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 Welcomes Respected Industry Experts to Senior Team

AITC continues to evolve and expand as businesses and government agencies face challenges in finding qualified professionals to support their information technology (IT) needs. Veteran-owned AITC has added three respected industry experts to their senior team to help the company meet this growing demand.

Craig Ravenell joins AITC as a Program Manager to lead the planning and implementation and introduction of new systems and technologies in support of AITC’s military customers.  Primarily he will focus on meeting project commitments and client communications to ensure customer’s mission success.  A retired U.S. Army Acquisition Officer (Colonel), his extensive experience includes managing cost schedule and performance goals for complex defense acquisition programs (i.e. chemical and biological defense equipment, ballistic missile defense systems, modeling, simulation and training technologies, etc.).  Mr. Ravenell is the former product manager for the Digitized Training Program Office at PEO-STRI in Orlando, Florida, where he was responsible for modernizing Army Digitized Ranges to deliver more effective and realistic training.  Mr. Ravenell earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Voorhees College and an M.S. in General Administration from Central Michigan University.

Edward “Ed” Petrow also joins AITC as a Program Manager to lead teams in the delivery of state-of-the-art IT, audio visual, and related end-to-end systems and solutions.  Building upon six years of military service in the United States Navy, Mr. Petrow is recognized as a highly successful senior level program manager and engineer with extensive experience in systems and project engineering, engineering management, agile methodologies, hardware and software engineering, and program management.  Mr. Petrow excels at collaborating with team members and stakeholders to perform analysis and design of complex systems and sub-systems.  AITC will leverage his professional experience as a leader with the academic credentials and technical background required to interact with clients while leading development teams to deliver mission critical systems. Mr. Petrow has held prior positions with respected industry leaders such as AVT Simulation, SAIC/Leidos, and Universal Systems and Technology/Lockheed Martin.  Mr. Petrow is a graduate of St. Leo University with a B.S in Computer Engineering and Colorado Technical University with a Masters of Business Administration in Finance and Technical Management.  He is also certified in CMMI® and PMP.

Robert “Bob” Faber joins AITC as a Senior Infrastructure Architect Project Manager to lead the design and implementation of complex information Technology infrastructure to support AITC’s customers’ growing requirements.  In this capacity, he will analyze system requirements and develop architecture solutions to ensure that designed systems offer required capabilities, performance and security.   Mr. Faber will work with customer’s senior management and technical personnel to identify and address technology gaps, strategic goals and business imperatives impacted by infrastructure technology.  Mr. Faber brings AITC more than 30 years of extensive expertise acquired in the fields of structured cabling systems design, implementation, sales, project management, technical instruction, cabling infrastructure design and installation.  Mr. Faber is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University with a B.S. in Economics.  He is a member of BICSI, a professional association supporting the advancement of the information and communications technology (ICT) community and he holds a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) certification and Network Technology Systems Designer credentials.

“We are continually seeking opportunities to offer clients the most qualified and advanced IT services and solutions on the market,” explains Gabriel Ruiz, LTC, USA (Ret) President/CEO of AITC. “I’m thrilled about the expertise these three esteemed professionals bring to our senior team to enhance our offerings,” Ruiz added.

 

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

New COO and Program Manager Join Executive Management Team

Advanced IT Concepts, (AITC) Inc., a leader in Information Technology Systems Integration focused on the federal sector, announced the expansion of its management team with the addition of two senior members.  Humberto “Bert” Ravelo has been named Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Wells Barlow as Senior Program Manager. Continue reading New COO and Program Manager Join Executive Management Team