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CRI Wins Veterans Affairs Global IPT Contract Award.

CRI to provide Integrated Product Team (IPT) Support

MCLEAN, Va. -- The US Office of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently awarded Communications Resource, Inc. (CRI) a contract to assist its program offices in the use of the Integrated Product Team (IPT) process for all acquisitions anticipated to be in excess of $5 million. CRI will provide subject matter expertise in both the IT system and procurement areas. CRI will assist in the development of IT system requirements and architectures; alternatives analyses; risk analyses; and, systems lifecycle planning. We will also provide acquisition planning expertise in the development of acquisition strategies, processes, and artifacts such as acquisition strategies and plans, statements of work, and performance work statements.

Victoria Johnson, CRI President and CEO, stated "I am delighted with this award. It is our initial contract with the VA and also reflects our success in transferring our outstanding capabilities in IPT processes, procurement support and IT system design and deployment from one customer to another. This award opens up exciting new opportunities for CRI and we very much look forward to working within this new and dynamic partnership with the VA."


CRI, headquartered in McLean, Virginia, has supported the federal government for over 14 years. We create innovative approaches and exciting products to meet client challenges by balancing the boundaries of technology with a risk-based perspective of customer needs. Our successful engagements encompass physical and cyber security, application development, enterprise architecture, and a variety of business process solutions. CRI's core capabilities include:
Integrated Electronic Security Systems
HSPD-12/FIPS 201 and HSPD-20 Products & Support
Federal Regulation Compliance Support
Emergency Preparedness, COOP, & Pandemic Flu Planning
IT Systems Development Life Cycle Support
Program Management
Imaging and Document Management Support
Testing, Training & Exercise Support
"Going Green"- Energy Management Support

The VA awarded CRI this contract under the GSA Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS) Schedule 874. Under this contract, CRI offers a wide range of management and business process services in support of agencies' mission oriented business functions. CRI also maintains several other GSA contracts including Schedule 70 (for IT solutions support); Schedule 84 (for the full range of commercial security products and services), and the "Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services (STARS)" 8(a) contract.

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Date:May 27, 2009
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