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Phase2 Technology Teams With Aquilent on CIO-SP3 Contracting Vehicle -- Phase2 Technology's Digital Government Solutions Now Available Through Ten-Year Technology-Focused GWAC With $20B Ceiling

ALEXANDRIA, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/06/12 -- Phase2 Technology, a global leader in web design and development, has announced that it is part of the Aquilent team (http://www.aquilent.com/about/cio-sp3) which was selected as one of the awardees for the Chief Information Officers -- Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) government-wide acquisition contract (GWAC). Aquilent (http://www.aquilent.com) is a leading provider of Web and Cloud solutions shaping the next generation of technology for the federal government.

The CIO-SP3 contract is a ten-year, multi-award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with a $20B ceiling. It is administered by the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC). The CIO-SP3 contract is available to any federal agency -- both Civilian and Department of Defense -- requiring a broad range of IT services and solutions. CIO-SP3 is also available to organizations that receive funding from Congress (e.g., Smithsonian Institution).

"CIO-SP3 is a valuable contracting asset for federal agencies since it allows them to quickly and easily access deep IT expertise from a large pool of vetted, highly-qualified vendors," said Greg Wilson, Phase2 Technology's Government Practice Manager. "We're excited to partner with Aquilent and the other partners that comprise the Aquilent team. We were very impressed by the team's expertise, experience, and professionalism and we're looking forward to working with them to improve and innovate IT in the federal government for the years to come."

Jeff Walpole -- Phase2's CEO -- added that "two of our continued goals for our government practice include making it easier for our customers to engage us contractually, and working with world class teaming partners. Joining Aquilent on this CIO-SP3 vehicle is a big step forward for both of those goals. Phase2 and Aquilent were both cited recently in the Federal Computer Weekly's '12 Hot Companies to Watch' (http://bit.ly/SxAvTp), so we're delighted to be offering our services together on CIO-SP3."

Phase2's experience in the federal government includes the development of various prominent CMS platforms for high-traffic, public facing web sites such as Energy.gov, DHS.gov, FEMA.gov, and the House of Representatives. Phase2 is a recognized leader in the Drupal open source software community and maintains several 'distributions' on behalf of the community (e.g., OpenPublic, OpenPublish, and Open Atrium). Phase2 is committed to the use of open source software, data visualization, and accessible design to improve the ability for government to connect with citizens.

The Aquilent team is authorized to provide IT services and solutions across all 10 task areas on CIO-SP3, which include: IT services for biomedical research, health sciences and healthcare; chief information officer support; imaging; outsourcing; IT operations and maintenance; integration services; critical infrastructure protection and information assurance; digital government; enterprise resource planning; and software development. To learn more about Aquilent's support for the CIO-SP3 contract vehicle, please visit www.aquilent.com/about/cio-sp3.php.

About Phase2 Technology - Phase2 Technology ("Phase2") is recognized globally as an innovator in the development of scalable open source CMS solutions for commercial and government clients. One of the largest Drupal implementation firms worldwide, Phase2 is a leader in the Drupal community, contributing countless modules as well as PHP-based distribution platforms for publishing and government verticals. We have a proven track record in managing implementations for large media organizations, high profile government sites, and NGOs & non-profit organizations. Our team of experts speaks at conferences and workshops around the world on how to create engaging, accessible websites and we are called on for expert guidance regarding mobile strategy, mapping, data visualization, open data and semantic technologies.

For more information about Phase2 Technology, visit www.phase2technology.com or read the staff's blog at www.agileapproach.com.

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