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NASA Selects Internet Services Agreement

December 21, 2012

NASA has selected InfoZen Inc., of Rockville, Md., for the Web Enterprise Service Technologies prime blanket purchase agreement to support agency websites.

Orders against this blanket purchase agreement (BPA) will be issued on a firm-fixed-price basis. NASA estimates the volume of purchases through this BPA will be $40 million. The base period of performance will be one year with four one-year options.

This procurement will enable an agency-wide capability to create, maintain, and manage websites. The contract will provide a cloud-based solution for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) for internal and external websites and web applications. Those services include content management, and search and collaborative services, such as blogs and wikis.

For information about NASA and agency programs, visit: www.nasa.gov


InfoZen Earns Two ISO/IEC Certifications

July 30, 2012

Infozen, a leading provider of IT Services, technology and Solutions, for the public sector, announced today that the company has earned two ISO/IEC certifications: ISO/IEC 20000:2011 and ISO/IEC 27001:2005.

The ISO/IEC 20000:2011 certification provides InfoZen with external substantiation that all of the company's IT Service Delivery Operations are built for compliance with the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) guidelines for managing IT infrastructure, applications development and operations.

The ISO 27001:2005 certification provides InfoZen with the world's highest accreditation for information protection and security. This certification represents a milestone in the company's commitment to providing their customers with a model for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving an Information Security Management System..

"These two international standards represent our continued commitment to our customers who entrust their mission-based systems to InfoZen," said Raj Ananthanpillai., InfoZen's Chairman, CEO and President. "I am very proud of our technical team for the dedication and hard work that went into securing these important certifications."

ISO/IEC 20000 is an international standard that allows companies to demonstrate excellence and prove best practices in IT management. The standard ensures companies can achieve evidence-based benchmarks to continuously improve their delivery of IT services.

ISO/IEC 27001 is an information security management system that is intended to bring information security under explicit management control. Being a formal specification means that it mandates specific requirements. 


Former DHS Secretary Chertoff Joins InfoZen's Board of Directors

October 18, 2011

The current Board and the shareholders have formally elected Secretary Chertoff to serve on the Board of Directors of InfoZen. Here is a brief bio on Secretary Chertoff:

As Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009, Mr. Chertoff led the country in blocking would-be terrorists from crossing our borders or implementing their plans if they were already in the country. He also transformed FEMA into an effective organization following Hurricane Katrina. His greatest successes have earned few headlines - because the important news is what didn't happen.

At Chertoff Group, Mr. Chertoff provides high-level strategic counsel to corporate and government leaders on a broad range of security issues, from risk identification and prevention to preparedness, response and recovery. Before heading up the Department of Homeland Security, Mr. Chertoff served as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Earlier, during more than a decade as a federal prosecutor, he investigated and prosecuted cases of political corruption, organized crime, corporate fraud and terrorism - including the investigation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Mr. Chertoff is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College (1975) and Harvard Law School (1978). From 1979-1980 he served as a clerk to Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, Jr.

In addition to his role at Chertoff Group, Mr. Chertoff is also senior of counsel at Covington & Burling LLP, and a member of the firm's White Collar Defense and Investigations practice group.


InfoZen Wins $90 Million U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Contract

September 26, 2011

InfoZen, a leading provider of IT services, technology and solutions for the public sector, announced today that it won a new five-year prime contract valued at $90 million from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the principal investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security.

Under the contract, InfoZen will provide overall program management and the delivery of engineering services and support to the Office of the Chief Information Officer. ICE personnel are located at more than 600 sites worldwide to support the ICE mission.

"We greatly appreciate the confidence that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has in our work as shown by this major contract award," said Raj Ananthanpillai, InfoZen's Chairman, CEO and President. "This contract further increases our presence in the homeland security market and is a direct result of our relentless pursuit of customer satisfaction."

