IRS Awards DRT’s Idea Lab™ Innovation Contract to Create Labor and Wage Data Analysis Tool for Government Procurement

The IRS awards DRT Strategies its Labor/Wage Data Mashing contract as part of its Pilot IRS “Frictionless Acquisition” priority.  DRT is creating an innovative tool that aggregates, analyzes, and accesses labor and wage data from multiple sources, to help all government acquisition professionals answer the question, “Am I getting a good deal?”

Arlington, VA – December 30, 2020 – DRT Strategies, Inc. (DRT), a leading digital transformation partner to federal agencies for nearly 20 years, announced today that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), using its new Pilot IRS vehicle, awarded the company its Labor/Wage Data Mashing contract in support of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) “Frictionless Acquisition” priority.

The IRS’s goal is to create an innovative tool that provides government acquisition professionals with instant pricing transparency and assessment from multiple labor and wage data sources.  The benefits to the government include better acquisition planning, improved contract negotiations, and lower taxpayer costs, thus empowering users of DRT’s new tool to make smarter and faster buying decisions.

“We very much appreciate the opportunity to design and develop a tool that provides government acquisition professionals the labor and wage data they really need to negotiate better pricing with contractors.”

Susan Kidd, CEO at DRT Strategies

“Leading this initiative is DRT’s Idea Lab™, comprised of talented cloud and data developers, data scientists, prior CORs, and analysts who are passionate about building holistic, innovative solutions.”

About Pilot IRS Contracting Vehicle
In 2019, IRS launched its “Pilot IRS” acquisition vehicle to set forth an incremental and modular approach to identify, test, and deploy solutions that support IRS’s mission.  The IRS is under several mandates to incorporate new and emerging technologies to improve day to day operations, innovate, and increase efficiencies. The Pilot IRS acquisition approach will enable IRS (and partnering agencies) to access innovative and creative vendors in a low-risk manner to experiment with new solutions.

About DRT’s Idea Lab™
Often our customers need help identifying how to apply emerging technologies to solve their business problems.  DRT’s Idea Lab™ is a dedicated team of talented technologists, computer scientists, and creative thinkers who devise innovative solutions and build prototypes and proofs of concept. Then they demonstrate to our customers how the latest technologies can be leveraged to overcome their challenges.  Let us show you what’s possible at

About DRT Strategies
DRT Strategies, Inc. (DRT) is a leading digital transformation partner to large federal agencies and commercial clients in the health, technology, and financial services sectors for nearly 20 years.  The company is a ServiceNow™ Premier partner, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Consulting Partner, UiPath Partner, and holds ISO 9001:2015, ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011, and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certifications and has achieved CMMI-DEV Level 3.  DRT is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with offices in Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Georgia. More information on the company can be found at

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