McLean, Va. - June 11, 2009 - InfoPro Incorporated, an information technology (IT) services company, celebrated its 20th anniversary June 9, 2009. Founded by Sue Graham, the company has achieved consistent growth and industry recognition by keeping pace with technology advances and providing high quality IT services, enterprise solutions, and systems integration for government and commercial organizations.
"Our 20th anniversary is truly a milestone to be proud of, and for everyone at InfoPro to celebrate," said Sue Graham, president, and CEO of InfoPro. "We achieved a remarkable record of success through the collective dedication and hard work of our employees, promoting teamwork with our business partners, and by building trust and confidence with our customers. I extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to all."
Some of the organizations InfoPro has served include the U.S. Army and Coast Guard; the Departments of Commerce, Health & Human Services, Homeland Security, Transportation, and Treasury; the Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, General Accountability Office, General Services Administration, Social Security Administration; and the Maryland State Departments of Management & Budget and Transportation.
"I am proud of our success and growth, and I am just as proud that we have managed our growth," said Graham. "This allows us to continue to anticipate our clients' evolving IT requirements and respond quickly to ensure their operations run smoothly and efficiently." InfoPro has been independently appraised and awarded the Software Engineering Institute Capability Maturity Model® Integration (CMMI) Level 2 and has successfully completed Enterprise Resource Planning/SAP modernization projects for numerous government agencies.
Some of the professional recognition and awards InfoPro has received include the Inc. 500, Washington Technology Fast 50, Maryland Technology Fast 50, Top Woman-Owned Company, Outstanding Woman-Owned Business, Top 500 Small Business, Top 500 Diversity-Owned Business, Top 100 Asian American-Owned Business, Top 100 Asian Pacific-Owned Business, and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise of the Year.
For more information, visit www.infopro.net.
McLean, Va. - April 27, 2009 - DiversityBusiness.com, the nations' leading business-to-business internet site, has named InfoPro Incorporated one of the top diversified businesses in the U.S. Companies listed on DiversityBusiness.com Top Business Lists represent the Nation's top minority and woman-owned privately held businesses.
This is the 9th annual listing of the nation's top businesses by DiversityBusiness.com and the second DiversityBusiness.com honor for InfoPro. In 2005, DiversityBusiness.com named InfoPro one of the top 500 small businesses on the Div500 list, which included the top 500 small businesses in the U.S. with revenue ranging from $12 million to $2.5 billion.
Sue Graham, InfoPro's founder, President and CEO said, "It is a great honor for everyone at InfoPro to be named on the DiversityBusiness.com Top Business List and a tribute to our commitment to diversity and service excellence. Thank you to everyone at InfoPro for making this possible, and thank you to our business partners and customers who work side-by-side with us every day with trust and mutual respect."
"Entrepreneurs are a growing force in the U.S. economy, and a force to be reckoned with," said Kenton Clarke, CEO of Computer Consulting Associates International, the company that built DiversityBusiness.com. This is a whole business segment that can carry its own, that provides jobs, products and services, and generates wealth for their communities. These are the new leaders in American business."
Launched in 1999, DiversityBusiness, with over 46,000 members, is the largest organization of diversity owned businesses throughout the United States that provide goods and services to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, and colleges and universities. DiversityBusiness provides research and data collection services for diversity including the "Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities", "Top 500 Diversity Owned Companies in America", and others. Its research has been recognized and published by Forbes Magazine, Business Week and thousands of other print and internet publications. The site has gained national recognition and has won numerous awards for its content and design. It is a leading provider of Supplier Diversity management tools and has the most widely distributed Diversity magazine in the United States. DiversityBusiness.com is produced by Computer Consulting Associates International Inc. (CCAii.com) of Southport, CT. Founded in 1980.
Mclean, VA - July 21, 2008 - James Yan has rejoined InfoPro Incorporated as Executive Vice President and Chief Consulting Officer. In his new position, James will develop and implement InfoPro's business strategies and manage the company's IT consulting services.