InfoZen's scope of work encompasses network design, implementation, system engineering and program management support for ICE's IT infrastructure. In addition to developing the agency's enterprise network infrastructure and evaluating emerging technologies, InfoZen will provide engineering services to ensure ICE's security posture. The company will develop tools for enterprise health monitoring, maintenance of enterprise directory and messaging solutions, and solutions for storage area networks. InfoZen will also implement standard and specialized IT solutions voice, satellite, broadband, and data and telecom services for ICE.


InfoZen Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification

November 9, 2010

InfoZen, a leading provider of IT Services, Technology, and Solutions for the public sector, announced that they have achieved ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System (QMS) certification. After over a year of hard work and dedication, the certification will help to ensure that customers will continue to receive the highest quality services.

InfoZen's QMS outlines their audit processes, management reviews, and improvement processes based on collected data. Improvement activities are carefully planned and implemented by InfoZen based on facts, using a system of documentation and analysis to ensure the best decisions are made for their customers. InfoZen's investment in the QMS will be recognized in its efficiency, consistency and dedication to quality service. These efforts will increase customer confidence because of the universal acceptance of the ISO standards and InfoZen's continuous quality improvement measures.

"I am proud of the vision, dedication and support for transcending the organization into a formal quality-driven service provider," said Raj Ananthanpillai, InfoZen's CEO. "Our dedication over the last year to invest in and energize the organization by indoctrinating the disciplines of ISO 9001:2008 throughout the company has been extraordinary."

The ISO 9001:2008 is an international standard that sets requirements for QMS within a company. It is focused on an organization's ability to meet and improve the level of customer service, customer satisfaction, and overall quality of service.

"InfoZen's team has successfully implemented a Quality Management System based on the requirements of the international recognized ISO 9001:2008 standard," said Drew Kleibrink, Mid-Atlantic Director, IMSM. "They demonstrated unwavering focus in creating and implementing a Quality Management System which provides for continuous improvements in quality, increased customer satisfaction, and a dedicated, systematic approach to overall quality management."

By implementing an ISO 9001:2008 QMS, InfoZen has given a lot of thought to their processes and how to maximize quality and efficiency. These processes help to establish standards and guidelines that make it easier to successfully deliver value-added results. 


InfoZen Expands Board of Advisors and Receives Industry Recognition with Inc. 500/5000 Award

September 1, 2010

InfoZen announced today that it has expanded its Board of Advisors to include Mr. Arthur (Art) Money and Dr. William Schneider. They will be joining current board advisors R. John Chapel Jr., Michael Joseph, and Robert Thompson in assisting the InfoZen Leadership team.

"I am pleased that InfoZen has expanded its Board of Advisors to include Arthur Money and Dr. William Schneider" said, Raj Ananthanpillai, InfoZen's CEO. "Each of them brings distinct and significant experience to help InfoZen in its growth plans. I am personally excited to have them join our Advisory Board and looking forward to working with them."

The Honorable Arthur Money, brings his extensive 45 years of experience of management and engineering with the defense electronics industry and intelligence community. Throughout his career, Mr. Money has been recognized for his vision, leadership, and commitment to excellence. His experience also includes being the former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence, DOD CIO, and Assistant Secretary to the Air Force for Research, Development and Acquisition.

Dr. William Schneider, is President of International Planning Services Inc., a Washington area based international trade and finance advisory firm, and is an Adjunct Fellow of the Hudson Institute. Dr. Schneider served as Under Secretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology, Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget, and as an advisor the Departments of Defense, Energy, and State. He currently serves as a Senior Fellow of the Defense Science Board.

This year, InfoZen was once again recognized for its growth over the years by receiving the Inc. 5000 award and currently stands in the top 25% of those named as recipients of the prestigious INC 5000 North American Industry Award.


InfoZen Awarded Multiple Year $22M Contract from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

March 31, 2010

InfoZen announced today that it has expanded its Board of Advisors to include Mr. Arthur (Art) Money and Dr. William Schneider. They will be joining current board advisors R. John Chapel Jr., Michael Joseph, and Robert Thompson in assisting the InfoZen Leadership team.

