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"This very significant contract solidifies MicroTech's, constant commitment to hard work and innovation and demonstrates MicroTech's ability to anticipate technology challenges by delivering transformational solutions and services to our Nation's Warfighters," says Tony Jimenez, Founder, President and CEO of MicroTech. "I cannot stress enough how excited we are to be part of this contract and look forward to delivering professional services and solutions to the United States Army." With this win, MicroTech now holds 24 multiple-award type contracts with dozens of Federal Agencies through which MicroTech provides a broad range of innovative technologies and state of the art Professional Services and Solutions. About MicroTech: MicroTech, a Certified and Verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), has had noteworthy success since its inception in 2004. Under Tony Jimenez's leadership, the privately-owned company has experienced exponential growth over the years and is repeatedly recognized as a small business success story. Described as the "hottest Hispanic business in the nation," MicroTech was ranked as the #1 Fastest Growing Hispanic Company in the Nation for three consecutive years by Hispanic Business Magazine. MicroTech was also named one of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Hispanic-Owned Companies in the Nation for five consecutive years and has been repeatedly listed on Washington Technology's annual list of the Top 100 Government Contractors. MicroTech provides Cloud Computing, Technology Services, Cyber Security Solutions, Products & Managed Service Solutions, Technology/Professional Services, Network Systems Integration, R&D, Telecom Solutions & Integration and Financial Services to the public sector, as well as commercial enterprises -- managing more than a quarter of a million technology users daily. A prime contractor of more than 100 Federal projects and more than 20 Contract Vehicles, MicroTech offers access to 2,500 vendors and a million technology products and services across the Federal Government. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:

News Article | May 24, 2017

"We are pleased to partner with Carahsoft to bring our best-in-class data governance solutions to the public sector," said Paul Wedeking, SVP, Channel Strategy and Ecosystem Development at DATUM.  "The government now has access to the solutions that many Fortune 500 companies rely on to improve operational efficiency, deliver greater analytical insights, and simplify compliance and regulatory reporting – across some of the most complex digital environments in the world." "Carahsoft is excited to add DATUM's solutions to our government contract vehicles and to our expanding portfolio of SAP and other data governance solutions," said Patrick Gallagher, Vice President at Carahsoft. "Through our partnership with DATUM, we are able offer our public sector companies and our ecosystem of reseller partners the platform and expertise to translate information management into relevant business terms." DATUM's software and services are available immediately via Carahsoft's GSA Schedule No. GS-35F-0119Y and SEWP V contracts NNG15SC03B and NNG15SC27B.  For more information, contact the DATUM team at; or visit About DATUM DATUM drives decision integrity across any enterprise, empowering organizations to discover the right data and make the right decisions faster. By focusing on what data matters and why, DATUM's proven data governance and stewardship platform, Information Value Management®, delivers business value insights. Today, Fortune 500's trust DATUM as the data governance system of record to improve operational efficiency, deliver greater analytical insights and simplify compliance and regulatory reporting. About Carahsoft Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider. As a top-performing GSA Schedule and SEWP contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed technology vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators, and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value. The company's dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver VMware, Symantec, Veritas, Dell EMC, Adobe, F5 Networks, Google Cloud, ServiceNow, Open Source, HPE Software, SAP, Salesforce, and Innovative and Intelligence products and services, among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer, and is listed annually among the industry's fastest growing and largest firms by CRN, Inc., Forbes, Washington Technology, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, and SmartCEO. Visit us at To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:

News Article | May 2, 2017

RESTON, Va., May 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, is proud to announce it has been named Public Sector Distributor of the Year by Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions. This award was presented at the 2017 Red Hat North American Partner Conference in Las Vegas. Carahsoft was honored for its dedication to providing innovative open source solutions to customers in the public sector. Specifically, Carahsoft was recognized for its exceptional support of Red Hat’s public-sector partner ecosystem, which enabled exceptional sales growth of Red Hat solutions. This is the fourth consecutive year that Carahsoft has been recognized at Red Hat’s annual partner event. “It is an honor to be recognized by Red Hat as the public sector distributor of the year. We strive to provide unparalleled support to our government customers and our extensive ecosystem of Red Hat partners,” said Natalie Gregory, Vice President of Open Source solutions at Carahsoft. “Red Hat continues to be the world’s leading provider of open source solutions and through our collaboration, we are delivering innovative open source technology.” Red Hat's 2016 North America Partner Awards honor both commercial and public sector partners for their dedication to successfully delivering innovative open source solutions to customers. Honorees were recognized for outstanding performance in 2016, across several categories that span Red Hat’s open source portfolio, and their dedication to delivering customer success. Several Carahsoft partners were also recognized for outstanding performances in 2016 across several public sector categories, including: Arctiq as Canadian Partner of the Year; Science Applications International Corporation as Integrator Partner of the Year; Emergent, LLC as US Partner of the Year and Middleware Partner of the Year; Accenture as Cloud Solution Partner of the Year; DLT Solutions as Cloud Partner of the Year; August Schell as Security Partner of the Year; and Microsoft Canada as Canada Collaboration Partner of the Year. “Carahsoft is a valued channel partner to Red Hat, and we are pleased to honor them with this well-deserved award,” said Mark Enzweiler, senior vice president, Global Channel Sales and Alliances, Red Hat. “We look forward to our continued relationship with Carahsoft and helping them provide the best in open source solutions to our customers.” ABOUT CARAHSOFT Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider. As a top-performing GSA Schedule and SEWP contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed technology vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value. The company's dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver Red Hat, VMware, Dell EMC, Symantec, Veritas, Adobe, F5 Networks, Google Cloud, ServiceNow, Open Source, HPE Software, SAP, Salesforce, and Innovative and Intelligence products and services, among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer and is listed annually among the industry's fastest-growing and largest firms by CRN, Inc., Forbes, Washington Technology, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal and SmartCEO. Visit us at Red Hat is a trademark or registered trademark of Red Hat, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries.

