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2012 News

October

OST, Inc. Wins National Institutes of Health CIO-SP3 Contract

Washington, D.C., October 2012 – OST, Inc. has been awarded a contract on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Chief Information Officer – Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) as part of the Small Business Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), a 10 year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. Read More »

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OST, Inc. Awarded IRS Affordable Care Act Program Management Office Contract

Washington, D.C., September 2012 – On this contract, Team OST will support the ACA Core Systems Program Management Office by ensuring operation readiness for deployment of systems. We will provide various information technology support services, project management services, and quality control services.  According to Ajay Madan, OST’s Chief Operating Officer, “This contract enables OST to continue contributing program technical subject matter expertise in support of Federal-wide transformation initiatives.”  OST has supported the IRS since 2001.
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U.S. Air Force Awards NETCENTS-2 Contract to Excellus Solutions, LLC,
an OST Joint Venture

Washington, D.C., September, 2012 - Optimal Solutions and Technologies (OST, Inc.), has been awarded a contract to provide services to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) National Airspace System (NAS) Integration and Support Group (NISG). This project is part of the FAA’s eFast Program, and in this three-year contract, OST will provide support Services to the NISG NextGen Team (NNT). The NNT provides independent oversight to the acquisition Program Offices at the FAA to achieve maintainable, certifiable and reliable NAS Systems and Services.
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September

OST Awarded Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Airspace System (NAS) NextGen Integration Support Services

Washington, D.C., September, 2012 - Optimal Solutions and Technologies (OST, Inc.), has been awarded a contract to provide services to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) National Airspace System (NAS) Integration and Support Group (NISG). This project is part of the FAA’s eFast Program, and in this three-year contract, OST will provide support Services to the NISG NextGen Team (NNT). The NNT provides independent oversight to the acquisition Program Offices at the FAA to achieve maintainable, certifiable and reliable NAS Systems and Services.
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OST and SEI Host the 7th High Maturity Measurement and Analysis Workshop

Washington, D.C. - September 2012 - OST teamed up with the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) to host the 7th High Maturity Measurement and Analysis Workshop, held September 13 and 14, 2012, at the SEI headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA.

The workshop gave industry leaders an opportunity to discuss and collaborate on trending topics in high maturity and CMMI. Representatives from organizations including Raytheon, IBM, SEI, HP, Northrop Grumman, and more participated in the workshop.

OST organized this year’s event with SEI. The SEI and several CMMI authors who attended the workshop expressed appreciation for OST’s presentation and coordination efforts. SEI leaders were excited and hope to make the workshop an annual event at the SEI.

About OST

OST (www.ostglobal.com) is a provider of management consulting, integrated information technology, engineering services, and business process outsourcing to the aviation, defense, financial, health, insurance, transportation, and utility industries. Its client base includes numerous Fortune 1000 companies and public sector organizations including the US Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, and Treasury, as well as National Science Foundation, and state and local governments. OST is externally appraised at CMMI Level 5 and certified as compliant with ISO 9001:2008 standards.

Contact Information

Ron Rhodes
202-466-8099
rrhodes@ostglobal.com

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OST’s Vijay Narula Sits on Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference Issue Forum

Washington, D.C., September 2012 – Vijay Narula, OST’s Chief Executive Officer, represented the company on a panel of government executives and federal contractors on at the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Annual Legislative Conference Issue Forum, “Getting Down to Business: Exploring Cybersecurity Jobs and Contracting Opportunities with the Department of Homeland Security.” Mr. Narula shared his insights with the Committee on Homeland security, discussing how to maximize contracting opportunities, and spoke on his experience working with government customers to build strong, successful strategic partnerships.

This was the 42nd Annual Legislative Conference, held in Washington D.C. September 19-21. The conference primarily focuses on legislative and policy issues impacting the African-American community, and draws thousands of attendees from around the world. The theme of this year’s conference was “Inspiring Leaders/Building Generations,” centering on leadership, education, and public policy information.