Prior to returning to InfoPro, James was Program Manager at SRA International for one of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's largest enterprise resource planning (ERP) modernization efforts, the Web Based Supply Chain Management project. Previously, James was Chief Technology Officer at InfoPro and Vice President at Technology Solutions Company.
"James brings a wealth of management experience and technical expertise as the foundation for his new leadership position at InfoPro," said Sue Graham, InfoPro's Chief Executive Officer. "We are delighted to welcome James back to develop and implement our company's business strategies and focus on our IT consulting services on quality and growth."
James has more than 27 years experience managing IT and ERP modernization projects in the public and private sectors. During his tenure as Chief Technology Officer at InfoPro, James established InfoPro's SAP Center of Excellence and initiated the company's independent verification and validation (IV&V) practice.
An expert in large SAP projects, James' clients have included the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection and the Internal Revenue Service, ExxonMobil, MCI, Marconi Communications, Caterpillar, and Borden Chemical Company. Earlier in his career, James held several IT architect and technical positions with Mobil Oil Corporation, MITRE, and IBM. James earned a B.A. degree in Computre Science from Indiana University and an MBA from the University of Hawaii.
Mclean, VA - Sept. 7, 2007 - InfoPro Incorporated has been assessed at Level 2 of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model & Integration (CMMI). The company's management processes were assessed in accordance with CMMI-Development version 1.2 and met all goals for implementing the Program Management Life Cycle at the SEI Level 2 Process Maturity.
InfoPro invested more than a year preparing for this assessment and was assessed by the Process Company, an independent appraiser certified by SEI. This latest CMMI Level 2 certification applies to InfoPro's company-wide project management processes. InfoPro had previously been appraised at CMMI Level 2 based on its work at the Department of Treasury.
"Preparing for and achieving CMMI Level 2 certification clearly demonstrates our commitment to providing high quality services for our customers by embracing the latest CMMI practices throughout our company," said Sue Graham, InfoPro's CEO.
CMMI is a process improvement approach that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes. The CMMI Product Suite was developed by teams of government, industry and SEI experts and is at the forefront of process improvement, providing the latest best practices for product and service development and maintenance. The CMMI Product Suite is widely recognized as the de factor standard used to guide process improvement across a project, a division, or an entire organization.
The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a U.S. Department of Defense federally funded research and development center operated by Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI helps organizations make measured improvements in their software engineering capabilities by providing technical leadership to advance the practice of software engineering.
For more information, visit the SEI website at: www.sei.cmu.edu
McLean, Va. - October 26, 2006 - The Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) unveiled the new Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) tool for primary care clinicians today at the National Prevention Summit in Washington, D.C. The interactive tool is designed for use on a personal digital assistant (PDA) or desktop computer to allow clinicians to access the latest recommendations from the AHRQ-sponsored U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The tool can be viewed and is available for download from the AHRQ Web site at ePSS.ahrq.gov.
InfoPro Incorporated supported AHRQ with the ePSS initiative. The ePSS is designed to serve as an aid to clinical decision-making at the point of care and contains 110 recommendations covering 59 separate preventive services topics. The 'real time' search function allows a clinician to input a patient's age, gender, and selected behavioral risk factors, such as whether or not they smoke, in the appropriate fields. The software cross-references the patient characteristics entered with the applicable Task Force recommendations and generates a report specifically tailored for that patient.
"This Electronic Preventive Services Selector will assist physicians in selecting the right preventive service for the right patient in real time," said HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt. "It will help us create a culture of wellness; a society that thinks of staying healthy rather than simply being treated after we're sick."
The ePSS tool is designed for use on a personal digital assistant (PDA) as well as a Web browser. The 'real-time' search function allows a clinician to input a patient's age, gender, and selected behavioral risk factors—such as whether or not they smoke—in the appropriate fields. The software cross-references the patient characteristics entered with the applicable Task Force recommendations and generates a report specifically tailored for that patient.
