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DAT Led Team Awarded $20 Million GSA BPA


Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for further development and maintenance of the “One GSA” Enterprise Architecture awarded to prime contractor Data Access Technologies and its partners: Booz|Allen|Hamilton, Ciber and OmniSolve.


Vienna, VA, 3 February 2006 - Data Access Technologies, Inc. (DAT), a leading provider of Enterprise Architecture focused consulting services and tools, has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to assist the General Services Administration (GSA) continue development and maintenance of its Enterprise Architecture (EA) known as “One GSA”.  The BPA consists of one base year and four annual optional renewal years with a value up to $20 million.  GSA will issue individual task orders under the BPA for specific EA projects.


DAT has been working with the Office of the CIO, 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 issued a comprehensive Request for Quote (RFQ) to cover GSA Enterprise Architecture activities and procurements for the next five years.  This award is a result of the DAT Team’s response to that RFQ.


DAT has just completed a major EA project that builds upon the One GSA EA.  “We have taken the base EA detailed in One GSA and built upon that base for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO).  This ‘drill down’ details precise specifications for the GSA Finance ‘to-be’ architecture and the path required to get there.  The OCFO project provides the model for detailing each line of business and service area within GSA moving forward”, said Ed Seidewitz, Vice President, Model Driven Architecture Services for DAT.


“This award will allow us to bring all the pieces together for GSA” said Cory Casanave, President and CEO of DAT.  “Our current work in the development of the ‘Open Source eGovernment Reference Architecture’ (OsEra) for GSA will likewise contribute to GSA’s overall successful EA work and will help GSA retain its ‘Green’ EA status with OMB”, continued Mr. Casanave.


DAT has put together a powerful team of highly experienced organizations to respond to GSA needs. The team consists of Booz|Allen|Hamilton, Inc., CIBER, Inc., and OmniSolve, Inc. Each of the partners, combined with DAT's methodology, tooling and expertise, provide GSA a complete Enterprise Architecture solution across all of GSA's lines-of-business and service offices.


Booz Allen

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.



CIBER builds, integrates, and supports solutions and services by integrating domain knowledge and experience with technical expertise in information technology, energy, physical security, healthcare, defense and aerospace, training, and accounting. CIBER’s EA experience includes development, management and implementation methodologies, frameworks and toolkits that enable repeatable results. Their success with the National Association of State Information Officers (NASCIO) Enterprise Architecture Toolkit, including those based on OMG Standards, and the VHA’s Information Model is a direct result of functional and domain expertise and experience.



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 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. 


For more information on GSA go to: www.gsa.gov

For more information on OsEra go to: osera.modeldriven.org



Ed Harrington

Phone: +1.703.992.9106

Email: ed-h@enterprisecomponent.com


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