Smartronix Awarded Data.gov Blanket Purchase Agreement

Hollywood, MD – 14 September 2010 – Smartronix is proud to announce the award of a $46 million Blanket Purchase Agreement for virtual dataset hosting for Data.gov. Under this contract, Team Smartronix will have the opportunity to work with the General Services Administration to provide innovative Cloud-based hosting of open government datasets to Federal agencies.

Smartronix brings together a visionary and creative team of industry experts in open government data, Cloud hosting and security, Web design, social collaboration, and emerging Web technologies. Most notably, this team, consisting of Smartronix (as prime contractor), Synteractive, TMP Government, and KPMG, with close collaboration from Microsoft, successfully implemented Recovery.gov 2.0 and is currently modernizing Treasury.gov.

The Smartronix proposed platform to host Data.gov datasets leverages an innovative, interoperable architecture built around data brokering services such as Microsoft Codename Dallas for open government data. Depending upon the unique requirements of individual agencies, leading edge technologies such as Windows Azure, SQL Azure, SharePoint 2010, Bing, FAST Search, Amazon Web Services EC2 and S3, Terremark, JackBe, ESRI, CloudAdvantage, and IxReveal will also be assessed for implementation.

“This solution will mark a tremendous new capability for agencies providing open government datasets to their constituents through Data.gov and their own portals. The goal is to make accessing and visualizing open government data as simple for citizens as possible," says Smartronix Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Robert Groat. "At the same time, we will radically reduce the complexity and burden of open government dataset hosting for agency Chief Information Officers (CIOs)."