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Smartronix

October 05, 2010 08:00 ET

Smartronix Awarded Data.gov Blanket Purchase Agreement

HOLLYWOOD, MD--(Marketwire - October 5, 2010) -  Smartronix is proud to announce the award of a $46 million Blanket Purchase Agreement for virtual dataset hosting for Data.gov. Under this contract, Team Smartronix will have the opportunity to work with the General Services Administration to provide innovative Cloud-based hosting of open government datasets to Federal agencies.

Smartronix brings together a visionary and creative team of industry experts in open government data, Cloud hosting and security, Web design, social collaboration, and emerging Web technologies. Most notably, this team, consisting of Smartronix (as prime contractor), Synteractive, TMP Government, and KPMG, with close collaboration from Microsoft, successfully implemented Recovery.gov 2.0 and is currently modernizing Treasury.gov.

The Smartronix proposed platform to host Data.gov datasets leverages an innovative, interoperable architecture built around data brokering services such as Microsoft Codename Dallas for open government data. Depending upon the unique requirements of individual agencies, leading edge technologies such as Windows Azure, SQL Azure, SharePoint 2010, Bing, FAST Search, Amazon Web Services EC2 and S3, Terremark, JackBe, ESRI, CloudAdvantage, and IxReveal will also be assessed for implementation.

"This solution will mark a tremendous new capability for agencies providing open government datasets to their constituents through Data.gov and their own portals. The goal is to make accessing and visualizing open government data as simple for citizens as possible," says Smartronix Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Robert Groat. "At the same time, we will radically reduce the complexity and burden of open government dataset hosting for agency Chief Information Officers (CIOs)."

About Smartronix
Smartronix is a global professional solutions provider specializing in Network Operations, Cyber Security, Enterprise Software Solutions, Mission Focused Engineering, and Health IT. Smartronix is headquartered in Hollywood, Maryland with operating offices in Virginia (3), North Carolina, Florida (2), Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, Texas, and Arizona, with 600 employees throughout the United States and at strategic locations in Germany, Korea, Japan, Honduras, and the Philippines. The company has been recognized as the Best Technology Consulting Firm to Work For by Vault, an Employer of Choice by Northern Virginia Family Service, and as one of the 50 fastest-growing companies in the Greater Washington D.C. area and one of the top 500 nationally as ranked by Washington Post and Inc 500 media, respectively. Smartronix successfully architected and implemented Recovery.gov 2.0 which was awarded an Official Honoree for the Financial Services category in The 14th Annual Webby Awards; has won a Gold Addy Award from the Ad Club of Metropolitan Washington; one of five Merit Awards given from Meritalk and selected as a finalist for the 2010 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen from the National Association of Government Communicators.

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