About OST

OST (www.ostglobal.com) is a provider of management consulting, integrated information technology, engineering services, and business process outsourcing to the aviation, defense, financial, health, insurance, transportation, and utility industries. Its client base includes numerous Fortune 1000 companies and public sector organizations including the US Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, and Treasury, as well as National Science Foundation, and state and local governments. OST is externally appraised at CMMI Level 5 and certified as compliant with ISO 9001:2008 standards.

Contact Information

Ron Rhodes
202-466-8099
rrhodes@ostglobal.com

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July

OST selected for Five-Year United States Agency for International Development (USAID) IT Forward Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA)

Morgan Borszcz Consulting (MBC), LLC, a leading Management and IT Consulting firm, has been awarded a new $900 million five-year IT Forward BPA with USAID. As a subcontractor to MBC, OST will provide CMMI Level 5-based expertise in a variety of disciplines. The BPA provides a vehicle for worldwide IT Solutions, O&M, and Design, Modernization, and Enhancement (DME) of IT Systems and Infrastructure. The MBC Team has comprehensive IT systems, infrastructure, design and innovation, O&M capability to address the unique requirements of the USAID OCIO. Understanding USAID’s unique international footprint, the MBC Team’s capabilities are designed to meet that need in support of the USAID IT Forward agenda.

Through the launch of its ambitious USAID IT Forward reform effort, USAID aims to change the way it does business. IT Forward involves the pursuit of technologies that will bring new levels of capability and system accessibility to empower USAID staff. The incorporation of mobile, cloud, virtualization, wireless, and other technologies into USAID operations will propel them to the forefront of government innovation. USAID’s strategic shift will focus on executing its mission with maximum efficiency and impact.

About OST

OST (www.ostglobal.com) is a provider of management consulting, integrated information technology, engineering services, and business process outsourcing to the aviation, defense, financial, health, insurance, transportation, and utility industries. Its client base includes numerous Fortune 1000 companies and public sector organizations including the US Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, and Treasury, as well as National Science Foundation, and state and local governments. OST is externally appraised at CMMI Level 5 and certified as compliant with ISO 9001:2008 standards.

Contact Information

Ron Rhodes
202-466-8099
rrhodes@ostglobal.com

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April

Optimal Solutions and Technologies (OST, Inc.) awarded United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) Institute for Information Technology Applications (IITA) GSA Federal Supply Schedule Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA)

Washington, D.C., April 2012 – Optimal Solutions and Technologies (OST, Inc.) was awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) by the USAFA Institute for Information Technology Applications (IITA). The IITA BPA is a five-year award providing engineering and management of geospatial services, software development and maintenance, and information technology support. Major centers covered by this BPA are (1) Warfighter’s Edge (WEdge), (2) Reserve Research (RR), and (3) the Geospatial Technology Center (GTC).

OST has supported multiple projects for the United States Air Force since 2002. The USAFA and Team OST hold a shared belief that, when developing complex software-intensive systems in an environment of rapid change, balancing discipline and flexibility is critically important. Team OST will implement its CMMI Level 5 management and unique software development approach to deliver cost reductions and increased efficiency in support of the USAFA’s vital mission while addressing the needs of the warfighter.

About OST

OST (www.ostglobal.com) is a provider of management consulting, integrated information technology, engineering services, and business process outsourcing to the aviation, defense, energy, financial, health, insurance, transportation, and utility industries. Its client base includes numerous Fortune 1000 companies and public sector organizations including the US Departments of Defense, Education, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, State, Transportation, and Treasury, as well as National Science Foundation, Nuclear Regulatory Commission and state and local governments. OST is externally appraised at CMMI Level 5 and certified as compliant with ISO 9001:2008 standards.

Contact Information

Ron Rhodes
202-466-8099
rrhodes@ostglobal.com

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March

ITSA Program for the District of Columbia is a finalist for an Excellence.gov award

Washington, D.C., March 2012 – The District of Columbia launched the Information Technology Staff Augmentation (ITSA) Program in August of 2008, determined to reduce costs and increase the efficiency of the DC government’s procurement of IT contractors. The ITSA program enables the District to onboard IT contractors four times as quickly and saved the DC government over $10,000,000 since its inception.