"I am pleased that InfoZen has expanded its Board of Advisors to include Arthur Money and Dr. William Schneider" said, Raj Ananthanpillai, InfoZen's CEO. "Each of them brings distinct and significant experience to help InfoZen in its growth plans. I am personally excited to have them join our Advisory Board and looking forward to working with them."

The Honorable Arthur Money, brings his extensive 45 years of experience of management and engineering with the defense electronics industry and intelligence community. Throughout his career, Mr. Money has been recognized for his vision, leadership, and commitment to excellence. His experience also includes being the former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence, DOD CIO, and Assistant Secretary to the Air Force for Research, Development and Acquisition.

Dr. William Schneider, is President of International Planning Services Inc., a Washington area based international trade and finance advisory firm, and is an Adjunct Fellow of the Hudson Institute. Dr. Schneider served as Under Secretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology, Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget, and as an advisor the Departments of Defense, Energy, and State. He currently serves as a Senior Fellow of the Defense Science Board.

This year, InfoZen was once again recognized for its growth over the years by receiving the Inc. 5000 award and currently stands in the top 25% of those named as recipients of the prestigious INC 5000 North American Industry Award. 


2009 North American Customer Value Enhancement of the Year Award

December 14, 2009

Frost & Sullivan is proud to present the 2009 North American Customer Value Enhancement of the Year Award to InfoZen in the area of homeland security information fusion and mission support

Homeland security is a very challenging market for service providers. From an end-user standpoint, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has dynamic requirements that need to adapt to meet the changing threat profile to the nation's security. From a technology perspective, many of the requirements of DHS agencies demand proven solutions that can be fielded quickly, while keeping costs down. In such an environment, InfoZen stands out as one of the top five fastest growing companies doing business with DHS.

As DHS continues to define the scope of its mission and grow as a government agency, spending on services is expected to increase. Successful companies in the homeland security market must be nimble enough to respond to, and help guide the essential reactive nature of DHS. At the same time, these companies must continue to employ innovative technologies and thought processes to solve the information and support needs of a growing government agency.

From fiscal year 2005 to 2009 InfoZen's market share within DHS increased at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 114.7 percent. In fiscal year 2009, the company received several contracts from DHS for information fusion and mission support services. InfoZen has experienced this success based on a customer focused, mission oriented business strategy.

"As a small business, often competing with the larger systems integrators, InfoZen has been able to prove to the customer, through enhanced value, that it is capable of delivering industry-leading, mission-based services on time and within budget," says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst, David Fisherling. "InfoZen attributes its success to fully understanding the DHS mission, being innovative and nimble, and having the right resources available at the right price to provide best value."

InfoZen is the prime contractor for many of the projects that it is currently working on. Within DHS, the company established a presence with the respective agencies long before the Department was established and before many of the tier one integrators were interested. As a result, InfoZen has been able to beat the larger companies and is often in a position of leverage when it comes to working with the traditional prime defense contractors. Despite its advantageous position, it remains grounded and continues to add to its capabilities and extend its reach into multiple services across a wide customer base.

InfoZen's major customer within DHS is the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Using its RapidAdjudicator(TM) software platform, InfoZen has been providing TSA with automated threat assessments for all at risk populations in the United States. More recently, the company was selected as a prime contractor for the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Administrative and Professional Business Services (CAPs) contract. Additionally, InfoZen has just been chosen by DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as part of an integrated project team to develop an Automated Threat Prioritization (ATP) as a web service for ICE-targeted individuals nationwide.

"The double to triple digit growth that the company has witnessed over the last five years will be sustained through InfoZen's ability to enhance customer value," says Fisherling. "Current products and services are addressing niche areas, which allows InfoZen to specialize, to some degree, ensuring that the customer is not partnering with a 'jack-of-all-trades'." 

InfoZen's core competency remains in the operation and management of mission critical systems and solutions for National Security Threat Assessment and Fraud Detection in entitlement programs. It is working to make sure that its customers can complete their mission, from terrorist threat assessments to business administration, in the most effective and efficient manner. In short, InfoZen has provided DHS with the services and tools that the agency needs. As a small business, InfoZen is able to do this for a price that the customer can appreciate. The end result is an increase in value for the customer, and a growing share of the market for InfoZen.