The associated database includes information on screening tests ranging from mammograms to ultrasound tests to detect abdominal aortic aneurysms, as well as counseling topics and information on preventive medications. The ePSS PDA has user-friendly components that makes it easy to navigate and allows it to work on platforms for Palm®- and Windows® operating systems. The desktop computer version also provides clinicians with the ability to print out individualized health reports that can be shared with their patients.
"I am proud of this product," said AHRQ Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. "The ePSS can provide a basis for initiating important and sometimes difficult conversations between patients and their health care providers."
McLean, Va. - June 1, 2006 - InfoPro Incorporated has established a Center for Excellence, expanding the company's enterprise solutions offerings and providing a showcase for its advanced technology services and credentials. InfoPro will use its Center of Excellence to develop, prototype, test, and demonstrate state-of-the-art applications and provide professional development resources for InfoPro's information technology professionals.
"Establishing a Center of Excellence allows us to live up to our commitment to our customers to keep pace with advancing technology and develop solutions tailored precisely to their organizations," said Sue Graham, InfoPro's CEO. "Our Center of Excellence also provides a safe environment for experimentation and prototype development, enabling us to research and design solutions for customer-specific issues with minimal impact their staff and operations."
InfoPro's Center of Excellence includes a full suite of the latest SAP products, including the industry-leading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)-enabled SAP NetWeaver, including business functions such as financial management, human resources management, logistics management, customer relations management, supplier relations management, enterprise portal, exchange infrastructure, workflow, and various development tools such as SAP Visual Studio for rapid development of web services.
InfoPro was awarded a contract from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Office of Human Resources Management (HRM) to provide office automation and local computing support for PC, web, and mainframe-based systems. The InfoPro project team will assist HRM move to a distributed computing environment, which will allow HRM to distribute processing and data across the organization regardless of the operating system or network.
Eileen Anderson has joined InfoPro Incorporated as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In her new position, Eileen will direct and manage InfoPro's accounting, financial planning and reporting activities.
Eileen brings more than 22 years experience working with contractors to the federal government. Her expertise is in accounting and management services. Prior to joining InfoPro, Eileen was a Vice President with VICOR Business Services where she supported numerous contractors working with DOD, civilian and state agencies and was instrumental in developing and implementing cost structures, cost proposals, accounting systems, and policies and procedures specific to the needs of government contractors.
Eileen is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Longwood College. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
"We are delighted Eileen Anderson has joined InfoPro. A respected leader in her field, Eileen brings extensive financial management experience to guide and direct InfoPro as we work toward achieving our corporate goals with new and on-going government contracts," said Sue Graham, InfoPro's Chief Executive Officer.
DiversityBusiness.com, the nation's leading multicultural internet site named InfoPro Incorporated one of the top 500 small businesses in the United States. Ranging from $12 million to over $2.5 billion in revenue, the companies listed on the Div500 represent the nation's top multicultural earners. InfoPro is ranked #290 on the Div500 list.
Sue Graham, InfoPro's founder, President and CEO said, "Being recognized as a Div500 business is an honor for everyone at InfoPro and a tribute to our business partners and customers. This achievement reflects InfoPro's commitment to provide quality services and to the relationships we have built with our customers over the years. My sincere thanks to everyone at InfoPro, our business partners and our customers for making this possible."
The Div500 is a classification that represents the top 500 small businesses in the U.S., in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. This is the sixth annual listing of the Nation's top 500 small businesses.
"The Div500 companies are the heroes of small businesses in America," said Kenton Clarke. "While Fortune magazine lists the best companies for minorities to work for, we list the top small businesses. These are the people that have conquered the hurdles and made the sacrifices, building and strengthening their communities, providing jobs and helping to keep the fabric of the U.S. economy together."
