DRT Strategies Awarded USDA Farm Service Agency Information Technology Contract

U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency selects DRT Strategies as the sole prime contractor for its’ five-year, $100M Blanket Purchase Agreement to provide program management and support services to the agency’s Information Technology Services Division.

Arlington, VA – September 24, 2014 – DRT Strategies, Inc. (DRT), a leading provider of technology and management consulting services and solutions to government and commercial clients, announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Information Technology Services Division (ITSD) has awarded the company the Program and Project Management Services (PPMS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA).  The contract value under the single-award BPA against which task orders will be issued is $100 million over five-years.

DRT will provide innovative solutions to support the USDA FSA in modernizing its information technology (IT) platform, software, and systems needed to enable successful program delivery, reduce costs, and gain efficiencies through common data services and self-service capabilities.

“The USDA FSA IT modernization effort is one of the most complex programs in the federal government.”

Commented Susan Kidd, CEO at DRT Strategies

“This sizable win validates DRT’s proven capabilities, exceptional people, and organic growth strategy.  FSA is an organization that constantly moves forward.  As such, DRT is well positioned to support FSA’s IT requirements, mission, and objectives.  We have proudly served USDA since 2007 and look forward to extending our services to FSA and exceeding their expectations.”

The USDA FSA modernization effort seeks to bring together disparate organizations, resources, programs, applications, and a diverse workforce to better serve America’s farmers and ranchers.  This effort will enable FSA to deliver new IT solutions more rapidly, and also generate cost savings, improve accountability, and gain efficiencies in IT services for farm programs, farm loans, commodity operations headquarters staff, field office staff, as well as for the farmers, producers and ranchers.

DRT’s proven framework for implementing and operating multiple complex PMOs utilizes a common approach to align all PMO functions to business and organizational goals, promote informed executive decision making, and achieve the level of cross-agency collaboration needed to move programs forward.  DRT will deliver comprehensive IT program and project management services that facilitate support for FSA’s mission, its financial and administrative challenges, and the FSA IT System Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

About DRT Strategies

Celebrating its 10th year in business, DRT Strategies, Inc. (DRT) is a leading management and technology consulting firm providing information technology (IT) solutions, health information management, program management, and financial management solutions to federal agencies, the U. S. Navy, and enterprise clients in the technology and financial services sectors. The company holds ISO 9001:2008 certification, has achieved CMMI-DEV Level 2, and is a certified woman-owned, 8(a) small business (WOSB). DRT is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia with offices in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland, San Diego, California, Atlanta, Georgia, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Charleston, South Carolina. More information on the company can be found at www.drtstrategies.com.

DRT Strategies Contact Information

Contact: Clara Hickerson, Vice President, Communications

Email: clara@drtstrategies.com

Phone: (571) 482-2523

Website: www.drtstrategies.com