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Company and Classification Anticipated Role Attributes/
Why They Are on the Team

Value Added

Prime: ERT
  • Program oversight and technical leadership
  • Significant involvement across all technical PWS areas
  • Stable and mature prime with extensive NOAA experience and a proven track record across all 6 Line Offices.
  • Experience across the full scope of NOAALink, both IT services and mission, including help desk, infrastructure, systems development, and security.
  • History of successful performance and accountability with NOAA.
  • Able to deliver on all NOAALink requirements across all IT functional areas.
  • Able to manage balanced mix of team members.
Socioeconomic and SDBs
  • Infrastructure Management
  • Customer Care
  • Security Services
  • 20 years experience with NOAA network infrastructures, including design of NOAANet, design and implementation of NWS Backup Telecommunications Gateway, and support of International Satellite Communications System (ISCS), NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio (NWR), NOAA Weather Wire Service (NWWS), and Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) dissemination networks.
  • Knowledge and expertise with specific NOAA network infrastructures and systems ensures effective transitions and appropriate solutions to NOAA.
  • Reduced project risk, given in-depth understanding of existing NOAA infrastructure.
Red River
  • Strategic Sourcing for Hardware/Software
  • Acquisition Streamlining
  • Professional Engineering and Support Services
  • Extensive experience with strategic sourcing, deployment, and maintenance of IT hardware and software to government agencies, including NOAA.
  • Strategic relationships with major OEM vendors.
  • Access to hundreds of hardware and software products and streamlined procurement process via portal service catalogs.
  • Timely delivery of products and optimum life-cycle maintenance
  • Best Government pricing.
(Tribal Owned, 8a, SDB, HUBZone)
  • Customer Care
  • Business Management
  • Hardware/Software Purchasing
  • Acquisition Support
  • An industry recognized 8(a), provides IT consulting and technology solutions to government customers.
  • Incumbent at NOAA’s NMFS Line Office providing Financial/Management Support Services; Education and Training; Grants Administrative and Management Support.
  • Extensive experience and relationships with NMFS.
  • Well-managed and responsive small business; President and Founder Travis N. Parashonts was 2008 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
  • Training Support
  • Nationally accredited college and institute of higher learning.
  • Provided courses to over 40,000 students in 10 years.
  • Extensive experience training commercial and federal clients, including highly technical IT courses and IT certification.
  • Provides established training courses for Government and industry in IT, leadership development, project management, security.
  • Access to a variety of learning tools and media delivery formats, including Web-based training, classroom instructor-led training, and certification.
Industry-Recognized Systems Integrators
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Network and Software Engineering
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Security and COOP services
  • Systems Integration
  • Leading IT systems integrator with more than 6,000 employees serving over 300 Federal customers; ISO 20000, ITIL, and CMMi Level 3 certified.
  • Supports large-scale IT contracts that are inclusive of Enterprise Architecture, Help Desk Support, Data Center Support and Security/COOP.
  • Significant experience with IT contract consolidations; infrastructure consolidation, and performance-based contracting with FDIC, GAO, USAID, Army National Guard, and DEA.
  • Experience, methodologies, and defined processes that have led to successful IT infrastructure consolidations and more effective and efficient IT service delivery at dozens of Federal agencies.
  • Best-in-class IT engineering capabilities and lessons learned on programs of similar size, scope and complexity to NOAALink.
  • Architecture and Solution Design for Business Management and NIAE
  • Customer Care
  • Infrastructure Management
  • Recognized leader with CIO Advisory Services, Enterprise Architecture, and Business Transformation using Lean 6.
  • Established help desk and infrastructure capabilities with major clients including DOI, DOL, USDA, and SSA.
  • Experience with acquisition systems in a shared services model.
  • Proven processes and industry experience with EA and business transformation.
  • A consultative management style and change management principles that will ensure efficient adoption of new processes.
  • Customer Care
  • Infrastructure and Mission Support
  • IT Security
  • Leader in weather and environmental science, R&D, and IT fields in NOAA, NASA, and similar agencies.
  • Has provided continuous support to the NOAA since the early 1970s – currently providing mission support to AWIPS.
  • Expertise with R2O, Lean 6, and ITIL/ISO 20000.
  • Process improvement, best practices for managing, operating, evolving NOAA’s IT environment.
  • Proven techniques to achieve risk-free integration and transition.
  • Reachback for resources and best practices at NOAA.
  • Telecommunications Carrier Services
  • Outsourced, Managed Services for Data Center and NOC operations
  • SOC and security solutions
  • Leader in voice and Transport Carrier Services for Voice and Data.
  • Currently supports 90% of NOAA’s existing telecommunications backbone.
  • Industry ranked and leading provider of outsourced data center services, NOC support and SOC solutions.
  • Extensive security forensic and security services capabilities.
  • Recognized by Gartner as the leading managed security services provider.
  • Cloud Services solution that combines the cloud, security and IT capabilities of Terremark and Verizon to include advanced infrastructure and managed IT, security, risk and compliance offerings; identity and access management services; and application management services.
  • 100+ Data Center locations for Infrastructure Collocation and Outsourced Solutions (2 Smart Centers, 14 Premium Data Centers, 17 Advanced, and 100+ Standard Centers in North America).
  • Experience with NOAA’s existing telecommunications infrastructure.
Strategic Vendor Relationships
  • Provider of Microsoft Products and Solutions
  • Leading provider of software and solutions
  • Access to standard suite of most widely used software products and solutions.
  • Provider of Tibco enterprise software
  • Leading provider of enterprise software that helps companies achieve service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) success.
  • Enterprise analytics software for next-generation business intelligence.