News Article | June 8, 2017

ThunderCat Technology, a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that delivers technology services and solutions to the federal government, announced today that it has been named to Washington Technology’s Top 100 list, which is one of the leading indicators measuring the performance of the largest contractors in the government market. The companies are ranked by their prime contract dollars in IT, systems integrations, telecommunications, engineering, and professional services. This is ThunderCat’s fourth appearance on the list. Washington Technology has ranked the 100 largest government contractors for more than two decades, and it is viewed as one of the best barometers of the federal market’s competitive landscape. “It is a true honor to be on this list for four years in a row as we start our tenth year of operations. While we do have a handful of commercial clients, our true focus is Fed IT. So, to be on this prestigious list with major players like Leidos, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics and CSRA is quite humbling. Even though we provide technology solutions in and around the data center, we know our true purpose. ‘The purpose of ThunderCat Technology is to make the United States a better and safer place for all Americans.’ We take great pride in helping Federal agencies achieve their mission,” said CEO, Tom Deierlein. About ThunderCat Technology Currently ranked #69 on the Solution Provider 500, the award winning ThunderCat Technology is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that delivers technology services and solutions to the federal government and fortune 500 companies. Specifically, ThunderCat is a systems integrator that brings an innovative approach to solving customer problems in and around the data center by providing strategies for Data Storage, Networking, Security, and Applications. ThunderCat represents, distributes, integrates, and provides technologies from best of breed manufacturers. Clients include DHS, USACE, HHS, DLA, DFAS, FBI, USDA, Navy, Army, and VA. About Washington Technology A member of 1105 Public Sector Media Group, Washington Technology provides deep editorial and market knowledge with a direct line to aggressive and active contractor executives who need cutting-edge IT systems and solutions to serve the largest customer in the world – the government market – as well as manage their company competitively and profitably via mergers, acquisitions, partnering and financial information. Content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services.

Hall J.L.,Washington Technology | Mcgraw D.,Washington Technology
Health Affairs | Year: 2014

The success of telehealth could be undermined if serious privacy and security risks are not addressed. For example, sensors that are located in a patient's home or that interface with the patient's body to detect safety issues or medical emergencies may inadvertently transmit sensitive information about household activities. Similarly, routine data transmissions from an app or medical device, such as an insulin pump, may be shared with third-party advertisers. Without adequate security and privacy protections for underlying telehealth data and systems, providers and patients will lack trust in the use of telehealth solutions. Although some federal and state guidelines for telehealth security and privacy have been established, many gaps remain. No federal agency currently has authority to enact privacy and security requirements to cover the telehealth ecosystem. This article examines privacy risks and security threats to telehealth applications and summarizes the extent to which technical controls and federal law adequately address these risks. We argue for a comprehensive federal regulatory framework for telehealth, developed and enforced by a single federal entity, the Federal Trade Commission, to bolster trust and fully realize the benefits of telehealth. © 2014 Project.

Ab initio calculations have been performed to model the molecular adsorption of dimethyl methylphosphonate (DMMP) on the (001) surface of the anatase form of TiO2. Both the relaxed unreconstructed (1 × 1)- and the (4 × 1)-reconstructed clean surfaces have been analyzed. Adsorption occurs via a Ti - -O=P dative bond to a coordinatively unsaturated surface Ti site. In both cases, one of the two Ti-O-Ti bridge bonds at the Ti adsorption site breaks leading to the formation of a stable Ti=O titanyl group. This species has not been reported in previous studies of adsorption on TiO 2 surfaces but is seen, in the present work, as an intermediate in the dissociative adsorption of H2O. © 2011 by the American Chemical Society.

