FAIRFAX, Va., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Horne Engineering Services, LLC (OTCBB: HNIN), a wholly owned subsidiary of Horne International, Inc., announced that it has been awarded a GSA Schedule 70 contract effective April 15th, 2011. This contract allows Horne Engineering Services to provide federal customers with high-value Lean and Agile software development process solutions and provides a foundation from which Horne will offer additional Information Technology related services and solutions through the GSA Schedule 70 in the future.
Horne will be offering solutions from ThoughtWorks Studios on the GSA Schedule 70. Currently, Horne International is the only distributor authorized to sell ThoughtWorks products to the federal government. Horne and ThoughtWorks are working together to provide the federal enterprise with a solution that addresses the need for highly reliable, short-cycle delivery of mission critical IT systems. Lean and Agile processes are a proven, superior approach to delivering high-quality systems in less time and more cost effectively than traditional approaches.
Additional IT related services, solutions, and products will be added to Horne's GSA Schedule 70 in the future as our solution portfolio is enhanced and expanded. This will encompass traditional IT support services as well as solution engineering, program management, and product reselling. These offerings will further enhance Horne International's core focus areas of engineering, energy and environment by enabling Horne to offer customers complete program lifecycle management and robust solutions.
"Horne is extremely pleased to become an authorized provider and partner for IT services to the Federal Government. We are excited to offer the federal enterprise the substantial potential for savings in terms of time to value, cost, and the quality that Lean and Agile products and services offer," said Darryl K. Horne, P.E., Chairman and President of Horne International. "As budgets become constrained and systems grow increasingly complicated, the need for a lean approach to government solutions with strict accountability and transparency has never been greater."
Government agencies and other organizations making purchases via the GSA schedule may now contract Horne Engineering Services, Inc. f or implementing Lean and Agile solutions. Horne is listed under the contract number GS-35F-0346X. To facilitate and expedite government purchases, Horne will be offering its Lean and Agile solutions on GSA Advantage! (www.gsaadvantage.gov), the government's streamlined electronic ordering system, reducing administrative costs and facilitating procurement of services. Establishing a GSA Schedule Contract requires a solid understanding and in-depth knowledge of government contracts and regulations.
Horne International provides engineering services for a sustainable infrastructure, with an emphasis on security, energy, and the environment. The company is a trusted partner for its customers in the defense, environment and energy, homeland security and transportation sectors. For more information, please visit www.horne.com.
About ThoughtWorks Studios
ThoughtWorks Studios is a global leader in Agile ALM products and training. A division of ThoughtWorks, Inc.®, the pioneer in Agile development and best-practices, it offers the tools, coaching and experience to help companies realize the full potential of Agile development in the enterprise. Its products, Mingle (project management), Twist (automated testing) and Go (Agile release management), help organizations manage all aspects of the software development lifecycle – from requirements definition and portfolio management to test automation, quality assurance and release management. The company's Agile Workshops provide in-depth training that covers all facets of Agile ALM best practices. Customers include 3M, Barclays, BBC, eBay, Honeywell, McGraw-Hill, Rackspace and Vodafone. ThoughtWorks Studios is headquartered in San Francisco and Bangalore, with offices in London and select cities in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information, please visit www.thoughtworks-studios.com
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