Mr. Vivek Kundra, the former DC CTO and former White House CIO, praised the ITSA project stating that the transition from the legacy DC run staff augmentation model to an MSP program allows the District technologist to “…bring highly qualified staff on board much faster and at lower rates…” and “…focus on technology without having to continuously interrupt their work to conduct recurring and predictable procurement actions.”

OST is the District-based small business serving as the prime contractor and managed services provider for the ITSA program, managing a network of over 100 vendors supplying resources to the District of Columbia.

The ITSA Program was selected as a finalist for the 2012 ACT/IAC Excellence.gov awards in the Excellence in Enterprise Efficiencies category. The Excellence.gov awards recognize achievement across the federal government and all state and local governments. ITSA’s reputation has spread, expanding its use from one District agency to a remarkable 25, earning accolades from those closest to the project along the way. The procurement program continues to exceed a 95% target for utilizing small, DC-based businesses in providing the staffing resources to the government.

“OST is delighted to serve the District of Columbia and congratulates the District on a well-deserved honor of being a finalist for such a prestigious award”, states Ajay Madan, OST’s Chief Operating Officer. “The efficiencies and savings gained through the ITSA program are extraordinary and reflect the transformative approaches being taken by the city to improve constituent services through technology.”

About OST

OST (www.ostglobal.com) is a provider of management consulting, integrated information technology, engineering services, and business process outsourcing to the aviation, defense, financial, health, insurance, transportation, and utility industries. Its client base includes numerous Fortune 1000 companies and public sector organizations including the US Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, and Treasury, as well as National Science Foundation and state and local governments. OST is externally appraised at CMMI Level 5 and certified as compliant with ISO 9001:2008 standards.

Contact Information

Ron Rhodes
202-466-8099
rrhodes@ostglobal.com

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January

OST Pays Tribute to Military Service Members and Supports Operation Jump-Start

Washington, D.C., January 2012 – OST is a proud, patriotic sponsor of the 8th Annual Operation Jump-Start taking place at the Army Navy Club in Arlington, Virginia on January 25, 2012, 5:30-8:30 p.m. OST is currently running a company-wide drive to collect professional clothing, money, and gift certificate donations and OST employees will be volunteering at the event. Donations will also be accepted onsite. 

Operation Jump-Start assists members of our military in their transition from service to civilian life as they return from Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). As OIF and OEF wind down and soldiers return to American soil, they, along with their families, may be recovering from injury, are adjusting to meet emotional or educational needs, and above all are striving to build new lives. Donations collected for Operation Jump-Start will go directly to support these service members.

This is the second time that OST has participated in Operation Jump-Start. “OST is thrilled to participate in Operation Jump-Start again,” said OST’s Ron Rhodes. “OST employee enthusiasm has been overwhelming, because we all want to show our support to those who have sacrificed so much for us, for those that allow us to go about our lives freely. When service women and men see how much the community cares, it gives them a big boost.”

As soldiers return home to varying circumstances, Operation Jump-Start advocates for these men and women by recommending donations appropriate for two phases. The goal of phase “Still in the Hospital, Keeping In Touch, Building Strength,” is to provide cash or gift cards to coffee shops, grocery stores, or drugstores to service members that are recovering from injury, or need assistance on a deposit or a bill payment. Phase “Transitioning to the Workforce, Moving Up and Out” will help our fellow Americans dress for success as they transition from the warzone to the workforce. Operation Jump-Start will collect gently worn, dry cleaned professional clothing (marked with gender and size for easy distribution). Formal wear will also be accepted, as these service members and their significant others are often invited to attend formal functions.

To register for the event, go to www.operationjumpstartdc.org. Operation Jump-Start will accept donations of money or gift cards following the event.

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About OST

OST (www.ostglobal.com) is a provider of management consulting, integrated information technology, engineering services, and business process outsourcing to the aviation, defense, financial, health, insurance, transportation, and utility industries. Its client base includes numerous Fortune 1000 companies and public sector organizations including the US Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, and Treasury, as well as National Science Foundation and state and local governments. OST is externally appraised at CMMI Level 5 and certified as compliant with ISO 9001:2008 standards.

Contact Information

Ron Rhodes
202-466-8099
rrhodes@ostglobal.com

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