In recognition of these achievements, Frost & Sullivan is proud to present InfoZen with the 2009 North American Customer Value Enhancement of the Year Award, in the market of homeland security information fusion and mission support.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in implementing strategies that proactively create value for its customers with a focus on improving the return on the investment that customers spend in their services or products. The award recognizes the company's inordinate focus on enhancing the value that its customers receive beyond simply good customer service, leading to improved customer retention and ultimately customer base expansion.

Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry. 


InfoZen Wins a Strategic and Important BPA from SEC

August 27, 2009

InfoZen has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to support consolidation, integration, and modernization of the SEC Information Technology environment. As a strategic business partner, InfoZen will assist SEC's Office of Information Technology with mission critical services such as Independent System Builds, Software Process Management, Applications and Solution Architecture Management and Systems Integration Support.

This particular win is of significant importance to InfoZen as we competed (full and open) against some of the bigger companies in the industry. The total value of the BPA is expected to be approximately $50MM over 5 years (Base year + 4 option years). 


InfoZen Deepens Market Expertise, Expands Reach through Board of Directors Appointments and New Advisory Board

June 23, 2009

InfoZen, Inc., a leading provider of consulting, engineering and risk assessment/management solutions, today announced the appointment of former Congressman Tom Davis and existing shareholder Norman "Norm" A. Willox, Jr. to its Board of Directors, and the formation of an Advisory Board comprised of John Chapel, Jr., Michael P. Joseph and Robert J. Thompson.

During this period of strong company growth, the counsel and support of Davis and Willox, CEO and Chairman of Critical Information Network (CiNet), will play a vital role in InfoZen's current and future success.

"InfoZen saw a 20 percent growth in revenue last year and with the addition of such experienced individuals as advisors, we are as positive as ever about the future outlook for the Company," said Raj Ananthanpillai, president and CEO, InfoZen. "Our boards will play a vital role in our continued success and growth."

Tom Davis, InfoZen's newest member on its Board of Directors, served as Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Virginia's 11th congressional district in Northern Virginia for 14 years. Previously, he served as a member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors from 1980 to 1994 (chairman of the Board of Supervisors from 1991 until his election to the House). During his service as board chairman, Fairfax County was ranked first financially by City and State magazine in their list of Top 50 Counties. Despite an economic downturn and an upside down county budget, Mr. Davis successfully implemented several reforms that resulted in Fairfax being named the best managed county in the country by Governing Magazine. Currently, Mr. Davis is the Director of Federal Government Affairs for Deloitte LLP, where he continues his efforts to deliver effective, common sense solutions to government.

In his current role as CEO of CiNet, Willox oversees the company's strategic growth and development. He has 25 years of managing information businesses in risk markets, most recently as the CEO of LexisNexis Special Services Inc. (LNSSI). In this position he was responsible for leading the government business unit within LNSSI, including all sales, product development and policy application for the management of government information solutions. Prior to leading LNSSI, Willox served as Chief Officer for Privacy, Industry and Regulatory Affairs at LexisNexis, where he oversaw all domestic and international privacy and regulatory activities in addition to the company's global industry relations. Willox is a trusted resource to national and international law enforcement organizations on topics like fraud, identification authentication and privacy. 


InfoZen Named as a Deloitte Fast 500 Winner

The North American Technology Fast 500, founded in 1995, is a program of Deloitte's Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Group. The Technology Fast 500 recognizes the 500 fastest-growing technology, media and entertainment, telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth over five years. It covers all areas of technology in both public and private companies.

InfoZen is proud to have been selected for this prestigious award.


