The Portsmouth Group
The Portsmouth Group, Inc. (PGI) grew out of a fifteen-year tradition of developing innovative
and practical solutions to the problems faced by older persons, children and families with
low-incomes and persons with disabilities. We harness the power of new technologies to
create better ways for organizations to assist those in need locate the services they
need to be healthy, self-sufficient and independent.
PGI was previously a division of United Seniors Health Cooperative (USHC) of Washington, DC,
which has merged with the National Council on Aging (NCOA). In the mid-1990's, the
software division separated from the rest of USHC in order to resolve the growing pains of a rapidly
growing software division.
The staff of PGI were the first to develop software for screening families and children for
community resources, the first to develop a touch-screen eligibility service and the first to place
an eligibility screening service on the Internet. They also developed BOSS Versions 3.0, 4.0 &
5.0, BOSS Express (Touch-screen), BOSS 7.5 (Windows), the Community Services Gateway
(CSG) and CROSSCHECK.
The President and CEO of PGI is George Andrew Rose. Mr. Rose is a pioneer in developing
software and Internet services for community-based health and human service organizations. He
works to ensure that the benefits of basic computer and telecommunications technologies are
affordable and available to all, regardless of geographical location, race, income or special needs.
Prior to founding PGI, Mr. Rose successfully designed and implemented software demonstration
projects in several states that were funded by private foundations and public agencies. The
demonstration projects served as models for many current health and human services online systems.