The financial services landscape is ever changing, which means the NCUA must adapt to keep pace and provide for a safe and sound credit union system. The Enterprise Solution Modernization (ESM) program is a multi-year effort to introduce emerging and secure technology solutions that support the NCUA’s examination, data collection and reporting efforts to improve key, integrated business processes. The result will be a flexible technology architecture that integrates modernized systems and tools across the agency.
History and Milestones of the ESM Program
- November 2021 – The NCUA Board received a briefing from the Office of Business Innovation about the Modern Examination and Risk Identification Tool (MERIT).
- September 2021 – The NCUA hosts a webinar (opens new window) about the modernized examination tools.
- August 2021 – The NCUA begins industry-wide transition to and use of NCUA Connect, Admin Portal, MERIT, and DEXA and issues a Letter to Credit Unions about the modernization implementation.
- September 2020 – The NCUA Board receives a briefing from the Office of the Executive Director, the Office of the Chief Information Office, and Office of Business Innovation about the ESM Program and the Modern Examination and Risk Identification Tool (MERIT).
- August 2020 – Pilot extension begins. The extension incorporates new examination functionality and launches the Admin Portal and the Data Exchange Application (DEXA) for pilot participants.
- May 2020 – Due to COVID-19, the NCUA postpones rollout training for NCUA Connect and MERIT. As a result, the agency extends the existing pilot.
- September 2019 – The NCUA begins a pilot of NCUA Connect and the Modern Examination and Risk Identification Tool (MERIT), the agency’s new examination platform.
- June 2018 – The NCUA Board receives a briefing (opens new window) from the Office of the Executive Director and the Office of the Chief Information Officer about the ESM Program.
- October 2017 – The NCUA Board approves issuance of a Request for Information (opens new window) in the Federal Register seeking public input on the data the NCUA collects as part of its supervision of credit unions.
- July 2017 – Business Innovation issues a Request for Information (opens new window) on Federal Business Opportunities for vendors to propose a credit and deposit analytic solution.
- June 2017 – The NCUA Board receives a briefing (opens new window) from the Office of the Executive Director and the Office of the Chief Information Officer about the ESM Program.
- January 2017 – Business Innovation establishes a state supervisory authority working group to inform and provide input into the ESM Program.
- March 2016 – The NCUA Board approves Business Innovation positions to lead and coordinate NCUA’s Enterprise Solution Modernization Program to upgrade technology, improve efficiency and reduce examination costs.
- November 2015 – The NCUA Board establishes the Enterprise Solution Modernization Program, to include hiring of additional resources within the Office of the Chief Information Officer.
Office of Business Innovation
National Credit Union Administration
1775 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314