DRT Strategies, Inc. Named USDA’s 2011 Small Disadvantaged Business Contractor of the Year

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IT management consulting firm recognized for delivering innovative enterprise technical support services and program management oversight to U.S. Department of Agriculture

DRT Strategies, Inc. (DRT: http://www.drtstrategies.com) was honored with the USDA Small Disadvantaged Business Contractor of the Year Award, presented by USDA's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) (http://www.dm.usda.gov/smallbus/) at the USDA Small Business and AbilityOne Award Ceremony held on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at the Jamie L. Whitten Building in Washington, DC.

USDA’s Office of Procurement and Property Management (OPPM), Departmental Management (DM) division nominated DRT Strategies for its outstanding service, performance, and dedication in providing PMO, Acquisition, and IT support services for USDA’s mission critical initiatives within the following programs:
Charge Card Service Center (CCSC)
Integrated Acquisition System (IAS)
Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Coordination (OHSEC)
Office of Advocacy and Outreach (OAO)

In addition, DRT supports USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) providing technical assistance, evaluation, and training services to support State Agency systems used in administering the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), as well as other FNS programs.

“The DRT team is honored to be the recipient of the USDA Small Disadvantaged Business Contractor of the Year Award and we truly appreciate this distinguished recognition,” remarked Susan Kidd, DRT’s Founder and CEO. “USDA became our first Federal prime customer in 2007, so this award holds special significance to us. It is an honor for us to support USDA as we look forward to many more years of working together to support their mission critical programs. We thank them for their support of small businesses!”

DRT's first project with USDA, in 2007, was in support of the transition and implementation of USDA's SmartPay2 program with U.S. Bank. Further, DRT helped develop and continues to provide support for USDA’s Charge Card Service Center (CCSC), established in 2008 by the Office of Procurement and Property Management (OPPM) in cooperation with the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) and the USDA’s Working Capital Fund Board, to plan, develop, and implement its charge card program under SmartPay2 and to provide consolidated, department-wide governance in this program to help further USDA’s mission. Today, USDA's CCSC is an award-winning program which was honored with GSA’s SmartPay2 Innovation Award in 2010.

About DRT Strategies
DRT Strategies, Inc. (DRT) is a management consulting firm and leading provider of information technology, program management, and financial management services. DRT specializes in the implementation of innovative web solutions, enterprise system requirements, design, and quality assurance, project and program management, strategy planning and development, and business process engineering. DRT also provides value-added consulting services supporting acquisition, budgeting, financial planning, financial management, grants management, and financial/grants analysis.

DRT serves large federal civilian government agencies, the U. S. Navy, and enterprise clients in the financial services sector. The company is a certified woman-owned, 8(a) small business (WOSB) headquartered in Arlington, Virginia with offices in San Diego, California and Atlanta, Georgia. More information on the company can be found at http://www.drtstrategies.com.

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