McGraw D.,Washington Technology
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association | Year: 2013

Objectives The aim of this paper is to summarize concerns with the de-identification standard and methodologies established under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations, and report some potential policies to address those concerns that were discussed at a recent workshop attended by industry, consumer, academic and research stakeholders. Target audience The target audience includes researchers, industry stakeholders, policy makers and consumer advocates concerned about preserving the ability to use HIPAA de-identified data for a range of important secondary uses. Scope HIPAA sets forth methodologies for de-identifying health data; once such data are de-identified, they are no longer subject to HIPAA regulations and can be used for any purpose. Concerns have been raised about the sufficiency of HIPAA de-identification methodologies, the lack of legal accountability for unauthorized reidentification of de-identified data, and insufficient public transparency about de-identified data uses. Although there is little published evidence of the re-identification of properly de-identified datasets, such concerns appear to be increasing. This article discusses policy proposals intended to address de-identification concerns while maintaining de-identification as an effective tool for protecting privacy and preserving the ability to leverage health data for secondary purposes.

Pique A.,Washington Technology
Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing | Year: 2011

This review discusses the origins and evolution of the MAPLE technique as it started as an alternative to spray coating of thin films for chemical vapor sensors. It describes its numerous applications for the deposition of thin films of polymeric, organic and biomaterials for various applications. This is followed by an overview of several new variations of the MAPLE technique. This review concludes with an outlook on the future of this highly versatile and successful vapor deposition process. © 2011 Springer-Verlag (outside the USA).

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ADVANCED TECH EDUCATION PROG | Award Amount: 199.38K | Year: 2015

To address the needs of employers for highly skilled workers in the applications of photonics, Lake Washington Institute of Technology will partner with high-tech companies in the Pacific Northwest, the National Center for Optics and Photonics Education (OP-TEC), Fluke Corporation, the Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing (COE), and the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) to produce associate degree photonics technicians for employment in the region. Photonics technology is the practical application of light, including lasers, and photonics plays a diverse role in regional economy, but labor market data and OP-TEC reports show a growing gap between industry needs and photonics technology graduates. This effort will create the only associate degree employer-validated, NSF-affiliated photonics program in Washington and the neighboring states of Oregon and Idaho. After building upon OP-TECs highly-regarded curriculum and adapting it to regional needs and evaluating its impact, the college will disseminate the revised model and teaching strategies to other colleges in the Pacific Northwest using OP-TEC and SPIE networks as well as the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC).

With industry collaboration, the college will develop this two-course photonics technology certificate to be added to advanced manufacturing Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree programs. To support the goal of improving and diversifying the regional technical workforce, the project will develop a regionally-specific, application-based sequence culminating in a photonics certificate aligned with 21st Century Skill standards to meet specialty needs of employers in the Pacific Northwest. It will utilize multiple recruiting efforts, including social media, to attract students and increase enrollment of previously underrepresented populations in photonics and advanced manufacturing and optimize and accelerate learning environments and career pathways to high-wage, in-demand jobs for students. This project will increase enrollments in photonics and advanced manufacturing at the college by engaging both traditional and non-traditional students as it seeks to enroll veterans, females, and older learners and create a more diverse workforce. Recruitment efforts will implement promising practices published by the Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science (IWITTS) and will contribute to the body of knowledge about recruiting and retaining underrepresented populations in technical programs at two-year institutions.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: S-STEM:SCHLR SCI TECH ENG&MATH | Award Amount: 583.26K | Year: 2015

The goal of the Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) will be to develop the Future Tech Stars NSF S-STEM Scholarship Program (Future Tech Stars) to provide approximately 100 scholarships to full-time, low income, non-traditional students in four STEM disciplines: Computer Security, Information Technology Applications, Digital Gaming, and Multimedia Design. With more students attending full time, the college anticipates increased student retention, improved completion rates of degrees and certificates, and additional students transferring to a four-year university. These outcomes directly support national policy goals to improve post-high school education attainment. Future Tech Stars will address the growing need for a skilled workforce to support the vibrant technology industry in the Greater Puget Sound region and as a result will lead to economic development for the Greater Puget Sound region and improved employment outcomes for students.

The three goals of the program will be to: support student retention to complete certificates within two years and associates degrees within three years; increase the number of students receiving a Certificate or Associates degree in an information technology, digital media, or computer networking technology program; and increase the number of students who transfer to a four-year college or university. To support full-time students and to encourage the transition to full-time status, scholarship recipients will receive support from the program coordinator and from faculty who will provide dedicated support through writing workshops and advising. Through this work, this program will increase the body of knowledge around support services in scholarship programs, especially in programs targeting non-traditional students in technology programs. In terms of the broader impacts, the college will work closely with students and financial aid professionals to help them stay focused in studies. The students will be tracked with an Academic Early Warning system to identify problems early on and seek to help the students take corrective action. The project will involve the whole campus, including the president, the PI, and individual students. Through an evaluation of the project, the program coordinators will provide information that can be used when disseminating the results of the project. As a member of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), LWTech will access SBCTC resources for use in dissemination of results at regional conferences, through their yearly fact book, and at quarterly statewide meetings of college staff associated with divisions such as Financial Aid, Institutional Research, and Instruction.

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