AITC Secures Fort Jackson Security Contract

AITC was awarded a three-year contract to update the US Army’s security infrastructure.

The United States Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC) at Fort Jackson, South Carolina has awarded Advanced IT Concepts (AITC), Inc. a three-year contract (base year with two options) to update its security infrastructure.  Headquartered in Orlando, AITC is a Network and Systems Engineering and Information Technology (IT) Professional Services company.  AITC was awarded the contract based on its cybersecurity services experience and expertise and past performance successfully supporting transition of information systems from traditional Certification and Accreditation to the Risk Management Framework Assessment and Authorization (A&A).

“AITC is thrilled to support this effort,” says Gabe Ruiz, President and CEO.  “We’ve invested in our people’s training for security systems and Cyber Security certifications and it’s fantastic to be supporting the Army to keep our future warfighters safe.  We hit the ground running with a fully capable team at Fort Jackson, our client is happy, and we will continue to make it happen for them,” adds Ruiz.

Fort Jackson is the largest and most active Initial Entry Training Center (IETC) in the United States Army, training over 50 percent of all soldiers and nearly 60 percent of female soldiers entering the Army each year. They provide highly trained, disciplined, motivated and physically fit warriors that use hundreds of facilities; living quarters, dining facilities, offices, warehouses, exchange stores, a military community hospital and mission support structures requiring security systems and compliance.  The contract provides Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), operations and maintenance, monitoring and repair, and network and system equipment updates, and upgrades necessary for transition to the Risk Management Framework (A&A).

“We are proud to receive this contract to provide the Enhanced Separate and Secure (ESS) security services

for Fort Jackson’s training facilities.  We are working with the Army to enhance their security systems for (A&A) and ensure our soldiers have a safe and secure environment during basic training,” says Jeff Lohrman, AITC’s Director of Programs.

AITC Team Secures New Multi-Year Contract from the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority

(From left to right: Rafael Arroyo (IT Systems and Security); Todd Martin (Network Engineering); Gabriel Ruiz (President/CEO); Jeff Lohrman (Director of Programs) and Dave Balleweg (Director of Sales and Marketing).

Advanced IT Concepts (AITC), Inc., an Orlando-based Information Technology (IT) Systems Engineering and Professional Services company, is pleased to announce that it was selected as a continuing contractor with the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) Information Technology Consulting Services Contract. The services include; program and project management; information technology research, analysis and product evaluation; data analysis and strategic planning; infrastructure support; systems engineering support; applications design, development, installation, configuration and testing; database management and administration; cyber and physical security; network operations and management, amongst other IT consulting services.

AITC established a program team and partnered with incumbents to support the functional area services required by the contract. The teaming partners include: AceApplications, EPIC Engineering and Consulting Group and ARCHIS Technologies.  AITC is a certified veteran owned small business located in the Orlando area that specializes in IT support services and solutions, cyber security and network operations and maintenance. The company manages multiple warehouses and a solution center and is Top Secret facility cleared.

“AITC appreciates the opportunity provided to us by the GOAA Professional Services Committee. This was a team effort and a solid match to our core competencies. Together with our teaming partners that bring legacy system experience as well as systems and applications development knowledge and expertise, we are confident in providing the support services required by the contract,” says Jeff Lohrman, AITC Director of Programs and acting program manager for the contract.

AITC was one of four companies recommended by the Professional Services Committee for contracts with the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, all with somewhat different core capabilities to support the Aviation Authority’s service needs.

“We are excited to have been selected to support GOAA and expand AITC’s local public-sector business partnerships.  We strive to further develop Orlando based jobs and team with locally developed and competent partners.  Our team has extensive capabilities to offer and we are ready to make IT happen for GOAA,” says Gabriel Ruiz, AITC President and CEO.

US Department of Agriculture Forest Service Awards AITC Three Contracts Valued at $10 Million

ForestServiceLogoOfficial.svgAdvanced IT Concepts (AITC) has secured three contracts with the  U.S. Department of Agriculture.  The first was a $3.2 million contract to support the U.S. Forest Service, where the primary network equipment is reaching the point of being replaced and updated.  AITC is helping to address the security concerns of the older equipment with new replacements and modernizing current technology.

 Over the past five years, the U.S. Forest Service’s network capacity has increased rapidly with increased user demands and new technological requirements.   The Forest Service will procure new Cisco products and licenses to refresh its current network equipment deployed in the Forest Service Network Sites throughout the country.

 The mission of the U.S. Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world.

 “We are excited that we have the chance to work with the USDA Forest Service again on a larger scale.  As we have shown over the past ten years, we have been a reliable and valuable resource for the federal government to obtain cost-effective, innovative technology solutions.  This is a great opportunity to cultivate additional business for long-term relationships,” says Gabe Ruiz, AITC President & CEO.

The total value of the USDA contract is $3.99 million.  AITC continues to make headlines receiving 10 new contracts (including the USDA) in total with an additional $13 million in value.  The U.S. Army awarded the company its largest contract award ever, a $70 million over five years. AITC was awarded the contract based on several years of exceptional past performance in a similar capacity. 

 “Being awarded the USDA Forest Service contract represents a growing business relationship that we look forward to developing as we continue to move forward with our accelerated sales goals.  We have received high remarks for the fact that our team has consistently met and exceeded expectations on reporting and project management from previous contracts which led to this success,” says Lydia Perez, AITC Field Sales Manager.

