company said.

Based on Broad Street, Bright Star also provides business process management, records management and document scanning services. The firm serves federal agencies and private industry as well.

Reporter Tom Zanki is @BizTZanki on Twitter.

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