DAT Led Team Awarded Additional Tasking under GSA Five Year BPA
GSA awards additional tasking for the development of a comprehensive Integrated IT Portfolio Management (IITPM) process under recently awarded Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to prime contractor Data Access Technologies and its partners: Booz|Allen|Hamilton and OmniSolve.
Vienna, VA, 21 July 2006 - Data Access Technologies, Inc. (DAT), a leading provider of Service Oriented (SOA) and Enterprise Architecture focused consulting services and tools, has been awarded additional tasking under the Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) it won earlier this year to assist the General Services Administration (GSA) to continue development and maintenance of its Enterprise Architecture (EA) known as “One GSA”.
DAT has been working with the OCIO, its Chief Technology Officer and Chief Architect for the past two years to develop the One GSA Enterprise Architecture. In its efforts to extend this architecture across all of GSA, the agency is issuing a series of Request for Quotes (RFQs) to cover GSA Enterprise Architecture activities and procurements for the next five years. This award is the second awarded by GSA, both to the DAT Team.
This Task Order is to build out a detailed process that firmly links GSA's Enterprise Architecture with an Integrated Information Technology Portfolio Management process. This Task combines the strong IT Portfolio Management expertise of partner Booz Allen with DAT's Enterprise Architecture methodology and tools to provide a comprehensive and EA integrated IT Portfolio Management process. "This second award under the five year BPA further confirms GSA's strong acceptance of the DAT EA methodology and approach. It also recognizes the need to firmly link EA with IT Portfolio Management.", said Ed Seidewitz, Vice President, Model Driven Architecture Services for DAT.
“Again, GSA has expressed its confidence in the team that we have carefully assembled,” said Cory Casanave, President and CEO of DAT. “We are still very early in the life of this BPA and the DAT Team is showing its capabilities and depth, adding IT Portfolio Management to its strong EA capabilities. Having partners like Booz Allen and OmniSolve allow us to meet all facets of GSA's IT management need”, continued Mr. Casanave.
DAT has put together a powerful team of highly experienced organizations to respond to GSA needs. For this specific project, the team consists of Booz|Allen|Hamilton, Inc. and OmniSolve, Inc. Each of the partners, combined with DAT's methodology, tooling and expertise, provide GSA a complete Enterprise Architecture and Portfolio Management solution across all of GSA's lines-of-business and service offices.
Booz Allen is at the market forefront, providing strategic EA support services to clients such as the U.S. Departments of Education, State, Energy, Housing & Urban Development, Office of Personnel Management and many parts of Defense. Their experience has positioned them to understand risks and obstacles to the success of EA, and allows them to draw lessons, examples and value from agencies similar to GSA, GSA itself, and from commercial shared service organizations that innovatively address similar challenges. Booz Allen has been intimately involved in the creation of the Federal Enterprise Architecture, adding another facet to the strength they bring to the DAT team.
OmniSolve is an innovative management and technology solutions provider committed to providing comprehensive solutions that support clients' needs and enable them to meet their business and technology goals. OmniSolve applies their extensive knowledge in software development and implementation of large, complex, mission-critical systems to develop intuitive, conforming and innovative solutions for customers. OmniSolve has gained a solid understanding of GSA’s and PBS’s OCIO organizational structure, Enterprise Architecture, Software Development Methodology, IT policies, existing software applications, security standards, and network environment through our engagements with both GSA and PBS. OmniSolve has supported GSA on Enterprise Architecture initiatives, business process modeling and improvements.
About Data Access Technologies, Inc. (DAT)
DAT provides professional services and products that leverage Service Oriented (SOA) and Model Driven Architecture (MDA) techniques and standards to assist major organizations in achieving effectiveness and agility in a changing and collaborative world. Founded in 1996, DAT has been a leader in the development of open standards and supporting products that result in Executable Enterprise Architectures (EEA). DAT’s EEA focus helps drive information systems to quickly and cost effectively address business and defense initiatives. Active in the Object Management Group (OMG), the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) and other standards development organizations, DAT has provided industry leadership that is, today, resulting in significant technological advancements and customer satisfaction. With customers like the US General Services Administration (GSA), the US Army, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Kaiser Permanente, Unisys and many others, DAT is at the leading edge of today’s software technology advances.
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