RESTON, Va., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Ardent Management Consulting (ArdentMC) was awarded a five-year blanket purchase agreement with an estimated combined ceiling value of $98 million to provide capabilities supporting programs throughout DHS with geospatial and common operating picture (COP) technology requirements. ArdentMC was one of four prime contractors receiving an award and expects to continue to provide DHS with state of the art technical expertise and program management support.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) relies upon geospatial technology and COP applications to meet multiple mission needs. These capabilities play an important strategic function for many components across DHS. The GTSS BPA provides DHS with a purpose-designed acquisition vehicle focused exclusively on GIS, Situation Awareness, and visualization capabilities in support of the agency's broad mission spectrum. Under the BPA, ArdentMC will provide comprehensive geospatial enterprise technical support services including geospatial program and project management, technical planning, engineering and implementation, analytics and processing, enterprise and technical architecture, data processing and management, and operations and maintenance.
DHS and its components require access to geospatial technology in support of nearly every mission area. Some specific areas benefiting from the power of GIS include mapping of natural hazards, assessing critical infrastructure risks, tracking and monitoring law enforcement activities, conducting urban search and rescue operations, and facilitating vessel and cargo tracking and inspection. With more than a third of DHS's IT portfolio budget invested in Geospatial/COP technology and services across the Department, ArdentMC is well positioned to strengthen its core competencies and to meet the growing demand for geospatial data and information technologies.
Brandon LaBonte, ArdentMC President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are thrilled to support DHS's broad mission with GIS tools and technologies. We believe our approach, focused on the practical implementation of GIS, is exactly right for DHS. Our selection as an awardee of the BPA affirms both our shared vision with DHS, and our longstanding successful track record with GIS implementations."
ArdentMC has provided a variety of Geospatial services to the Department of Homeland Security since its founding in 2006. Mr. LaBonte added, "Strategic Sourcing Vehicles, like this one for GIS, help improve both the efficiency and effectiveness of solutions deployed across the agency. Ensuring all of DHS's GIS initiatives not only meet mission needs, but also leverage what already exists in the Department, is a critical approach when budgets are tight."
About ArdentMC: Virginia-based software development firm, Ardent Management Consulting (ArdentMC) is a Small Business Administration (SBA)-Certified HUBZone firm with offices in Reston, VA and Maui, HI. ArdentMC delivers high-end software solutions providing security, defense, and situational awareness enhancements to clients whose mission includes managing both expected and unexpected events. ArdentMC applies an agile, on-the-ground approach to solution development that fuses client-embedded mission staff with leading experts in technologies such as big data, real-time analysis, mobile collection and geospatial information into true operating pictures for decision support, information sharing and collaboration. ArdentMC – Agility in Action. For more information on ArdentMC visit www.ardentmc.com or call 703-964-8010.
Contact: Patty Paul, Business Development 703-964-8026