"We are delighted to be ranked among the largest and most successful diversified small businesses in the United States, and we commend DiversityBusiness.com for their commitment to supporting and recognizing the achievements of these outstanding businesses," said Ms. Graham.
For the complete list of winning companies, please visit: www.diversitybusiness.com.
Launched in 1999, with over 30,000 members DiversityBusiness.com is the largest organization of diversity-owned businesses throughout the United States that provide goods and services to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies and colleges and universities. Members use the sites' technology to find and track new business opportunities. It also produces the country's largest conference on diversity education and training for major corporations and small business. Its research on top businesses appears in Fortune, Forbes and numerous magazines and media publications. The site has gained national recognition and has won numerous awards for its content and design. DiversityBusiness.com is produced by Computer Consulting Associates International Inc. (CCAii.com) of Southport, CT. CCA was founded in 1980 by CEO Kenton Clarke.
InfoPro was awarded a new task order at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). InfoPro's new IRS project team will be analyzing the system change requests process for multiple enterprise systems supporting the business operations of 2,600 IRS tax attorneys stationed around the country. The project team will be further defining requirements and recommending changes in the analysis, review, and approval process for a portfolio of system changes.
InfoPro was awarded a $1 million task order from Customs and Border Protection to support the government as technical advisors with our knowledge of SAP ERP and Customs. The new program will be supporting the multi-billion dollar Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) program.
InfoPro Incorporated (InfoPro) announced today that it has been awarded the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Network and Operations Support contract for the Office of Information Technology. InfoPro will provide Information Technology (IT) support for HRSA in the following task areas: (1) Local Area Network (LAN), (2) Cisco infrastructure support, (3) network security, (4) application server support, and (5) Web server support. The contract's period of performance is for a base year and four option years, with the base year value of approximately $500,000.
"InfoPro is looking forward to supporting HRSA with this new contract," said Sue Graham, President & CEO. "Our team's outstanding work for HRSA since 1998 clearly demonstrated to HRSA that we are committed to performance excellence."
The HRSA contract was conducted via the Department of Interior's GovWorks for General Services Administration (GSA), Federal Supply Schedule contract holders.
InfoPro announced the company was awarded a 10-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract with a potential value of $8 billion for the Commerce Information Technology Solutions Next Generation, or COMMITS NexGen. This small-business-only, Information Technology contract provides opportunities to small businesses of varying sizes to compete in a multi-tier structure. InfoPro, as a Tier One contractor, will compete with 18 other small businesses for opportunities valued at less than $5 million. The tiered structure, however, permits small business to compete in higher tiers at their discretion, enabling growth throughout the 10-year life span of the contract.
Of the 58 COMMITS incumbent contractors, InfoPro was one of 15 companies that received a NexGen award.
Ron Frazier, Chief Operating Office of InfoPro said, "We are gratified to have been selected to continue our support of the Department of Commerce. We look forward to providing IT services to new program areas envisioned by the Department of Commerce and its customers under this contract."
InfoPro Incorporated (InfoPro) was awarded a $28 million five-year contract by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The contract provides support for required software development services to develop, enhance, and maintain a wide range of administrative application systems. The new development and enhancement tasks are being conducted using SAP Enterprise, IBM WebSphere/JAVA, and Oracle. The legacy maintenance tasks primarily involve IBM mainframe/COBOL/CICS technology, Notes, and some ASP Web applications.
InfoPro is assessed at SEI CMM Level 2 and works with CBP to support the development and maintenance of their systems following CBP's Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). InfoPro also is involved with the continued process improvement of all aspects of software engineering.
InfoPro announced today that it has been awarded a five-year indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) to provide Management Consulting Services for Maryland State Agencies. These management consulting services include governance and organizational assessments, economy and efficiency reviews, program performance assessments, strategic and action planning, and business process reengineering.
"InfoPro is looking forward to supporting Maryland State Agencies with this new contract," said Sue Graham, President & CEO. "With this work and our other State of Maryland support, InfoPro continues its positive growth in state and local business."