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Model Driven Solutions Led Team Awarded Federal Acquisition Services - Service Oriented Infrastructure Task Under GSA BPA

Model Driven Solutions, a Division of Data Access Technologies, Inc., won another major task from GSA under the GSA Blanket Purchase Agreement it was awarded just over two years ago. GSA's Federal Acquisition Service awarded the task for the analysis and selection of an Open Sourse Service Oriented Infrastructures. Partners on this bid included IONA and Modus21.

Vienna, VA, 1 April 2008 - Model Driven Solutions, a Division of Data Access Technologies, Inc., won another major task from GSA for the analysis and selection of an Open Source Services Oriented Infrastructure that supports its One GSA EA. The Team has, to date, won all of the bids let under the GSA Blanket Purchase Agreement awarded just over two years ago. Partners on this bid included IONA and Modus21.
Model Driven Solutions has been working with the Office of the CIO, its Chief Technology Officer and Chief Architect for more than three years to develop the One GSA Enterprise Architecture. In its efforts to extend this architecture across all of GSA, the agency is issuing a series of Request for Quotes (RFQs) to cover GSA Enterprise Architecture activities and procurements over a five year period.  This award is the sixth awarded by GSA, all to the Model Driven Solutions let Team.
This Task Order is to analyze and select an appropriate Open Source Service Oriented Infrastructure to support the efforts of the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) going forward. Part of the task is to ensure that the infrastruture selected can benefit from a move and emphasis on the Business Process Modeling (BPM) capabilities being developed by the FAS. BPM is used to help strongly link the business requirements of the organization with the technology being developed to support it. "We have been working with GSA to develop this capability from a number of different directions over the last couple of years. We are working with the Office of the Chief Financial Officer to implement the first Open Source Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) application for GSA - and maybe the first Open Source SOA application for the entire Federal Government” said Cory Casanave, President and CEO of Model Driven Solutions and DAT.  “This award is a very strong indication of the strength and value that Open Source solutions are capable of providing our government institutions", continued Mr. Casanave.
Model Driven Solutions has put together a team of highly experienced organizations to respond to GSA needs. For this specific project, the team consists of IONA and Modus21. Each of the partners, combined with Model Driven Solutions' methodology, tooling and expertise, provide GSA a complete Enterprise Architecture solution across all of GSA's lines-of-business and service offices.
About IONA

For more than a decade, IONA® Technologies (NASDAQ: IONA) has been a world leader in delivering high-performance integration solutions for Global 2000 IT environments. IONA pioneered standards-based integration with its CORBA-based Orbix® products. IONA’s Artix™, an advanced SOA infrastructure suite enables customers to leverage service-oriented architecture to streamline and modernize IT environments. The FUSE™ family of Open Source distributed SOA infrastructure products allow customers to take advantage of the innovation and cost-effectiveness of Open Source software with complete enterprise support and technical services. IONA is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with U.S. headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts and offices worldwide. For additional information about IONA, visit our Web site at http://www.iona.com.

About Modus21
Modus21 is a technology consulting firm specializing in business process management. The firm concentrates on implementing technical capabilities that provide a means to continuously improve business processes. Organizations must be able to manage and measure processes in order to plan and execute improvement efforts. While most technology firms focus solely on technology, Modus21 believes that working closely with clients to achieve successful implementation of BPM strategies and principles helps make clients more efficient and effective. Modus 21 is a business partner of Intalio, the leading developer of Open Source BPM solutions. For more information visit www.modus21.com.

About Model Driven Solutions, a Division of Data Access Technologies, Inc. (DAT)
Model Driven Solutions provides professional services and products that leverage Service Oriented (SOA) and Model Driven Architecture (MDA) techniques and standards to assist major organizations in achieving effectiveness and agility in a changing and collaborative world.  Founded in 1996, Model Driven Solutions has been a leader in the development of open standards and supporting products that result in Executable Enterprise Architectures (EEA). Model Driven Solutions’ EEA focus helps drive information systems to quickly and cost effectively address business and defense initiatives.  Active in the Object Management Group (OMG), the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) and other standards development organizations, Model Driven Solutions has provided industry leadership that is, today, resulting in significant technological advancements and customer satisfaction.  With customers like the US General Services Administration (GSA), the US Army, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Kaiser Permanente, Unisys and many others, Model Driven Solutions is at the leading edge of today’s software technology advances. 


Ed Harrington

Phone: +1.703.992.9106

Email: ed-h@modeldriven.com


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