AITC Receives Additional U.S. Army Contracts – Adds Program Support for Intelligence Center of Excellence to Growing Contract Portfolio

ICoE Team in Fort Huachuca
ICoE Team in Fort Huachuca

Continuing to make headlines, AITC announced today that it has been awarded two new contracts to support the United States Army’s Intelligence Center of Excellence (ICoE) in Fort Huachuca, Arizona. The contracts, with a combined Period of Performance (POP) of five years, will focus on the development of Unit Tasks Lists (UTL) and Collective Tasks Lists (CTL) for the Theater Intelligence Brigade (TIB) and other military intelligence units, in support of the Chief of Staff of the Army’s (CSA) Initiative for Assessing and Reporting Training Readiness (ARTR). The TIB contract has four subject matter experts for a one-year data collection period and task analysis effort. The ARTR contract also has four subject matter experts for up to five years and will revise all military intelligence unit collective training tasks, create new tasks as required to comply with collective task standards and business rules established by the Chief of Staff of the Army.

This effort is being implemented with AITC’s strategic partner, Intelligence, Communications and Engineering (ICE), Inc., located in Sierra Vista, AZ. The work will be primarily based at Fort Huachuca, AZ, along with some efforts at the seven TIB’s located both inside and outside the continental U.S.

“Being awarded this contract is another significant achievement for AITC. It continues to boost our reputation as a trusted professional services provider for the federal government. It also translates to more work, program support staff and revenue for our company, spurring more success to our local economy and state. We are continuing to strive for success adding to our contract portfolio, “says Gabe Ruiz, AITC President & CEO.

The contracts provide direct support to the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) and the ICoE Training Development and Support Program based at Fort Huachuca.   The total value of both contracts over five years (if all options exercised) is $3.9 million.

“The Army’s intelligence community utilizes the latest technology and equipment, along with highly trained and skilled personnel to develop critical information and make operational decisions. AITC is proud to support this effort to advance the training and skill development that is central to future successful missions,” says Wells Barlow, AITC Business Development Manager.

AITC was awarded the contract based on several years of exceptional past performance in a similar capacity. These were part of the 10 new contracts received by AITC in the last two months with a combined value of more than $13 Million, building the company’s momentum after recently announcing the win of the $70 Million Army Medical Simulation Support Services (MS3) contract.

Photo caption:  ICoE to Work with AITC
AITC team: Mark Ulatowski, Ron Timmer and Alfonso Bodden.
ICoE team: James Beyer, James Cox, Robert Guivens and William Todd.
The group is pictured out front of the Kelly Operations Building, part of the Intelligence Center and School. It is named in honor of Colonel Robert Kelly, a career intelligence officer who died in a helicopter crash in 1993.  He was inducted into the Intelligence Hall of fame in 1996 the same year the building was named in his honor.

US Army Awards AITC $70M Contract for Medical Simulation Support Services

AITC is Prime Contractor to Support Medical Simulation-Based Training
AITC is Prime Contractor to Support Medical Simulation-Based Training

The U.S. Army has just awarded Advanced IT Concepts (AITC) a contract valued at nearly $70 million for services over the next five years.   The Medical Simulation Support Services (MS3) contract will assist the U.S. Army Product Manager for Medical Simulation (PM MedSim) at the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO-STRI), in providing procurement and logistics services for medical-based simulation training.

The MS3 contract is a multiple award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) type contract with one 12-month base ordering period and four 12-month ordering option periods.  It was awarded as part of the federal government’s small business set-aside program. The MS3 contract includes the logistics services for the procurement, receipt packaging and shipment of kits containing medical equipment and training materials necessary to conduct medical simulation-based training at multiple locations.  It will include commercial off-the-shelf equipment for training systems and/or procurement of medical supplies.

For more than a decade, AITC has been a leader in Information Technology Systems Integration and professional Services with a focus on the federal sector. Over the last four years, AITC has been providing the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Simulation Learning, Education and Research Network (SimLEARN) with almost the exact services offered under MS3. In March 2016, AITC was awarded a new five-year VHA contract to continue supporting this critical mission.

“Winning MS3 represents a tremendous milestone for AITC and for our sub-contractor, General Dynamics Information Systems (GDIT).   This win solidifies AITC’s capabilities as an Army partner capable of achieving the complex implementation required for a successful training logistics operation,” says Gabriel Ruiz, AITC President & CEO.

AITC was awarded the contract based on an evaluation as the best-qualified contractor possessing the business practices and capabilities to meet or exceed the requirements largely due to several years of exceptional past performance in a similar capacity.

“For more than six years, AITC has supported PM MedSim by deploying IT solutions to Medical Simulation Training Centers (MSTC’s) and Training Labs around the globe. We are excited about this opportunity to expand our PM MedSim support,” says Ruiz.

In support of this contract and its logistics services expansion, AITC recently purchased a 12,300 square ft. warehouse in Longwood, FL to augment other existing facilities.  This investment helps to support AITC’s current programs, while increasing capacity for future growth.

“Although our company’s niche is Information Technology, four years ago we envisioned the possibility of branching out and creating a logistics division.  Our exceptional CPARS ratings over the years opened the door to other opportunities and follow-on contracts; and now…with MS3, that vision from four years ago has become a reality,” says Noel Pantoja, AITC’s VHA and MS3 Program Manager.

NOTE: * CPARS – Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System