CSC Wins Contract to Provide Information Technology and Data Management Services to the FDA

October 20, 2008

CSC (NYSE: CSC - News) announced today that it is one of ten contractors awarded an Information and Computing Technologies for the 21st Century (ICT21) contract by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The contract supports an extensive IT modernization program for the FDA, encompassing data management and warehousing, and IT infrastructure and security. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract has a 10-year base period and a maximum ceiling value of $2.5 billion for all firms. This contract was awarded to CSC during the company's second quarter fiscal year 2009.

Under the new agreement, CSC will compete for task orders to provide a wide range of IT services, including a service-oriented IT infrastructure, to support the FDA's efforts to modernize its existing technology. The modernization will address the FDA's evolving IT requirements and enable the organization to better acquire, analyze and act on critical information related to medical product safety plans, and food and import protection.

"Through this IDIQ contract, CSC will support the FDA with our innovative, technology- enabled business solutions and services to deliver high-quality, responsive support to the FDA and its external partners," said Raymond E. Henry, president of CSC's North American Public Sector Government Health Services Division. "We look forward to partnering with the FDA to support its mission of advancing public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods safer and more affordable."

CSC subcontractors on this new contract include ACI Solutions, of Chantilly, Va.; Battelle Memorial Institute, of Columbus, Oh.; Brown IT Corporation, of Hanover, Pa.; Converge Networks Corporation, of Bethesda, Md.; Evolver and Indrasoft, both of Reston, Va.; GovPlace, of Irvine, Calif.; InfoZen, of Rockville, Md.; KnightPoint Systems and Thundercat Technology, both of Herndon, Va.; PCN Strategies, of Washington, D.C.; and The Ventura Group Inc., of Ashburn, Va. 

This contract is the cornerstone of the ICT21 bioinformatics initiative and aims to provide an agency-wide computing platform for the 21st century that is efficient, effective, scalable, flexible and reliable, and meets FDA business requirements. Additionally, the program will enhance the capabilities of the FDA's IT environment, which includes technology refreshment plans, increased consistency and standardization, development and implementation of new standard operational procedures and processes, and people skill-set development and training.


InfoZen Honored with Multiple Industry Awards. InfoZen Recognized for Company Growth over the Years

September 18, 2008

InfoZen, Inc., a leading provider of Information Technology consulting, engineering/operations, and risk assessment/management solutions, today announced the company has recently been recognized as one of the top 50 fastest growing companies in Greater Washington by the Washington Business Journal and ranked 1,335th in the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies Across America. InfoZen has also been named a finalist in the Deloitte Technology FAST 50 in Maryland and Virginia for 2008 and was a finalist for the Tech Council of Maryland Tech Awards, Government Contracting Firm of the Year. As an honoree in these esteemed competitions, InfoZen will be recognized by the various sponsoring organizations:

Deloitte's 2008 Technology Fast 50 - spotlights the 50 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in Maryland and Virginia, based on operating revenues of at least $50,000 in 2003 and $5,000,000 in 2007; Winners will be announced in October.

Inc. 5000 - honoring InfoZen with a national ranking of 1,335 of 5,000, commending the company for its 285.1 percent revenue growth during the past four years and across all industries in the U.S.; an awards ceremony is being held Sept 18-20 in DC. -- Washington Business Journal -- honoring InfoZen as one of the fastest growing companies in the Greater Washington area; Companies were honored at an awards reception October 2.

Tech Council of Maryland -- InfoZen was one of five companies honored as government contracting firm of the year, at the Council's annual dinner and tech awards celebration, known as Maryland's Best Night of Networking.

"We are extremely proud of these prestigious honors," said Raj Ananthanpillai, CEO and president of InfoZen. "This recognition is indicative of the hard work and dedication put forth by the entire InfoZen team as we continue to thrive as a company to meet customer needs.

"Deloitte's MD and VA Technology Fast 50 companies have shown the strength, vision and tenacity to succeed in today's very competitive technology environment," said Gary Tabach, Greater Washington Office Regional Managing Partner, Deloitte & Touche, LLP. "We applaud the successes of InfoZen and acknowledge it as one of the very few to accomplish such a fast growth rate over the past five years."