Functioning communications services are key when unexpected disaster strikes – in fact, they’re often the difference between life and death
Bethesda, Md. (Vocus) April 21, 2010
Catapult Technology, Ltd., a leading Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVO) Information Technology (IT) contractor to the federal government, has won a $58.7 million task order with the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) within the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), competitively awarded under the GSA COMMITS NexGen contract by the U.S. General Services Administration Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM). The duration of the task order is a one-year base period with four one-year options. Catapult is the prime contractor. USAID administers the U.S. foreign assistance program providing economic and humanitarian assistance in more than 80 countries worldwide.
“Functioning communications services are key when unexpected disaster strikes – in fact, they’re often the difference between life and death,” said Randy J. Slager, CEO, Chairman, and founder of Catapult Technology. “Catapult will ensure that OFDA is able to fulfill its broad mission of delivering international humanitarian assistance by keeping the communications channels open. This is a critical function that we’re well-equipped to handle.”
On this contract, Catapult will:
- Support the IT/Communications capacity for a number of Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DART).
- Support OFDA’s IT and communications services for the delivery of humanitarian assistance in response to international disasters, potentially several sites concurrently and often in remote, developing areas with little or no infrastructure.
- Provide support both at USAID Washington, DC headquarters, as well as in the field.
Catapult’s specific activities under this contract include program management; system operations and maintenance; systems development; communications and field operations support; IT equipment procurement, maintenance, storage and distribution; and providing network connectivity among several sites in the U.S., Latin America, and field locations.
OFDA is responsible for planning, coordinating, developing, achieving, monitoring and evaluating assistance for international disaster relief, prevention, mitigation, and preparedness, and requires both a streamlined day-to-day operational capacity as well as 24/7 response capacity.
About Catapult Technology
Catapult Technology is a leading Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVO) Information Technology government contracting firm that provides a wide array of Technology and Management Solutions and Enterprise Systems to the federal government. Catapult is focused on quality service delivery and has been independently certified as a Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 3 company and is also ISO 20000:2005 and ISO 9001:2000 registered. The company was awarded the Government Contracting Firm of the Year by the Tech Council of Maryland in 2009, shared the Best in IT Infrastructure Award by the Outsourcing Center with General Services Administration (GSA) in 2009, and was ranked 21st on the federal government’s Top 100 Governmentwide Acquisition Contractors (GWAC) list in 2008. Catapult was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. Go to Catapult Technology for more information.
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