Highlight Technologies, LLC awarded prime contract with Department of Agriculture, Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service

FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Highlight Technologies, LLC, an 8(a) woman-owned small business, was awarded a 5-year prime contract to provide Enterprise Information Architecture and Taxonomy support to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) in Riverdale, MD.

Highlight's team of data architects and business analysts will work with USDA Certification, Accreditation, Registration, Permitting, and Other Licensing (CARPOL) stakeholders to establish an Enterprise Data Management program across systems. Highlight will work to develop and implement standards to facilitate data sharing and integration within the agency, with other government agencies, and with partners such as industry and academia. Highlight will also support USDA's participation in the Agricultural community within the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM). Highlight's team is led by Sastry Dhara, who has several years of experience in Data Architecture, Enterprise Architecture, Solution Architecture and Program Management.

"Highlight is excited to apply our data architecture experience and lessons learned to this effort, and we look forward to developing a collaborative partnership with CARPOL and its stakeholders," said Highlight CEO Rebecca Andino.

About Highlight Technologies, LLC

Highlight Technologies, LLC is a woman-owned, 8(a), ISO 9001:2008 certified firm headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia that provides knowledge management, data architecture, software development and information security support to Federal agencies. Our customers include DISA, EPA, FDIC, and the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Homeland Security, Navy, State, Transportation and Veterans Affairs. For more information please visit www.highlighttech.com.

Media Contact: Jim Flynn, Highlight Technologies, LLC, 703-795-2278, jflynn@highlighttech.com

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